Introduction To Project Management Course

This one day course is aimed at delegates with some project management experience or understanding and will introduce best practice techniques as well as developing project management competencies and skills.

Date & Time

24 Apr 09:00 - 17:00


GTA University Centre

Course Summary

Organisations engaged in projects require people highly skilled in project management techniques to ensure project success. It is essential that those people responsible for project delivery have the requisite technical skills and competencies to enable success within a dynamic business environment.

The course is non-examined and will make use of a combination of lectures, case studies and in-class exercises. It will establish a useful knowledge base for delegates wishing to proceed on to professional level qualifications such as APM, PMI, etc.


  • Strategic General Issues
    What is a project and what is project management? Where does it fit within the business?

  • Project Environment
    Definition of a project, a programme and portfolio management

  • Business Change
    Delivering business change through projects

  • Strategic View
    Project success criteria, project management plan, risks & issues, quality management, health, safety and environment

  • Critical Issues
    Why projects fail

  • Organisational Issues
    Life cycle and management, project organisation and roles and responsibility

  • Commercial Issues
    Project appraisal (DCF, etc.), business case, financial management, procurement, legal awareness

  • Technical Issues
    Requirements, quality and change control, planning techniques, estimating, configuration management, modelling and testing

  • Control Issues
    Scope management, scheduling/phasing, costing and resourcing, earned value management, managing delivery
  • Project tools/methods
    PRINCE2, SDLC, Agile, PMI/APMP (Body of Knowledge)

  • Project Closure
    Handover to operations

Tutor Profile


Sean Petralia is an experienced programme and project manager who specialises in business transformation programmes, with over 25 years’ experience working in the military, defence, government, telecommunication and finance sectors. As well as being a professional practitioner and consultant he has also run change management departments along with managing company and group level project portfolios.

Sean is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for IT (British Computer Society). He holds a degree in communication engineering and an MBA and has completed qualifications in APMP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner and the ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis. He has also completed the IoD’s Diploma in Company Direction.

Passionate about professional development and developing people Sean is an approved BCS mentor, helping many people achieve full chartered status or pursue their career goals.