Recent challenges have highlighted the importance of having good project management skills, even when it’s not necessarily in the job title.

This Essential Project Management Skills course is aimed to help you and your colleagues understand and use project management skills to improve the quality and resilience of your work.

Tailor this one-day course for your teams to understand the most appropriate methods to prepare and plan a project; gain project management tools and techniques; improve their decision making and measure the success of their projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain invaluable insight into the planning stages
  • Develop organisational skills
  • Learn how to enhance the resilience of your team’s work
  • Explore the fundamentals of decision making
  • Evaluate and monitor the performance of a project
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Preparing and Planning a Project

  • Understand the planning stages to a project
  • Defining the project and it’s scope
  • Establish what key things you need to take into account
  • Learn how to assess the risks to a project
  • Gain key tools and techniques for the successful delivery of a project
11:00 - 12:00

Improving Your Organisation and Time Management Skills for Successful Completion

  • Learn how to prioritise and take control of your workload
  • Effectively manage your workload by implementing organisational tips
  • Ensure all projects are completed on time through improved organisational skills
  • Understand how to delegate work effectively to ensure all targets are met
12:00 - 13:00

Effective Decision Making for Project Planning and Execution

  • Explore the fundamentals of decision making
  • Understand how a structural approach to decision making and problem-solving will have positive effects on your productivity and projects
  • Learn how to effectively communicate, monitor and evaluate decisions to ensure an effective working environment
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 15:00

Achieving Successful Conflict Resolution throughout the Life Cycle of the Project

  • Understand how conflict can occur within a team and how to the identify the source of the problem
  • Learn the characteristics of challenging people and how to manage them in a professional manner
  • Get to grips with techniques on how to prevent and manage conflict
  • Explore the effects that conflict management can have on productivity and how to effectively manage this to ensure targets are met
15:00 - 16:00

Evaluating and Reviewing a Project

  • Learn if your project was successful
  • Design appropriate KPI’s to measure the performance
  • Perform a cost-analysis
  • Learn from mistakes and successes
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways