Fundamentals of Project Management
(course code FUNJ1)


Project management skills are fundamental to introduction of successful change into organisations. Ever-increasing demands for efficiency, cost-effectiveness and results mean that those appointed to project management roles, and those preparing for a move into a career in project management, must have the expertise to deliver.

Course Objectives

By the end of this short course, participants will have:

  • Learned the most important project management concepts, skills and techniques;
  • Gained practical experience of applying these main techniques;
  • Boosted their confidence in their ability to plan and manage projects;
  • Received practical advice, tips and insight from an experienced project manager.

Who Should Attend

  • People with little or no experience of project management;
  • People who are intending to start managing projects soon;
  • People who need to learn the basic project management skills quickly;


There are no prerequisites for this short course.

Course Content

This short course covers:

  • Projects in context;
  • Project management standards and terminology;
  • The core themes of project management:
    • Scope, alignment and coherence;
    • Time, cost and quality;
    • Risks and issues;
    • Value and benefits;
    • Resource and procurement;
    • Stakeholder engagement and communication;
    • Configuration and information;
    • Organisational change;
    • Integration and justification;
    • Project governance.
  • Roles and responsibilities in a project management team:
    • Sponsor;
    • Project Board or Steering Committee;
    • Project assurance;
    • Project Manager;
    • Project Office;
    • Teams and specialists.
  • Project lifecycles and key documents:
    • Problem definition and project approach;
    • Project control framework;
    • Planning;
    • Control;
    • Delivering;
    • Closing & evaluating;
    • Realising benefits.
  • Attitudes and behaviours of successful project managers.

Certification Exams

There are no exams with this course.

Course Fees

We offer a range of delivery styles and packages for this course. Please go to the Packages and Inclusions page to review the inclusions provided with each package.

Professional Development

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:

Follow-on Courses

We recommend that delegates who complete this course should proceed with the PRINCE2 courses.

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