In-house delivery

This course is only available for in-house delivery and can be customised to suit the specific needs of each client. To enquire about the course, please click below.

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This dynamic and highly practical training program focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques required to put project management theory into practice.

Switching regularly between lectures and interactive, group-based activities gives participants the opportunity to apply a range of project management tools and techniques, with the support of an experienced facilitator, as they work through the life cycle of a case study project.

The course content is aligned to:

  • The global standard for project management theory – the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK, 5th Edition)
  • The Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management; and the
  • NSW Public Sector Capability Framework (Project Management Capability Level 4/5).

While no prior training in project management is required, the course is best suited to those who have some experience on projects, either as a project manager or a project team member. It is also perfect for “Accidental Project Managers” – i.e. those who are already managing projects but were never formally trained in project management, and who wish to formalise – and build on – their existing project management knowledge and skills.

After this course, participants will…

Know about:

  • Characteristics of a project – what makes them different to “business as usual” work
  • Popular project management methodologies such as PRINCE2, Agile, Waterfall, etc.
  • The PMBoK project management framework, life cycle and ten knowledge areas
  • The benefits of applying project management approach
  • The role of projects in implementing corporate strategy and achieveing orgasniational goals
  • The 4 types of projects and the project management approach best suited to each
  • Key project management documents and the purpose and timing of each
  • Popular project management tools such as Microsoft Project and online PM tools
  • Key concepts applicable to all projects

Be able to:

  • Initiate a project and develop a Project Charter
  • Define the scope using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Develop a Network Diagram and Gantt Chart from first principles
  • Allocate work to team members using a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Develop a range of other sub-plans, such as a project cost estimate, quality plan, communication plan, risk register and procurement plan
  • Communicate and develop a Project Status Report
  • Close a project and develop a Post Implementation Review (PIR)

Receive:

  • A Certificate of Attendance
  • The PM Toolkit – a suite of downloadable tools and templates for use on projects