Managing Successful Projects

Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes. The event is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, programme support team members and senior managers from any discipline.

From £POA

Aimed at: People with some project experience

Exam: Foundation - 1 Hour, multiple choice. Practitioner - 2 ½ hours, multiple choice

Teaching type:

  • Classroom course
  • Virtual classroom

Your study options
Parallel can deliver this course for you in whichever medium suits you best. Whether you would like your delegates to come together in a face-to-face session or bring colleagues together virtually from all over the world, we can discuss options to suit you.

Virtual delivery

Our online learning options are very popular and are particularly useful for those clients whose delegates might be spread across the country or the world. Virtual classroom training doesn’t just involve sitting and listening to the trainer talk – delegates will be encouraged to participate in discussions and understand theoretical concepts through real-world examples. 

Face-to-face delivery

We have more than 15 years’ experience delivering training courses for corporate clients. We can provide dedicated face-to-face training for your team to help them enhance their project management skills. Our corporate clients value bespoke project management training approaches which will ultimately help to improve project delivery and efficiency.

Course overview

Based on the Association for Project Management (APM) guidance for Planning and Project Control Managers and Engineers this course builds a structured and formalised approach to planning and controlling projects.

The APM’s guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ sets out a comprehensive and practical guide to project control across a number of different industries. The guide set out in practical terms the recommended best practice for the implementation of project planning and control.

practical exercise APM PMQ training course

What topics are covered

Our standard course outline can be tailored to you. We can focus on key areas or remove topics that are not relevant to your organisation. You can find each of the topic areas listed below, but please contact us if you would like clarity on key areas or would like additional support in other areas. We use a range of exercises to help engage delegates and demonstrate project processes.

communication methods in project operating environment

MSP introduction and overview

What is a programme? What is programme management? MSP® Structure.

assessing project risks

MSP framework and concepts

Introduction to MSP® Principles, Themes, Processes and Documentation.

checking ROI for risk management on a project

MSP themes

Organisation, design, justification, structure, knowledge, assurance, and decisions.

project team discussing initial plan

MSP processes

Identify the programme, Design the outcomes, Plan progressive delivery, Deliver the capabilities, Embed
the outcomes, Evaluate new information and Close the programme.

Paul Naybour, CEng, MBA, BSc(Hons), MAPM, MIET, Business Development Director

The PPQ is a fascinating course to teach. We have had some excellent conversations about how we could apply project management to a case study. There is no right answer, and it’s very interesting to see the different approaches to the case study proposed by the different teams. It is especially useful for people to consider projects outside their day-to-day experience.


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