Short Courses

Our short courses are designed to provide targeted training on key topics within project, programme and portfolio management.

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Explore our short courses by type...

For all types shows the courses which are common to Project, Programme, and Portfolio.

  • For all types
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Portfolio

Change Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This is the session to introduce Change Management and its value to those who may not be convinced of its importance. This course focuses on PROSCI’s approach to Change Management, namely the ADKAR process that outlines in easy to understand and follow steps, the major disciplines required to prepare a group of people, an organisation or a community for the change that they may be involved in but certainly will be subjected to. All participants will take away a learning guide and some change management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Dependency Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Programme Managers

This session introduces members of the project, programme and portfolio communities to the often overlooked concept of Dependency Management. This discipline helps ensure that all projects have been assessed for macro and micro level dependencies to ensure that integration is achieved successfully and that timelines are accurately projected and delivered. All participants will take away a learning guide and some dependency management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Running Effective Meetings

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Team Members

This course is for anyone in the organisation that regularly attends or more importantly, organises meetings. This course delivers training no how to prepare for a meeting, how to run the meeting and how best to follow up a meeting. It also covers off how to deal with different behaviours from various attendees in a meeting. All participants will take away a learning guide and some meetings tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Benefits Management and Business Cases

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Office Managers, Programme Sponsors, Programme Managers

This course is a great introduction into the concept of benefits management and business cases. This course is perfect for those wishing to learn for the first time the concept of benefits on projects, programmes and portfolio. Attendees will also learn about the 5 key ‘cases’ that a good Business Case should address (strategic, management, financial, commercial and economic) along with learning about return on investment analysis tools like NPV, IRR and ROI calculations. Attendees will learn how best to use these tools to enhance their Business Case. All participants will take away a learning guide and benefits management and business case tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Resource Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Resource Managers

This course is designed to help those in the project, programme and portfolio community get a better understanding of resource in its many forms. Those who attend will learn about the difference between ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ resource planning, the different types of resources, the use of generic and named resourcing when trying to deal with capacity, utilisation and demand. This is a critical skill for any organisation to develop to ensure that it is in a strong position to deliver its commitments. All participants will take away a learning guide and resource management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Daily Task Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

On this course, attendees are taught how to prioritise and manage their tasks using the principle of Rocks, Pebbles and Sand. This principle is then put to practical using tools commonly found in Microsoft Office like Planner, ToDo, Lists, Outlook and Project. All participants will take away a learning guide and task management guides for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Risk Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Risk Management in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that any further study in Risk Management is grounded on this strong foundational knowledge. All participants will take away a learning guide and risk management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Stakeholder & Communications Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

Come along and learn how to do right practice Stakeholder Management and then how to create an effective Communication Plan from the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This course includes practical exercises and tools that you can take away for you to use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Ensuring Project Success

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course will need to be customised beforehand with you and is only available as a closed course for your organisation. This is a fun card game course that helps those who are not exposed to the project, programme and portfolio disciplines, how this area of project delivery works. It covers off basic, intermediate and advanced topics in a fun and easy way of learning. The game provokes many deep discussions related to themes of resourcing, governance, risk management and so on.

Delivery Method: Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Sponsorship & Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Project & Programme Steering Group Members, Project Sponsors, Programme Sponsors

This course introduces the critically important concepts of effective sponsorship and governance on projects, programmes and portfolio management. This course is designed to address terminologies, concepts and techniques across all the standard methodologies and approaches in use in New Zealand from PRINCE2 to the PMI and more Agile approaches. One of the key concepts covered in the training course is O3 – understanding the difference between outcomes, outputs and objectives. The course provides guidance on the value of governance and its criticality to the success of projects and the delivery of intended benefits and outcomes. All participants will take away a learning guide and some cost & financial management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Quality Planning

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course is designed for those involved in setting quality standards for the delivery of deliverables on projects and programmes. Attendees will learn about the different scopes that quality can be applied to – to what is being created and how it is being created. Each scope requires a different Quality Management approach. All participants will take away a learning guide and some quality management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Planning & Scheduling

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers

This is a short but easy to understand course designed to help people to breakthrough the often misunderstood approach on how to plan and schedule. This course is methodology agnostic as it uses techniques and skills common to all the well known approaches and toolsets. Attendees learn how to break down an objective into activities, how to sequence tasks, how to estimate and how to provide cost and resource information to produce a Work Breakdown Structure fit for use in a Business Case or as part of a Portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and planning and scheduling tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Issue Management & Change Control

