Project Management Fundamentals

13 and 20 July 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM AEST | Online

Training Overview

Insights, Tools and Frameworks to Management Successful Projects

According to a 2018 survey by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), project management is a key skill required for local government officials and staff. The survey found that 94% of respondents agreed that project management was important for the success of local government projects.

Furthermore, the survey found that only 42% of respondents believed that local government had strong project management capabilities. This suggests that there is a need for more training and development in this area.

This course is designed for specialists in Local Councils who have been exposed to project management but are still at an introductory level. It will suit those who need a refresher on the basics of project management or want to improve their knowledge and learn some systems to perform more efficiently.

It will provide you with insights on managing complex and multi-disciplinary projects. It will focus on developing a clear project plan that outlines the project goals, objectives, timelines, risk management, communication and stakeholder engagement.

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Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in entering the field of project management including:

Project Managers and team members

Business Analysts and
Business Systems Officers

System Officers and Executive Officers

Learning Outcomes

Gain skills and knowledge in managing projects effectively

Increase chances of project success through improved planning, execution, and monitoring

Enhance career prospects and increase employability in various industries

Develop important communication and stakeholder management skills

Meet Your Facilitator

Managing Director
Lotus PM

Angela is a passionate, energetic and inspirational international facilitator and speaker. Her extensive and ongoing project experience ensures that participants of her project workshops receive a mixture of theory; actual examples of their application; and practical tips.

For over 20 years, Angela has helped numerous global organisations increase their project management capability and improve efficiencies in their delivery. Her experience in the field ensures that she’s not only able to provide students with an understanding of the principles of project management, but also give examples of how these can produce successful outcomes on projects. On every new project and program, Angela is constantly learning new skills and techniques which keep her workshops current and relevant.

Angela has a Bachelor of Arts, a Post Graduate Certificate of Marketing and an Advanced Diploma of Project Management. In 2001, she became a certified Project Management Professional
(PMP) and member of the Project Management Institute. She is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds Project+ certification with CompTIA. Angela has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is also a Myers Briggs accredited facilitator. She sat on the Board of Project Management Institute Sydney Chapter for two years and Nominating Committee for three years

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2Day 2: Module 3 Day 2: Module 4

Principles of Project Management

  • Project Failure and Successes
    • Understanding why projects fail
    • Identifying key factors of project success
    • Setting yourself up for success
  • Project Lifecycle and Tools
    • Unpacking the project lifecycle
    • Exploring each stage
    • Tool and frameworks

Scope Management and Schedule Management

  • Scope Management
    • Defining and documenting project scope
    • Understanding what effective scope management entails
    • Tools
  • Schedule Management
    • Developing a project schedule
    • Monitoring and controlling progress
    • Accounting for delays, changes or unexpected events

Governance and Stakeholder Management

  • Governance and Resourcing
    • Governance to guide project decision-making
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Resourcing
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Understanding your stakeholders
    • Developing a stakeholder management plan
    • Building engagement and buy-in

Communication and Risk Management

  • Communication Management
    • Developing an effective communication plan
    • Establishing communication channels
    • Understanding what good looks like
  • Risk Management
    • Identifying project risks
    • Evaluating risks
    • Mitigating risks


Final Price


per person + GST

Customised in-house options available for teams

Interested in any of our online trainings?

You can also choose to have them delivered in house. We will work closely with our inspiring session facilitators to tailor the content around the key development areas your team are prioritising, shape the learning outcomes around your core departmental challenges and make the most of your L&D and upskilling budget.

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