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    Project Management in the Real World
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will become more comfortable using the PM techniques learned through planning and re-planning a project; to more confidently present their projects and proposals to managers, colleagues, funders and other stakeholders.

Duration 2 full days

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

During this 2-day course, participants will:

• Learn the basics of the project planning process and appreciate fundamental principles of a well-led and well directed project, including the importance of managing stakeholders, clearly defining scope and effective estimating

• Be aware of the critical factors that will influence project success

• Discover work breakdown structures, network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt charts and other elements that ensure robust project control

• Plan a full project using all of the techniques learned in Day 1

• Based on their plan, 'bid' for work - in much the same way as researchers and staff have to present their projects and proposals to managers, colleagues, funders and other stakeholders

• Respond to change, resource, funding and other demands, and make decisions about how to respond and/or re-plan the project

• Be introduced to additional topics such as: Planning and managing risk and uncertainty (e.g. proactively anticipating and addressing problems, or when project outcomes/resources are not 'fixed'/clear at point of planning); Using the plan and tools to control/monitor/report; and Resource planning.

Delivered By: Dr Fraser Robertson, Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

Full details of booking conditions can be found at the link below.

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Find out more about the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.