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Project Management Training and Leadership Development

Good projects need good Project Management and it is difficult to implement good Project Management without appropriately trained, motivated and equipped staff. RSL Project Solutions can assess your organisation’s Project Management capability from top to bottom and prepare a staged action plan for improvement. We can provide the systems, Project Management Training (including PRINCE2, MSP and APMP) and bespoke management Training / Leadership Development that you need to unlock your organisation’s full potential. Contact us now for more information or to book a course.

Leadership and Development

Without effective Leadership & Management, at every level, the true potential of your team will not be fully achieved. No matter how gifted an engineer or scientist may be in their field of expertise, they will most likely need a helping hand in the development of their leadership and management skills at key points in their careers. RSL Project Solutions Ltd can provide bespoke Leadership & Management Training tailored to your specific needs.

Typical Management Development Course     – £750 Per Candidate

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Our courses can be delivered at a time and location of your choice. All you need to do is provide a suitable venue and a minimum of 6 Candidates.

Project Management Training

In partnership with fully accredited training providers, RSL Project Solutions Ltd can supply a broad range of Project Management training courses, all of which are nationally accredited and recognised. Through our network of training providers we can arrange spaces at open public courses, or deliver the course of your choice at your premises.

classroomOur classroom training is delivered by accredited trainers with many years of experience in project and programme environments. The majority of our classroom training consists of pre-course materials that provide attendees the opportunity to prepare for the course. During the course, the combination of trainer presentations, individual and group tasks, and workshopped flipchart diagrams help delegates to understand and learn the subject.


venuesClassroom courses are delivered in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth, Fleet, Bristol, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Oxford. Courses on offer include PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation & Practitioner, Management of Risk (MoR) Foundation & Practitioner, APMP, APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners, Agile Foundation & Practitioner and Microsoft Project.



Officially launched in October 1996, PRINCE2® is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management.

Who is the course designed for?

Organisations and individuals requiring to understand how PRINCE2 provides a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline.

The PRINCE2® method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff.

What are the course objectives?

 The key objectives of PRINCE2 Foundation course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2 method at Foundation level
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2 (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) within a work environment
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured project management environment.

Officially launched in October 1996, PRINCE2® is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management.

Who is the course designed for?

 Organisations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline, and is particularly aimed at people who are responsible for managing projects.

The PRINCE2® method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff.

What are the course objectives?

 The key objectives of this PRINCE2 Practitioner course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2 method at Foundation and Practitioner levels
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2 (principles, processes, themes & tailoring) in a work environment
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers when managing projects in a structured project management environment

Officially launched in 1999, “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP®) is a guide that provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.

Who is the course designed for?

 Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes. The event is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, programme support team members and senior managers from any discipline.

The Managing Successful Programmes method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme where a business “vision” is the required outcome.

What are the course objectives?

 The key objectives of this course are:

  • Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to programme management.
  • Apply the principles of MSP® to programmes within a work environment.
  • Operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured programme and project management environment.
  • Enable delegates to understand the MSP® framework to be prepared to sit the APM Group/OGC MSP® Foundation exam.

Officially launched in 1999, “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP®) is a guide that provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.

Who is the course designed for?

Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes. The event is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, programme support team members and senior managers from any discipline.

The OGC Managing Successful Programmes method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme where a business “vision” is the required outcome.

What are the course objectives?

 The key objectives of this course are:

  • Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to programme management.
  • Apply the principles of MSP® to programmes within a work environment.
  • Operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured programme and project management environment.
  • Enable delegates to understand the MSP® framework to be prepared to sit the APM Group/OGC MSP™ Foundation & Practitioner examinations.

Officially launched in 2002, the Management of Risk (M_o_R®) guide is intended to help organisations put in place an effective framework for risk management, helping decision making based on risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.

Who is the course designed for?

 Any organisation or individual seeing the need for guidance on a controlled approach to identifying, analysing and managing risk at strategic, programme, project and operational levels, particularly Project & Programme Managers, Risk Managers, Project Support and Assurance.  Managers from other disciplines will also benefit, particularly those responsible for establishing standards and integration with MSP® and PRINCE2®.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to the assessment and management of risks.
  • Apply the principles of M_o_R® within a work environment.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured risk environment.
  • Enable delegates to understand the M_o_R® method at the Foundation level.

Officially launched in 2002, the Management of Risk Guide (M_o_R®) guide is intended to help organisations put in place an effective framework for risk management, helping decision making based on risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.

Who is the course designed for?

 Any organisation or individual seeing the need for guidance on a controlled approach to identifying, analysing and managing risk at strategic, programme, project and operational levels, particularly Project & Programme Managers, Risk Managers, Project Support and Assurance.  Managers from other disciplines will also benefit, particularly those responsible for establishing standards and integration with MSP® and PRINCE2®.

