Project Management in Archaeology: An Introduction
Project management has become a core function for those working at senior levels within the historic environment sector, but many historic environment professionals still progress into management roles with little or no formal management training. This course will focus on project management as a distinctive skill-set, and introduce techniques to help participants understand, plan for and manage some of the key challenges that typically affect projects in the sector. It is designed for those who are new to the project management role and will draw on the extensive experience of the tutors in development-led archaeology. While some familiarity with development-led archaeology will be beneficial, the course will be relevant to those taking on project management roles generally within the historic environment sector. The course does not cover Health and Safety management.
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017
9.00 am Welcome
9.15 am What is project management?
-definition of a project
-the role of the project manager
-the key phases of project management
11.00 am Coffee/tea
11.30 am Stakeholders; communication and performance requirements
-concepts and models
1.00 pm Lunch
1.45 pm Managing risk; identification, evaluation and review
-concepts and models
3.00 pm Coffee/tea
3.30 pm Case studies; why do projects succeed or fail?
4.30pm Final discussion and questions
4.45 pm Course concludes
National Occupational Standards for Archeaology: this course contributes to the Knowledge Requirements for
AB1 Propose and plan a research project
AB2 Develop and agree objectives for projects
AB3 Propose and agree project methods
AC1 Research and analyse information to achieve objectives
AC2 Conduct non-intrusive investigations
AC4 Conduct intrusive investigations
AH3 Develop public relations strategies and monitoring arrangements
AH5 Select personnel for activities
AH6 Develop teams and individuals
AH7 Oversee project costs, quality and progress
AH9 Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace
AH11 Manage the performance of teams and individuals
AH12 Deal with poor performance in your team
AJ1 Maintain compliance with archaeological requirements
AJ3 Develop your own resources and protect the interests of others
Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House the night before the course. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability and prices.
Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £215.00
Hot Lunch: £13.00
Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: email@example.com
Mrs Anne T Dodd
Anne Dodd is a senior manager at Oxford Archaeology with many years’ experience of post-excavation management and publication
Mr Ben Ford
Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology. Ben Ford was project manager of the major Westgate excavations in Oxford City Centre in 2014-15, which won the BAA Best Archaeological Project Award for 2016
Mr Nick Shepherd
Nick Shepherd is CEO of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and is also an independent heritage consultant. He was formerly a Director of CgMs Consulting and Head of Fieldwork and Regional Manager of Oxford Archaeology’s Oxford office. He holds post graduate qualifications in Law and Business Administration.
By the end of the course, participants will be expected to have a better understanding of the key issues that affect project performance and outcomes, and will be able to apply this new understanding to achieve improved design and delivery of projects in their own practice
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