Advanced Project Management for Non-Project Managers


Our Advanced Project Management for Non-Project Managers course equips individuals without project management backgrounds who have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in managing projects. It follows on from our course “Project Management for Non-Project Management“. It is, however, also suitable for people with limited knowledge or experience of project management.

It covers project fundamentals, initiation and planning, execution and control, leadership, team management, and practical tools.

Through case studies and hands-on exercises, participants gain confidence in handling complex projects and contributing to organisational success.

The course provides ongoing support and networking opportunities

Course Content

1.  Introduction to Advanced Project Management

  • Importance of project management skills for non-project managers.
  • Overview of the course objectives and structure.
  • Pre-assessment to gauge participants’ current knowledge and experience.
2.  Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Definition of a project and its key characteristics.
  • Project lifecycle and phases.
  • Roles and responsibilities in project management.
  • Key project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall).
  • Project management best practices.
3. Project Initiation and Planning
  • Defining project goals and objectives.
  • Stakeholder identification and management.
  • Developing a project charter and scope statement.
  • Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Estimating project resources, time and costs.
  • Risk assessment and management.
4.  Project Execution and Control
  • Effective communication and collaboration in project teams.
  • Project scheduling and task management.
  • Managing project risks and issues.
  • Monitoring project progress and performance.
  • Change management and scope control.
  • Quality management and assurance.
5.  Project Risk Management
  • Identifying and assessing project risks.
  • Developing risk mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Monitoring and controlling project risks.
6.  Project Closure and Evaluation
  • Criteria for successful project completion.
  • Project handover and transition.
  • Post-project evaluation and lessons learned.
  • Celebrating project success and recognising team contributions.
7. Leadership and Team Management Skills for Project Success
  • Effective leadership styles in project management.
  • Building and motivating high-performing project teams.
  • Conflict resolution and stakeholder management.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Time management and prioritisation techniques.
8.  Practical Exercises
  • Analysing real-world project management challenges.
  • Group discussions and problem-solving exercises.
  • Hands-on application of project management tools and techniques.


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