Project Planning Breakthroughs

Practical Solutions To Improve Your Project Management Skills

Australian Institue of Project Management Endorsed Course Logo Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider Logo Nationally Recognised Training Logo
 
 

Listen to one of our facilitators explain our Project Planning Breakthrough course.

What will I learn?
Who is this course for?
What to expect?
How will it help me?

Project Planning Breakthroughs

  • Develop a complete and comprehensive Objective Statement
  • Create a detailed Execution Plan using an Objective Driven Logic, applied to a Time-Scaled Dependency Chart
  • Apply a simple, yet powerful method to resolve complex resource constraints
  • Calculate a detailed Budget and Cash Requirement Projection
  • Integrate contingency planning through “Scenario Estimating”
  • Determine where and when to best apply project management software
  • Bring final closure to the project through the application of a 3-level review process

Who is this Project Management Course for?

This course is designed for individuals who manage, support, or initiates a project.

Regardless of the diversity among people, locations, departments, or disciplines involved, this program provides a streamlined overview of the basics, while focusing on a vastly improved methodology to meet the rigorous challenges of developing a project execution plan.

Format

  • A 3-day workshop using case study projects to implement theory and techniques for success. Participants will plan and work in teams to complete 4 case study projects of increasing scope and complexity or.
  • Four 4-hour virtual workshops.

How will this course benefit me or my business?

This workshop focuses on the challenge of providing practical improvement solutions to organisations that often already know the basics of project management.

This course goes beyond the standards in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the recognised
learning designation in this field, and has 14-18 PDUs (Professional Development Units) depending on qualification, please contact us for further details. Priority Management is also registered with the Project Management Institute as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)

Upcoming Project Planning Breakthroughs Course Dates

Choose from the dates below to secure your enrolment in one of our upcoming classes

Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

March 18, 2024 - March 21, 2024
09:30 AM to 01:30 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
Book Now

Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
Book Now

Don't see what you're looking for? Enquire now to learn about future courses or in-house options!

Make an Enquiry

“I recently had the privilege of taking a refresher course on Microsoft Outlook, and it was nothing short of transformative. It was a wake-up call for me, realizing that I had been using Outlook for years, yet there was so much more to learn and exploit.”

-Wayne Lear, Familia Wealth - 06/02/2024

“It changed my life really. I felt like I’d been baptized at the end- I really felt so much lighter and freer! I’m in control of my life, actually I can, I can work the way I want to work.”

-Carla, Department of Education

“Enjoyed the session and got a few great tips and better ideas on managing emails and tasks thanks so much.”

-Paula Coleman, Planning Manager, Medline - 17/01/2023

“Working with Priority Management as an organisation, [I’ve learned] that it’s not actually about the computer programs. It’s about the way in which you use those to work together.”

-Roslynd, Department of Education

“Went into the course thinking I would learn a few tips on using MO more efficiently, came out with a breakthrough on how I could be the high performer I want to be and still have a life.”

-Amarette Petersen, Territory Manager, Leica - 20/01/2023

“They’re always there to support you and they’ve even made the Most staunchly paper driven people challenge what they do and find a way to be paper light, if not paper gone.”

-Kathyrn, Whitley Corporation

“Outlook to me was just a repository for emails, but now it is transformed into a powerful automated planning tool. Thank you Mary! I also like how you consider typography when setting up the layout and solution.”

-Jianyang Sun, The University of Sydney - 28/06/2023

Such a great course. Thoroughly enjoyed the training and learned so many new things that I know will benefit both myself and the organisation.”

-Bev Clarke, Defence - 18/01/2023

“I had no idea of how much I didn’t know. This is a game changer for efficiency and organisation.”

-Melanie Baker, TMR - 13/12/2022

“The Australian Chamber Orchestra has engaged Priority for 15 years to conduct Outlook training, which is considered an important component of our induction process to assist with productivity. It’s always a pleasure to liaise with Priority Management. As a participant, I found the online workshop to be informative, educational, fun, and engaging.”

-Claire Diment, Australian Chamber Orchestra - 12/04/2023

“Thanks for putting on such amazing training sessions for our employees over the past 2 weeks, we have had incredible feedback about how valuable they found the Outlook training and how great a facilitator Dani is. One employee reached out saying it was the best training she has ever done, which is a testament to how good the content and facilitators are!”

-Sara Learmonth, L'Oréal - 11/05/23

“Mary was very knowledgeable on the material and able to answer any queries quickly and effectively, there are many strategies that I took from the training that will allow me to build on previous knowledge and be more effective working within Outlook.”

-Thomas Davies, The University of Sydney - 28/06/2023

“A HUGE thank you for the OneNote training that I completed. Having completed courses previously, I was expecting similar basic content and a struggle to say engaged. I was pleasantly surprised by Marys knowledge and ability to engage all attendees from beginners through to more advanced users, covering a range of skills, including more advanced use scenarios. I learnt a lot and have already applied many of the skills that I learnt.”

-Kathleen Donohue - 21/07/2023

"Mario is so engaging and charismatic. He’s professional, he manages to even bring the most challenging participants around."

