Pitman Training

Project Management

Course Outline

Good project management skills are always highly valued within a business as they ensure deadlines are met, costs are controlled and the deliverables are right first time. So with this Project Management course, your skills will be highly in demand.

Split into four highly engaging parts, the course takes you through the full life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning every aspect to ensure you deliver on quality, timescales and budget, before finally implementing and completing the project. The last part involves evaluating how the project went – ensuring you can learn from every project and refine your processes.

On completion of this course, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate*. Your new found project management skills will be ideal when working within an IT department or related industry as you’ll learn how to manage complex technical processes with many different resources within a business. What’s more, project management skills are highly transferable, enabling you to work within many different industries.

The Benefits:

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.


To gain a basic understanding of the concepts, processes, rules, and procedures to be an effective project manager, including an introduction to the project management life cycle, understanding project scope and project scheduling, and identifying what makes a good team.

If you’re working as a PA, EA, Office Manager or in any kind of Supervisory/Management role and you’re required to undertake larger projects, this course will be perfect to arm you with the skils required. Alternatively, you may be looking to boost your career prospects to future employers by giving yourself an added skillset.

Before undertaking this course it would be advantageous if you already have experience of working with teams, either in a professional or voluntary capacity.

This course covers: - 

Getting Started with Project Management - Backstage Operational Tasks/Projects, Creating Projects.

Understanding Project Scope - Scope Statement, The Constraints, Triangle, Project Assumptions, Project Objectives .

Understanding the Project Schedule - Work Breakdown Structure, Decomposition, Creating a WBS.

Team Management - Human Resources, Project Team, Team Acquisition Process, Team Building and Incentives, Team Members.

Communicating with Others - Communication, Communication Plan.

Risk Analysis - Risk, Risk Over Time, Identifying Risks to a Project.

Project Execution - Executing a Project, Kick-Off Meetings, Begin Project Work, The Product Execution Process.

Closing a Project - Closeout Items, Close the Project, Steps to Closing a Project, Final Report.

This is a short course and will take around 2 hours to work through.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Project Management course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Project Management course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Project Management course click here.




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