Project management

Project management, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Based on the competences outlined by the Association of Project Managers we have curated a set of online resources to help further staff’s project management skills. The icons below rate to each of the competences.

To develop yourself further in this area you could also:

Join the Project Managers Network. The purpose of this network is to provide a place where you can ask other project managers around the University for their advice and guidance. If you’d like to join this network please email

Project management resources

Risk management

PM Risk

Quality management

PM Quality

Project leadership

PM Leadership

Project scheduling

PM Scheduling

Project communication

PM Communication

Project structure

PM structure

Project planning

PM Planning

Project life cycle

PM Life Cycle

Project scope management

PM Scope

What is a project? (definition taken from the Project Management Institute)

A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.

A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.

And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies.

PM videos halfWhat is a project?

Stephen Carver from Cranfield University School of Management explains why project management skills are so important to organisations.

PM web halfWhat is project management?

The Project Management Institute provides a definition of project management.