What we offer

Whilst there isn’t a group out there that wouldn’t find something useful in our project management training, everyone’s needs are different.  Perhaps your team is really clear on their roles, but could do with a little help understanding project scheduling?  Maybe your costs are nicely under control, but your reporting just doesn’t seem to work?  Or is it just that you need to get everyone singing from the same hymn sheet (or maybe just your project sponsors!)?

At all events, we recognise that one size doesn’t fit all, so we have created a modular offering that’s really simple to understand, and allows you to tailor your day to the needs of your team.  And, if that’s just TOO MUCH CHOICE (it’s ok, we all get overwhelmed), then we’ve put together some packages.  The modules in our Set Menu section just go together like peas and carrots.

Need to fit the training to your budget?  We understand.  That’s why we’ve provided lots of pricing options too.  Bon appetit!

Main Courses

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1. The basics

Participants will gain a good understanding of key project management terms and their specific definitions within the world of project management.

2. The 6 key principles of project management

Participants will understand the link from vision to benefits to objectives and who is accountable for each (and why this is so important!) They will appreciate the relationship between time, cost and quality/scope and some techniques for balancing those constraints.

3. Defining your project scope

Participants will understand how to build a high-level project scope. They will learn how to build requirements from the project scope as well as some techniques for eliciting requirements. They will gain a brief overview of prioritising requirements including MoSCoW ratings.

4. Who’s on the team? (And who isn’t).

Participants will learn about the roles that are common to most projects as well as their accountabilities. They will understand the interaction between various people on a project, the difference between team members and stakeholders and the boundaries between roles.

5. Working as a team.

Participants will understand the techniques of good day-to-day project management and delivery, including team meetings, task management, matrix organisations and a brief overview of how to deal with difficult people.

6. Building your project schedule.

Participants will have a high-level overview of the techniques used to build and manage a robust and credible project schedule. They will understand why the critical path is important, and how to manage changes as the project progresses.

7. How much? Managing project costs.

Participants will understand how to construct, maintain and manage a project cost plan. Work out how the budget should be built, and gain an overview of how to estimate costs, accounting for risk and contingency, to ensure your project stays on budget.

8. What could go wrong? An introduction to risk management.

Participants will gain an understanding of the core principles of risk management. They will learn about the risk management cycle including how to identify, score and prioritise risks as well as strategies and techniques for mitigating risks on projects.

9. All things change: managing change within projects.

Participants will gain a high-level understanding of project change management. They will understand the best approaches for setting baselines, why they are essential to delivery and how to deal with variance against baselines within projects.

10. Your hidden weaponry: a project governance overview.

Participants will understand why good project governance is important. They will understand the major governance groups (e.g. PMO, Steering Groups, Project Boards) involved in projects, when and how to use them, as well as their key accountabilities.

11. Project reporting that works!

Participants will learn the key elements of a good project report and why those elements are fundamental to an understanding of overall project and portfolio health. They will also learn how to use this management information to aid decision-making and ensure accountability throughout the project organisation.

Side Orders

Some additional options to ensure your experience is even more fulfilling.

12. Add a workshop.

Make the principles of project management really hit home, by including a workshop on one of the projects your team has been tasked with delivering. It doesn’t matter what stage the project is at, we can look at the project definition, roles, schedule and risks to bring the whole thing to life!

13. Embed the learning – course refresher.

One problem with a lot of training is that it leaves people buzzing in the few days following the training but, without follow up, the bulk of the learning can be lost. We plug that gap by offering a half-day course refresher to get the principles bedded in and ensure your organisation is getting maximum bang for its training buck.  This is also a good way to pick up on queries that arise in the weeks following the training, or where teams have struggled to apply the learnings.

Chef's Specials

Do you have a specific palate? These specials are sure to delight!

14. The role of the sponsor – in detail

Understand how to approach a project from the perspective of the project sponsor. What are your specific accountabilities and how do you ensure that the project manager is delivering their end of the bargain? Participants will learn how to be effective sponsors, which questions to ask of their stakeholders, and how to critically review a project report.

15. Legal Project Management

A lot of legal firms make the mistake of sending their fee-earners on project management courses. But matter management is not the same as project management (though many of the same principles apply).  This course is specifically designed to look at how the principles of project management apply to matter and case management, so your fee-earners get maximum value out of the day.

Set Menus

Something for every appetite

Like a suave and knowledgable maître d’, we have put together a selection of our best dishes – the ones that compliment each other to perfection, to give you a series of set menus that will suit every appetite.

