Project Management, an Introduction
Professional Development Programme

This course is an introduction for all staff involved in small projects.

Please note: Staff with some experience of managing projects should consider booking onto the Advanced Project Management course rather than the introductory course. Participants on the advanced course should have the level of knowledge that would be gained from attendance on the introductory course.

Pre-requisites: None

To introduce the key components and techniques of project management:

  • The stages of a project
  • Planning and preparing
  • Scheduling, monitoring and controlling
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk management
  • Managing the project team

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will:

  • gain the knowledge and confidence to manage a project from beginning to end
  • identify the different stages involved in project planning
  • describe the use of a Gantt chart and the relevance of milestones in monitoring and measuring progress taking account of budget, expenditure and risk management
  • Manages project and other workloads to meet timescales, budgets and deliverables
  • Manages relationships with sponsors/funding bodies/collaborators/other faculties or other teams to deliver results
  • Understands risk culture, including the taking of opportunities while managing risk. Puts measures in place to identify, manage and minimise risks (e.g. financial, business continuity, health and safety)

Preparation: None

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Facilitator: Ian Skerritt, Redington Consultancy About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea