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Course talk: David Joel explains the key to successful project management...

Posted on 3 December 2019SharePrint

Two weeks ago, I attended UK Training’s first presentation of our brand new two-day course: Project Management – A Comprehensive Guide. The course was presented by David Joel, a regular presenter of ours, who has decades of experience in managing many projects both great and small.

The course was being held at a brand new venue, which had only been open for four weeks. You would not have known - it was a very well-organised and smoothly-run two days with comfortable, bright training rooms and excellent refreshment facilities. The location on Chancery Lane also made it easily accessible from various parts of London and mainline stations too.

David’s vast experience includes managing many high-profile projects in the aerospace and defence industries as well as providing consultancy to large clients in both the public and private sector. This breadth of experience enabled him to relate very easily to the issues being faced by delegates attending the course.

Those issues included concerns about engaging with project stakeholders, keeping to tight timescales (especially for just-in-time deliveries), the competency of project team members and, inevitably… Brexit!

Delegates came from an interesting range of industries, including large scale manufacturing, aerospace, charities, financial services and events management. Here is a little of what was said to me at end of the course...

“Thank you, that was a really useful couple of days training. David is a great presenter and kept it very entertaining with lots of examples from his own experience. This really helped support the theory. I enjoyed finding out about the tools we can use on a day-to-day basis and will leave here with lots of helpful tips for managing my projects.”

Another aspect of the course that delegates really seemed to enjoy was that the longer format, over two days, allowed the group get to know each other and appreciate each other’s contributions more fully. The atmosphere was one of encouragement and good humour and the extra time really allowed the group to gel.

If you have any involvement in managing projects and want to find out more about the fundamental principles that underline the key methodologies then you should visit this page to see full details of the course. Our next dates in London will be on 10/11 March 2020 and in May 2020 we will be going to be Birmingham.

Written by Paul Murphy