Project Management Essentials


Most people will, at some point, be tasked with leading a project or working on a project team. Indeed, the successful management of projects, both big and small, is key to organisational success.

However, managing a project is not an easy task and involves a lot of moving parts.

This course equips learners with the core skills to manage projects on budget, on time, and within scope.

Specifically, the course highlights the different phases of a project and provides tips and tools for successfully initiating, planning, leading, and closing a project.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to define a project’s scope and requirements.
  • Employ strategies to engage project stakeholders and manage project related conflict.
  • Understand what is involved in bringing together and successfully leading a project team.
  • Utilise techniques to track progress against the project’s schedule and budget.
  • Follow best practices related to project risk management, quality management, and procurement.
  • More effectively manage project changes and prevent ‘scope creep’.
  • Identify the tasks required to successfully close out a project.

Who Should Enrol?

  • All those who lead projects or work as part of a team to complete projects.
  • Anyone who wants to grow their professional skillset and boost their career prospects.

Course Content

The Project Management Essentials course covers the following topics:

New Project Manager Essentials

  • Key characteristics of projects.
  • Responsibilities of a project manager.
  • Resources to leverage when starting a project.
  • Identifying key project stakeholders.

Defining a Project Scope and Team

  • Determining project requirements.
  • Defining project scope.
  • Building and leading a project team.

Creating a Project Schedule and Budget

  • Creating a project schedule and identifying key project milestones.
  • Defining the project’s budget.
  • Using data to assess project performance.

Managing a Project to Minimize Risk and Maximize Quality

  • Planning for and managing project risks.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered to the required quality standards.
  • Determining whether to complete work in-house or outsource to a third party.
  • Selecting vendors.

Navigating through Changes and Conflicts in Projects

  • Controlling changes on a project and preventing ‘scope creep’.
  • Developing a communication plan.
  • Communicating with and effectively engaging project stakeholders.
  • Approaches for managing conflict that may arise during the project.

Taking Final Steps to Bring a Project to its Close

  • Getting projects back on track when behind schedule or over budget.
  • Key steps in wrapping up a project at its completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$245.00 USD