Project Management - an introduction(BIO002)

Provider: Society of Biology
£25.00 + VAT Society of Biology members
£50.00 + VAT Staff and members of member organisations
£100.00 + VAT Non-members

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Description A course for those who have recently become involved in or responsible for project management but who have limited or no experience or training.
Duration One day

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Early Years/Foundation, Sciences, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Governor, Child Protection Officer, Earth Science / Geology, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Course content participants will learn the skills, planning tools they need to successfully complete a project, and to anticipate and resolve the issues they are likely to encounter on the way.

  • Project definition - How to define a project, project scope and creep
  • Risk analysis - Anticipate and prepare for potential issues in advance
  • Tools for planning and analysis - Flow and Gantt Charts, critical path analysis
  • Scheduling, organisation and implementation - Reality and reality checking
  • Tracking progress and progress review - Tracking, don't lose sight of the big picture
  • Closing and debrief evaluation - Finishing properly
  • Budgets, estimates and cost control - Don't go broke in the process
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Course materials: Participants will receive a course booklet covering the topics and ideas discussed, and exercises to develop their confidence in using them.

Further information

The course tutor Cliff Collis worked as a communications specialist for a large drug company, working with drug development teams in knowledge/issue management for meetings with upper company managers and regulators to progress new drugs through the development process.

This event has been approved by the Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can count as 19 CPD points.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.