Introduction to Project Management

Course Overview – Online Introduction to Project Management

Aligned to the Project Management Institute – the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Projects are everywhere, they affect us whether we know it or not. Some organisations do it well, others do not, and this can cost you quality, time, cash, and customer satisfaction.

In this course you will be taken through the knowledge areas of Project Management to deliver on the customer’s expectation. This is the ‘Project Management Body of Knowledge’ or PMBOK. These knowledge areas are a step-by-step process that you can take and use in any organisation – while the environment may change the process remains the same, and that is why it is so powerful.

You will learn the role of a Project Manager and a Project Management Office (PMO). You will learn how projects get things done and that the methodology is more than just a set of tools and documentation. You will understand how a Project Manager and PMO fits in an organisation and the qualities and skills of a project leader.

The course will take you through a real scenario in the workplace to see how the PMBOK sets your project up for success. Through engaging videos and slide packs, you will get an understanding of the PMBOK and Project Management.

This course is a great compliment to our other courses on ‘Agile’ and ‘Lean Six Sigma’ Belt packages.

Sections Covered

  • Project Management Foundations: This section describes the foundational elements of Project Management, describing what Project Management is, why it is important and the different types of Project Management life cycles you will encounter in your career.
  • The Environment in which Projects Operate: This section describes the different environments you will work in as a Project Manager, how they will impact you and how to manage them. You will find as you progress through the course, the environment may be different, but the project management process remains the same.
  • The Role of Project Manager: This section describes the project manager role and how it ties all the pieces together. There are many qualities of an ideal leader and an ideal project manager that you will learn about, and how they lead to the best results when you are trying to deliver change.
  • The Project Management Process – Part 1: This section describes the key project management processes, directly from the industry standard Project Management Body of Knowledge. These are the process steps you will go through every time, in every project to some degree. You will also learn how to tailor them to suit your situation.
  • The Project Management Process – Part 2: This section describes the other key processes you will see when managing projects, and goes into managing Risk, hiring or buying resources through procurement and engaging your stakeholders.
  • Bonus Content: Included Resource Assignment Matrix (RACI) Template to help you at all levels of project initiation and management.

What Outcomes Will The Course Provide?

Online learning for the Introduction to Project Management course delivers the following outcomes for successful participants and for the organisation:

  • Understanding of all the knowledge areas from the ‘Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK)
  • The role of the Project Manager
  • The role and functions of a Project Management Office
  • The importance of communication, leadership, and stakeholder management to the success of projects
  • New concepts to compliment a project management organisation perhaps already using Agile or Lean Six Sigma
  • Course content aligns to the Project Management Institute ensuring that if you decide to continue to our Advanced Project Management course you can receive PDU credits.

Who Will Benefit From Attending These Courses?

The PMBOK can be applied to any workplace, company size or industry type.

The knowledge components of this course will help address the needs of professionals who are involved in scoping, justifying, planning, executing, managing, reviewing, or supporting projects.

This course is suitable for:

  • Senior Leaders unfamiliar with Project Management but needing to know how their Project Manager’s or Project Management Office adds value and operates
  • CI / BI Managers – seeking effective product and service development
  • Any employee considering moving into Project Management
  • Employees contributing to or affected by Projects
  • Any Project Manager wanting to refresh on the fundamentals of the PMBOK
  • Business and management consultants
  • Change and transformation leaders
  • Functional and operational managers
  • Project officers and administrators
  • Business analysts
  • Technical staff moving into their first leadership roles

Online Learning Benefits

Completing your online Project Management learning with Efficiency Works provides:

  • A low cost, effective form of training
  • The ability to learn anywhere, at any time – at a pace that suits your busy schedule
  • No need to travel to training centres, or to pay for the travel of trainers
  • Supports all learning styles, with video tutorials, slide shows and written transcripts.

How Does It Work?

Students can enrol and pay directly here.

Once enrolled, an access link is emailed to directly access our Learning Management System (LMS) and commence the course.

The LMS sets out the course in 5 sections. Each section is then further broken down into Video tutorials, and a slide pack to compliment all types of learners.

On completion and when ready, the learner selects one of two quizzes to complete. Each quiz is 50 questions of multiple choice, and an 80% pass mark is required to receive your ‘statement of completion’. You can take the quiz as many times as you need, and you have access to the course for a full 6 months from first log in.

Students will need access to a computer or tablet, with a reliable internet connection.

Registration and Enquiries

For further information and pricing about our online Introduction to Agile course, or to enrol and commence:

FAQs

How long will it take?

Our Introduction to Project Management course takes most learners about 3 hrs. You can complete the course in one sitting or break your progress up by modules that suit your availability.

What do I need to complete the course?

A good internet connection and personal device. Like all learning, a space with limited distractions so you can immerse yourself in the content will contribute to a positive learning experience.

Do I get PDU credits for the introduction course?

No. As this course is an introduction only, you do not earn any. However, if you progress to the Advanced course, you will earn PDU credits towards your PMI certification.

Can I download material?

Yes, you can save the slide packs to refer to later. We have also included a free RACI matrix template developed with real Australian workplaces.

Is the cost tax deductible?

You can often claim self-education expenses when a course improves skills or knowledge in your current role or prepares you for future roles. Speak with your accountant or review ato.gov.au for advice on your specific circumstances.

You use PayPal to take payment, are there other payment options?

For individual learners we only accept PayPal payments. For organisations with more than one learner we can arrange EFT, but payment must be cleared before learners are enrolled in the course. Please email us to discuss further.

Why choose Efficiency Works?

Efficiency Works has been supporting organisations achieve excellence for over 13 years. We have succeeded through the implementation of various tools and methodologies. This gives us unique insights into how, when and why the methodologies work and we translate those learnings into our training courses.

Where do I go for help?

Simply email us at training@efficiencyworks.com.au with your enquiry and our team will be happy to help. We usually respond within 24hrs.

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