Project Management Essentials

Successful projects require good organisation, detailed planning and strong controls. But these skills alone are not sufficient to ensure success as projects, ultimately, are about people.

This practical workshop focuses on the main stages of a project life-cycle. It provides you with tips and techniques to build team cohesion, overcome people-related obstacles and deliver better outcomes for your stakeholders.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to improve the success rate of their projects. Both Project Managers and project team members will benefit.


  • Be able to gain and maintain support for your projects
  • Help your project team to work better together
  • Gain tools to prioritise and manage stakeholder communication

Course Outline

Introduction and overview

  • Why do some projects fail?
  • Creating the right balance
  • Types of teams

Starting up a Project

  • Planning pitfalls
  • Articulating your aims
  • The AIDA formula

Managing your project

  • Managing team communication

      - Tuckman’s stages of team development

      - Building commitment, trust and rapport

      - Effective delegation

  • Managing conflict

      - Sources of interpersonal conflict

      - Giving feedback

      - Maintaining momentum

  •  Managing stakeholder communication

      - Identifying, analysing and mapping stakeholders

      - Planning your communication approach

Closing your Project

  • Closing a project successfully
  • Celebrating success

Course Information 

Public Training Dates 2018  
March 1-2 May 10-11 July 9-10
September 17-18 November 1-2  

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $908.43 (including GST)