Suitable for participants from any industry or technical role, this courses provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills on which to build your career, and your further professional development, in project management.
This entry-level course is the perfect starting point for anyone who:
- Is new to projects;
- Is considering a career in project management; or
- Just wants a good overview of what project management is all about.
The course is aligned to the global standard for project management theory – the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK, 5th Edition), and provides a basic overview of best-practice project management theory, processes, tools and techniques.
Participants will also get a chance to practice applying some fundamental tools – such as developing a Work Breakdown Structure – in small teams with the support of an experienced facilitator.
After this course, participants will…
- Fundamental project management theory, terminology, concepts and processes
- Characteristics of a project – what makes them different to “business as usual” work
- The project life cycle and ten knowledge areas outlined in the PMBoK
- Key project management documents and the purpose and timing of each
- 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 simple proejct schedule
- Allocate work to team members using a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 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