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What was the last project you managed?

October 19, 2017

We have all heard of Prince2 and other such project management qualifications, but does a team leader or middle manager need to go through a week-long course and take an exam?


Here at Green Shoots Learning we believe that all employees in a role with responsibility need to have some level of project management knowledge.  We are all running projects to some degree or another; whether it’s setting up a new piece of software, re-branding, creating an intranet, or delivering a piece of work for a client.


The difference is though that we are running these projects at the same time as doing our full-time roles, unlike a designated project manager.


Our Project Management for non-project managers workshop is designed specifically for people who are running projects as part of another role.   It is delivered by Fiona Powell, who has over 20 years’ experience in the project management arena.


Our one day workshop provides:

  • Basic techniques of planning a project;

  • Managing it throughout its life cycle;

  • Communicating with people;

  • Linking tasks and calculating dates;

  • Making changes and updates;

  • Assigning resources and recording and controlling the project costs over time

The cost of the workshop is £195.00 + VAT. This workshop is running in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 9 November and places are limited to a maximum of 8.


This will be the 4th time we have run this workshop and we have received feedback like "The session was an excellent introduction to the principles and benefits of project management that could be applied to a wide variety of business scenarios."


To book your place please call 0333 344 4031 or email us. 


Generally, it is understood that there are 10 reasons why project management matters;

  • Creating and sticking to a project plan to allow you to continue doing your day job and run the project

  • Creating a schedule so that everyone involved appreciates the impact their tasks have to keep delays and overspends to a minimum

  • Encouraging team working and collaboration across the business

  • Making the most of the resources the business has and using them efficiently and economically

  • Managing integration of whatever the project is to the rest of the business

  • Controlling costs through managing the project budget

  • Handling change management and how the project will impact on the business and its employees in the immediate and the future

  • Managing quality of the project outcome by managing and controlling quality

  • Keeping the project knowledge and making sure lessons learnt are not lost after the project has been implemented

  • Learning from mistakes when a project fails, which we all know will happen at some point, making sure lessons are learnt and not repeated

With so many benefits available to those who manage their projects following the basic principles of project management, it seems unreasonable that we don’t give our employees the skills to deliver their very best.


So many of us have learnt how to “project manage” from doing, which is great as it gives practical examples and we learn so much from experience.  However, wouldn’t it also be wise to give our employees the theoretical knowledge and techniques to make them super effective?



Providing project management theory, useful tips and lots of practical exercises and no exam!  Everything you need to be just be better at delivering a project on-time and


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