Is this course right for me?
Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students
Participants will receive a solid grounding in the major tools and techniques needed to plan and manage projects. The techniques will include goal setting, estimating, PERT and Gantt charting, risk management, tracking, and resource management. The course will include practical work, and is aimed at project managers and team members of all levels.
This course can lead to a professional qualification, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) if taken with 'Risk Management in the Real World'.
This course is part of the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) series.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have learnt the basics of the project planning process and receive a set of checklists and guidelines that you can use immediately on any project
- Appreciate the fundamental principles of a well-led and well-directed project, such as identifying and scheduling tasks, activities, milestones and understanding and managing stakeholders
- Be aware of the critical factors that will influence whether a project will be successful or not, including identifying and managing risk
- Have followed a case study from initial conception through to full project initiation and implementation using practical, group-based exercises to reinforce and enhance the skills learned
- Have created work breakdown structures, network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt charts and other techniques that ensure robust project control.
Delivered By: Dr Fraser Robertson, Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.
PrerequisitesCancellation 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.
Related MaterialsFind out more about the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Useful LinksFind out about the opportunities available to you as an early career researcher:
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.