Project Management

Is your company is looking for a short course on Project Management ?We offer in-company project management skills training that provides the essential tools and templates your key people need to plan, organise, schedule and lead the successful implementation of projects.

Contact us today and we can email you a course overview. Our one or two day short course covers all of the fundamentals, including......
- the role of the project manager
- how to scope a project and define required outcomes
- how to manage the different stages of the project
- planning, resourcing and scheduling techniques, including Gantt charts
- identifying project stakeholders and their communication needs

Project Management Training
Our short course in project management has a very practical focus, jam-packed with resources and tools the project manager must have ....... For more details, visit Project Management Course Melbourne The course is delivered on your site in or around Melbourne - And we can tailor the course to your specific requirements. Phone (03) 9725 3777

The role of the project manager

Are you considering pursuing project management as a career path, or perhaps you are a newly appointed project manager, then you'll find some useful pointers on this page.

So, what is the role of the project manager?. It is the project manager's job to direct, supervise and control the project from beginning to end. Project managers do not usually carry out project work themselves (at least not in major or complex projects) - instead their role is planning, organising and leading the project.

The project manager gains the scope of the project from the sponsor or client, and must then formulate a project plan that defines the proposed the cost, time and resources required to meet the quality standards as defined within the project scope. All of these elements of the project are inter-dependent - and if one dimension is changed it will have an impact upon the other project dimensions.

Here are some of the responsibilities of the project manager:
  • The project manager must be clear about the goals and outcomes of theproject. These outcomes are then reduced  to a set of manageable tasks - which will in turn determine the time, resources and budget which will be needed to complete the project
  • The project manager will often need to select a project team who will bring the necessary technical skills to the project
  • The project manager is regularly required to provide project progress resports to key stakeholders
  • The project manager needs to monitor risks to the project and mitigate them.
  • No project ever goes exactly as planned, so project managers must learn to adapt to and manage change
Here is a video clip with a very informative video seminar which presents a great overview of some fundamental and basic core concepts around project management

By the way, a terrific blog for those who are new to project management can be found at New Project Manager

Here's another video looking at some of the core basic principles of project management - but a shorter and more concise overview