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Project Management Fundamentals

In the past few decades, organisations have discovered something incredible: the principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success.

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Area of Learning — Project Management Fundamentals

About this course

In the past few decades, organisations have discovered something incredible: the principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success.

As a result, many employees are expected to understand project management techniques and how to apply them to projects of any size. The Project Management workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day. Working with project planning documents, such as needs assessments, risk management plan, and a communication plan will provide benefits throughout your organisation.

Who should attend

This course is designed for participants who want to understand the basic concepts of Project Management. It is useful for Technical specialists/engineers moving into a project management team role, or working for a project manager but who have not had much, if any, experience to date.

Note:

Participants who wish to receive a Statement of Attainment can choose to complete a post course assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment they will be eligible to receive a statement of attainment for the BSBADM407 Administer projects unit of competency.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Key Concepts (I)

  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • What is a Project Manager?
  • Module Two: Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Key Concepts (II)

  • About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • About the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • The Five Process Groups
  • The Ten Knowledge Areas
  • The Triple Constraint
  • Module Three: Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Initiation (I)

  • Identifying Your Stakeholders
  • Assessing Needs and Wants
  • Setting a SMART Project Goal
  • Creating Requirements and Deliverables
  • Module Four: Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Initiation (II)

  • Creating a Statement of Work
  • Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
  • Completing the Project Charter
  • Module Five: Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Planning (I)

  • Managing Expectations
  • Creating a Task List
  • Estimating Time
  • Estimating Resources
  • Estimating Costs
  • Module Six: Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Planning (II)

  • Building the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the Schedule
  • Creating a Risk Management Plan
  • Creating a Communication Plan
  • Module Seven: Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Planning Tools

  • The Gantt Chart
  • The Network Diagram
  • Using a RACI Chart
  • Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project
  • Module Eight: Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Executing the Project

  • Establishing Baselines
  • Monitoring Project Progress
  • Triple Constraint Reduction Methods
  • Module Nine: Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Maintaining and Controlling the Project

  • Making the Most of Status Updates
  • Managing Change
  • Monitoring Risks
  • Module Ten: Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Closing Out

  • Preparing for Closeout
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Learning from Project Challenges
  • Scope Verification
  • A Final To-Do List
  • Module Eleven: Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

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Learning Outcomes

  • Define projects, project management, and project managers
  • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
  • Describe the triple constraint
  • Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
  • Create key project documents.
  • Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
  • Understand and use the work breakdown structure
  • Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
  • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
  • Establish and use baselines
  • Monitor and maintain the project
  • Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project

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