Introduction to Project Management

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By the end of the course delegates will have a clear understanding of what is involved in the successful delivery of a project.
They will be able to explain what each of the key aspects of project management is and why they are important within the context of successful project delivery.
During each of these sessions delegates will be provided with guidance to apply the key concepts and tools to support the delivery of their projects effectively.

By the end of the day delegates will be able to explain:

  • The definition of a project
  • The value of applying the PRINCE2 or Agile structured approach to projects
  • The key elements to successful project delivery
  • Who the key players? in a project are
  • The key elements of a project business case
  • How to carry out a simple risk assessment

Course code





1 day, 0900 – 1630 – Virtual classroom



Course Content

  • Introduction

    • Purpose of the Workshop
    • Introductions

    Project Management

    • What is a project?
    • What is project management?
    • Differences between project management and business as usual
    • PRINCE2, what it is and what it is not
    • What do we mean by Agile project management?
    • How can PRINCE2 and Agile work together?

    Key Project Roles and Responsibilities

    • The role of the project sponsor or executive
    • The role of the user and supplier
    • The role of the Project Manager
    • The role of the Team Manager
    • Working with Stakeholders and the importance of communications

    Business Case

    • Purpose of a Business Case within a project environment
    • Benefits and why these are important for the organisation
    • Return on Investment justifying the project

    Planning the Project

    • The value of planning
    • What is involved Seven steps to success
    • Using Product Based Planning and how it supports the delivery of the Project Plan

    Risk Management

    • The importance of effective risk management in a project
    • The relationship between Risk Management and planning the project
    • How do we manage risks on a project?

    Configuration Management and Change

    • What do we mean by configuration management and why is it important?
    • The importance of dealing with issues and change
    • How do we manage issues and change on a project?

    Delivering the Project from Start to Finish

    • Starting up a Project and confirming the justification
    • Initiating a Project, planning for success and what needs to be in place for success
    • Executing the Project, managing the project delivery and outputs
    • Closing the Project and ensuring that the project has been completed and closed down effectively

    Summary and Review

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

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Telephone: 01387 734199

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