Set Menu A – The Gut Buster

A two day course that will ensure a really solid grounding in project management.  This course covers most of the principle aspects of project management leaving you with a rounded understanding and bag full of tricks to get going and deliver some projects.  For a perfect finish we recommend a nice cold Chablis.

Day one: morning session

A foundational session.  We start with the basics but, by the end of the session, the group will have a good understanding of key project management terms and be well on their way to scoping a full project.

  • The basics
  • The six key principles of Project Management
  • Defining your project scope

Day one: afternoon session

The afternoon looks at the people element of project management through the following modules:

  • Who’s on the team (and who isn’t)
  • Working as a team

Day two: morning session

Building on yesterday’s overviews, we now start to delve into the mechanics of project management, starting with schedule and cost.

  • Building your project schedule.
  • How much? Managing project costs.

Day two: afternoon session

After lunch we round off the course with a look at how to expect the unexpected – and manage it – on a project.

  • What could go wrong? An introduction to risk management.
  • All things change: managing change within projects.

Set Menu B – The Banquet

This one-day feast starts the day by looking at the over-arching principles of project management before getting into the nitty-gritty of building a schedule and cost plan in the afternoon.  Everything you need to tackle your projects with confidence.

Morning session

A foundational session.  We start with the basics but, by the end of the session, the group will have a good understanding of key project management terms and be well on their way to scoping a full project.

  • The basics
  • The six key principles of Project Management
  • Defining your project scope

Afternoon session

After a refreshing lunch, we take a look at how you build and manage two of your main tools – the project schedule and cost plan.

  • Building your project schedule.
  • How much? Managing project costs.

Set Menu C – The Full Works

A one day course that will cover a lot of ground taking you throught the foundations of project management and then looking at team management so that participants get a lovely blend of practical principles and soft skill training.

Morning session

A foundational session.  We start with the basics but, by the end of the session, the group will have a good understanding of key project management terms and be well on their way to scoping a full project.

  • The basics
  • The six key principles of Project Management
  • Defining your project scope

Afternoon session

The afternoon looks at the people element of project management through the following modules:

  • Who’s on the team (and who isn’t)
  • Working as a team

Set Menu D – Dig a Little Deeper

For those teams that already have some understanding of project management but would like to explore some of the more sophisticated aspects of project management.  This one-day course gets under the hood of risk and change management before going full project ninja and getting into the world of governance.

Morning session

We’ll start the day with a look at how to expect the unexpected – and manage it – on a project.  It’s a fascinating subject that will get the grey matter buzzing away.

  • What could go wrong? An introduction to risk management.
  • All things change: managing change within projects.

Afternoon session

In the afternoon, we’ll explore the dark arts of project governance and reporting:

  • Your hidden weaponry: a project governance overview.
  • Project reporting that works!

Set Menu E – People and Planning

This one-day course looks at the people side of things in the morning before exploring the cost and schedule planning techniques in the afternoon.  A sweet, sweet mix of nuanced people skills complimented by some of the technical aspects of project management.

Morning session

The morning looks at the people element of project management through the following modules:

  • Who’s on the team (and who isn’t)
  • Working as a team

Afternoon session

After a refreshing lunch, we take a look at how you build and manage two of your main tools – the project schedule and cost plan.

  • Building your project schedule.
  • How much? Managing project costs.

Pricing

Choose two modules per half-day of training and then bring them to the till.  Don’t forget to leave a tip! (By which, of course, we mean TrustPilot review).  Courses are priced as follows:

Course type

Two day training course

Description

A totally comprehensive course that will give your teams everything they need to start managing projects successfully and feel confident applying their new skills. Choose eight modules to be delivered over the course of two days.

£

2,450

One day training course

Our most popular! Choose four modules to be delivered over the course of a day with a one-hour lunch and short morning/afternoon breaks.

1,380

Half day training course

Pick two modules for an excellent introduction to project management or a refresher for those who have had some previous experience. Perfect when delivered as part of a team day.

720

Embed the learning – course refresher

Discounted half day course if booked within three months of a one- or two-day course.  Further discounted if booked at the same time as the original course (see below).

650

Discounts and special offers

Just because we like the cut of your jib.

Discount

Keepin’ it fresh!

Description

Book a one-day course and follow-up refresher course together and we’ll knock over £100 off the ALREADY DISCOUNTED price!

£

2,030

1,900

Come again?

Repeat booking bonanza!  Book any one-day course within three months of another one- or two-day training session.

1,380

1,200

Half day happiness

Book any half-day course within three months of another one- or two-day training session.

720

650