Applied project management

Applied Project Management

Applied Project Management

5-6 November 2020 (facilitated online)

In-house Enquiry


This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for a quote.

Course Overview


This two-day practical course is suited to people with experience in project management who wish to expand their skills with more advanced tools and techniques and take a leadership role in projects. The aim is for learners to be able to lead successful projects through strong communication and organisational and team leadership skills. Content includes strategic project management; project governance and the role of the project sponsor; managing changes to the project scope; project planning and control; and developing an effective project team to achieve project outcomes. Stakeholder communication and information management are also covered.

Learning Outcomes


  • Recognise the need for a project and subsequently initiate it.
  • Guide the development of project scope and definition activities including defining the project context, and listing project deliverables, constraints and outcomes.
  • Build a project management culture bringing together, motivating and successfully managing and leading multifunctional project teams.
  • Develop project plans, schedules and budgets, conduct risk management activities, direct project communications and apply project scope controls.
  • Communicate the project strategy and its expected benefits to key stakeholders.
  • Evaluate project outcomes and draw lessons from the project for continuous improvement.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Intermediate to Adept level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Business Enablers: Project Management

  • Prepare clear project proposals and define scope and goals in measurable terms.
  • Establish performance outcomes and measures for key project goals, and define monitoring, reporting and communication requirements.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of costs and resources required for more complex projects.
  • Communicate the project strategy and its expected benefits to others.
  • Monitor the completion of project milestones against goals and initiate amendments where necessary.
  • Evaluate progress and identify improvements for future.