Centre for Continuing Education

Project Management Course: Methods, Tools and Techniques

Technical Project Management skills. Hard skills for project success.

In partnership with the Faculty of Engineering
All course materials have been developed in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering, Project Management Program . The Faculty’s team comprises world-class academics and researchers – ensuring we deliver the highest quality content. Course participants can gain Professional Development Unit (PDU) points towards becoming a Project Management Professional®.

This two-day project management course teaches the fundamentals of project management, along with essential technical project management skills.

This course provides project managers with tools to effectively plan, monitor and control scope, schedule and cost throughout the life of your project.

This non-award course provides up to 14 Professional Development Unit (PDU) points with the Project Management Institute (PMI) towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. This is awarded at the discretion of the external party.

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Aims

This course aims to provide first-hand, practical experience with the fundamentals of project management, including commonly used methods, tools and techniques. You will learn to bring projects in on-time and on-budget.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • initiate, plan, execute and close a simple project using a structured approach using simple project templates
  • apply key project planning activities including developing a work-breakdown structure, preparing a schedule and project budget, and identifying and analysing project risks
  • monitor and control a project at a high-level including reporting on project progress, managing change and variations in a controlled manner
  • close a project including conducting a post-implementation review
  • develop an awareness of leading practice tools and techniques for consideration for future professional development
  • allocate work to resources
  • apply scheduling tools, including defining your critical path
  • apply estimation techniques to define a project budget and schedule
  • prepare a project cost estimate and budget
  • describe earned value management techniques to develop an integrated baseline and track progress, performance and forecast completion date and cost
  • apply risk management techniques and integrate risk treatments into the project plan.

Content

Part 1: An introduction to project management

Initiating a project

  • Preparing the project charter
  • Identifying stakeholders

Planning a project

  • Preparing a work breakdown structure
  • Developing a project schedule
  • Defining a project budget
  • Identifying, recording and evaluating risks

Monitoring and controlling a project

  • Executing a project from start to finish
  • Reporting on project progress
  • Completing a change request for approval

Closing a project

  • Conducting customer handover
  • Conducting a post-implementation review

Even more

  • Simple tools and templates that can be used on your project straight away
  • Exploring advanced tools beyond the course

Part 2: Technical skills

Planning a project

  • Preparing a project WBS, RACI, budget and schedule
  • Estimation techniques
  • Identifying, recording and evaluating risks
  • Building risk treatments and contingency into your project plan

Monitoring and controlling a project

  • Measuring project performance
  • Integrated performance baseline
  • Effective status reports

Even more

  • Tips for project success, including what not to do
  • Exploring advanced tools, beyond the course

Intended audience

  • Project Managers
  • Team members and subject matter experts involved in projects
  • Anyone interested in project management
  • Anyone wanting to be more organised in their work
  • Current and aspiring business leaders
  • The ‘accidental’ Project Manager

Prerequisites

None.

Delivery style

This course focuses on experiential learning. Content is broken into 10-15 minute blocks and immediately followed by group activities where the theory is put into action.

A range of interactive methods will be used including:

  • storytelling and the use of professional examples to exhibit the concepts
  • self-reflection and group discussions
  • case studies where the concepts are actively applied
  • individual and team activities and presentations
  • suggested readings for after training.

Materials

You will receive:

  • online course materials with case study activities
  • an online project management toolkit with templates
  • a Statement of Completion indicating eligibility for PDUs (points/contact hours).

In order to access online course materials, we recommend that you bring your own device (Windows or Mac) to class. You should ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that the University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Additional information

The Project Management Professional (PMP), PgMP, PMI-RMP and PMI-SP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Centre for Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). CCE has been approved by PMI to issue PDUs for our courses.

Once you complete this course, you will receive an email with a code to claim PDUs from the Project Management Institute, Inc.

For further information on PMI, please visit the Project Management Institute website.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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