Supply Chain & Operations

SOP 1 Project Management – Level 1

SOP 1 Project Management – Level 1


Who should attend?

  • Project team members wishing to move into project management roles
  • Other operational staff wishing to learn project management tools and techniques
  • Project planners
  • Technical and engineering staff wishing to develop skills in managing projects
  • Procurement and contract management personnel
  • Operational staff who need to understand the basics of project management
  • Students / Fresh graduates who want to pursue career in Operations Management and desired to acquire a promising position in a reputable Organization
Course Code:SOP-1
Subject:Project Management
Course Fee:£495
Duration:2 Days
Venue:University of Oxford, UK

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Apply basic project management terminology, methodology and the project lifecycle
  • Describe the role of the project manager and the project team
  • Apply principles of Scope Management
  • Produce a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Produce project schedules and cost estimates
  • Build Gantt charts and conduct a Critical Path Analysis
  • Identify reasons why fail and how failure can be avoided
  • Utilise basic tools and techniques of project stakeholder, risk, and change management

Course Content

Overview of Project Management

  • Definition of a project
  • Defining the five key stages of any project
  • The key characteristics of all projects
  • Understanding the key terms and stages
  • Defining key project stakeholders

Management of the Project

  • How the project manager is selected
  • The key attributes of a project manager
  • The responsibilities of the project manager
  • The dedicated project team
  • Identification and analysis of key stakeholders

The Project Lifecycle, Planning and Control

  • The importance of project planning and communication
  • Understand the elements of a project scope
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Establishing the project schedule and baseline
  • The typical constraint that affects projects

Project Execution and Managing the Schedule

  • Introduction to GANTT charts and building a viable schedule
  • Effective techniques of estimating work
  • Understand the Critical Path Methods and applying PERT
  • Methods and techniques to avoid project scope creep
  • Tracking progress and dealing with schedule variances

Dealing with Changes, Risk and Project Handover

  • Understand the importance of change management in projects
  • Developing a project risk matrix
  • The importance of effective project reporting
  • How a project ends
  • Project handover and close down of the project