1-Day Course

Linked to KSF competencies: C1-L2, C2-L1, C3-L1, C4-L1, C5-L2, G3-L1, G4-L1, G5-L2, G6-L2

A huge number of staff working in a Healthcare organisation will be involved in working on a project, either a project manager or member of a project team, as part of their wider role. This course is aimed at those staff who need a good solid grounding in the principles of project management without becoming professional Project Managers.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify when a piece of work should be run as a project
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of the key people involved in a project
  • Define project goals, success criteria and milestones and integrate these with programme management
  • Use planning, scheduling and monitoring tools and techniques
  • Identify and manage risks associated with a project
  • Understand the key issues and skills needed to manage project teams
  • Appreciate the importance of project review and identify lessons learned


What the course will cover:


What is a Project / what is Project Management in the NHS?

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?


The roles and responsibilities of the wider project team

  • The project team
  • The sponsor and stakeholders
  • The project manager
  • Project team roles


The skills and competencies of a project manager

  • Risk monitor
  • Reporting, informing and escalating
  • Organising project meetings, who needs to be there
  • Version control


Key documentation and project lifecycle

  • 4 stages of a project
  • Generic documents required at each stage and throughout the lifecycle
  • Using and understanding plans and gantt charts


Project brief

  • Understanding the project brief
  • Initial team planning and role allocation


Putting it into practice - an implementation exercise

  • NHS case studies


Key documentation and project lifecycle

  • Summary of documentation
  • Team performance review


All courses are delivered onsite by a training team with experience of working in over 50 NHS Trusts, and provide key professional development skills contextualised to fit an NHS environment.

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