A project is defined as “piece of planned work or an activity that is finished over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular purpose”.

Given this definition, many public sector professionals are project managers without it being in their job titles or job description.

This course is aimed to help more junior professionals or those new to project management, to use project management skills to improve the quality of their work, productivity, and efficiency.

Book 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 decision making and measure the success of all projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to prepare and plan a project
  • Gain invaluable insight into the planning stages
  • Develop your organisational skills to complete a project
  • 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.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Introduction 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 - 14:00


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

Feedback, Evaluation & Close