Understanding Project Management


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Understanding Project Management

Our Understanding Project Management training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivery to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


All courseware print licences are perpetual – buy once and use forever!

  • Fully customizable. Sold on a site licence basis, you can tailor ALL content to meet specific learning or corporate requirements.
  • Digital download. Content is available to download after purchase.
  • Proven. Our course materials are used in hundreds of training centres around the world. Every course is fully beta tested and validated in the classroom before undergoing a full production release.
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  • Totally flexible. Courses can be modified to meet specific requirements. Sections can be removed. New content added. One or more titles can be combined. Whatever your training requirements, our courseware can help you meet that need.
  • Unlimited users. Content is sold on a site licence basis. You can train as many staff or employees at that location as you like. Forever!
  • Buy once. Use forever! You’re buying a perpetual licence. One payment gives you an unlimited site licence for use as long as you need it.
  • No limits! Unlike some content providers, our licence enables you to reprint the courseware as many times as you like. 1 student or 100,000. No limits…


Student manual

Fully customisable. May be opened in any word processor and changed to meet your exact needs.

Trainer manual

Fully customisable with additional information for trainers.

Ice breakers and classroom activities

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Pre-assignment exercise

Pre-assignment exercise. Fully customisable. Helps to reinforce the delegates understanding of the course contents.

Course outline

Content overview. Fully customisable. Comprehensive course overview to help you market your course to your customers.

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations. Fully customisable. Complete set of PowerPoint slides for use by the trainer.

Sales information sheets

Sales information sheets. Fully customisable. Information sheets to help you sell your course to your employees or external customers.

Additional reading materials

Additional reading… Fully customisable. Give your students some recommended further reading materials for this course.

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

  • What is a Project? To begin, participants will explore what a project is and isn’t, and how it is different from regular work.
  • Project Management Basics Next, participants will explore what project management is. Participants will also look at the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the Project Management Institute in their PMBOK guide.
  • How Can Projects Help Me? During this session, participants will work through a case study that will demonstrate how projects can benefit us, even if we already feel overworked.
  • A Project’s Life Cycle This session will introduce participants to the four phases of a project’s life cycle: conception, planning, execution, and termination.
  • Selling a Project Next, participants will learn some ways to prioritize and sell projects.
  • Preparing Your Project During this session, participants will work in small groups and discuss six things to consider when planning your project.
  • The Role of a Project Manager This session will look at the key skills required for success as a project manager.
  • Project Goals Next, participants will learn about SMART goals, and how they can be modified to ensure project success.
  • Laying Out the Project Information on the project charter, Statement of Work, and project planning worksheets. Participants will also receive tips on writing project reports.
  • Project Risks During this session, participants will evaluate their personal risk approach. Then, participants will discuss how to identify and reduce project risks.
  • Contingency Planning This session will continue the topic of risks by discussing what contingency plans are and what they should include.
  • What Really Needs To Be Done? In this session, participants will help Pete lay out and schedule tasks for his home construction project. Participants will also lay out and schedule tasks for their own project.
  • The Work Breakdown Structure Next, participants will learn about the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), a key element in planning any project.
  • Planning Tools This session will introduce participants to various project planning tools, including action planning worksheets, milestone charts, PERT, the Critical Path Method, Gantt charts, network diagrams, and flow charts.
  • Budgets During this session, participants will learn about what a project budget should include and ways that it can be built.
  • Teamwork In this session, participants will explore ways to motivate their project team.
  • Developing Teams This session will look at four major issues that are critical to the success of a project team. We will also look at Jensen and Tuckman’s four stages of team development.
  • Earthquake! This hour-long case study will give participants hands-on experience with team building and problem solving.
  • Communication Next, participants will learn about four keys to successful project communication.
  • Closing Out a Project During this session, participants will learn about how to plan for successful project termination.
  • Team Meetings This session will give participants some ways to make the most of team meetings.
  • Project Presentations Participants will prepare and present a short presentation on their chosen project (selected as their pre-assignment).
  • Workshop Wrap-Up At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan