This course was designed and developed by the CPD Centre in conjunction with staff from the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.
- The course starts with looking at characteristics and challenges in project management.
- The course then looks at causes of risk and three types of explanations of causes are addressed: technical explanations, psychological explanations, and political-economic explanations.
- Finally, the course discusses cures, and in particular how to de-bias projects through reference class forecasting; and how to avoid projects running out of control, so called Black Swans, through reducing social and technical complexities of projects.
The course offers a condensed, yet comprehensive, overview of current and emerging best-practice methodologies and techniques for meeting the challenges of managing multiple, complex science and technology projects.
We also offer a course for those new to project management, Essentials of Project Management.
As organisations seek to increase efficiency and cut costs in the increasingly challenging business climate, a focus on selecting, prioritizing and delivering the right projects that directly support the strategy of the organisation is more important than ever.
Key to this strategic objective is effective Project Management, a framework to ensure that investments in projects, resource allocation, monitoring and evaluation is optimised throughout project life-cycles and through to delivery and close-out.
In short, Project Management ensures organisations do the right projects the right way.