Planning Basics Workshop

“PPS faciltated a workshop on project planning methodologies, rationalising the existing experiences into a more common methodology, then assisted in running a training session leading to the creation of project plan content”

Neil Cooney, Programme Manager Stored Energy Technology Limited

This planning basics workshop is aimed at individuals new to planning who wish to obtain a solid grounding in the principles of planning

our courses can be tailored precisely to your requirements

Duration: 1 Day

Pre-requisites It is advisable that delegates have an appreciation of Project Management principles


This is a one day workshop designed to introduce delegates to the key techniques and principles of planning. The course does not involve the use of planning software as it aims to teach candidates the fundamentals of planning that can then be later used in conjunction with eg the Microsoft Project or Smartsheet toolset.


The course will be delivered with interactive sessions, demonstrations and exercises by Project Plan Services trainers who have proven industry experience of using Microsoft Project and Smartsheet to help deliver real business change projects and programmes have some exposure 

What is a project

• What is a Project and what does Project Management and in particular Planning involve. Setting of project objectives, scope and deliverables

 the purpose of a plan, 

 work breakdown structures and milestones

 estimating and dependencies; 

 critical path analysis, 

 Gantt Charts & Schedules and Risk analysis; 

 monitoring and controlling the project, 

 managing change requests, assessing the impact of change and managing quality

Where are the courses held?

Our courses are run all year round in the following cities – Leeds, Manchester and London. Alternatively if you would like our experienced instructors to deliver a course at your workplace for your team then call us to discuss your requirements and we will be glad to help