What are the course objectives?

 The key objectives of this course are:

  • Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to the assessment and management of risks.
  • Apply the principles of M_o_R® within a work environment.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured risk environment.
  • Enable delegates to understand the M_o_R® method at the Foundation and the Practitioner levels.

A P3O® model provides a decision enabling/delivery support structure for all change within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office which may exist under several different names, for example Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Corporate Programme Office. It may otherwise be provided through a linked set of offices (portfolio office, programme offices, project offices). These offices could be permanent and temporary, providing a mix of central and localised services. Whatever the structure, a P3O® is essential for ensuring successful outcomes through the delivery of portfolios, programmes and projects

Who is the course designed for?

  • Managers who need a structure for working alongside corporate organisational investments (projects and programmes).
  • Individual who wishes to perform as an informed member of a P3O®. This will include individuals newly-appointed to portfolio, programme or project office roles or those wishing to gain a formal qualification after some support office experience.
  • Team members employed within or alongside a support office.
  • Anybody who needs to know the basics about providing portfolio, programme and project support.
  • Programme and Project Managers keen to develop their skills and identify opportunities for further career advancement.
  • Any Support offices may be known by a variety of titles such as; Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office. This course will also benefit those aspiring to more senior roles.
  • Individuals who require the P3O® Foundation certificate. 

What are the course objectives?

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the high level P3O® model and know the differences between portfolio, programme and project Management.
  • State the key functions and services of a P3O®.
  • Identify which P3O® model is most appropriate to your organisation‟s strategic objectives.
  • Know the arguments for establishing a P3O® model and measuring its success.
  • Understand and learn to measure the value that a P3O® offers to an organisation.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities associated with a P3O® service.
  • Describe the tools and techniques used by a P3O®.
  • Understand the relationships between strategy, portfolio, programme and project, and how these different relationships affect management issues.
  • Learn how to implement or revitalise a P3O®.

A P3O® model provides a decision enabling/delivery support structure for all change within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office which may exist under several different names, for example Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Corporate Programme Office. It may otherwise be provided through a linked set of offices (portfolio office, programme offices, project offices). These offices could be permanent and temporary, providing a mix of central and localised services. Whatever the structure, a P3O® is essential for ensuring successful outcomes through the delivery of portfolios, programmes and projects

Who is the course designed for? 

  • Managers who need a structure for working alongside corporate organisational investments (projects and programmes).
  • Individual who wishes to perform as an informed member of a P3O®. This will include individuals newly-appointed to portfolio, programme or project office roles or those wishing to gain a formal qualification after some support office experience.
  • Team members employed within or alongside a support office.
  • Anybody who needs to know the basics about providing portfolio, programme and project support.
  • Programme and Project Managers keen to develop their skills and identify opportunities for further career advancement.
  • Any Support offices may be known by a variety of titles such as; Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office. This course will also benefit those aspiring to more senior roles.
  • Individuals who require the P3O® Foundation and Practitioner certificates. 

What are the course objectives?

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the P3O® model and describe the differences between portfolio, programme and project Management.
  • State the key functions and services of a P3O®.
  • Explain which P3O® model is most appropriate to your organisation‟s strategic objectives.
  • Know the arguments for establishing a P3O® model and measuring its success.
  • Learn to measure the value that a P3O® offers to an organisation.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities associated with a P3O® service.
  • Describe the tools and techniques used by a P3O®.
  • Understand and describe the relationships between strategy, portfolio, programme and project, and how these different relationships affect management issues.
  • Learn how to implement or revitalise a P3O®.

Management of Portfolios (MoP®) is about investing in the right change initiatives and implementing them effectively. MoP® helps organisations answer a fundamental question: ‘Are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives?’

MoP® achieves this by ensuring that:

  • The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritized in terms of their contribution to the organization’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
  • Benefits realization is maximized to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.

MoP® is structured around five flexible principles within which the two cycles and the 12 portfolio management practices exist. While portfolio management will be more effective where robust programme and project management (PPM) exists, this is not a prerequisite for its successful implementation.

Who is the course designed for?

Any organisation or individual seeking to develop their skills in effective Portfolio Management. The course is suitable for senior managers and decision makers, practitioners involved with programme/project management (PPM) and change management, staff working in programme and project support offices.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Knowledge of the MoP® guidance at the Foundation level.
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying the approach to the Management of Portfolios.
  • Contribute and communicate effectively with colleagues working within portfolio management.
  • Apply the MoP® principles within an organisational context.

Management of Portfolios (MoP®) is about investing in the right change initiatives and implementing them effectively. MoP® helps organisations answer a fundamental question: ‘Are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives?’

