Agenda

Professional Certificate in Project and Programme Management

Day 1

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman and Delegates' Introductions
10:15 Project Management Overview
The project management life cycle
The role of project management
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Project and Programme Methodologies
Types of project and programme
Traditional methods – Waterfall, Critical Path Method
PRINCE2, MSP, PMI/PMBOK
Agile project management
Strengths and weaknesses of various methodologies
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Identifying and Defining Projects and Programmes - Objective Setting
Programme Identification and Design
Selecting a suitable methodology
Problem and objective trees
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Justifying the project – The Business Case
15:15 Wrap up discussion
16:30 Close

Day 2

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Managing Change
Introduction to the management of change
The relationship between project and programme management and change management
Identifying barriers to change
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Strategies for Overcoming Resistance to Change
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Project Governance & Leadership for Project Managers
Building a project team
Qualities of the project leader
Key roles and responsibilities
14:45 Afternoon tea
15:00 Motivation Techniques
16:15 Wrap up discussion
16:30 Close

Day 3

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Project Risk Management
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Planning a Project
Why plan?
Identifying and specifying deliverables(including group exercise)
Types of plan
Using the plan to build the project budgetEstimating techniques
Activity planning (including group exercise)
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Creating a Project Schedule
Calculating a critical path (including group exercise)
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Allocating Resources to Activities
Demonstration of planning support tools
16:15 Wrap up discussion
16:30 Close

Day 4

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Quality Management
Governance structures
Mapping benefits
ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems standards
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Quality Management Continued
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Managing Stakeholders
Identifying key stakeholders
Communicating with stakeholders
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Negotiating Skills
Negotiating techniques
Negotiation exercise
16:15 Wrap up discussion
16:30 Close

Day 5

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Presentation of Exercise and Project Management Summary
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment - Generic Overview and Principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending project management content into these structures
12:15 End of Course re-cap
12:30 Lunch