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SHORT COURSE

Applied Project Management

This short course provides project managers with the advanced tools and techniques required to enhance their leadership role in projects.

About this course

Applied project management will give you the opportunity to hone your skills in project governance and planning, stakeholder management and engagement, managing scope changes and developing an effective project team to achieve project outcomes.

Course structure

The following content will be covered during the course:

  • Project management approaches and different types of projects
  • Organisational structures for running projects
  • Benchmarking research
  • Project lifecycle
  • Project governance
  • Framework for building high performing project teams
  • Project selection
  • Initiating the project:

- Purpose and objectives
- Project stakeholders
- Project communication
- Project scope
- Project milestones
- Work breakdown structures (WBS).

  • Project planning:

- Estimating
- Scheduling
- Project costs
- Project quality.

  • Project risk management
  • Project procurement
  • Project control
  • Performance reports
  • Resolving project problems
  • Project review
  • Progress reporting
  • Project close and evaluation.

Delivery style

This short course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Learning outcomes

As a result of undertaking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the need for a project and subsequently initiate it
  • Utilise expanded skills with more advanced tools and techniques in project management to take on a leadership role in projects
  • Guide the development of project scope and definition activities including defining the project context, and listing project deliverables, constraints and outcomes
  • Learn how to effectively estimate costs and resources required for more complex projects and develop project plans
  • Build a project management culture by bringing together, motivating and successfully managing and leading multi-functional project teams
  • Develop project plans, schedules and budgets, conduct risk management activities, direct project communications and apply project scope controls
  • Develop and evaluate project outcomes and draw lessons from the project for continuous improvement.

Price 

Full price: $1,300 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Who is this course for?

This short course is designed for individuals who have experience in project management and who wish to expand their skills with more advanced tools and techniques in order to take on project leadership roles. It is suitable for project managers, project officers or those making regular and important contributions to more complex projects.

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