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Amnis helps improve clients’ return on investment in project management

The quality, innovation and productivity organisation, Amnis, has developed a training programme that focuses on the essential skills needed to plan and run successful projects. The programme–‘People Based Project Management’ (PBPM)–is intended for healthcare professionals who are concerned that their organisation’s project management performance has not improved despite their staff receiving training on PRINCE2 project management techniques.

Amnis’ Mark Eaton commented: “PBPM came about because a number of NHS organisations have invested in PRINCE2 but, as yet, have not seen much of a return on their investment.

“This is because PRINCE2 is suited to large scale projects while most NHS organisations tend to have lots of small projects. In addition, PRINCE2 does not really address the people issues that affect the success of projects.”

Amnis’ PBPM programme provides an overview of project management; reviews the project life cycle; explains how to plan and organise projects, manage risk and conflict, control and monitor projects, manage change and project teams, influence stakeholders as well as complete and review projects.

The programme is relevant for all project managers, irrespective of whether they have received PRINCE2 training or not. It is designed for those who have found themselves running projects and want to top up their knowledge as well as those who need to fill in the gaps in their knowledge and practical skills relating to PRINCE2 techniques.

Delivered by experienced project and programme managers using a combination of practical exercises, presentations and interactive discussions, the PBPM programme consists of three days of training plus a post-training project. Course graduates receive on-going telephone and email coaching support as well as an endorsed certificate, CPD points and credits towards Amnis’ Lean Leader and Performance Excellence training programmes.

Davinder Virdi, director of strategy at Amnis, observed: “PRINCE2 provides an excellent methodology for project management but, in order for a project to be implemented successfully, you also need people and management skills. Amnis’ three day PBPM programme focuses on these key areas.

“For large scale, high intensity projects with a complex structure, such as the redesign of a new hospital, creation of an autonomous provider organisation (APO) in primary care or similar, PRINCE2 provides a valuable structure. Yet most projects in healthcare are far less complex and rely far more on interactions between individuals, a simple structure and effective management skills. Amnis’ trainers can take complex concepts and communicate them in a way that is both understandable and easy to grasp,” commented Bridget Fitzsimon, Quality & Professional Standards Manager, Addiction Service, at Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust (WCPCT).

“Students can take these concepts away with them and apply the practical principles, methods and techniques immediately. The training provides straightforward techniques which are necessary to make any project happen. I felt I could leave the training room and have a go at sorting out pretty much anything,” she added.

Source: Pressreleasepoint

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