An Introduction to Project Management | St Joseph's Hospice

An Introduction to Project Management

Course Description

The training comprises a one-day course on the tools and techniques. The course is a mixture of theory input and fun practical activities that will encourage you to adopt best practice. The structure will allow you to experience the new techniques, judge their applicability to the organisation and to design a set of processes which will be easy to adopt yet provide significant benefits.

While not addressed directly, the course will mention the people skills needed by project managers, and will show how the tools can aid the PM in communicating, negotiating, gaining commitment, etc.

Who is it for

The course and workshop are aimed at anyone who:

  • Needs to understand the fundamental principles underlying effective project management
  • Would like to use a structured framework for managing their projects or other work
  • Wants to learn about some of the tools and techniques
  • Is required to be a member of a project team or lead a project team as part of their job.

*No prior experience of project management techniques is required, although it is assumed that you have some experience of working on projects whether as a manager or team member. The course is highly interactive and you will be encouraged to provide examples of projects you have worked on and to share your experience with others on the course. You should also come to the course with a clear idea of what you would like to achieve, and how this could translate into improving the outcome of your projects.

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to improve the outcomes of their projects, increasing the number of projects that finish successfully, i.e. they achieve their original aim, within time, resource and cost targets.

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

  • Define terms such as ‘project’, ‘lifecycle’ and ‘roles and responsibilities’

  • Start a project well (using a business case, a project definition, stakeholder listing)

  • Plan a project using simple planning tools and models – plan work, time, resources and risks

  • Use the outputs of planning to communicate with stakeholders and team members

  • Manage the implementation of the project, reporting progress and managing changes

  • Close the project in a structured way, handing over to the project customer, delivering results andlearning key lessons

*Cost per person - £90.


  • 24th September 2019.
  • 12 March 2020.


  • 9.15am to 4.30pm.

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