Introduction to Project Management

PMfP

 

Staff within publishing companies are increasingly asked to act as project managers, overseeing new product developments and launches.

This one-day course has been created for those working in non-editorial publishing roles who have to manage projects. Whether you are tasked with organising an event, updating a website, or launching a new app, it will give you the confidence to be a good project manager. You’ll gain tips on how to get the most out of your time, understand the terminology of project management; and learn how to plan, execute and close a project. It will also look at good communication, budgeting, scheduling and dealing with any difficulties that may arise.

Please note that the examples in this course are drawn exclusively from non-editorial projects. We recommend Editorial Project Management for editorial staff to gain a more detailed and sophisticated understanding of managing editorial print and digital projects.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone within publishing who has been tasked with delivering a project, including Personal Assistants, Event Organisers, Project Managers, Publicity/Marketing Managers, Website Editors/Managers
  • Those new to project management who need an overview of what it is and how it works
  • Staff who manage freelancers and offshore suppliers
  • Those who are thinking of moving into a more project-focused role

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Organise your time effectively to maximise your impact
  • Manage all steps of a project, from budgeting and scheduling through execution to close
  • Run a project successfully, delivering it on time and on budget
  • Deal with communication and other problems
  • Use templates and tools to help projects run smoothly

Programme

Day 1 

Session 1

  • Projects and Project Managers
  • Time management
  • The Project life-cycle
  • Writing a plan
  • Building a team

Session 2 

  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • The Project Triangle

Day 2

Session 3

  • Risk management
  • Managing offshore 
  • Troubleshooting - coping with change

Session 4 

  • Troubleshooting - dealing with delay, communication issues, negotiating
  • Leading a project
  • Closing a project
  • Useful resources

For more information about any of these courses, please email courses@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk or sign up to receive our newsletter for updates on these and our other offerings. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions
Session 1: 5 October 2021 | Session 2: 7 October 2021 (mornings only)

Tuesday, 05 October 2021

£300+VAT

Course format

  • Virtual classroom
  • 9am to 12.30pm (BST)
  • Four x 1.5 hour sessions plus breaks, comprising two half-day sessions on two days, one week apart 

A number of discounts are available

Enrol on this course

What you will need

To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.

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