Project Management Training: Essentials

Companies of all shapes and sizes are increasingly reliant on teams focused on specific projects to manage initiatives and organisational change. At the same time, most professional workers are managing their own projects as part of ‘business as usual’, in which they are the project manager and the project team. Without project management skills, this can be daunting and insufficiently productive. 

However, when people have learnt the fundamentals of project management, they will feel much better equipped to manage projects confidently, be it as part of a project team or managing their own projects. These fundamentals are not just about managing timings and the various stages in a project but importantly, also the people side of project management, such as communicating, influencing, leading change and managing conflict.

After our Project Management training course, participants will have a clear understanding of how to manage their next project.

Ask us how we can tailor our Project Management training course in-house to groups of all sizes. We are able to design a program that matches your audience, objectives, budget and time. We offer our courses in-person and online in the following locations:

Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane | Adelaide | Perth | Hobart | Darwin | Canberra
All regional areas | Asia | And anywhere else

Course audience

This project management training course is designed for anyone looking for a skills foundation to manage day-to-day projects or contribute to larger project initiatives.

Course outcomes

In this project management fundamentals course, participants will learn how to:

  • Balance time, cost, scope and quality
  • Define a project vision
  • Plan quickly and effectively
  • Create a project schedule
  • Monitor projects
  • Close and evaluate a project
  • Effectively participate in and manage projects.

Read on to learn even more about what goes into being an effective and successful project manager, and how ICML can help you build up all the skills you need.

What skills do project managers need?

When you are working on a project whether you are the one leading or participating in a team or you are the team there are a number of skills that will allow you to excel. These include:

  • Being able to manage your time effectively so that you are able to complete everything you need to do on the prescribed timeline.
  • Getting a complete view of everything that will go into the project, and what you need to accomplish those goals.
  • Monitoring every aspect of the project as it progresses and addressing issues as they arise.
  • Understanding when to intervene and influence decisions and when to let others tackle important responsibilities.
  • Communicating what’s needed and negotiating effectively to get what you need.
  • Motivating other people to accomplish tasks that advance the project, mostly without the use of formal authority.
  • Managing conflict as people involved or related to the project inevitably have diverging interests.
  • Reporting on progress to management or other parties with an interest.
  • Knowing when you are reaching the end of the project’s scope and what it takes to finally complete its various aspects.

Many of these are effectively “people skills,” both for keeping yourself going strong and ensuring everyone else on the team is staying the course.

What qualifications do you need to be a project manager?

The good news is that to excel at project management in Australia, you don’t need any set qualifications. You will just need to be able to use the above skills to work within or oversee a project team, effectively deploying all the knowledge you’ve acquired over the course of your career.

Those skills are applicable in a broad range of industries and for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are working on your employer’s first-ever project team or this is the kind of thing that happens on a weekly basis, these skills will be vital.

What do you do as a project manager?

When you are managing a project from the top down, you are overseeing a lot of moving parts. Whether it’s a human resources project, or you are developing  a new process, product or service, the same leadership and management tools will always be necessary to manage the project for success. 

Want to improve some of those skills? We have a few suggestions for how to do so.

How long does it take to learn project management?

There is no set point at which you have fully learned what it takes to master business project management. As with many other things in business, the things that work today might not work tomorrow.

You will therefore have to constantly hone your skills so that you can always be an agile project manager.

What is the career path for a project manager?

You can be a more effective project manager or participant at any level of your career. Whether you’re just getting your feet wet in an entry-level job or you’ve been a C-suite executive for years, you can manage projects effectively.

The good news is that these skills will typically benefit you no matter what your career path looks like, and can help you accelerate your climb up the corporate ladder.

How do you get project management training?

At ICML, we offer some fantastic project management training courses that can help you and your colleagues hone your skills and knowledge, both in general and for very specific skills necessary to lead a project from inception to completion. These lessons should be part of your broader professional development.

Each one is highly customisable, so you or your colleagues get exactly the guidance you need.

Tailoring our Project Management course to your needs

Whether it’s for a handful of professionals within your organisation or an entire team, delivering a tailored in-house Project Management training program is both economical and effective.

At ICML, we boost your return on investment in project management training because we tailor the workshop experience in a number of ways, including:

  • Content: We’ll discuss which topics are relevant to your organisation and design a program that suits your unique needs. That includes customising for any existing project management framework, methodology and templates. For example, we have delivered the project management essentials training program often with a planning and time management focus. At other times we have taken an approach more focused on managing project stakeholders.
  • Language: We’ll adopt your internal business and project management terminology and your project management framework if you use one, so everything is fully relevant to your organisation.
  • Duration: We can facilitate anything from a one-hour presentation to a multi-day project management training program over the course of months (and everything in between).
  • Location: We’ll deliver our programs across Australia and overseas, either in person or virtually.

Get in touch

Our various courses will equip you or your entire company with the unique skills you need to succeed. We offer both in-person training and online courses. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you:

Virtual Project Management training course for individuals

We offer this program in two 3-hour workshops over two consecutive weeks. You can attend this program from anywhere: your workstation or from home.

Duration

Six hours, delivered in two 3-hour live, virtual workshops
9.30am to 12.30pm AEDT/AEST (please check your local time)

  • AEDT – 1 Jan to 2 Apr and 3 Oct to 31 Dec 2022
  • AEST – 3 Apr to 2 Oct 2022

Dates

  • Tuesday 30 November and 7 December 2021 (AEDT)
  • Tuesday 15 and 22 March 2022 (AEDT)
  • Wednesday 15 and 22 June 2022 (AEST)
  • Wednesday 14 and 21 September 2022 (AEST)
  • Wednesday 7 and 14 December 2022 (AEDT)

Investment

$ 495 + GST (from 1 Jan 2022)

Small group sizes

We limit the group size. This means the workshops are highly interactive and we’ll be able to focus on your personal challenges.

Includes

  • Electronic editable participant manual – great for reference
  • Pre course questionnaire (helps training become even more effective)
  • A PDF certificate.

What you need

  • A device with a camera – preferably a laptop or desktop
  • Good internet access
  • A quiet room.

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