Project Management Course

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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 2 days or the full 5 days.

This highly interactive, results-focused workshop is ideal for project team members, practicing project managers and project leaders who need to achieve consistent project success through people. Participants will acquire advanced interpersonal skills and learn consensus-building techniques that help provide clarity and garner commitment from team members, customers and management. These influential skills are instilled in participants through real-world scenarios, which continually reinforce the skills, techniques and concepts necessary to improve project results immediately upon return to the workplace.


Those who must influence projects, customers and other team members. You might also be interested in attending our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which will be running at the same time.

Skills Gained

Discover how to:

  • Create and communicate a shared sense of purpose between the project team and stakeholders about your project
  • Involve and engage key customers and use the views of others to create commitment and advance your project
  • Prepare to make difficult requests and influence people with whom you do not have official power; for example, obtaining additional resources for your project
  • Use group facilitation skills to create a common reference point that includes the description of the business problem, where the project is going, how to actualise it, and stakeholder involvement at any given point in the project


  • Scope Planning
  • Negotiating
  • Communicating
  • Problem Solving

Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management


Experience in project management; that is, for those who are indirectly or directly in a position to influence the outcome of a project.


  • Building Commitment and Accountability
  • Influence Through Selling Ideas
  • Group Facilitation
  • Process Start-Up Matrix
  • Scope Facilitation Technique
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis
  • Force Field Analysis
  • The Art of Managing Resistance

Workshop Introduction

  • Customer and team interface issues throughout the life of the project

How to Build Commitment and Accountability Through Effective Negotiation

  • Common deficiencies and problems with negotiating agreements
  • Key elements in building commitment
  • Negotiation principles
  • 8-step negotiation model/process/practice simulations
  • Initiating negotiations, promoting ideas, making difficult requests
  • Participant application to real project situations
  • Conceptualising and planning a successful facilitation
  • Modified 8-step negotiation model for groups
  • Facilitation tips to jump start and advance discussion/ground rules for facilitators
  • Components: scope facilitation, stakeholder map, and force field analysis
  • Building a sense of project purpose / application to team building
  • Responding to the project management process by using participants' actual projects
  • Group facilitation process gets people excited about change
  • Builds commitment between team and stakeholders
  • Identify those who can help advance the project
  • Identify their assumptions and expectations about the project
  • Group facilitation process quickly uncovers the constraints, assumptions and risks
  • Create strategy to respond to barriers associated with your project
  • Understand your role in resistance
  • Respond to resistance by defining causes and create appropriate actions

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Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. Its a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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LVC = Live Virtual Class

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