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