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Project Management Fundamentals

Regardless of whether you apply a specific methodology, being able to understand and apply the fundamentals of project management is a highly sought after skill for managers and team members alike. This interactive and practical course provides tools, templates and step-by-step guidelines that anyone involved with project-based work can use to manage and implement the core phases underpinning every project.

After your training, we provide editable copies of project management templates in Microsoft Word format which you can reuse, modify and adapt for your real work projects.

2 day course
4.66  (519 reviews)
What you will learn:
  • Identify and plan the different phases of a project
  • Manage stakeholders according to their level of interest and power
  • Identify and manage risk by undertaking a risk analysis
  • Understand various scheduling and budgeting methods
  • Effectively manage and engage the project team
  • Monitor and control the project
  • Close off and review a project including identifying 'lessons learnt'
What you'll get:
Lunch and refreshments
Capped class sizes
This course is ideal for

This project management training course is recommended for project team members, operational personnel and anyone new to a project management environment who wants to learn a structured process, and understand the processes, responsibilities and requirements to achieve project deliverables.

Topics covered in this training course

Identify the difference between projects and general work so you can decide when project management is required

Learn pros and cons of the three most commonly used project management methodologies

Understand how cost, time and scope affect project management and the value of planning

Understand the expectations of a project manager and keys to success

Overview the four phases of a project and key outputs of each before exploring them individually in more detail

Determine the project background, scope, objectives, key stakeholders, limits, priorities and constraints. Complete an impact assessment to determine if the project is viable and a project goal statement as the final output of this phase.

Develop a work breakdown structure, select team members and apply the Belbin model, assign responsibilities, sequence the deliverables, develop the schedule, determine the budget and resources required, complete risk analysis and develop prevention and contingency plans to output a project plan.

Learn how project managers can monitor, control and communicate progress while guiding the team through stages of development, taking corrective action and managing changes to the project plan where required. The outputs of the execution stage include status reports and final deliverables.

Recognise the essential processes to get sign off and complete a project successfully. The close-out is an opportunity to evaluate outcomes, assess the lessons learned, and record this valuable information in your final report.

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from 519 reviews
“Great structure, just the right detail. Overall happy. Thank you Annie!”
Annika, May 2019
“Very knowledgeable instructor. Very enthusiastic and engaging.”
Oliver, May 2019
“Annie was lovely and very knowledgeable. ”
Kelly, May 2019
“The trainer Katherine was excellent and was able to teach additional knowledge based on questions of the class that was not covered in the structure.”
Joey, May 2019