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  • Introduction to Project Management - LIPI Module 7

    Introduction to Project Management is a short course for supervisors working with project teams. The course covers the project life cycle, the tools and techniques of project management, critical path analysis, risk management and project monitoring & control.

     Role: Supervisor
     Functional and Behavioural
     Sector: Signmaking, Polymers, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Composites, Downstream Petroleum, Explosives, Industrial Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Devices

    This Course is Aimed at

    Existing front line supervisors who are going to be involved in project delivery and supervisors, who are working with Project Managers, supervising those employees or contractors who are installing, building or commissioning the project.


    Leading in the Process Industries is a comprehensive course of 7 modules designed to meet the requirements of new supervisors and existing supervisors who would like to refresh their competencies.

    This one day module aims to provide a clear understanding of the principles of good project management within an organisation and the approaches that can be used to deliver outputs on time through efficient and effective management of the workforce. The module will include how to work effectively as a supervisor within a project team where you are helping to deliver the project. It is not expected that you are the project manager.

    Pre Course Activity - Participants will be expected to complete an online template explaining the type of projects they are likely to work on. This information will be used by tutors to frame the activities on the one day workshop.

    The 7 modules in this series include:

    Module 1 - Stepping up to become a Supervisor

    Module 2 - Difficult Discussions

    Module 3 - Coaching & Mentoring

    Module 4 - Dealing with Change

    Module 5 - Getting the most out of your Team

    Module 6 - Human Resource Essentials

    Module 7 - Introduction to Project Management

    Programme Content and Key Areas

    • The project life cycle - an understanding of the different stages of a project
    • Risk identification and analysis
    • Stakeholder identification
    • Project monitoring and control
    • The concept of critical path
    • An overview of the tools and techniques used in project management

    Learning Outcomes

     On completion of this module, participants will be able to:
    • Understand how a project is managed and who is responsible for what
    • Know what critical path means in relation to the types of project you are likely to be working within
    • Understand how a project is monitored and controlled and the role you play in keeping things to plan
    • Attend project review meetings and play your part effectively in communicating progress to plan etc
    • Be completely clear about the project priorities and stakeholders involved

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