A Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®Registered Training Course

Essentials of Project Management Skills

Essentials of Project Management Skills

Course Overview

Many people take on a project management role alongside their other organizational responsibilities whilst others have dedicated project management roles. This Essentials on Project Management training course offers complete guidance in the essential knowledge, skills and competencies of managing projects holistically and in how to adopt a project management ‘mindset’. This will include how to make use of best practice project management processes (based on the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge), tools and techniques as well as how to lead the people involved in and impacted by projects. This ensures that projects are conducted as efficiently as possible and meet the requirements and expectations of relevant stakeholders.

This training course explores how to ensure projects deliver outcomes which are both client-focused and organizationally relevant. It covers key aspects of project initiation, planning, monitoring and control to ensure the delivery of relevant scope and quality within time, budget and resource constraints. It also considers how to manage uncertainty through the use of risk management techniques.

This GLOMACS training course will highlight:

  • An introduction to the world of Project Management
  • Project Initiation and Risk Management
  • Project Planning, Estimating and Scheduling
  • Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control
  • Managing Performance, Project Reporting and Closure

Training Objectives

At the end of this GLOMACS training course, you will learn to:

  • Apply a project management ‘mindset’ to projects
  • Write clear project initiation statements and manage risks
  • Plan project quality, timescales, resources and costs
  • Monitor and control projects and project teams
  • Deliver successful projects and lessons learned

Training Methodology

This GLOMACS training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. Small group discussions will enable delegates to share their own experiences and discuss the course concepts. Hands-on exercises and case studies will provide the opportunity to practice the use of the models, techniques and competencies covered. Personal assessment, reflection and action planning will ensure that delegates know how they will put the learning into practice.

Organisational Impact

As a result of sending delegates on this Essentials of Project Management Skills training course, the organization will benefit by:

  • Better project selection decisions
  • Better alignment of projects with organizational goals
  • Clearly defined project goals and scope
  • Comprehensive project plans which reflect organizational constraints
  • Application and visibility of appropriate performance measures
  • Beneficial projects delivered to quality, on time and within cost

Personal Impact

As a result of attending this training course, delegates will benefit by:

  • Developing an understanding of the organizational context of projects
  • Knowing how to clarify and enhance what you are committing to deliver
  • Using effective project planning techniques to gain confidence that you can deliver
  • Reducing uncertainty by incorporating risk management techniques
  • Having a framework for learning lessons from every project you engage with
  • Gaining practical tips, advice and insight from an experienced project manager

Who should Attend?

This Essential on Project Management training course is designed for anyone involved in the delivery of projects. That includes those who have overall responsibility for whole projects, are members of project teams or have responsibility for delivering parts of projects.

This course is suitable for a wide range of project professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Existing Project Managers
  • New Project Managers
  • Project Management Team Members
  • Project Technical Leads
  • Project Management Professionals

Training Outline

DAY 1: The World of Project Management
  • What is a project?
  • The problems and difficulties of projects
  • The project life cycle
  • Project roles: responsibilities, authority and accountability
  • The key dimensions of project management
  • Project Management processes
DAY 2: Project Initiation and Risk Management
  • Identifying project stakeholders
  • Collecting project requirements
  • Determining project objectives
  • Project scope and constraints
  • Managing risk on projects
  • Documenting and communicating the project
DAY 3: Project Planning, Estimating and Scheduling
  • The contents of a Project Management Plan
  • Using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the Project Network
  • Project estimating
  • Time scheduling: Critical path and float
DAY 4: Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control
  • Resource scheduling and budgeting
  • Preparing for project execution and communicating the plan
  • Project monitoring
  • Analyzing project performance
  • Project control
  • Change control
DAY 5: Managing Performance, Project Reporting and Closure
  • Managing the performance of the team and its members
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Project communication and reporting
  • Successful project hand-over
  • Project closure
  • Learning lessons from the project
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate with eligible Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) from National Registry of CPE Sponsor and Professional Development Units (PDUs) / Contact Hours from Project Management Institute (PMI®), will be awarded to the delegates

GLOMACS is proud to be an Authorized Training Partner (ATP No. 2759) with PMI®. As an ATP, GLOMACS is authorized to issue applicable Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Educational Contact Hours to participants of any of its PMI® approved training courses for PMI® Certification and Re-Certification.

GLOMACS is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. NASBA have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

All Training Seminars delivered by GLOMACS by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

Providers and Associations

Oxford Management Centre
Oxford Management Centre

A GLOMACS - Oxford Management Centre collaboration aimed at providing the best training services and benefits to our valued clients.


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Date: 20-24 May 2024
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Date: 02-06 Sep 2024
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Date: 20-24 Jan 2025
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Date: 26-30 May 2025
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Date: 08-12 Sep 2025
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Venue: Online
Fee: US $3,950
Date: 02-06 Sep 2024
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