Project Management (Online)


This intensive Project Management course will explore the nature of managing projects.

Benefit shortfalls, cost overruns, and delays are common during project implementation and often projects are challenged from the beginning.
This course will teach you how to overcome the challenge and deliver projects successfully.

The course focuses on the seven elements that every project manager needs to know and stay on top of.

Many best practice guides for project management focus on processes that each project must have. In this course we focus not on process but on key questions that have proven to be essential for projects large and small.

Programme details

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 will look at the critical elements of project management as shown below:

  • Re-thinking project management: why we need different approaches, your success formula and defining your project scope
  • Key technical issues: Managing schedule, RAIDs (risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies) and resouces
  • People-power politics: Good project governance, shaping human behaviour and project culture

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 projects in construction, digital, technology, science, energy, defence and other sectors. 

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 are delivered successfully and flexibly throughout the project lifecycle from idea through to delivery and close-out.  

In short, Project Management ensures organisations are fit for the future and this course will teach you how to improve the delivery of projects in your organisation.

Course Delivery

Each session will be 90 minutes, deliverd at 10:30 - 12:00 (UK time), on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December 2020.

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Participants who attend the full course will receive an electronic confirmation of attendance. 

This confirmation will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

A record of this information will be retained by the University of Oxford, should further confirmation of your attendance on this course be required (for example, by your employer, or prospective employer).


Description Costs
Standard course fee £395.00


All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.


Dr Alexander Budzier

Course Tutor

Fellow in Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Alexander Budzier’s research focuses on transformative projects and their management challenges in the field of IT, construction, energy and events.

To secure impact for his research outside academia, Alexander is widely engaged in advisory activities for the top management of several of the largest and most complex projects around the globe.

Prior to coming to the University of Oxford, Alexander worked as a consultant with McKinsey's in Düsseldorf and Chicago, and at T-Mobile International, London.

Alexander is teaching on the MBA, MPP and MSc for Major Programme Management, a part-time executive degree at the University of Oxford, as well as the Major Project Leadership Academy, a leadership development programme for the top 300 project managers in the UK civil service.

His work has been widely covered by the Financial Times, Forbes, BBC Radio 4, MIT Technology Review, ComputerWeekly, McKinsey Quarterly, InformationWeek, BBC News, and many others.


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Level and demands

This course is designed specifically to benefit engineers, scientists, managers and other staff in large or small public and private sector organisations.

It is designed for those who have responsibility for project and programme management who want to improve their knowledge of the latest developments in this area. Some prior experience of project management is expected.

If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.

IT requirements

This course is delivered online using MS Teams.

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.