Project Management for Practitioners

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Duration: 5 days

This course is a combination of Fast Start in Project Management and Making Projects Work, which are also available separately from Glass Rock Solutions.

This highly interactive five-day workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. This course is extremely comprehensive, covering theory and technique concepts but also enables the opportunity to practise essential people skills and teamwork with the framework of the course material.

This combined material, delivered in a group setting where practice is encouraged means that upon completion of the course, participants are able to transfer their newly acquired skills to the workplace.

Key Topics

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Impact on people and People Management
  • Planning the Project
  • Estimating and Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Project Control
  • Project Completion
  • Building Commitment and Accountability
  • Influence Through Selling Ideas
  • Group Facilitation
  • Process Start-Up Matrix
  • Scope Facilitation Technique
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis
  • Managing Resistance


Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Use a Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart
  • Use the Critical Path Method (CPM) in the network diagram to ensure the correct project duration
  • Estimate and schedule project tasks
  • Apply resources to a project plan
  • Explore different personality types and learn how they affect project management
  • Apply time-tested tools and techniques to actual projects
  • Effectively communicate between the project team and stakeholders
  • Identify key stakeholders and engage them effectively.
  • Involve and engage key customers
  • Negotiation skills
  • Group facilitation skills


At Glass Rock Solutions, we devise and deliver training solutions to corporate, government agencies, public sectors, multinational organisations and private individuals. We offer both in-house and online training.

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