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Issues Management & Change Control in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that there is a clear understanding on the relationship between risks, issues, and change requests. Participants will also learn more about how Change Requests need to handled, treated and negotiated. All participants will take away a learning guide and issue management and change control tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Negotiation Skills

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces members of the project, programme and Portfolio community to the ‘art’ of negotiation. This is an important skill for the community to have as it’s a fundamental requirement to negotiate on an almost daily basis. Whether we are negotiating change requests, budget changes, delays in time, what’s in and out of scope or the level of quality that can be delivered, knowing the basic techniques and other more advanced techniques like BATNA will give your members a better handle on how to perform this successfully.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Risk Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Risk Management in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that any further study in Risk Management is grounded on this strong foundational knowledge. All participants will take away a learning guide and risk management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Stakeholder & Communications Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

Come along and learn how to do right practice Stakeholder Management and then how to create an effective Communication Plan from the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This course includes practical exercises and tools that you can take away for you to use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Sponsorship & Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Project & Programme Steering Group Members, Project Sponsors, Programme Sponsors

This course introduces the critically important concepts of effective sponsorship and governance on projects, programmes and portfolio management. This course is designed to address terminologies, concepts and techniques across all the standard methodologies and approaches in use in New Zealand from PRINCE2 to the PMI and more Agile approaches. One of the key concepts covered in the training course is O3 – understanding the difference between outcomes, outputs and objectives. The course provides guidance on the value of governance and its criticality to the success of projects and the delivery of intended benefits and outcomes. All participants will take away a learning guide and some cost & financial management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Quality Planning

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course is designed for those involved in setting quality standards for the delivery of deliverables on projects and programmes. Attendees will learn about the different scopes that quality can be applied to – to what is being created and how it is being created. Each scope requires a different Quality Management approach. All participants will take away a learning guide and some quality management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Planning & Scheduling

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers

This is a short but easy to understand course designed to help people to breakthrough the often misunderstood approach on how to plan and schedule. This course is methodology agnostic as it uses techniques and skills common to all the well known approaches and toolsets. Attendees learn how to break down an objective into activities, how to sequence tasks, how to estimate and how to provide cost and resource information to produce a Work Breakdown Structure fit for use in a Business Case or as part of a Portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and planning and scheduling tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Issue Management & Change Control

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Issues Management & Change Control in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that there is a clear understanding on the relationship between risks, issues, and change requests. Participants will also learn more about how Change Requests need to handled, treated and negotiated. All participants will take away a learning guide and issue management and change control tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Negotiation Skills

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces members of the project, programme and Portfolio community to the ‘art’ of negotiation. This is an important skill for the community to have as it’s a fundamental requirement to negotiate on an almost daily basis. Whether we are negotiating change requests, budget changes, delays in time, what’s in and out of scope or the level of quality that can be delivered, knowing the basic techniques and other more advanced techniques like BATNA will give your members a better handle on how to perform this successfully.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Portfolio Management

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

A short course focused on understanding the important aspects of what Portfolio Management is and why it’s critical for those running and governing organisation to understand. It covers of the concepts of ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ approaches to Portfolio Management and how knowledge of both help ensure an organisation becomes or remains strategy led. All participants will take away a learning guide and a portfolio management tool for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Portfolio Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Executives, Portfolio Executives

This course builds on the Portfolio Management course and then focuses on the skills and techniques required to deliver Governance across the entire portfolio of projects and programmes in an organisation. This course is best delivered to all the members of the Portfolio Governance Group in an organisation to ensure a common agreed standard. This course also touches on themes related to Portfolio Risk Management and Portfolio Prioritisation. All participants will take away a learning guide for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Strategic Portfolio Planning

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

This course helps those tasked with the job of connecting the portfolio of existing and/or future work to the organisation’s strategy. This course outlines the external and internal factors that will need to be addressed successfully to deliver a round of fit for purpose strategic portfolio planning. This course ensures that an organisation can build its ‘Golden Thread’ – a link between all the projects in the portfolio and where the organisation wants to be. It also covers off themes related to how to ensure the organisation has the right mix of projects within the portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and strategic portfolio planning for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Explore our short courses by career pathway...

