Getting Started in Project Management

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This one-day course is designed to give structure and confidence to general business activities as well as your projects by introducing basic project management principles, practices, tools, and techniques across the full project management lifecycle.

This introductory course is for you if you:

  • are new to project management,
  • seek to add rigour to ad hoc projects and business initiatives, or
  • want to refresh or consolidate informal skills.

Course Content

In this course, you will learn steps to define and manage a project/initiative through the use of established principles, practices, tools and techniques. These include but are not limited to scoping, scheduling and planning, benefits management, risk identification and analysis, monitoring and control, and stakeholder engagement across the project management lifecycle.

This hands-on course provides you with opportunities to apply new learnings to a current project/initiative, and gives you a customisable toolkit to take back to the workplace. While PMBOK and PRINCE2 methodologies are broadly referenced, outcomes are applicable across any discipline.

To prepare for the course, please come prepared to discuss a current/future project, or a past project if you are not working on one at the moment. You may also bring along some information related to the project to support your discussion.

Course Outcomes

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

  • follow a basic project management process, from initiation to closure
  • scope projects for business cases and project plans
  • better understand and identify risks, issues and benefits
  • engage more effectively with key stakeholders
  • identify and apply ways in which your projects can be monitored, controlled, and improved
  • confidently identify and progress your project’s next steps for their projects.

Benefits to your organisation

  • a consistent approach to managing projects for success
  • enhanced ability to address business/customer needs
  • in time, meaningful and lasting organisational change

Benefits to you

  • greater confidence with respect to starting up, managing, and understanding projects
  • course notes and a toolkit that can be taken back to the workplace and readily customised to meet your and your organisation’s needs
  • action plan for the next steps in one of your current projects/initiatives