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'No Tech'
Project Management

Most organisations require projects to be managed; many are complex, needing specialist skills such as PRINCE2 and Six Sigma. But not all projects need such technical wizardry...

Most multi-task requirements will benefit from being project managed. But only a few require specialist skills and qualifications. These training courses will provide a no-tech approach to project management, to cut to the essential skills that require no technical expertise whatever...

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No Tech Project Management Workshop Content

Why no tech is an important tool in the toolbox

Project planning doesn't always have to be complicated or require technical expertise. This low or no tech approach will serve perfectly well for lower-key and less complicated projects which, though less high profile, are often operationally the cornerstone of organisational activity and its effectiveness. These training courses will take you through these no-tech requirements and their benefits.

Key no tech skills and processes

Strip away the technology, and basic project management skills and systems still remain - and sometimes are all the clearer and easier to manage without the intervention of complex technology. We will cover in detail what these core processes, roles and skills are.

Project difficulties - and their no-tech solutions

Every project will have numerous difficulties to manage - and sometimes the technology can give an early warning - and sometimes, can produce an over-confidence that the technology can fix it. Here's how the no-tech solutions can work effectively to identify and help address typical project difficulties

A no-tech case study

The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Participants will work on a simple but relevant project, taking it from concept to completion, without recourse to using anything more technical than the ability of the mobile phone to take photographs!

Who is 'no tech' project management training for?

Our no tech project management training courses are ideal for those who want a short and simple way of planning a project without needing to use any digital technology. These courses are particularly relevant for anyone who wants to:

 - learning outcome Know the basic principles and practices of project management, so they can be introduced and easily understood across the whole organisation.
 - learning outcome Make every project as simple and low tech as possible.
 - learning outcome Identify then prioritise the benefits of no-tech project management, perhaps due to lack of a budget to invest, or because too many staff are inhibited by such technology, and more comfortable with low or no tech requirements.
 - learning outcome Create a project management cuture, where the expectation is that everyone and anyone in the organisation is capable of managing projects.

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No Tech Project Management Workshop Activities

The courses will, in sequence, define what is meant by no tech project management, and why it is important; participants will then be taken through the key features and skills of an effective project, and finally end with a practical case study in which the participants put their learning into practice.

Never 'death by powerpoint'

We always provide a variety of learning approaches in each of our workshops.

Each workshop typically includes learning input from the trainer, supported by a range of mixed media, interactive elements, discussion and group work. Most workshops also include case work and practical skill-development activities to apply the learning, with more time dedicated to this in the longer courses.

'Want more?' resource pack

In addition to providing a copy of any slide deck, we always provide a ‘want more’ section, of curated resources including book summaries, podcasts, downloads and articles.

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good practice guide
paired activities
reflection & consolidation
core learning input
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The course was over too quickly, and had definitely whetted my appetite. The ‘want more’ section was a brilliant additional support, allowing me to explore the topic further.

What are the benefits of 'no tech' project management training?

Clear understanding of what 'no tech' means
A clearer focus on the project, rather than the technology
More extensive use of project management across the whole organisation
An organisation in which project management is a cultural unifier

No Tech Project Management Frequently Asked Quesitons

Is it realistic these days to have no-tech?

Yes - in the sense that we can have perfectly good project management using only everyday tools that everyone is already comfortable with. What we're getting at here is that there is always a danger that a complex and technically sophisticated project management system may be too expensive, take too long to introduce, and may intimidate others - so we want to avoid a view which says 'no technical system = no project management'.

What's the difference between low-tech and high-tech?

Low tech is essentially technology which those involved feel comfortable with, and in relative terms, is not costly to acquire and learn. High tech is the opposite.

What if some of those involved are high tech specialists and others are not?

Then the golden rule here is communication. Those who understand and use the technology must be able to communicate to those who don't, so that everyone understands.

Which of these three courses should I encourage my staff to take?

We are assuming that you might be interested in this topic because you wish to broaden the use of project management in a low or no tech way. If that is the case, you may get the most from a full day course, which will allow participants to learn how project management works, then have the opportunity in the afternoon to put that learning into practice.

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