Project Management Fundamentals

Face-to-face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

The course focuses on the application of project-management skills and the requirement to meet timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

The course does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

Overall, the course addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.

The two (2) day course will provide candidates with a solid understanding across the project management discipline.

Note: The course criteria reflect audiences who do not have any project management knowledge. The design of the course is a general overview of project management and covers the same course content as the Institute of Management course for the unit of competency BSBPMG522A Undertake Project Work, minus the assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define a project and outline project characteristics.
  • Outline a typical project life cycle.
  • Define project process groups and knowledge areas.
  • How to administer and monitor projects.
  • Understand what is required in finalising a project.
  • Review project utilising tools and techniques.
  • Understand the content of a project management plan.

Audience

Project team member; project records officer; project administrator; project support; project analyst; communications liaison; project assistant; contracts officer; project coordinator; estimator and scheduler; project officer; quality officer; small business operator in a wide range of industries.

Prerequisites

Required Skills:

  • Communication and negotiation skills to work with team members and other stakeholders to maintain project schedules
  • Communication skills to relate to people with diverse abilities and from diverse backgrounds in a culturally appropriate way
  • Literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation
  • Numeracy skills to:
    • Analyse data
    • Compare time lines and promotional costs against budgets
  • Planning and organising skills to develop, monitor and maintain implementation schedules

Pathways from the course

After completing this course and in order to progress into project management, candidates may undertake:

Audience Delivery Strategy

  1. The course has been structured to be delivered over two (2) days and will be led by our experienced trainers.
  2. Each session contains a participant workbook which includes a series of theories and models, accompanying information, additional reading, written activities, reflective tasks and PowerPoint slides.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the project lifecycle and inter-relationships and approval processes
  • Describe relevant project documentation
  • Explain the importance of project monitoring and control processes and parameters
  • Articulate the importance of the project closure process
  • Describe the purpose of lessons learnt throughout the lifecycle

Program Outline

Day One

  • Overview of project management processes
  • Elements of Project Management
  • Project Management Lifecycle
  • Initiating a Project
  • Concepts and activities throughout the day

Day Two

  • Planning a Project
  • Implementing a Project
  • Monitoring a Project
  • Closing a Project
  • Concepts and activities throughout the day

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