Project Management Skills & Knowledge

Our two day, interactive course equips you with a set of tools immediately applicable in the workplace, taking you through each stage of the life cycle of a project.

Next course starts:

26 Oct 21
In Wellington

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“A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.” (Source: PMI PMBOK Guide)

“A project is a temporary organisation that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to an agreed Business Case.” (Source: PRINCE2 2009 Edition)

A project structure enables organisations to introduce change. While business as usual operations can and should seek to improve performance (through continual process improvement), it is not geared up to design, develop and deliver something new and unique: that’s where projects come into play.

The best project managers –and teams - are those who deliver their projects consistently on time and within budget, meeting or exceeding the expectations of the stakeholders. Effective project teams are able to perform consistently, blending a shared understanding of agreed methodologies and techniques with strong leadership and people skills.

Our two day, interactive workshop equips participants with a set of tools immediately applicable in the workplace, taking you through each stage of the life cycle of a project. It is equally pertinent for seasoned project team members, those new to the discipline and others who are involved intermittently as required.

The modules are grouped under the following headings:

  • Introduction
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project initiation
  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Project closeout


By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained an understanding of key project success factors and typical pitfalls; techniques for managing critical stakeholder relationships; and have tools and tips for managing key stages of the project lifecycle.

Activities are based around a case study. 


Topics Covered

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to develop a project charter
  • Hold a project kick-off meeting to bring the team together
  • Develop a scope description, scope boundaries and identify deliverables
  • Break down the project into subprojects and define the subproject deliverables
  • Assess the risk of the deliverables and develop countermeasures to address

From this course, you will be able to apply fundamental project management techniques to your project and gain skills in directing the resources required to run a smooth project.


Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for:

  • New Project Managers or Project Managers with no formal project management training
  • Managers and/or project team members wanting a background in project management
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about participative team-based methods for managing a project

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, an awareness of the project management environment is beneficial. 

Course Feedback

"I found it  more useful than PRINCE2 - this course is much more practical and applicable in most workplaces."

“Excellent course! Excellent presenter! Wouldn’t change a thing. Well done Project Plus!”

“What I learnt will be extremely valuable to my organisation. This will detail perfectly with other software applications too.”

“Good and valuable course and real world experience, recommend it to people wanting a good, practical knowledge of project management. “


$1550 plus GST

This course has often been delivered on clients' premises for their people. Please contact us if you wish to discuss how we can work with you to develop your people.

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Tue 26 Oct
9:00am to
Wed 27 Oct


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