For all pathways shows the courses which are applicable to all the career pathways.

  • For all pathways
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Project Office Analyst
  • Project Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Team Member
  • Programme Manager
  • Steering Group Members
  • Project / Programme Sponsors
  • Executives
  • Resource Managers

Risk Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Risk Management in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that any further study in Risk Management is grounded on this strong foundational knowledge. All participants will take away a learning guide and risk management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Stakeholder & Communications Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

Come along and learn how to do right practice Stakeholder Management and then how to create an effective Communication Plan from the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This course includes practical exercises and tools that you can take away for you to use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Change Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This is the session to introduce Change Management and its value to those who may not be convinced of its importance. This course focuses on PROSCI’s approach to Change Management, namely the ADKAR process that outlines in easy to understand and follow steps, the major disciplines required to prepare a group of people, an organisation or a community for the change that they may be involved in but certainly will be subjected to. All participants will take away a learning guide and some change management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Quality Planning

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course is designed for those involved in setting quality standards for the delivery of deliverables on projects and programmes. Attendees will learn about the different scopes that quality can be applied to – to what is being created and how it is being created. Each scope requires a different Quality Management approach. All participants will take away a learning guide and some quality management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Negotiation Skills

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces members of the project, programme and Portfolio community to the ‘art’ of negotiation. This is an important skill for the community to have as it’s a fundamental requirement to negotiate on an almost daily basis. Whether we are negotiating change requests, budget changes, delays in time, what’s in and out of scope or the level of quality that can be delivered, knowing the basic techniques and other more advanced techniques like BATNA will give your members a better handle on how to perform this successfully.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Daily Task Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

On this course, attendees are taught how to prioritise and manage their tasks using the principle of Rocks, Pebbles and Sand. This principle is then put to practical using tools commonly found in Microsoft Office like Planner, ToDo, Lists, Outlook and Project. All participants will take away a learning guide and task management guides for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Portfolio Management

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

A short course focused on understanding the important aspects of what Portfolio Management is and why it’s critical for those running and governing organisation to understand. It covers of the concepts of ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ approaches to Portfolio Management and how knowledge of both help ensure an organisation becomes or remains strategy led. All participants will take away a learning guide and a portfolio management tool for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Portfolio Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Executives, Portfolio Executives

This course builds on the Portfolio Management course and then focuses on the skills and techniques required to deliver Governance across the entire portfolio of projects and programmes in an organisation. This course is best delivered to all the members of the Portfolio Governance Group in an organisation to ensure a common agreed standard. This course also touches on themes related to Portfolio Risk Management and Portfolio Prioritisation. All participants will take away a learning guide for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Strategic Portfolio Planning

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

This course helps those tasked with the job of connecting the portfolio of existing and/or future work to the organisation’s strategy. This course outlines the external and internal factors that will need to be addressed successfully to deliver a round of fit for purpose strategic portfolio planning. This course ensures that an organisation can build its ‘Golden Thread’ – a link between all the projects in the portfolio and where the organisation wants to be. It also covers off themes related to how to ensure the organisation has the right mix of projects within the portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and strategic portfolio planning for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Portfolio Management

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

A short course focused on understanding the important aspects of what Portfolio Management is and why it’s critical for those running and governing organisation to understand. It covers of the concepts of ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ approaches to Portfolio Management and how knowledge of both help ensure an organisation becomes or remains strategy led. All participants will take away a learning guide and a portfolio management tool for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Portfolio Management

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

A short course focused on understanding the important aspects of what Portfolio Management is and why it’s critical for those running and governing organisation to understand. It covers of the concepts of ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ approaches to Portfolio Management and how knowledge of both help ensure an organisation becomes or remains strategy led. All participants will take away a learning guide and a portfolio management tool for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Ensuring Project Success

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course will need to be customised beforehand with you and is only available as a closed course for your organisation. This is a fun card game course that helps those who are not exposed to the project, programme and portfolio disciplines, how this area of project delivery works. It covers off basic, intermediate and advanced topics in a fun and easy way of learning. The game provokes many deep discussions related to themes of resourcing, governance, risk management and so on.

