Introduction to Project Management Course

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This project management course will provide you with an overview of the fundamental skills required to be an effective project manager and how to apply 2 of the more common project management methodologies to your specific requirements, namely PMBOK and PRINCE2.
By learning PMBOK and PRINCE2 project management methodologies, we will equip you with a set of tools that will enable you to gain competency in effectively managing projects.
PMBOK was the first project management methodology and formed the basis for sound project management methodology. PRINCE2 arose later and had an IT focus. By including both these methodologies in this project management course, you will have a solid basis for managing projects in a well-recognised and disciplined manner.

Learning outcomes

By the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of a project manager
  • Scope a project by managing upwards
  • Achieve outcomes by managing time, cost and quality constraints
  • Manage project risk more effectively
  • Identify and communicate with key stakeholders to obtain favourable results.
  • Utilise internal resources efficiently and procure additional resources as required.
  • Achieve success in managing projects.

Ideal for

This course is suitable for anyone who is new to project management and seeks to acquire a toolkit of project management skills for immediate implementation.

Course content

  • An introduction to PMBOK methodology - this includes the following units – managing project scope, managing project time, managing project cost, managing project quality, managing project risk, managing project procurement, managing project human resources, managing project communications and integrating each of the project management functions.
  • An introduction to PRINCE2 methodology – this includes 7 Principles (Continued Business Justification, Learn From Experience, Defined Roles and Responsibilities, Manage by Stages: Manage by Exception, Focus on Products, Tailor to Suit Project Environment), 7 Themes (business case, organisation, quality, plans, risk, change and progress), and 7 Processes (Starting a Project, Initiating a Project, Directing a Project, Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery, Managing Stage Boundaries and Closing A Project)
  • Key roles when managing projects – project owner, project sponsor and project manager. In so doing, examining the importance of the project manager managing upwards, sideways and downwards.
  • Managing upwards to refine the project brief and prepare a project scope statement
  • Overall responsibilities of a project manager versus project facilitators and workstream owners. Leading a team of project facilitators by empowering them to work within project constraints and with accountability.
  • Managing project time with the assistance of network diagrams, GANTT charts and software. This includes a brief introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Managing a project budget and timing the release of funds against project costs so that the project remains financially viable.
  • Delivering against project quality metrics. This includes working within compliance requirements.
  • Developing contingency plans to manage the risk associated with a project pro-actively.
  • Obtain and allocating resources between projects and ongoing business. Procuring external l resources as required and sourcing internal resources, where appropriate and by agreement.
  • Identifying key stakeholders and communicating accordingly for best outcomes.

Delivery style

This Project Management course is offered face to face with a hands-on learning experience which will introduce you in a practical way to the skills associated with project management.

Venue

Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Other Information

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise whose mission is to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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