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Trainers Direct offers several in-house project management courses from a one or two day essentials course through to Project Management the Complete Guide, a 3 day intensive training workshop. Contact us for further information on our range of Project Management courses. Introduction to Project Management 1 Day Essentials is now available with our live instructors online in the virtual classroom.

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Introduction to Project Management - 1 Day

Our 1 Day Introduction to Project Management will enhance your ability to lead teams and analyse complex problems.

This introductory project management course is designed for those who are either managing, running or contributing to an organisation’s projects and initiatives but have had little or no training in the discipline. This course covers the main aspects of project management enabling you to better understand project management structure, ask relevant questions of project stakeholders and improve your contribution to successful projects within your organisation.

This project management course is aligned to the global standard for project management theory –
The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition). In particular, it covers the activities in each of the five (5) process groups of Project Management, namely Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing which are common to the National Competency Standards in Project Management.


Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this introduction to project management course for non-project managers you will learn:

  • The characteristics of a project, frameworks and disciplines.
  • The knowledge areas and competences that a successful Project Manager must possesses.
  • The roles and responsibilities of Project Managers.
  • How to ask meaningful questions about a project and contribute effectively.
  • How projects play a critical role in achieving organisational objectives.
  • How to apply project principles in order to achieve project objectives.
  • Project management tools and techniques.
  • The critical role of stakeholder management and communications.
  • Importance of professionally closing a project.
Course Content

This project management course covers the following content:

  • Introduction and Logistics
  • Project, project management and project roles.
  • Key concepts of Process Groups and Knowledge Areas.
  • How can projects achieve organisational success?

Initiating the Project

  • Project authorisation.
  • The project kick-off.
  • Understanding the project objectives.
  • Understanding / determining success measurements.
  • The Project Charter.
  • Identifying Stakeholders.

Planning the Project

  • Ensuring detailed planning is undertaken to an adequate level.
  • Developing the Project Plan.
  • Obtaining approval of Project Plan.

Executing the Project

  • Acquiring the project team.
  • Selecting suppliers.
  • Directing and Managing the project work.
  • Quality Assurance.
  • The importance of deliverables.

Monitoring & Controlling the Project

  • Monitoring and Controlling the project work.
  • Importance of Change Control processes.
  • Quality Control.
  • Development of Project Status Reports.

Closing the Project

  • Project acceptance and sign-off.
  • The Project Closure / Post Implementation Report.
  • Lessons Learned.
  • Course Summary and Close

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for individual team members or less experienced project team members with limited hands on experience who wish to learn more about project management principles. It particularly suits participants who are either managing, running or contributing to smaller or shorter-term projects and initiatives as well as being a refresher for experienced delegates.

Continuing Professional Development

This project management course offers 6.5 hours of professional development training that can contribute towards your prerequisite hours for certification. It also partially satisfies the training requirements for Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

Delivery Style

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

Project Management the Complete Guide - 3 Days

Our Complete Guide to Project Management Course will enhance your ability to lead teams and analyse complex problems.

All courses are delivered by experienced practitioners who are accredited senior project managers with substantial training experience throughout Australia, China and South East Asia.

Our qualified trainers are Global Registered Education Providers for the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The PMI Registered Education Provider designation is the highest mark of excellence in project management training.

About this Course

This intensive 3-day project management course provides project managers and teams with the practical skills needed to effectively manage projects in a form suitable for immediate application to the workplace. The course reviews all the topics in the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as well as all the major topics in the Australian BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management, applying the principles using case study based team exercises.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is their flagship publication and a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry. PMI® global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted. When consistently applied, they help you and your organisation achieve professional excellence.

Participants will receive:-

  • A set of presentation slides
  • Comprehensive reference workbook
  • Suggested solutions to case study exercises
  • A personal copy of the PMBOK® Guide
Learning Outcomes

This project management course covers the activities in each of the five processes of Project Management, namely InitialisingPlanningExecutingControlling and Closing, which are common to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and the National Competency Standards in Project Management as well as all the Knowledge Areas (or Competency Units) in both standards.

At the completion of this project management course delegates should be able to:

  1. Collect requirements, define the scope and manage change.
  2. Develop a realistic schedule which meets the stakeholders’ constraints.
  3. Develop project cost estimates and control project budgets.
  4. Prepare a project management plan.
  5. Identify and manage risks that could impact a project.
  6. Develop accurate and meaningful status reports.
  7. Establish a project’s quality objectives and appropriate controls and measures.
  8. Manage project stakeholders to ensure they remain committed and supportive.
  9. Control project suppliers and external stakeholders.
  10. Build effective teams that are committed to the project goals.
  11. Determine and acquire appropriate project resources.
  12. Understand the social and professional responsibilities of a project manager.
Course Design

The instructor will use a variety of interactive methods during the course, including:

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

This project management course will cover the following content:

  • Project Management overview.
  • Characteristics of projects and typical project problems.
  • The project life cycle.
Integration Management
  • Project integration processes.
  • Project initiation.
  • Project charter.
  • Project Management Plan development.
  • Implementing the plan, allocating work, integrated change control, project closure.

Scope Management

  • Gathering requirements and defining scope.
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Validating scope and controlling changes.
Time Management
  • Task definition (WBS).
  • Estimating methods, contingency and schedule development.
  • Network diagrams and critical path techniques.
  • Schedule compression techniques and schedule control.
Cost Management
  • Cost estimates, budgets and controls.
  • Earned value analysis techniques.
Risk Management
  • Identifying, prioritising and managing project risk.
  • Monitoring and controlling risks.
Quality Management
  • Project quality objectives and metrics.
  • Establishing and monitoring project QA and QC techniques.
Procurement Management
  • Planning for and selecting goods and services from external suppliers.
  • Administering contracts and managing suppliers.
Project Resource Management
  • PM competency model and constructive PM behaviours.
  • Project Organisation models, project staffing plans.
  • Team acquisition and development techniques.
Communications Management
  • Communications planning and status reporting.
  • Project closure – capturing lessons learned.
Stakeholder Management
  • Identifying and analysing stakeholders, and managing expectations.
  • Managing stakeholder engagement.
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.

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for experienced project managers, project officers and project team members with hands-on experience who wish to learn more about project principles, project methodology and current best practices. It particularly suits participants who manage projects or support project managers on a regular basis, and where projects are complex, affecting multiple departments or from a medium to a large number of stakeholder groups.

For those 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, we recommend attending the Introduction to Project Management Course.

Professional Development Units

This course will provide attendees with 21 hours of required instructor-led training for professional accreditation with the PMI, as well as 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 20 Continuing Professional Developement (CPD) points for accredited members of the Australian Institute of Project Management (Category B7 – Knowledge).

This project management course also partially satisfies the training requirements for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® qualification and all the underlying knowledge requirements for The Australian Institute of Project Management’s Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) certification.



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