Course Instructor

Senior Instructor

Dean Bennett

Dean has nearly 40 years of business experience. In the corporate world he has worked across a range of areas including strategy, management and leadership, training and development, projects, product management, marketing and operations. He has also worked in academia, as a lecturer, project manager and academic head. In the past 15 years as a freelance learning and development consultant working with major corporate, small business and university clients, Dean has delivered events in the UK, Europe, USA, Hong Kong and China. Lately, he has been involved in delivering and assessing apprenticeship development programmes in management and project management. Dean has an MA in Management Practice, an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Learn Project Management

Project Management is quickly emerging as one of the key skills required for Financial Operations professionals and Shared Services Leaders. You may not be the ‘Project Manager’ but it’s highly likely that you’ll be involved in some way in the successful delivery of a project. For this, you must have an understanding of the project management lifecycle, key stages of projects and how projects are structured for success. This course, which is led by Dean Bennett (Leadership and Project Management educator) will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to establish and deliver a project on-time and within budget.

Learn Project Management in 4 x live sessions

This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to plan and deliver desired project outcomes to time and on budget. The approach, tools and techniques acquired can be applied immediately back at work.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to improve their project planning, who manages projects as part of their role or who is about to become involved in the management or the implementation of a project.

Course Structure

This course is delivered live, online by Leadership and Project Management tutor Dean Bennett. The course is split into four, 3 hour interactive sessions where you will learn the Project Management lifecycle including how to Establish, Plan, Implement and Close a project.

This course is suitable for

Individuals who don’t possess any Project Management experience through to experienced Project Managers who would like to refresh their knowledge, processes and skills.

Session Dates & Times

  • Session 1. July 07th (3pm UK / 10am EST / 7am PT)
  • Session 2. July 09th (3pm UK / 10am EST / 7am PT)
  • Session 3. July 14th (3pm UK / 10am EST / 7am PT)
  • Session 4.  July 16th (3pm UK / 10am EST / 7am PT)

What are the benefits?

You will gain skills that help you to:
• use practical tools and techniques to identify and understand the project objectives and outcomes, the context within which a project runs, the role and expectations of key stakeholders, significant project influences, timescales and available resources;
• construct an effective project plan identifying the major tasks, key interdependencies, project milestones, the critical path and how to build in contingency;
• identify the skills required in the project, structure the project, and understand the role of the project manager, the interfaces and the project.
• cost, estimate and budget to guarantee effective use of resources.
• use practical and straightforward review techniques throughout the project to understand what has be done to keep the project going and improve performance;
• terminate the project and handover power/ responsibility.

Topics covered include:

Understanding and scoping project requirements;
• Project planning;
• Project structure and the role of the project manager;
• Managing the resources, costs and budget;
• Review and evaluate the projects progress and outcomes;
• Closing the project.

Session 1

Introductions, set up and environment

Session 2

Establishing the project

Session 3


Session 4

Implementation and closure

  • Welcome 
  • Aims
  • Introductions
  • How it works
  • Definitions 
  • The project model
  • An applied approach and office move study
  • Project Management Process
  • Case study discussion
  • Cost Time Quality 
  • Environment
  • PESTLE - case study
  • Programmes & portfolios
  • Case study discussion
  • Summary & questions


  • Welcome and Q's
  • Recap, business case
  • ROI, bus case examples
  • Sponsorship
  • Stakeholders
  • Objectives, includes case study objectives  
  • Life cycle - include case study phases
  • Risk & Case Study risks
  • Quality, including move discussion
  • Summary & questions 


  • Welcome and questions
  • Project planning
  • Breaking it down, building a schedule
  • Product Breakdown
  • Exercise: Office move product breakdown
  • Work breakdown
  • Exercise: WBS for Office move
  • Tasks into Gantt
  • Network diagrams
  • Networking in GanttProject demo
  • Durations 
  • In Ganttproject demo
  • Critical path
  • GanttProject demo - CP
  • Building a Gantt - refresh & my version
  • Kanban version
  • Scheduling resources
  • GanttProject demo 
  • Levelling and smoothing 
  • Costs
  • Estimating 
  • Project plan


  • Welcome, questions, recap 
  • Delivering the project - overview
  • Pause - self reflection
  • Plan management
  • Deliverables
  • Budgets
  • Change
  • Change exercise 
  • Issues
  • info and reporting
  • Case study discussion exercise 
  • Reviews
  • Communication
  • Discussion exercise Office Move comms 
  • Leadership
  • Handover and closure
  • Evaluation and learning


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