This is a very intense and compact 1-day course that provides a high level overview of key PM techniques and concepts. It offers an introduction to the process of managing projects and the tools to assist in planning and tracking progress; this course is intended to be immediately applicable to planning and managing academic and research projects as well as commercial projects. It covers the theory and principles of project management within the context of the Project Management Institute.
During this 1-day course, participants will:
Dr Fraser Robertson has been involved in large-scale projects for over 15 years. He has run project teams for organisations in such diverse locations as Zürich, New York, Shanghai, Johannesburg and Ljubljana. Fraser has used his project management experience to train and mentor in these cities as well as at HEIs in the UK and mainland Europe. He completed his first degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Glasgow and subsequently a PgDip in IT at the University of Paisley.
Fraser is certified at PMP (Project Management Professional) level with the Project Management Institute, an accredited PRINCE2 practitioner and was elected a Chartered IT Professional in 2005. Formerly training manager at SunGard's Glasgow research and development centre, Fraser developed a certification and mentoring programme for both internal and client staff based on the government's SFIA Framework. Fraser graduated with a Doctorate of Business Administration in 2015. The title of his research is "Participant perceptions of value: a qualitative framework for evaluating project management training".
On a personal level, he loves most sports, enjoys music (either playing or listening) and is a FIFA-qualified football referee.
This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Research governance and organisation which includes the sub-domain areas of: