Project Management Essentials Masterclass

Project Management Essentials Masterclass

Project Management Essentials Masterclass


Project Management Essentials Masterclass is an intensive course that will impart occasional or part-time project managers with the practical skills needed to effectively manage mid to large scale projects for your organisation. It will focus on the steps required at each stage of the project life cycle.

Course Aims:
This course reviews the range of topics in the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide1), as well as all the major topics in the Australian BSB51407 Diploma in Project Management. It will not go into excessive depth but focus on applying the principles to a series of case study based team exercises.

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.

Current Services:
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.

Current services:
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

  • Manage shorter term project in your workplace
  • Use a structured approach to prepare an effective project plan
  • Incorporate appropriate plans, schedules, budgets and specific deliverables
  • Use project templates and customise them to your workplace context
  • Define project scope and user requirements and identify the best means of controlling scope
  • Develop a realistic schedule which meets stakeholder constraints
  • Identify and document the appropriate resources for projects
  • Identify and engage project stakeholders to manage expectations and ensure
  • Identify and manage risks which could disrupt projects
  • Determine project quality objectives and identify appropriate controls for desired outcomes
  • Use methods for timely and accurate reporting of progress against plan
  • Manage crises arising from various projects
  • Build effective teams which are committed to the project goals

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
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