ABOUT THIS COURSE
Project management is a twenty-first century life skill.
Introduction to Project Management Masterclass is designed for professionals who require an overview and practical understanding of project management.
You will take away skills for managing, running and contributing to your organisation’s projects of any scale or context. You will learn the main aspects of project management, enabling a better understanding of project management structure, project managers role, how to ask the relevant questions of project stakeholders and improve your contribution to successful projects within an organisation.
Facilitated by these amazing project management experts:
TERRY QUANBOROUGH, Director and Principal, TQ Projects
Terry has worked in the IT Project Management industry for over 30 years. He has undertaken and managed global projects across the globe.
Terry has held several Senior Executive positions in global Professional and Consulting Services organisations, with primary focus on Systems Integration and Program / Project Management including project governance. He was Asia Pacific Director, Program Management Office for a multinational organisation with specific responsibility for the strategy and health of the project portfolio across the region, plus project management competency and the project methods, processes, standards and tools. In addition, he drove the PMI® certification program for program and project managers and introduced the concept, then managed and delivered Project Management Universities across Asia Pacific.
Terry specialises in Project Management and Consulting Services that includes Project Reviews and Governance and also Program / Project Offices set-up and/or review with associated processes, methods and governance structures, sometimes using a build-operate-transfer model. He also advises, mentors, coaches and conducts both public and in-house project management training programs.
He is a speaker at international project management conferences and seminars, and has written several Project Management related papers. He is a founder member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Sydney Chapter and served as a Board Director for 5 years and is a recipient of the PMI® Australia Chapters’ “Distinguished Contribution Award”.
JOHN FLYNN, Managing Director, Project Managers Network
John has worked as a management consultant and professional services manager for over 30 years, initially in Australia and later in Singapore, Manila and Palo Alto, California.
He has wide experience in strategic consulting and technological market research. He monitors IT industry trends, and has written numerous reports on market projections and technical trends in the industry for clients throughout the world.
John consults to public and private sector organisations, conducting project recoveries, project reviews and long-term mentoring and competency assessment programmes, seeking to raise
awareness of PM best practices within technical and non technical project team members and managers. He is a qualified workplace assessor and has conducted group assessments of
engineering, business and IT staff for four major engineering firms, two major insurance companies, a major bank, a power company, IT companies and a defence contractor, as well as many individual project managers, helping them to achieve professional recognition and awards such as Diplomas and Certificate IV in Project Management.
John conducts competency based training in decision-making, Risk and Project Management for students across all disciplines, including in-house courses for charities, social workers, foreign aid programmes, government departments and commercial firms in Australia and Asia. He is a registered assessor for the AIPM.
Key Learning Outcomes
- How to ask meaningful questions about a project and contribute effectively
- The characteristics of a project, frameworks and disciplines
- The roles and responsibilities of Project Managers
- The knowledge areas and competences that a successful PM must possesses
- Project management tools and techniques
- How projects play a critical role in achieving organisational objectives
- How to apply project principles in order to achieve project objectives
- The critical role of stakeholder management and communications
- Importance of professionally closing a project
Who Should Attend
- Project team members
- Staff who are involved in projects or initiative now or in the future
- Project managers - requiring a refresher
- Project Management Office (PMO) staff
- Managers of Project Managers
- Project Sponsors
- Project Governance team members
- Consultants and project consultants