Centre for Continuing Education

Project Management Course: Essentials

Project Management. Take the lead.

Qualified project managers are in high demand in Australia. The skilled migration list ranks accredited project managers at the top of its in-demand list. Manage projects the smart way with Project Management courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Aims

This intensive course provides occasional or part time project managers and team members with the practical skills needed to effectively manage small or medium business and technical projects in the workplace. This course is intended for projects which are smaller or shorter term, such as managing events or conferences, implementing workplace changes, developing web sites, conducting trade work and managing office infrastructure changes or fitouts. It focuses upon the steps required at each stage of the project life cycle.

This course also reviews all the topics in the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide1), as well as all the major topics in the Australian BSB51407 Diploma in Project Management, but not in depth and without excessive detail, applying the principles to a series of case study-based team exercises.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Manage a small or shorter term project in your workplace, such as running an event or an office move, implementing workplace changes, developing web sites, conducting trade work and managing office infrastructure changes or fitouts.
  2. Using a structured approach, prepare a project plan, incorporating appropriate plans, schedules, a budget and specific outputs/deliverables for each step of the plan.
  3. Use the project templates provided in the course materials in aspects of project planning and know how to best customize them for your workplace.
  4. Define the scope and user requirements of a project, and identify the best means of controlling changes to the scope.
  5. Develop a realistic schedule which meets the stakeholders' constraints.
  6. Identify and document the appropriate resources for the project.
  7. Identify and engage project stakeholders to manage their expectations and to ensure they remain committed and involved throughout the project.
  8. Identify and manage risks which could disrupt or damage the project.
  9. Determine project quality objectives and identify appropriate controls to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved.
  10. Use methods for timely and accurate reporting of progress against plan.
  11. Manage crises arising from the project’s work and stakeholder assumptions.
  12. Build effective teams which are committed to the project goals.
  13. Accrue 14 PDUs towards retaining PMP credential.

Content

Introduction

  • Project Management approach
  • Project management processes
  • Stages
  • CSFs – typical project problems

Project Initiation

  • Project start-up activities
  • Constraints
  • Managing stakeholders' involvement

Project Scope & Stakeholders

  • Scope definition
  • Scope changes
  • Managing stakeholders' involvement

Planning

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Dependencies
  • Estimating
  • Planning process
  • Milestones
  • Schedule development
  • Project budget

Quality & Risk Management

  • Principles of Quality and Risk Management.
  • How to control quality of project deliverables and risks.

Project Execution & Implementation

  • Resource plans
  • Project teams
  • Project management skills and training
  • Task delegation

Status reporting and correcting variance to plan

  • How to determine accurate status
  • What to report
  • What actions to take on variances to plan

Managing dependencies and project closure

  • How to ensure that other groups you rely on will deliver as agreed – to time, quality, scope and cost.

Review

  • Key concepts
  • Planned follow-up activities

Intended Audience

This course is designed for less experienced project managers and team members with some limited hands on experience who wish to learn more about Project Management principles and understand current best practices, without excessive theory. It particularly suits participants who manage projects on a part time or occasional basis, and where projects are less complex, primarily affecting single departments or a smaller number of stakeholder groups over a shorter time frame, eg, six months' duration or less. It provides all of the underlying knowledge required to pursue a Diploma in Project Management via Recognition of Prior Learning, although it does not in itself lead to that award.

It also alludes to the features of planning tools such as Microsoft Project but does not teach how to use it. The material covered in the course does, however, assist in collection of data to drive these tools. Please see our Microsoft Project Course: Managing Projects for a complete guide to using Microsoft Project for effective project management.

Delivery Style

A variety of interactive methods will be used during the course. These include:

  • Group brainstorming and discussions.
  • Team exercises and presentations.
  • Case study problem-solving.
  • Suggested evening readings and web site downloads.

Materials

Each participant will receive:

  • A complete set of presentation slides.
  • A comprehensive reference work book with case study activities.
  • A book of templates for each step of the project plan.
  • Suggested solutions to case study exercises.
  • A certificate of attendance confirming PDUs (contact hours) earned.

Note: This course is presented by the course developers, Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, who are a Recognised Education Provider for the US Project Management Institute and a course provider for the Australian Institute of Project Management. PMI, the PMI logo, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, PMI Talent Triangle and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. AIPM is a trademark of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Fabulous Course – the presenter was Brilliant! Thank you :)

  • The course was very instructive, and the tutor was excellent and brimming with knowledge. The course materials were also fantastic and will be a great resource in my work.

  • This course presenter is a Master of teaching and a Guru of Project Management, and is the reason I would recommend the course to my colleagues.

  • The teaching methods were perfect – the ideal mix of theory and practical examples. Monday morning of the week after the course, and I’m keen to start applying the things I learned. Thank you.

  • The content complexity was perfectly pitched, the venue accessible and comfortable, the catering far exceeded my expectations, and the facilitator was inclusive, responsive and knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for better.

  • The course was well balanced between the theoretical and the practical, which I felt equipped me to put these new skills into practice straight away. The trainer used examples across the various industries represented by the course participants, which made the content relevant and engaging for all. I would not hesitate in recommending this course to others.

  • Tutor was excellent and knew the subject having had experience with teaching and in the corporate world – so we learned a lot.

  • Excellent tutor and great array of resources and templates to be able to use and incorporate into my everyday operations. The experience and anecdotes that the tutor provided illustrated points in a practical and insightful way, contextualizing everything we had learnt. I couldn’t have done this course sooner.

  • Great clear introductory course to learn about essentials of project management. The group work was a fun and excellent way to apply skills and knowledge. I was pleased to meet and have lunch with the class (great venues!) and get to know them.

  • Very useful templates, lots of recommendations on useful resources, practical people with very different backgrounds.

  • I enjoyed the course thoroughly. The presenter’s clear explanations, related examples and stories in the trenches helped make this course enjoyable and full of learning. I will be walking away with many useful tools and much new knowledge that I can apply in my role.

  • The presenter offers a practical insight into the world of project management – easy to understand advice for both ends of the spectrum from the novice to the expert.

  • A very informative and well-paced course that covered a broad range of Project Management concepts in a very practical way with a very knowledgeable and experienced tutor.

  • Great course with plenty of varied material to apply to each individual, their style of work and workplace environment. The presenter is a very generous and jovial teacher. I look forward to furthering my studies in this field.

  • I have already recommended this course to others. I found it highly relevant and a good mix of research based theory and applied knowledge. I already work in the area of project management but it provided a deeper and broader understanding and an opportunity to reflect on how to be more effective. Also appreciated the reference materials and recommended websites and the group work.

  • The tutor was very knowledgeable and interesting. The resource material provided is 10/10. Lunch was fabulous on both days.

  • A terrific course with loads of supplementary reading and online resources.

  • Knowledgeable tutor very easy to listen to and interact with, learning was effortless. Valuable insight into the practicalities of every stage of planning your project. I put my learning into practice the next working day using all the templates provided during the course.

  • An excellent tutor. Very detailed responses. Great pacing to the course. Would take another course with the Centre for Continuing Education without a doubt.

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