Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers

Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers

Project Management short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

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This project management course for non-project managers is designed for those who are either managing, running or contributing to an organisation’s projects and initiatives but have had little or no training in the discipline. This introductory project management course covers the main aspects of project management enabling you to better understand project management structure, ask relevant questions of project stakeholders and improve your contribution to successful projects within your organisation.

This project management course is aligned to the global standard for project management theory - The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition). In particular, it covers the activities in each of the five (5) processes of Project Management, namely Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing, which are common to the PMBOK® Guide and the National Competency Standards in Project Management.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this project management course for non-project managers you will learn:

  1. How to ask meaningful questions about a project and contribute effectively.
  2. The characteristics of a project, frameworks and disciplines.
  3. The roles and responsibilities of Project Managers.
  4. The knowledge areas and competences that a successful Project Manager must possesses.
  5. Project management tools and techniques.
  6. How projects play a critical role in achieving organisational objectives.
  7. How to apply project principles in order to achieve project objectives.
  8. The critical role of stakeholder management and communications.
  9. Importance of professionally closing a project.

Course Content

This project management course will cover the following content:

Introduction and Logistics

  • Project, project management and project roles.
  • Key concepts of Process Groups and Knowledge Areas.
  • How can projects achieve organisational success?

Initiating the Project

  • Project authorisation.
  • The project kick-off.
  • Understanding the project objectives.
  • Understanding / determining success measurements.
  • The Project Charter.
  • Identifying Stakeholders.

Planning the Project

  • Ensuring detailed planning is undertaken to an adequate level.
  • Developing the Project Plan.
  • Obtaining approval of Project Plan.

Executing the Project

  • Acquiring the project team.
  • Selecting suppliers.
  • Directing and Managing the project work.
  • Quality Assurance.
  • The importance of deliverables.

Monitoring & Controlling the Project

  • Monitoring and Controlling the project work.
  • Importance of Change Control processes.
  • Quality Control.
  • Development of Project Status Reports.

Closing the Project

  • Project acceptance and sign-off.
  • The Project Closure / Post Implementation Report.
  • Lessons Learned.

Course Summary and Close

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for individual team members or less experienced project team members with limited hands on experience who wish to learn more about project management principles. It particularly suits participants who are either managing, running or contributing to smaller or shorter-term projects and initiatives.

Continuing Professional Development
This project management course offers 6.5 hours of professional development training that can contribute towards your prerequisite hours for certification. It also partially satisfies the training requirements for Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

Delivery Style

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

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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