Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers

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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.


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

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 PM 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 for non-project managers 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 for non-project managers 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.

For those who are looking for a more intensive overview of project management, you may be interested in our Project Management Course: The Master Guide course.

Delivery Style

This project management course for non-project managers will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor lead 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.

Course Features

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