Delivery Method: Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Strategic Portfolio Planning

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

This course helps those tasked with the job of connecting the portfolio of existing and/or future work to the organisation’s strategy. This course outlines the external and internal factors that will need to be addressed successfully to deliver a round of fit for purpose strategic portfolio planning. This course ensures that an organisation can build its ‘Golden Thread’ – a link between all the projects in the portfolio and where the organisation wants to be. It also covers off themes related to how to ensure the organisation has the right mix of projects within the portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and strategic portfolio planning for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Benefits Management and Business Cases

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Office Managers, Programme Sponsors, Programme Managers

This course is a great introduction into the concept of benefits management and business cases. This course is perfect for those wishing to learn for the first time the concept of benefits on projects, programmes and portfolio. Attendees will also learn about the 5 key ‘cases’ that a good Business Case should address (strategic, management, financial, commercial and economic) along with learning about return on investment analysis tools like NPV, IRR and ROI calculations. Attendees will learn how best to use these tools to enhance their Business Case. All participants will take away a learning guide and benefits management and business case tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Issue Management & Change Control

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Issues Management & Change Control in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that there is a clear understanding on the relationship between risks, issues, and change requests. Participants will also learn more about how Change Requests need to handled, treated and negotiated. All participants will take away a learning guide and issue management and change control tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Dependency Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Programme Managers

This session introduces members of the project, programme and portfolio communities to the often overlooked concept of Dependency Management. This discipline helps ensure that all projects have been assessed for macro and micro level dependencies to ensure that integration is achieved successfully and that timelines are accurately projected and delivered. All participants will take away a learning guide and some dependency management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Ensuring Project Success

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course will need to be customised beforehand with you and is only available as a closed course for your organisation. This is a fun card game course that helps those who are not exposed to the project, programme and portfolio disciplines, how this area of project delivery works. It covers off basic, intermediate and advanced topics in a fun and easy way of learning. The game provokes many deep discussions related to themes of resourcing, governance, risk management and so on.

Delivery Method: Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Planning & Scheduling

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers

This is a short but easy to understand course designed to help people to breakthrough the often misunderstood approach on how to plan and schedule. This course is methodology agnostic as it uses techniques and skills common to all the well known approaches and toolsets. Attendees learn how to break down an objective into activities, how to sequence tasks, how to estimate and how to provide cost and resource information to produce a Work Breakdown Structure fit for use in a Business Case or as part of a Portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and planning and scheduling tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Benefits Management and Business Cases

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Office Managers, Programme Sponsors, Programme Managers

This course is a great introduction into the concept of benefits management and business cases. This course is perfect for those wishing to learn for the first time the concept of benefits on projects, programmes and portfolio. Attendees will also learn about the 5 key ‘cases’ that a good Business Case should address (strategic, management, financial, commercial and economic) along with learning about return on investment analysis tools like NPV, IRR and ROI calculations. Attendees will learn how best to use these tools to enhance their Business Case. All participants will take away a learning guide and benefits management and business case tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Issue Management & Change Control

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Issues Management & Change Control in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that there is a clear understanding on the relationship between risks, issues, and change requests. Participants will also learn more about how Change Requests need to handled, treated and negotiated. All participants will take away a learning guide and issue management and change control tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Resource Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Resource Managers

This course is designed to help those in the project, programme and portfolio community get a better understanding of resource in its many forms. Those who attend will learn about the difference between ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ resource planning, the different types of resources, the use of generic and named resourcing when trying to deal with capacity, utilisation and demand. This is a critical skill for any organisation to develop to ensure that it is in a strong position to deliver its commitments. All participants will take away a learning guide and resource management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Dependency Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Programme Managers

This session introduces members of the project, programme and portfolio communities to the often overlooked concept of Dependency Management. This discipline helps ensure that all projects have been assessed for macro and micro level dependencies to ensure that integration is achieved successfully and that timelines are accurately projected and delivered. All participants will take away a learning guide and some dependency management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Planning & Scheduling

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Coordinators

This is a short but easy to understand course designed to help people to breakthrough the often misunderstood approach on how to plan and schedule. This course is methodology agnostic as it uses techniques and skills common to all the well known approaches and toolsets. Attendees learn how to break down an objective into activities, how to sequence tasks, how to estimate and how to provide cost and resource information to produce a Work Breakdown Structure fit for use in a Business Case or as part of a Portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and planning and scheduling tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Risk Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Risk Management in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that any further study in Risk Management is grounded on this strong foundational knowledge. All participants will take away a learning guide and risk management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Stakeholder & Communications Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

