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Fast Start in Project Management

  • Length 3 days
  • Version PMBOK 6
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Why study this course

This course is also part of our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which usually runs in parallel, so you can choose to undertake these 3 days or the full 5 days.

This highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory in nature, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.

Participants will be led through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises. Our courses provide an experiential environment where participants can take risks and make adjustments based on their results before approaching large projects.

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What you’ll learn

Discover how to:

  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Use a network diagram to display a Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart

  • Use the Critical Path Method (CPM) in the network diagram to ensure the correct project duration

  • Estimate and schedule project tasks

  • Apply resources to a project plan

  • Explore different personality types and learn how they affect project management

Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Integration Management

  • Scope Management

  • Schedule Management

  • Cost Management

  • Quality Management

  • Resource Management

  • Communications Management

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement Management

  • Stakeholder Management


PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession. PMI’s professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organisation’s success and further mature the profession. 

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Who is the course for?

Those who want to understand basic project management skills and concepts. You might also be interested in attending our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which will be running at the same time.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

An Overview of Project Management

  • The characteristics of a project

  • Project management processes

  • Project success and failure

  • Critical success factors and components

  • The effective project manager – skills and characteristics

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • The time, cost, and scope target

The People Side of Project Management

  • Understanding people

  • Learn the use style models

  • Flexing your style

  • Understanding differences

  • Communicating

Planning the Project

  • The components of the plan

  • Introduction to the case study

  • The project charter

  • The work plan

  • The control plans

  • The functions of a good project plan

Work Breakdown Structure (Work Plans)

  • Defining the work to be done

  • Creating the WBS – demonstration of technique

  • The Work Package

  • The Activity List

  • Methods of subdivision

  • Uses of the WBS


  • Estimating accuracy

  • Estimating concepts and methods

  • Task-based estimation

  • Effort, productivity factors, influence factors


  • Schedule concepts and methods

  • Network diagrams

  • Precedence logic

  • Estimate duration

  • Create a network diagram – demonstration of technique PERT/CPM

  • Allocation of resources

  • Gantt charts/histograms

Risk Management

  • Evaluation of risk

  • Identification, assessment, quantification, and contingency planning

  • Risk consequences and contingencies

  • A technique for planning for risk

  • Cost/benefit/risk considerations

Project Control

  • Measurement, evaluation, and quality control

  • Prerequisites to effective control

  • Key indicators

  • Change management and control

  • Progress reporting

Project Completion

  • Management of project completion

  • Post implementation



Industry Association Recognition

This course is aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition and is endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 21 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 21 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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