Practical Project Management for Managers and First Time PMs

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  • Self-paced with Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
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Do you need to manage a project?

And do you want to deliver it on time, on budget, and to requirement?

If you are new to project management - or just want a refresher, this course will give you all the basics and more.

Project management has become a vital element of business life. Success for both you and your organisation will depend on good project management skills.

How do you set up to succeed? This seminar shows you the practical tools, techniques and advice you need.

What will I get?

You will get over two and a half hours of high quality video - not just a PowerPoint with a voice over.

It is based on Mike's best selling three-hour live seminar and contains over two and a half hours of video, and a wealth of additional templates for you to download and adapt to your work. These will help you to manage your projects practically, for greater control and more success.

If you want to deliver your next project on time, on budget and to specification, you can't afford not to take this course.

What people say about Mike's live seminar...

“This did what it said on the box – a great deal of practical ideas for planning and managing tasks, along with understanding of key principles for successful delivery"

Andrea Duncan, PDP Co-ordinator – University of Northampton

“One of the best seminars I've attended in the last 17 years. Enjoyable practical and useful. I would highly recommend this course"

Diane Massey – DSM Legal Solicitors

“If you've never had formal training in project management – you'll learn a huge amount about processes and the secrets to succeeding in your projects"

Paul Foxall, Senior Project Officer – Sandwell MBC

“Excellent seminar. I have been on previous project management course. This one seemed very different and much better due to brilliant examples Mike gave."

Emma Oliver, Marketecture

“Excellent content, clearly delivered. Really enjoyed Mike's course and found it exceptionally useful."

Nick Osborn, Fenland RP Ltd

“Very useful. Many excellent strategies to help guide project managers."

Rob Simpson, Basis (Registration) Ltd

“A great overall introduction to project management. I learnt a lot and have a lot I can start to implement tomorrow!"

Catherine Mendham, Content Consultants

“Very practical, very useful. Gives confidence in knowing what is important and what is not. Mike is a very engaging speaker."

Louisa Davison, Secret Agent Marketing

“An excellent introduction and reminder of some of the fundamentals of project management."

Chris Price, Pulse PM Ltd

Dr Mike Clayton

Mike is on of the UK's leading project delivery experts. He has many years experience of managing projects and integrating change in many companies of varying sizes. Mike has had key roles in managing multi-million pound projects for Vodafone, General Motors, BAA and Transport for London. Organisations of all sizes have benefited from his skills in integrating complex change. You will get real results as his highly practical approach simplifies complex ideas.

Mike also has over 20 years' experience of training project managers, throughout the UK and in Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on project management topics:

  • How to Manage a Great Project On budget. On target. On time. (Pearson, 2014)
  • The Influence Agenda A systematic approach to aligning stakeholders in times of change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • Brilliant Project Leader What the best project leaders know, do and say to get results, every time (Pearson, 2012)
  • Risk Happens! Managing risk and avoiding failure in business projects (Marshall Cavendish, 2011)

What if you have questions?

I will be on hand to answer your questions if you get stuck, puzzled, or just want to know more. As a professional trainer, this is what I do, and I promise to respond within 24 hours of your question arriving with me from Simpliv.

Enroll Now

Enroll for this course now, so you can start to gain control of your projects straight away.

Who is the target audience?

  • New and want-to-be project managers
  • Project managers who have had no formal training and who want to start to formalize what you have learned on the job
  • Beginners and also for intermediates with a few projects under your belt
  • Managers and professionals who are starting to need to deliver projects as a part of your day-to-day responsibilities
  • This course will give you a great leg up if you need to get involved in your first project... in any capacity

Basic knowledge
  • You won't need any software or materials other than your preferred note-taking device (pen & paper, Evernote or OneNote, or anything in between.
  • If you have any experience of projects at all, that is absolutely fine. If you do have experience, bring it with you as you watch the videos. If you don't, bring your common sense

What will you learn
  • Understand how projects work and be able to control your project process
  • Deploy some of the main ways to avoid budget and schedule over-runs
  • Define your project precisely, for your benefit and everyone else's
  • Establish a clear scope, so you can combat the dreaded 'scope creep'
  • Deal effectively with supporters, critics and bystanders
  • Create time scales on getting the job done using milestone planning
  • Be able to use the world's favourite project planning tool: the Gantt chart
  • Achieve fair and effective allocation of project responsibilities
  • Get the most from your team: motivation, collaboration and communication
  • Predict problems and plan your responses
  • Be able to assess which risks to deal with first
  • Assess which risks to deal with first
  • Apply all six strategies for action on risks available to use
  • Stay in control when people change their minds
  • Deliver your project on budget, on target, and on time
  • Complete the three key tasks to finally close down your project
Course Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 27 Total Duration: 02:52:25
Quentin Byrd – April 30, 2021

Great content.

Anne Pearson – April 12, 2021

Great content, thank you

Dan Ball – April 02, 2021

Great pace and informative diagrams.

Lisa Scavone – March 25, 2021

Thorough and very practical.

Raynaldo Licea – May 24, 2020

Excellent , Very informative for beginers.

Tristan Albach – May 19, 2020

Good beginner course, but I was hoping for more resources.

Jude Zimmerman – April 18, 2020

matthew hendrix – April 15, 2020

Abdullah Yaseen – April 14, 2020

Thank you so much, I got a lot from you.

Jim Ballou – April 14, 2020

this was very impressive and information was great.

Al Lampe – April 03, 2020

Very good course it started off slow but then had became very interesting

Pamela Ziegenhagen – March 31, 2020

Gil Vondrasek – March 09, 2020

Excellent summary

Claudine Lewis – February 29, 2020

This course was true to its word. it was simple, easy to follow and very informative.

Jerry Leventer – January 02, 2020

At first, it seems Mike Clayton's content and delivery is slow and long-winded. However, after comparing to another style of delivery in another video series on project management, I realized how effective is his method. No fluff. The content is about what is most important. I will refer back to these videos in a couple weeks in order to fully absorb the material.

Sarfraz Khokhar – August 18, 2019

Hector R Rivera – April 30, 2019

Excellent from start to finish. A concise and condense approach to project management, a marvalous tool for those who are new to project management and a refreshing and critical look for those experienced.

Jo Ann Sterling – April 16, 2019

This was a very informative course that was easy to take as it's broken up into small sections. I highly recommend it for anyone new to project management!