Advanced Project Management

Face-to -face duration: 3 days
PDU's: 24

Course Objectives

This three (3) day course covers the more advanced aspects of managing projects. Projects form an integral part of any business model and this dictates that they must be completed on time and within budget to reap maximum benefits from the project outcome. Through case studies and interactive discussions, this course will deliver a comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques for successful, cost - effective management of projects. A motivated and experienced professional will lead candidates through a curriculum based on PMI (Project Management Institute) methodologies of leadership and management.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will achieve the following skills, knowledge and concepts in the application of project management techniques.

  • Define scope of a project - one of the most challenging project management tasks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project management, its application and context within organisations.
  • Understand different phases of project management lifecycle and activities to be completed in each phase.
  • Understand and describe inter-relationship between project scope, time, cost, quality, and risk.
  • Understand fundamental areas in project planning process: scope, time, cost, risk, quality, procurement, communication, human resource, and integration management.
  • Explain importance of project monitoring and control processes.
  • Articulate importance of project closure process.

Benefits

  • Provides a solid understanding across project management discipline.
  • Learn and develop ability to apply the 10 project management knowledge areas of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide.
  • During workshop, learn and apply knowledge to deliver the project outputs (time, cost, quality) to project stakeholders.
  • Build project management capabilities and understand importance of identifying requirements and establishing clear objectives, managing competing stakeholders and meeting stakeholder requirements.
  • Refine skills in functions of project management - four core or constraint functions (scope, time, cost, quality) and four enabling functions (human resources, communications, procurement and risk).

Prerequisites

Participants in this course are expected to have an appropriate level of competency in leading and directing a project as identified with the tasks, knowledge and skills in project management.

Audience

This course is targeted at those who are seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in project management and seeking to be employed as:

  • project manager (generic)
  • project manager (industry specific)
  • project leader
  • project team leader
  • project contract
  • manager project
  • vendor manager.

Format

  • Face-to-face delivery of theory.
  • Facilitated discussions.

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured to be delivered over three (3) days. It has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning techniques:

  • individual and group activities
  • short lecture sessions
  • using templates
  • practical and experientia
  • l written activities
  • presentations.

Participants will receive a state-of-the-art student manual with all reference material, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

Project Outline

Day One

  • Overview refresher of project management principles.
  • What is a project?
  • Projects and strategic planning.
  • What is project management?
  • Standards in project management.
  • Project goal and objectives.
  • Project success factors.
  • Role of the project manager.
  • Projects and organisational structure.
  • Project management process groups.
  • Project management knowledge areas.

Day Two

  • Project initiation.
  • Project charter.
  • Project management plan.
  • Work breakdown structure.
  • Project scope management.
  • Project time management.
  • Gantt Chart.
  • Critical path.

Day Three

  • Project cost management.
  • Project human resource management.
  • Project risk management.
  • Project quality management.
  • Project procurement management.
  • Project monitoring and control.
  • Scope, cost and schedule control.
  • Project performance measurement.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Project closedown

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Testimonials

"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

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