Project Management in the Public Sector

Authored by Wellingtone.

The only public sector project management course Accredited by the APM.

APM Training Provider Accreditation

Our Project Management in the Public Sector training course has been designed for people working in the public sector who deliver projects as part of their job. Project delivery within the public sector brings several unique challenges. Benefits are often intangible, external pressures are particularly high, stakeholder groups are particularly wide and varied.

In this course we focus on both tangible and intangible benefits, people change, and what it means to use government frameworks such as the Green Book and five case model for business cases. You will also be introduced to the range of project management approaches including Prince2, Agile and IPA. The course syllabus is also aligned to the APM body of knowledge.

Training Course Aligns With APM and PMI

Government Guidance Driven

The Five Case Model, and UK Government Guidance including the Green, Orange and Teal Books are all discussed.

Globally Recognised Course

Authored by Wellingtone and Accredited by the APM, the syllabus also aligns with the PMI, enabling delegates to collect PMI PDU points.

Public & In-house Customised Courses

This course is delivered in-house for your organisation. It can be customised, and extended to 2.5 days to incorporate the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

Project Management in the Public Sector Course Details & Agenda

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise good project management and how it applies in the public sector.
  • Discuss typical challenges in projects and essential keys to success.
  • Differentiate approaches to project management and identify key players.
  • Explain the Green Book government guidance for business cases.
  • Manage work with a typical project lifecycle.
  • Recognise key roles in major and non-major government projects.
  • Create a high-level plan for a project.
  • Identify and analyse risk in alignment with the Orange Book.
  • Engage with stakeholders.
  • Apply change control.

At the end of the course, delegates sit a 45-minute multiple-choice examination. Successful candidates are awarded a Wellingtone Accredible certificate recognising their achievements.  

  • Project management overview

  • Project challenges

  • Approaches and key players in project management

  • The project team

  • Project selection

  • Project planning

  • Resource management

  • Risk management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Communications

  • Once we are underway

  • Project closure

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