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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2011/07/28 - Project management training and development specialists, Project Agency, has extended its range of e-learning materials devoted to project management - ProjectAgency.co.uk / BobLittlePR.com.
These two new e-learning modules complement Project Agency’s basic e-learning programme on project management – known as ‘Perfect Project’ - which was launched earlier this year. The standalone e-learning modules, each costing £25, cover Stakeholder and Risk Management, and Project Planning.
Ron Rosenhead, Chief Executive of Project Agency, explained: “One of the most common project management problems is that the project’s stakeholders are – and remain – uncommitted to the project’s success.
“Our researches show that, by identifying and managing stakeholders, projects stand a better chance of being delivered successfully. Forget stakeholders and they could have an adverse impact on your project.”
The Stakeholder and Risk Management module covers:
• defining stakeholder management and assessing its importance to project success;
• how to operate a successful stakeholder management process and continue this throughout the of the project; and
• how to identify and manage project risks on a regular basis.
Project Planning includes a practical, simple-to-use system for planning projects; shows how to break a project into its component parts, and stresses the importance of predecessor relationships.
It introduces a five stage project planning process; demonstrates the importance of work and product breakdown structures; shows how to prepare such a structure; explains the benefits of having realistic cost and time estimates as well as outlining how to produce these realistic estimates.
Rosenhead commented: “You need to ensure your project plan is credible – by identifying all the activities you need to carry out, putting cost and time estimates against them. Show the order in which the tasks will be done and produce a Gantt chart or milestone chart.
“Research shows we suffer from optimistic planning bias,” he said. “In other words, we think we can deliver an activity in a project in less time than it will actually take. This module shows you how to overcome optimism.
All of Project Agency’s e-learning materials are designed to encourage and reinforce learning- and introduce learners to a project management approach that is used throughout the UK and Europe.
For further details, contact Project Agency on +44 (0)20 8446 7766 or via the ‘contact us’ section of the company’s website.
About Project Agency
Helping organisations deliver projects on time and to budget, Project Agency (projectagency.co.uk) delivers a wide variety of training and development events in-house for clients’ staff, as well as e-learning materials. Principally concerned with project management, the events cover issues including:
• Project management skills training;
• Project management strategy and planning;
• Managing the benefits of a project;
• Change management.
Its consultants also provide professional speaking training and coaching.
Formed in 1995, Project Agency works with a rage of clients drawn from the following sectors: financial services; media and publishing; professional bodies and charities; universities and higher education; retail and service industries; industry and technology; pharmaceuticals, and the public sector.