Project management

Project planning

Whatever the size or type of your project it must be scheduled and resourced to ensure it delivers the required scope within its time, cost and quality constraints.

1 day

Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Project planning


£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


Whatever the size or type of your project it must be scheduled and resourced to ensure it delivers the required scope within its time, cost and quality constraints.

This course addresses the key steps necessary to schedule and resource a project including a discussion about the pros and cons of software tools.

The programme is delivered by project management experts who will provide a practical guide to the scheduling process.

The course incorporates practical sessions and case studies to ensure you have the opportunity to apply the tools and techniques being presented.

Who should attend?

Project Managers, Team Managers, or personnel in a project assurance or project support role.  Delegates with previous basic knowledge of project management should be able to use the techniques in a live project after the course. 

No previous experience of project management is required, but may be useful.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Structure project requirements
  • Develop the project’s scope and necessary work packages
  • Create a network diagram
  • Establish cost and duration estimates
  • Establish the critical path for the project
  • Allocate the necessary resources balancing efficiency with risk
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using scheduling software tools
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

The course covers:

Development of the project scope;

  • Requirements management
  • Product and work breakdown structures
  • Building a work package

            Development of estimates for cost and duration of each work package

            Identification of dependencies between activities/work packages

            Critical path analysis

            Resource scheduling including smoothing and levelling

            Other resourcing techniques      

            Risks associated with the scheduling steps

            Discussion of software tools – pros and cons


The course will be delivered in a workshop format and attendees will work in small groups and given the opportunity to practise each step using a straightforward practical case study.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Project planning.

  • Mary Harries

    Mary Guerdoux-Harries

    Mary is an IMechE Chartered Engineer and worked for over 20 years in the engineering and technology sectors for companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Alstom and Thales, in the UK, France and Switzerland. Her experience covers technical project management and also change management, transformation and operational excellence. Her true passion is for developing human potential and she is a qualified coach, mentor and trainer with the ICF.

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  • Duration:
    1 day
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  • UK-Spec:
    C, E

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