Courses for Core Skills

Managing Analytical & Research Projects


This workshop uses delegates' own projects and experience to introduce methods for managing analytical projects from end-to-end, using relevant tools along the way.  It also emphasises the people management aspects required to ensure stakeholders support and engage with analysts.  

Topics include:

  • Analytical & Research Projects
    • Why A&R projects are “different”
    • Recognising what type of project you have
  • Programmes vs. projects
  • Project initiation
    • Setting up a project for success (objectives, scope)
    • Roles and responsibilities (Sponsor/PM etc.)
    • High-level planning - milestones and risks
  • Stakeholder management
    • Identifying and recognising different types of stakeholder
    • Engagement and relationship management strategies
    • Communications planning
  • Planning principles and tools
    • How to develop plans
    • Planning tools for Waterfall and Agile projects
  • Managing risks and issues
    • Identifying and assessing risks
    • Problem definition and approach to deal with issues
  • Making progress and keeping control
    • Project team meetings 
    • Monitoring and reporting progress
    • Dealing with changes
  • Identifying and managing benefits
    • Benefits mapping
    • Measurement and performance indicators
  • Lessons learnt
    • Why projects succeed or fail
    • Avoiding the pitfalls

How our virtual classrooms work

Our Virtual Classroom courses allows you to attend our classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use the ‘Microsoft Teams’ meeting software. Before you attend, please check that you meet the system requirements. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department to ask about permitting the website.

You are also welcome to use your personal laptop, tablet or even your smart phone. Please just forward our course invite to your personal email, or just copy and paste the link into your browser.

If you encounter any problems, please feel free to get in touch. We can set up a test meeting before the course.

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