Project Management Essentials for Radio

The aim of this course is to give participants the skills and techniques to create a project from start, to plan the project and to monitor and close out the project successfully. The course will provide you with practical experience in proven techniques and will allow you to discover a range of valuable, applicable tools that will contribute to the successful delivery of your project. The ultimate aim of the course is to provide you with a structured approach to project work within your station.

Course Content

Project Management Foundation


  • Defining your Project
  • Understanding your Project Environment
  • Identifying the Project Stakeholders
  • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
  • Identifying the Project Success Factors
    Scoping the Project
  • Project Initiation
  • Scope Planning, Definition and Verification
    Project Time Management
  • Defining the activity
  • Sequencing the activity
  • Estimating the duration of each activity
  • Developing the schedule for your prjoect
  • How to control the schedule
  • Evaluating your project
    Project Cost Management
  • Planning the resources for your project
  • Estimating the costs of your project
  • Budgeting for your project
  • Controlling your costs
    Project Quality Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Seven Quality Control Tools
    Managing the Project Risk
  • Identifying the Project Risks
  • Monitoring the risks
  • Responding to risks
    Project Termination
  • Reasons for Project Termination
  • Techniques for Closing out your project
  • Managing the Project File
  • Lessons learned
  • Post Project Review

    Training Method

    The course will be highly interactive and practical in its delivery. Trainers will use projects from the group to work with over the 2 days.

    Target Trainee Profile

    The course is designed for anyone in radio that has responsibility for planning, managing and overseeing projects from a programming, technical, sales, digital media or financial perspective.


Pam Brown, Sureskills