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Practical Project Management

Everything you need to know to deliver your next project on time, on budget, and to requirements.

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Do you need to manage a project?
And do you want to deliver it on time, on budget, and to requirement?
If you are new to project management - or just want a refresher, this course will give you all the basics and more.
Project management has become a vital element of business life. Success for both you and your organisation will depend on good project management skills.

How do you set up to succeed? This seminar shows you the practical tools, techniques and advice you need.

It is based on Mike's best selling three-hour live seminar and contains over two and a half hours of video, and a wealth of additional templates and short articles.

What people say about Mike's live seminar...

“This did what it said on the box – a great deal of practical ideas for planning and managing tasks, along with understanding of key principles for successful delivery"

Andrea Duncan, PDP Co-ordinator – University of Northampton

“One of the best seminars I've attended in the last 17 years. Enjoyable practical and useful. I would highly recommend this course"

Diane Massey – DSM Legal Solicitors

“If you've never had formal training in project management – you'll learn a huge amount about processes and the secrets to succeeding in your projects"

Paul Foxall, Senior Project Officer – Sandwell MBC

“Excellent seminar. I have been on previous project management course. This one seemed very different and much better due to brilliant examples Mike gave."

Emma Oliver, Marketecture

“Excellent content, clearly delivered. Really enjoyed Mike's course and found it exceptionally useful."

Nick Osborn, Fenland RP Ltd

“Very useful. Many excellent strategies to help guide project managers."

Rob Simpson, Basis (Registration) Ltd

“A great overall introduction to project management. I learnt a lot and have a lot I can start to implement tomorrow!"

Catherine Mendham, Content Consultants

“Very practical, very useful. Gives confidence in knowing what is important and what is not. Mike is a very engaging speaker."

Louisa Davison, Secret Agent Marketing

“An excellent introduction and reminder of some of the fundamentals of project management."

Chris Price, Pulse PM Ltd


After this video programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand how projects work and be able to control your project process
  • Deploy some of the main ways to avoid budget and schedule over-runs
  • Define your project precisely, for your benefit and everyone else's
  • Establish a clear scope, so you can combat the dreaded 'scope creep'
  • Deal effectively with supporters, critics and bystanders
  • Create time scales on getting the job done using milestone planning
  • Be able to use the world's favourite project planning tool: the Gantt chart
  • Achieve fair and effective allocation of project responsibilities
  • Get the most from your team: motivation, collaboration and communication
  • Predict problems and plan your responses
  • Assess which risks to deal with first
  • Apply all six strategies for action on risks available to use
  • Deliver the job on budget, on target, and on time
  • Stay in control when people change their minds
  • Complete the three key tasks to finally close down your project


Dr Mike Clayton

Mike is on of the UK's leading project delivery experts. He has many years experience of managing projects and integrating change in many companies of varying sizes. Mike has had key roles in managing multi-million pound projects for Vodafone, General Motors, BAA and Transport for London. Organisations of all sizes have benefited from his skills in integrating complex change. You will get real results as his highly practical approach simplifies complex ideas.

Mike also has over 20 years' experience of training project managers, throughout the UK and in Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on project management topics:

  • How to Manage a Great Project (Pearson, 2014)
  • The Influence Agenda (about stakeholder engagement) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • Brilliant Project Leader (Pearson, 2012)
  • Risk Happens! (Marshall Cavendish, 2011)


Your Instructor


Dr Mike Clayton
Dr Mike Clayton

Business and Management Training that makes ideas simple; but not simplistic

Dr Mike Clayton is a business author and speaker. Since 2002, he has been helping professionals, managers and leaders to excel in their roles with personal effectiveness training.

“Fast paced. Content rich. Valuable information.”

Now Mike puts a lot of his energy into translating his massively successful live business seminars into video course format.

“A very interesting and insightful seminar with lots of good ideas. Mike is a very good presenter.”

Mike has written over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan and Pearson, including: Powerhouse, How to Manage a Great Project, How to Speak so People Listen, Brilliant Time Management, and The YES/NO Book.

"Great communication is at the heart of all business; Mike's approach makes this accessible to everyone."

Mike's professional background prior to all this is 12 years as a project management professional with the London office of international management consultancy Deloitte. Prior to that, Mike had an academic career in Physics, working at the world renowned Schuster Laboratory of The University of Manchester.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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