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Project Management Course: The Complete Guide

Project Management Course: The Complete Guide

Project Management short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Achieve goals and lead your projects to success with our Project Management courses in Sydney.

Enhance your ability to lead teams and analyse complex problems with a project management course. Learn Project Management with our Project Management courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This intensive project management course provides project managers and teams with the practical skills needed to effectively manage projects in a form suitable for immediate application to the workplace. The course reviews all the topics in the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and applies them to case study-based team exercises.

This project management course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and is delivered by experienced, actively practising senior project managers who are Registered Education Providers for the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The PMI Registered Education Provider designation is the highest mark of excellence in project management training. Registered Education Providers are organisations approved by PMI to offer project management training and must meet or exceed PMI’s rigorous quality standards and requirements.

Free copy of the PMBOK® Guide

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

You will be provided with a complimentary copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—yours to keep—a comprehensive set of course materials, presentation slides, case study exercises with worked solutions and a digital certificate of course completion.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is their flagship publication and a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry. PMI® global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted. When consistently applied, they help you and your organisation achieve professional excellence.

This course is delivered by Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, a Registered Education Provider (#1467) for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Managers Network Pty Ltd are approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course. PMI, the PMI logo, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, PMI Talent Triangle and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. This course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). AIPM is a trademark of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Learning Outcomes

This project management course covers the activities in each of the five processes of Project Management, namely Initialising, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing, which are common to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and the National Competency Standards in Project Management.

At the completion of this project management course you should be able to:

  1. Collect requirements and define scope, and manage change.
  2. Develop a realistic schedule which meets the stakeholders' constraints.
  3. Develop project cost estimates and control project budgets.
  4. Prepare a project management plan.
  5. Identify and manage risks which could impact a project.
  6. Develop accurate and meaningful status reports.
  7. Establish a project’s quality objectives and appropriate controls and measures.
  8. Manage project stakeholders to ensure they remain committed and supportive.
  9. Control project suppliers and external stakeholders.
  10. Build effective teams which are committed to the project goals.
  11. Determine and acquire appropriate project resources.
  12. Understand the social and professional responsibilities of a project manager.

Course Design

The instructor will use a variety of interactive methods during the course, including:

  • Group brainstorming and discussions.
  • Team exercises and presentations.
  • Case study problem-solving.
  • Suggested evening assignments and readings.

Course Content

This project management course will cover the following content:


  • Project Management overview.
  • Definitions and project life cycles.
  • Project Management concepts and terminology.

Integration Management

  • Project integration processes.
  • Project initiation.
  • Project charter.
  • Project Management Plan development.
  • Implementing the plan, allocating work, integrated change control, project closure.

Scope Management

  • Gathering requirements and defining scope.
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Validating scope and controlling changes.

Time Management

  • Task definition (WBS).
  • Estimating methods, contingency and schedule development.
  • Network diagrams and critical path techniques.
  • Schedule compression techniques and schedule control.

Cost Management

  • Cost estimates, budgets and controls.
  • Earned value analysis techniques.

Risk Management

  • Identifying, prioritising and managing project risk.
  • Monitoring and controlling risks.

Quality Management

  • Project quality objectives and metrics.
  • Establishing and monitoring project QA and QC techniques.

Procurement Management

  • Planning for and selecting goods and services from external suppliers.
  • Administering contracts and managing suppliers.

Project Resource Management

  • PM competency model and constructive PM behaviours.
  • Project Organisation models, project staffing plans.
  • Team acquisition and development techniques.

Communications Management

  • Communications planning and status reporting.
  • Project closure – capturing lessons learned.

Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying and analysing stakeholders, and managing expectations.
  • Managing stakeholder engagement.

Professional Responsibility

A brief guide to the major professional responsibilities of a project manager in the workplace and the ethical conflicts that can arise from this role.

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for experienced project managers, project officers and project team members with hands on experience who wish to learn more about project principles, project methodology and current best practices. It particularly suits participants who manage projects or support project managers on a regular basis, and where projects are complex, affecting multiple departments or a medium to large number of stakeholder groups. For those who manage projects on a part time or occasional basis, and where projects are less complex, primarily affecting single departments or a smaller number of stakeholder groups over a shorter time frame, eg. six months' duration or less, we recommend Project Management Course: Essentials.

This project management course provides all of the underlying knowledge required to pursue a Diploma of Project Management via Recognition of Prior Learning, although it does not in itself lead to that award. For those who are looking for an introductory course in project management, you may be interested in our Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers.

This course is not designed as a specialised exam preparation course and does not provide practice exams. See PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Course for project management exam preparation.

Professional Development Units

Continuing Professional Development
This project management course offers 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs). It also partially satisfies the training requirements for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® qualification and all the underlying knowledge requirements for The Australian Institute of Project Management’s Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM)® certification.

Recognised by

Australian Institute of Project Management21
Project Management Institute (PMI®)21
Please note: For those seeking PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI®) accreditation, reference codes will be provided to participants at the completion of this project management course. PDUs are valid for six (6) years for those seeking accreditation for the first time or three (3) years for those seeking to renew accreditation.

Delivery Style

This project management course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This project management course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive:

  • A complete set of presentation slides.
  • Comprehensive reference work book.
  • Suggested solutions to case study exercises.
  • A personal copy of the PMBOK® Guide.
  • A certificate of attendance confirming PDUs (contact hours) earned.

About your instructor

Terry Quanborough

Terry Quanborough

Terry Quanborough has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years, initially based in England, then New Zealand and Australia.

He has held Senior Executive positions in global Professional and Consulting Services organisations, with primary focus on Systems Integration and Program / Project Management including project governance. His career has included 25 years with major multinational IT corporations such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation, where he held several senior positions within the Asia Pacific Executive Team.

Terry has undertaken business assignments in most countries within Asia plus Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK.

He was Asia Pacific Director, Program Management Office for a multi-national 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. He was also the custodian/co-developer of the methodology and the project management training and development program. 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. This model was subsequently rolled out on a worldwide basis.

Prior to that role, Terry was Manager, Australia Professional Services, a Project and Consulting Practice with a large base of client-facing project managers and consultants deployed throughout Australia. He was responsible for revenue, margin and client satisfaction.

Terry 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”.

On a voluntary basis, Terry participates as leader or on-site visit team member for the PMI® Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management (GAC). The GAC supports the accreditation of University project management programs on a world-wide basis.

Terry specialises in Project Management and Consulting Services that include Project Reviews & 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 conducts both public and in-house project management training programs.

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) - United Kingdom
  • Graduate of the Melbourne Business School Executive Program, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS), Nottingham Trent University, England
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Diploma in Project Management (BSB51407)
  • Chartered Member of the British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS)
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • IT Professionals New Zealand (MITP)
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