MoP® achieves this by ensuring that:

  • The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritized in terms of their contribution to the organization’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
  • Benefits realization is maximized to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.

MoP® is structured around five flexible principles within which the two cycles and the 12 portfolio management practices exist. While portfolio management will be more effective where robust programme and project management (PPM) exists, this is not a prerequisite for its successful implementation.

Who is the course designed for?

Any organisation or individual seeking to develop their skills in effective Portfolio Management. The course is suitable for senior managers and decision makers, practitioners involved with programme/project management (PPM) and change management, staff working in programme and project support offices.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Knowledge of the MoP® guidance at the Practitioner level.
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying the approach to the Management of Portfolios.
  • Contribute and communicate effectively with colleagues working within portfolio management.
  • Apply the MoP® principles within an organisational context.

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management.  APMP is an internationally recognised knowledge based qualification (IPMA Level D) that enables individuals to demonstrate their knowledge for successful delivery of projects.

Who is the course designed for?

  • Project Managers requiring formal best-practice project management training.
  • Prospective work package managers, project managers or other key project personnel looking to develop their project management career skills.
  • Project Managers wishing to attain a formal, and widely recognised, project management qualification.

What are the course objectives? 

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management.
  • Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
  • Contribute to the development of the business case.
  • Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods.
  • Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project.
  • Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques.
  • Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders.
  • Apply work breakdown structures and map responsibilities.
  • Appreciate the context and relevance of project change control processes.
  • Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
  • Prepare for the APMP examination.

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management.  APMP is an internationally recognised knowledge based qualification (IPMA Level D) that enables individuals to demonstrate their knowledge for successful delivery of projects.

Who is the course designed for?

This fast-track APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners course is designed for individuals who hold a current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner qualification and are looking to broaden their knowledge and qualifications by learning and taking the APMP examination.  Project Managers, Team Managers and Project Support members will benefit from attending the course by understanding many project management aspects that the PRINCE2® method does not cover in depth.

What are the course objectives?

  • Build on project management context and knowledge gained from PRINCE2®
  • Understand the concepts, techniques and processes in APMP for PRINCE2®
  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management.
  • Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
  • Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods.
  • Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project.
  • Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques.
  • Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders.
  • Apply work breakdown structures and map responsibilities.
  • Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
  • Prepare for the APMP for PRINCE2® Practitioners 2 hour exam.

This course covers the AgilePM certification by APMG and the DSDM Consortium that has been created to sit alongside PRINCE2® as an approach to project management. The course is equally divided between the theory of the new wave of agile project management and the practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. Delegates will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and will sit the Agile Project Management Foundation exam at the end of the course.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches such as PRINCE2® or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.

What are the course objectives?

To give delegates a practical understanding of Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM Atern. This will enable delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment. To highlight the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or ‘work package’) level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. The course will also prepare delegates for the Foundation exam.

This course covers the certification by APMG and the DSDM Consortium that has been created to sit alongside PRINCE2® as an approach to project management. The course is equally divided between the theory of the new wave of agile project management and the practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. Delegates will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and will sit the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches such as PRINCE2® or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations

What are the course objectives?

To give delegates a practical understanding of Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM Atern. This will enable delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment. To highlight the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or ‘work package’) level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. The course will also prepare delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Project managers must work within tight schedules, manage resources across the organisation and deliver results on time and within budget. Microsoft Project is a powerful tool to help you break a project down into manageable parts, identify potential bottlenecks and keep your project on track. In this course, you learn how to solve typical project and business problems using the planning, controlling and reporting features of Microsoft Project.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who needs to use Microsoft Project to plan, manage or control a project. Familiarity with project management terminology such as tasks, resources and critical path is helpful.

What are the course objectives?

This course will give delegates the skills to be able to create, modify and track a project schedule using the internationally acclaimed MS Project platform.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to define project dates, enter project tasks, create and manipulate summary tasks, create relationships between tasks, set task priorities, print reports and track progress.

This course covers the resourcing features, both in standalone projects and across multiple projects. It helps to answer such questions as: How much will this project cost? Are we on budget? How much have we spent on material resources versus labor resources? Is this resource available or over allocated?

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for existing Microsoft Project users who need to be able to resource and cost projects both in a standalone and multiple projects environment. Familiarity with the topics covered on the Introduction course is essential.

What are the course objectives?

To give delegates the skills to be able to assign resources, identify over allocation of resources, use the leveling features, import and export data, filter the project, insert sub projects and view consolidated projects.

The Introductory & Intermediate Courses can be booked to form a 2 day course allowing delegates to have a solid grounding in planning, tracking and resourcing a project.

The range of training courses on offer is wide, with public courses running throughout the country almost every week of the year. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

The above prices exclude VAT which will be added at the appropriate rate on the date of invoicing.