Why should you choose this course?
In most businesses – whether FTSE 100 or high tech start up – most work is undertaken in small projects. Despite them being vital to business success, these projects lack the luxury of a full-time team of ‘project experts’ and are often conducted on an unstructured, informal basis. As often with a fear of the ‘unknown’, many assume that project management methodologies are be costly, bureaucratic and will stifle entrepreneurial activity and innovation. This workshop will dispel that myth, giving you skills and processes that are easy to understand and simple to implement.
This is project management for busy people in busy businesses.
Who should attend?
If you have any kind of involvement in managing, supporting people and other resources across large or small projects or campaigns as an owner or manager within an SME, or as a director or manager in a larger public or private sector organisation, then this workshop is for you to make your life and work easier. It is suitable for individuals working in different roles across marketing, operations, IT/technical development, sales, finance and people management.
What is the course outcome?
The workshop will be friendly and informal with a mixture of slides, discussion and mini group exercises. We will introduce the principles of successful project management with a specific focus on them being accessible, quick and easy to use on smaller and less formal projects. We will share our own real project scenarios, to look at specific approaches that don’t require significant planning and layers of process or red tape. You will gain a toolkit of helpful techniques including scoping and agreeing outcomes, planning, estimating, monitoring and controlling progress, and issue handling. You can expect to be able to apply them immediately upon return to your business. Delegates will be provided with an easy to use project management handbook.
What is the agenda?
- Why projects fail – and how to stop them failing
- When not to use a formal project management method
- Tailoring project management specifically for your project
- Working with your ‘sponsor’ or client to understand and agree scope and objectives
- Estimating and building a good plan
- Understanding and handling project risk
- Practical pointers for success
Who is the course leader?
Daryl Woodhouse likes wearing several hats every week as a Key Note Speaker, Business Strategist, ILM accredited Leadership Trainer, and Inspirational Mentor.
Daryl’s time is highly sought after not least from winning numerous awards for his work helping business leaders and entrepreneurs accelerate success, including being voted as a top 50 UK business adviser. As if he doesn’t sound busy enough; whilst being a proud father to three young children, Daryl even found time to co-write the five-star rated business success guide Creating Business Advantage!
To pursue his passion for developing people and helping companies scale up more sustainably and more easily, Daryl left a successful corporate career in various leadership, strategy and training roles to set up Advantage Business Partnerships Ltd in January 2012. ABP is now an internationally award-winning group with a 25 strong team of leading trainers, coaches, mentors and consultants supporting a range of companies from large corporates, to scale ups and early stage start ups.
What others say about the training provider?
“Professional and structured services to help you grow your business. I can’t recommend them enough.”
Matt Perkins - FreeAgent
“ABP are highly professional and have a strong understanding of all issues around the SME space. Daryl has as a focussed approach to his work and puts his customers at the heart of all he does.”
Andrew Charnley - Head of Region, Trade & Working Capital, Lloyds Banking Group
“ABP are a pleasure to work with. Daryl and his team are agile, proactive and have developed a great strategy for working with scale.”
Ravi Goodimal - Former Associate Director at Grant Thornton and Head of Market for Growth Accelerator
“Our revenue has more than doubled. Now, we have a clear, focused business plan, and a better work-life balance”.
Director - Kaizen Furniture
“The need for SME's to get quality management input from experienced professionals has rarely been more expedient. Daryl, his team and their wider contacts can deliver a range of affordable services and make a real difference.”
Jonathan Reeves - Channel Manager, ArchOver Ltd
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