Applied Project Management

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Applied Project Management


OverviewThis workshop provides project managers with advanced tools and techniques to enhance their leadership role in projects. Participants will hone their skills in project governance and planning, stakeholder management and engagement, managing scope changes, and developing an effective project team to achieve project outcomes.


Who is it for?Individuals who have experience in project management and who wish to expand their skills with more advanced tools and techniques in order to take on leadership roles within projects


Duration2 days


DeliveryFace-to-face training workshops

Work-based activities, including presentations, group work and case studies


PrerequisitesBasic understanding of project management tools and skills


Course RequirementsParticipants are required to complete all in-class activities



Topics Covered1.     Strategic project management

2.     Project governance

3.     The role of the project sponsor

4.     Managing changes to the project scope

5.     Project planning and control

6.     Developing an effective project team to achieve project outcomes

7.     Stakeholder communication

8.     Information management

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognise the need for a project and subsequently initiate it
  • Expand your skills with more advanced tools and techniques in project management to take on a leadership role in projects
  • Guide the development of project scope and definition activities including defining the project context, and listing project deliverables, constraints and outcomes
  • Learn how to effectively estimate costs and resources required for more complex projects and develop project plans
  • Build a project management culture by bringing together, motivating and successfully managing and leading multi-functional project teams
  • Develop project plans, schedules and budgets, conduct risk management activities, direct project communications and apply project scope controls
  • Develop and evaluate project outcomes and draw lessons from the project for continuous improvement


PresentersStuart Patch


Stuart is a Director and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal specialising in the areas of financial management, procurement, project management and risk management.


Stuart delivers training for leading organisations including the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Institute of Management. His delivery is greatly enriched by an extensive career working across the world as Finance Director for global listed companies operating in the power generation, construction, resources and transportation sectors.


Stuart has facilitated training, coached and mentored senior management and high potential employees within commercial firms, government and the not-for-profit sector. Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds a Diploma in Project Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Michael French


Michael is a Principal and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal with extensive experience as a Supply Chain Consultant across various industries including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices, infrastructure and aged care. With over 40 years’ experience, Michael began in chartered accounting before venturing into other industries. He has been in executive supply chain roles focused on integrating demand and supply to ensure customer requirements are achieved with very high service levels and at minimal cost.


Michael’s areas of expertise include supply chain management, project management, procurement, contract management and financial management.


Richard Walker


Richard Walker is a Principal and senior faculty manager at AcademyGlobal. He has 30 years’ industry experience encompassing senior risk, operations and compliance roles with several leading global institutions.


Richard has a detailed knowledge of financial mathematics, markets and products; the ability to differentiate the interests of stakeholders; and use of credit, cash flow, and financial ratio analysis to implement strategies.


More recently, Richard has written and delivered bespoke training for clients drawn from the corporate, government, and financial services sectors in Australia, South East Asia, and the Middle East resulting in rapid knowledge transfer. His areas of focus include: corporate credit risk, financial analysis, enterprise risk management, conduct risk and operational risk.


Drawing upon his deep and varied experience, Richard is able to offer insights into the relationship between different risk categories; the application of financial analysis to enhance decision making; demonstrate the applicability to the regulatory environment; and critically, relate these to the organisation’s strategic priorities.


Neil Collie


Neil is a supply chain and trading management specialist with 40 years’ experience. Neil has worked primarily in the oil and sugar industries as a management consultant and general manager. He also has over 10 years’ experience in teaching positions.


Neil has successfully managed multidisciplinary teams, with full responsibility for administration, resourcing and profitability. He has implemented major organisational and cultural changes, achieving improved employee loyalty and job satisfaction and reduced staff turnover. He has worked at a strategic level on commodity trading business plans from initiation through to implementation, negotiating numerous long-term supply agreements with key export customers.


Neil’s areas of expertise include supply chain and trading management, project management, logistics and marketing.


Michael Lee


Michael is a Principal and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal with a depth of senior executive experience in a top 50 ASX listed company. He has over 30 years’ experience across procurement, operations management and project management. He has built and led large teams through complex new operational initiatives and organisation restructures delivering significant bottom line results. In addition to his senior executive roles in the oil and gas industries, Michael’s earlier career was with NSW Government as a project engineer.


Michael’s areas of expertise include project management, procurement and contract management and financial management. He teaches the accredited intermediate and Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting for NSW and QLD government procurement professionals, as well as postgraduate courses in Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Western Sydney University. Michael is a member of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia (NSW).


ContactFor further information, please visit our website:

Address: Suite 5, Level 8, 3 Spring St, Sydney NSW 2000

Email: [email protected]

Alternatively, call us on 1300 950 251.


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