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Project Design & Management 

This intensive project management training course is designed for those who currently work as full-time project managers, or have prior experience of project management methodology. For those seeking formal certification, this project management course partially satisfies the training requirements for candidates for the PMP qualification and all the underlying knowledge requirements for the Australian Institute’s CPPM certification. For those seeking Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Institue accreditation, reference codes will be provided to participants at the completion of this course. Alternatively, participants may work towards a nationally recognised diploma, subject to meeting recognition of prior learning requirements and the completion of additional assessments.

Course content

This project management training course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction - Project Management course format, case study, review some basic Project Management concepts.
  • Project Selection - Selection of projects, and business cases, project approvals.
  • Integration Management - Overall Project Plan, integrated change control, executing the plan, work allocation, project closure. A brief review of tools which can be used to assist in running projects – scheduling, risk, change and issue management and new developments.
  • Scope Management - Gathering project requirements, defining and verifying scope, using Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and controlling changes to scope.
  • Time Management - Defining and sequencing project activities (using the WBS and network diagrams), estimating effort, three point estimates, schedule development and control, critical path, fast tracking.
  • Cost Management - Deriving budgets and monitoring performance against them, earned value analysis.
  • Risk Management - Identifying and managing risk and opportunities.
  • Quality Management - How we manage customer satisfaction by ensuring quality of deliverables – quality planning, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC).
  • Procurement Management - Planning for, selecting and sourcing supply of goods and services from external vendors – contract administration issues.
  • Human Resource Management - Project Management competency model, training issues, performance agreements, project organisation models, project staffing plans video and Project Management competencies and behaviours on the job.
  • Communications Management - Stakeholder management, status reporting, information dissemination both within team and outside to stakeholders, correcting variances to plan, lessons learned reporting.
  • Professional Responsibility - A brief guide to the major professional responsibilities of a project manager in the workplace and the ethical conflicts that can arise from this role.

This project management training course makes references to the features of planning tools such as Microsoft Project and teach participants how to use it. The material covered in the course outlines the process for collecting the data to drive such tools. 

Course outcomes

This project management training course covers the activities in each of the 5 processes of Project Management (PM), namely Initialising, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing. Participants will learn how to:

  • Clearly define scope, and manage changes to it
  • Develop a realistic schedule which meets the project owners constraints
  • Prepare a plan, understand its purpose and why it comprises more than just a schedule
  • Identify the project’s quality objectives and implement appropriate controls to ensure they are achieved
  • Develop status reports which reflect reality
  • Identify and continually manage risks which could de-rail your project
  • Manage stakeholders to ensure they remain committed to and involved with the project
  • Control external groups on which the project is dependent
  • Ensure they obtain the appropriate resources for the project which will raise confidence in achieving the goals
  • Build effective teams which are committed to the project goals
  • Evaluate performance of the team
  • Estimate and control project budgets.
  • Accrue 21 PDU’s towards retaining PMP credential

As well as providing a sound grounding in Project Management principles, this project management training course encourages the participants to consider how effective Project Managers behave and to adopt these models on their projects.

Suitable for

This project management training course is designed for those who manage projects on a full time basis and whose projects involve the need for more formal approaches to managing, including projects in which there are significant external dependencies to be controlled.

Qualifications Based on this Material

This project management training course provides a detailed coverage of the processes and life cycle process groups required for the PMP (Project Management Professional)qualification, generally favoured by service-based industries, and a significant part of the required formal training required for that credential. Advice on this qualification is given at the end of the course.

After attending this project management training course, participants may also pursue an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited Diploma in Project Management, subject to meeting recognition of prior learning requirements and completing a portfolio of evidence from their workplace projects. They may also consider a professional accreditation from the AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Management) (generally more common in traditional project management industries construction, engineering, etc.) If:

  • They meet similar recognition of prior learning requirements using workplace projects (see AIPM for details)
  • And they satisfy additional formal assessment requirements through AIPM (additional certification costs apply, see AIPM for details).

Our presenters are qualified workplace assessors and can provide advice on the choice of assessment method at the end of the course.

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