Centre for Continuing Education

Project Management Course: Introduction

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 are eligible to apply for PDU points from relevant external providers.

This one-day course teaches the fundamentals of project management for project managers and anyone who works on projects. Project managers and team members are more successful when they use proven techniques and processes in their projects, no matter the scale or impact.

This course is delivered in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering’s Project Management Program.

Participants of this workshop are eligible to apply for up to 7 PDU points directly with relevant external parties.

Aims

This course aims to offer first-hand, practical experience with the fundamentals of project management. The course aligns to modern standards for project management.

Outcomes

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

  • manage a simple project using a structured approach
  • apply key project planning activities including scheduling, budgeting, and managing risk
  • monitor and control a project at a high-level including reporting progress and managing change in a controlled manner
  • close a project including conducting a post-implementation review.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

Initiating a project

  • Preparing the project charter
  • Identifying stakeholders

Planning a project

  • 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

Intended audience

This course is designed for:

  • project managers
  • team members and subject matter experts involved in projects
  • anyone interested in entering the field of project management
  • anyone wanting to be more organised in their work.

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 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:

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

Additional information

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.

Features

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

Project Management Course: Introduction

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