This short course introduces concepts and methodologies of project and programme management in the implementation of enterprise systems.

At a glance

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will be able:

  • To understand the nature of project and programme management
  • To appreciate the recognised approaches to project and programme management
  • To understand project complexity and risk
  • To understand characteristics of IT projects
  • To appreciate the dynamics of project execution 
  • To understand the basic concepts of project and programme management
  • To understand the tools and techniques required to manage a successful project implementation
  • To understand common approaches to project and programme management
  • To understand the characteristics of IT projects
  • To explain the issues surrounding the management of risk
  • To appreciate the complexity in project execution.

Core content

  • Project and programme management
  • PM tools and techniques
  • IT project management
  • An introduction to Prince 2
  • An introduction to managing successful programmes
  • Project complexity and risk
  • Project management simulation
  • IT project readiness
  • Organisation and people issues.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

Business and project managers or those involved in business projects.


Dr Ip-Shing Fan


20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni
£1340 - Professional/trade association discount
£1280 - Multiple bookings*

*Minimum of five delegates


This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel. 

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.