Project management  foundation (held in English)

Get a ‘Best Practice’ approach! - Enhance your skills in projects

Course aim and target groups

This 2-day course is designed for  project managers or soon-to be project managers. You will also benefit from the training if you participate in projects. 

The training  will give you a practical insight into the generics of project management and will enhance your understanding and use of the practical basic toolbox. In addition to the toolbox, you will learn more about your personal motivation style.

The training is organized in smaller teams in order to support individual needs and encourage professional networking. The training is based on ‘Best Practice’ -principles and guidelines from international project management  certifications such as Prince2©, IPMA and PMI.

The book  ”Project Coordination”, course materials, templates and a course diploma is included in the training pack.

Teaching methods

A mix of classroom teaching/short presentations, dialogue,  case work including the use of visual planning techniques. (Computers are not needed for the training).

The training encourages participants to exchange experience between one an other and challenge the theory in order to adapt the learnings to the ‘real world back home’.

Prior to the course, you will have the opportunity to talk to the trainer in order to make sure you benefit as much as possible from the training. 

Learning objectives

After this course, the participants will have gained knowledge, tools, and methods to

  • Analyze and plan a project, taking complexity and project type into consideration
  • Understanding the project as ‘a business’
  • Identify and establish major milestones in the project
  • Identify stakeholders and establish relevant communication
  • Understand the importance of clear roles and responsibilities in projects, including the relation between the Project Manager and the Steering Committee
  • Identify and monitor risk
  • Consider the importance of change management and supplier management
  • Personal insight in order to become a better project leader or team member

Content: 

  • Project definition og Business Case
  • Project work, project lifecycle og project documentation
  • Goal setting – adjusting expectations
    • the ‘goal hierarchy’: purpose, deliverables, quality and success criteria
  • Project analysis: SWOT, complexity, stakeholders, risk and communication
  • Planning techniques – milestones, activities and estimation
  • Roles and responsibilities, project organization, the project managers role and the relation to the Steering Committee
  • Dilemmas in project management

The trainer

Kirsten Nielsen is a certified project manager and has been working with project management and in projects since 1986.

With a degree in Information Technology, Kirsten started her career as an IT project manager. However, over the years she has been involved with all kinds of projects in various parts of the private sector and has a solid experience within the public sector as well.

Core skills are project management training and organizational development, as are process facilitation and teambuilding. Kirsten is the author of the book “Project Coordination” , which is used at Business Schools in Denmark.

This course is also held in Danish!

Kursus i Projektledelse