Pathways Australia

Project Management… The Secrets to Success

Key Skills

Project Management

Team Leading

Organisational Skills


Course Summary

  • Deep insights into how successful projects are carried out
  • Understanding the importance of planning before a project commences
  • How documentation plays a vital role in the project cycle
  • How to select the right people in a project
  • Team leaders or emerging leaders
  • CEOs and senior executives
  • People wishing to accomplish a project that comes in on time, on budget, and at the stipulated quality
  • Anyone who wants to broaden their skills to incorporate project management fundamentals
  • Team members working as part of teams and projects
  • Anyone struggling with projects in their current role
  • Projects, project management, and project managers
    • Understand the importance of project management and the functions project managers are responsible for.
  • Identify process groups and knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
    • Understand the five process groups are the phases that projects go through from inception to completion; the nine knowledge areas are the different areas within the project such as risk, change, communication and more.
  • The triple constraint
    • Learn and understand the triple constraint: Time, scope and cost.
  • Project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
    • In this session, you will learn how to build out a schedule. A project schedule is a timetable that organises project tasks, activity durations, calendar start and end dates, and sets overall project milestones on a timeline.
  • Project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
    • Part of the nine knowledge areas. Each aspect has to have individual plans as each of them is vital information.
  • Establish and use baselines
    • A baseline in project management is a clearly defined starting point for your project plan. It is a fixed reference point to measure and compare your project’s progress against.
  • Perform basic management tasks
    • Understand how and when to complete all the tasks listed in the plan (leading status meetings, ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project etc.)
  • Identify the importance of the PMBOK and PMI
    • Understanding the principles and importance of the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the governing body Project Management Industry (PMI) which this course has been built on
  • Project-needs assessment and goals, requirements, and deliverables
    • In this session, perform a project-needs assessment. It’s a systematic process for determining and addressing needs or gaps between current conditions and desired conditions or wants.
  • Key project documents
    • Every project needs a document as a guide to follow and adjust and to submit for approval. These include the statement of work, project planning worksheets, and a project charter. In this session, practice how to interpret, create and adhere to these documents.
  • Understand and use the work breakdown structure
    • Breaking work into smaller tasks is a common productivity technique that makes the work more manageable and approachable. For projects, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the tool that utilises this technique and is one of the most crucial project management documents.
  • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
    • Understand how to interpret and utilise all the charts that you will use when planning a project.
  • Monitoring and maintenance
    • Understand how to monitor and maintain the project.

Pat-Stanley - Pathways Australia

Pat Stanley – Facilitator

For over 17 years, Pat has worked as a national training facilitator bringing over 30 years of diverse experience, expertise, knowledge, and insights. Her studies in psychology, human behaviour, mediation, and leadership have underpinned her success. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge to others. Her experience has included working with people and teams in the not-for-profit, commercial, and public sectors throughout Australia and beyond. Pat is widely acknowledged as a passionate facilitator who always delivers informative, interesting, enjoyable, and relatable courses.

Post-Course Support

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is suitable for employees across various levels who are involved in projects of any size within their organisations. Whether you're new to project management or seeking to enhance your skills, this course provides fundamental knowledge and tools to effectively lead and execute projects from start to finish.
Participants can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire project management process, including essential tools and techniques. The course covers project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and project closure. You'll learn how to effectively lead and manage projects, apply project management best practices, and ensure successful project outcomes.
Absolutely. This course not only covers the fundamental principles of project management but also provides participants with practical tools and techniques. You'll learn how to create project plans, define project scope and objectives, manage project schedules and budgets, identify and mitigate risks, and effectively communicate with stakeholders. These skills are essential for ensuring projects are led and executed correctly to achieve extraordinary success.
Understanding the triple constraint—comprising time, scope, and cost—ensures project managers can effectively balance these critical elements throughout the project lifecycle. This knowledge helps in making informed decisions, managing stakeholder expectations, and ensuring project success within defined constraints.
This course covers essential project planning documents such as schedules, risk management plans, and communication plans, which are crucial for project success.
Yes, this course is designed for on-site training to address the specific project management requirements of your organisation. By covering topics such as project needs assessment, key project documents, work breakdown structure, planning tools, and monitoring techniques, participants can gain practical insights and skills directly applicable to their projects. On-site training ensures a focused learning environment that aligns with your organisational goals and enhances project management capabilities within your team.

eLearning Course Option

To register for this course as an individual, check out the online options available.

In-House Course Quote

We can conduct any of courses specifically for a group of staff at your premises. This may prove to be cost-effective and, of course, we can tailor our programs to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants. 

eLearning Courses

This eLearning course is offered in a course bundle

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