-Julia RT Health Fund

"But also the programs were fabulous because they are really practical. It’s not just here’s how you use it. It’s really about how you embed it into your everyday work life which is what I like about it."

-Danielle, Elserver

"Thank you Mario & Jackie so much again for putting together such an insightful presentation. As I mentioned, the feedback so far has been really positive and a few people I have spoken to in the office today have already made some tweaks to their default settings. Mario's presentation skills were some of the best I’ve seen, and I was impressed with how you were able to navigate between screens despite the technical challenges. Thank you again and I really hope you have a lovely holiday!"

-Henry Drummond, The Law Society of NSW - 28/07/2023

Learn more about Project Planning Breakthroughs

Overview

Audience

Format

What's Included

Unit 1 – Genesis

  • Clarifying what the project is to achieve
  • Preparing an Objective Statement, a Project Charter and Scope Statement in a powerful new way
  • Examining the roles and responsibilities within the project team, especially the crucial relationship between the Project Manager and the Project Sponsor

Unit 2 – Design

  • Determining ‘what’ before ‘how’ – the requirements for both conceptual and detailed design

Unit 3 – Project execution planning

  • Applying the most effective execution plan in the most effective manner
  • Determining tasks, durations, dependencies and schedules
  • Allocating resources, resolving conflicts
  • Project budget
  • Costs of ‘crashing’ (shrinking) the project schedule

Unit 4 – Execution

  • The reality and challenge of change
  • Two Worlds of Work – coping with operational commitments and project commitments

Unit 5 – Reviews

  • The importance of the review process
  • The morale boosting ‘3-review’ process

Anyone, novice or veteran, who manages, supports or initiates projects.

  • 3-day face to face workshop

Or

  • 4 x 4 hours live online facilitation (virtual)
  • Participants will work in teams, completing case study projects of increasing scope and complexity
  • Comprehensive Learning Guide
  • Complete Project Planning Kit
  • Guide book: Making it Happen – a Non-Technical Guide to Project Management

Dont have your own laptop?

We have modern HP laptops available for hire!

HP EliteBook Touchscreen Tablet laptops (with mouse) (11 available)

  • Rental cost to client $95+GST per laptop + transport
  • Running Windows 11
  • Running Office 365
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • OneNote
    • Added only if required - MS Project, MS Visio

Organise with one of our team when making your booking or get in touch with us here

Submit an Enquiry

Priority Management is a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO number: 90911) and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment.

Lead your team to success with industry-leading project management training

Achieve your goals, get more done and see your team thrive with our advanced project management short courses and qualifications.

Enrol Today

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more?

Browse our frequently asked questions, or get in touch with one of our friendly training experts today!

What is the best course for project management?

The best project management course will completely depend on your situation. For example, are you an executive looking at upskilling your project leaders or team? Or are you an individual looking at developing your experience and qualifications for future job applications?

We offer a wide range of short courses, workshops and nationally accredited project management qualifications to offer a complete solution for whatever you are hoping to achieve. If you're unsure which project management course is for you, your team or your business, contact us today, and one of our training experts will help you find what you are looking for.

Is a Project Management Certification worth it?

According to the National Skills Commission, Project Management roles are in high demand all over Australia. In fact, the Project Management Institute released a study demonstrating that the need for project managers will grow by another 33% in the next 5 years.

The world is changing fast, and businesses need to continually grow, innovate and adapt. Skilled project managers are the leaders who can make change happen, come up with new ideas and implement them. As a result, the job prospects for project managers have never been better, making project management qualifications an appealing addition to your resume for any recruiter or employer.

Can I be a Project Manager with no experience?

The truth is, many people are finding themselves in jobs requiring project management skills that they've never been taught. The workplace is fast evolving to keep up with global change, and that has impacted many jobs, seeing many people thrown into project management roles with no experience or training.

If you find yourself in this predicament, you'll know that it is possible to be a project manager with no experience, but it isn't easy. The training and experience you'll get through our project management courses will give you the tools, skills, knowledge and understanding to tackle the project management elements of your job and make them a success. We will teach you methodologies and skills to make your team work better, help you achieve more, and do so by working smarter with less stress and time pressure.

Is Project Management hard?

Project management is a workplace skill that you need to invest in. Like learning anything, you'll have to study and involve yourself in learning the skills you need, but with the right trainers and materials, it doesn't have to be hard to learn.

Our trainers are highly experienced and have been teaching project management to businesses, companies and individuals all over the world for many years. We have developed courses that are engaging and full of high-quality materials to make your learning process enjoyable.

How long does it take to become a project manager?

Your career path to becoming a project manager can vary depending on your industry and its qualification requirements. Some industries don't require formal qualifications, though they may help secure you a position over another candidate. Other industries may encourage formal qualifications.

We Pride Ourselves

We have been 40 years in Business and with over 2.2 Million participants and a lifetime membership, we are super proud of Priority Management.

Years in Operation

Total Course Participants

Time Saved Each Day