Come along and learn how to do right practice Stakeholder Management and then how to create an effective Communication Plan from the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This course includes practical exercises and tools that you can take away for you to use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Change Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

This is the session to introduce Change Management and its value to those who may not be convinced of its importance. This course focuses on PROSCI’s approach to Change Management, namely the ADKAR process that outlines in easy to understand and follow steps, the major disciplines required to prepare a group of people, an organisation or a community for the change that they may be involved in but certainly will be subjected to. All participants will take away a learning guide and some change management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual

Quality Planning

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course is designed for those involved in setting quality standards for the delivery of deliverables on projects and programmes. Attendees will learn about the different scopes that quality can be applied to – to what is being created and how it is being created. Each scope requires a different Quality Management approach. All participants will take away a learning guide and some quality management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Running Effective Meetings

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Team Members

This course is for anyone in the organisation that regularly attends or more importantly, organises meetings. This course delivers training no how to prepare for a meeting, how to run the meeting and how best to follow up a meeting. It also covers off how to deal with different behaviours from various attendees in a meeting. All participants will take away a learning guide and some meetings tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Negotiation Skills

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
All

This course introduces members of the project, programme and Portfolio community to the ‘art’ of negotiation. This is an important skill for the community to have as it’s a fundamental requirement to negotiate on an almost daily basis. Whether we are negotiating change requests, budget changes, delays in time, what’s in and out of scope or the level of quality that can be delivered, knowing the basic techniques and other more advanced techniques like BATNA will give your members a better handle on how to perform this successfully.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Daily Task Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
All

On this course, attendees are taught how to prioritise and manage their tasks using the principle of Rocks, Pebbles and Sand. This principle is then put to practical using tools commonly found in Microsoft Office like Planner, ToDo, Lists, Outlook and Project. All participants will take away a learning guide and task management guides for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Dependency Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Programme Managers

This session introduces members of the project, programme and portfolio communities to the often overlooked concept of Dependency Management. This discipline helps ensure that all projects have been assessed for macro and micro level dependencies to ensure that integration is achieved successfully and that timelines are accurately projected and delivered. All participants will take away a learning guide and some dependency management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Planning & Scheduling

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers

This is a short but easy to understand course designed to help people to breakthrough the often misunderstood approach on how to plan and schedule. This course is methodology agnostic as it uses techniques and skills common to all the well known approaches and toolsets. Attendees learn how to break down an objective into activities, how to sequence tasks, how to estimate and how to provide cost and resource information to produce a Work Breakdown Structure fit for use in a Business Case or as part of a Portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and planning and scheduling tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Strategic Portfolio Planning

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

This course helps those tasked with the job of connecting the portfolio of existing and/or future work to the organisation’s strategy. This course outlines the external and internal factors that will need to be addressed successfully to deliver a round of fit for purpose strategic portfolio planning. This course ensures that an organisation can build its ‘Golden Thread’ – a link between all the projects in the portfolio and where the organisation wants to be. It also covers off themes related to how to ensure the organisation has the right mix of projects within the portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and strategic portfolio planning for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Benefits Management and Business Cases

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Office Managers, Programme Sponsors, Programme Managers

This course is a great introduction into the concept of benefits management and business cases. This course is perfect for those wishing to learn for the first time the concept of benefits on projects, programmes and portfolio. Attendees will also learn about the 5 key ‘cases’ that a good Business Case should address (strategic, management, financial, commercial and economic) along with learning about return on investment analysis tools like NPV, IRR and ROI calculations. Attendees will learn how best to use these tools to enhance their Business Case. All participants will take away a learning guide and benefits management and business case tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Issue Management & Change Control

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course introduces introductory, intermediate and quite advanced themes in Issues Management & Change Control in an interesting and fast paced way. It covers off the key themes, terminologies and concepts to ensure that there is a clear understanding on the relationship between risks, issues, and change requests. Participants will also learn more about how Change Requests need to handled, treated and negotiated. All participants will take away a learning guide and issue management and change control tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Ensuring Project Success

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Project Office Managers

This course will need to be customised beforehand with you and is only available as a closed course for your organisation. This is a fun card game course that helps those who are not exposed to the project, programme and portfolio disciplines, how this area of project delivery works. It covers off basic, intermediate and advanced topics in a fun and easy way of learning. The game provokes many deep discussions related to themes of resourcing, governance, risk management and so on.

