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Business Development Programme:
The Creative's Approach to Project Management

Weds 8th December 2010 - Madlab, Northern Quarter, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN. [MAP]

A practical session, aimed at introducing the delegates to focused themes essential to good project management, as well as business planning. The session will link the ability of the delegates to review time and cost-management skills, with need to effectively break-down tasks and activities that meet the requirements of the business, as well as the customer. These actions should ensure that your delivery of the project is feasible and profitable within the requirements of the customer's tender.

This event will be concluded with a facilitated networking session to further assist in generating potential collaborations.

The structure of this session will be delivered over two integrated workshops. It has been designed to enable delegates to 'take away' techniques, processes and tools appropriate to their own business's needs. It will include the opportunity to design your own action plan, which is appropriate to your businesses resources, expertise and involvement in the tendering process.

Due to the practical nature of the event places will be limited to 14 delegates to ensure maximum time to reflect, share experiences as well as develop appropriate actions for your own businesses.

The event will seek to...

  • Open up your business to the internal and external benefits that could be gained from selective use of project management techniques within your creative/digital business. Consider practical and easily-adoptable elements of project management that would be suitable for your business.
  • Develop an understanding of 'requirement analysis' and defining the customers actual needs and requirements. Expand your awareness of the techniques in breaking down tasks/projects into measurable and meaningful objectives, which can then be effectively scheduled. Consider how you might apply evaluation tools to the project, to ensure that you are delivering what the customer has asked for.
  • Develop manageable ways and processes to effectively improve time and cost-management within your projects. Consider what processes could be utilised to monitor and control your work activities. Examine how feasible the customer's requirements are within a tender document, and consider how you might allocate a cost to the required proposal.
  • Develop your business's action plan to implement a project management system.

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