How to Manage a Project

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Introduction

Welcome to this project management e-learning guide. This support tool has been established to give those managing small and medium-sized projects access to the project management techniques, materials, and templates they require.

The site describes a structured approach to managing projects based on early project scoping and planning and the creation of a Project Plan. It includes a step-by-step description of how to scope and plan a project.

All organisations that manage projects on a regular basis need a project management framework. For small projects whose proposals have been accepted and agreed, we recommend the following simple one:

This framework forms the basis for the navigation of this site, which is organised into five sections accessed by the navigation bar of links at the top of the page. To use the site we recommend the following:

  1. Visit the "User Guide", which describes how best to use this site, and then "Our Approach to Projects". Both can be accessed by the link in the side panel to the left.
     
  2. Then progress through the project stages via the following links in the top navigation bar:

Each section provides access to relevant tools, techniques, and guidance for that project stage.

The panel also includes a link to "Project Manual & Templates" with downloadable templates, and "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". 

For a deeper understanding of project management principles, there is a link to Project Management Concepts which provides a fuller description of the subject.

We hope you enjoy the site and find it helpful,

Lindsay Sherwin.