Delivery Method: Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Resource Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Resource Managers

This course is designed to help those in the project, programme and portfolio community get a better understanding of resource in its many forms. Those who attend will learn about the difference between ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ resource planning, the different types of resources, the use of generic and named resourcing when trying to deal with capacity, utilisation and demand. This is a critical skill for any organisation to develop to ensure that it is in a strong position to deliver its commitments. All participants will take away a learning guide and resource management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Sponsorship & Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Project & Programme Steering Group Members, Project Sponsors, Programme Sponsors

This course introduces the critically important concepts of effective sponsorship and governance on projects, programmes and portfolio management. This course is designed to address terminologies, concepts and techniques across all the standard methodologies and approaches in use in New Zealand from PRINCE2 to the PMI and more Agile approaches. One of the key concepts covered in the training course is O3 – understanding the difference between outcomes, outputs and objectives. The course provides guidance on the value of governance and its criticality to the success of projects and the delivery of intended benefits and outcomes. All participants will take away a learning guide and some cost & financial management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Sponsorship & Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Project & Programme Steering Group Members, Project Sponsors, Programme Sponsors

This course introduces the critically important concepts of effective sponsorship and governance on projects, programmes and portfolio management. This course is designed to address terminologies, concepts and techniques across all the standard methodologies and approaches in use in New Zealand from PRINCE2 to the PMI and more Agile approaches. One of the key concepts covered in the training course is O3 – understanding the difference between outcomes, outputs and objectives. The course provides guidance on the value of governance and its criticality to the success of projects and the delivery of intended benefits and outcomes. All participants will take away a learning guide and some cost & financial management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Strategic Portfolio Planning

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Portfolio Managers, Project Office Analysts, Project Office Managers

This course helps those tasked with the job of connecting the portfolio of existing and/or future work to the organisation’s strategy. This course outlines the external and internal factors that will need to be addressed successfully to deliver a round of fit for purpose strategic portfolio planning. This course ensures that an organisation can build its ‘Golden Thread’ – a link between all the projects in the portfolio and where the organisation wants to be. It also covers off themes related to how to ensure the organisation has the right mix of projects within the portfolio. All participants will take away a learning guide and strategic portfolio planning for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Benefits Management and Business Cases

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Office Managers, Programme Sponsors, Programme Managers

This course is a great introduction into the concept of benefits management and business cases. This course is perfect for those wishing to learn for the first time the concept of benefits on projects, programmes and portfolio. Attendees will also learn about the 5 key ‘cases’ that a good Business Case should address (strategic, management, financial, commercial and economic) along with learning about return on investment analysis tools like NPV, IRR and ROI calculations. Attendees will learn how best to use these tools to enhance their Business Case. All participants will take away a learning guide and benefits management and business case tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Sponsorship & Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Project & Programme Steering Group Members, Project Sponsors, Programme Sponsors

This course introduces the critically important concepts of effective sponsorship and governance on projects, programmes and portfolio management. This course is designed to address terminologies, concepts and techniques across all the standard methodologies and approaches in use in New Zealand from PRINCE2 to the PMI and more Agile approaches. One of the key concepts covered in the training course is O3 – understanding the difference between outcomes, outputs and objectives. The course provides guidance on the value of governance and its criticality to the success of projects and the delivery of intended benefits and outcomes. All participants will take away a learning guide and some cost & financial management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Portfolio Governance

Duration: 2 hrs

Audience:
Executives, Portfolio Executives

This course builds on the Portfolio Management course and then focuses on the skills and techniques required to deliver Governance across the entire portfolio of projects and programmes in an organisation. This course is best delivered to all the members of the Portfolio Governance Group in an organisation to ensure a common agreed standard. This course also touches on themes related to Portfolio Risk Management and Portfolio Prioritisation. All participants will take away a learning guide for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.

Resource Management

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Audience:
Project Managers, Programme Managers, Resource Managers

This course is designed to help those in the project, programme and portfolio community get a better understanding of resource in its many forms. Those who attend will learn about the difference between ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ resource planning, the different types of resources, the use of generic and named resourcing when trying to deal with capacity, utilisation and demand. This is a critical skill for any organisation to develop to ensure that it is in a strong position to deliver its commitments. All participants will take away a learning guide and resource management tools for use back in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Public, Inhouse Course, Live Virtual.