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Project Management in Practice Virtual Classroom Training

Our virtual training is streamed live (not pre-recorded) with an accredited trainer in real-time – otherwise referred to as Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Brought to you by experienced trainers based on our market leading materials and content.

Our trainers are based in real training rooms complete with audio visual equipment. We apply best practices incorporating a modular approach with frequent activities, visual engagement, appropriate pace and relevant dynamic learning to add value.

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About this Course

Companies recognise that effective project management is a key factor in assuring project success. A knowledgeable and experienced project manager will drive an optimal project result and maximise the project’s return on investment.

The mark of a truly successful project manager is how they think and behave in the face of the multitude of ‘less-than-ideal’ situations that they are destined to face almost every day of their project management lives. They accept full responsibility for a project’s outcomes and assume the requisite authority to match. These high-performing project managers can strike a delicate balance of the following: analytical and critical thinking skills, superior communication, leadership, negotiation and facilitation skills, combined with a problem-solving, results-oriented focus.

This course has been designed with all the above in mind. With a range of best practice principles as its foundation, this course builds upon participants’ existing skills and knowledge by way of a ‘guided tour’ through a series of real-life scenarios, problems and issues faced by project managers across the board.

Don’t get left behind

This course provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Critically analyse and problem-solve within a project based on typical, real-life scenarios
  • Gain real-life skills for facing challenges they’ll be faced with when managing projects
  • Build upon fundamental project management concepts
  • Apply effective interpersonal, leadership and communications skills that will help appropriately engage and manage stakeholders throughout the life of a project
  • Collaborate and share experiences and knowledge with other practicing project managers

Who is this course for?

Participants who will gain the most from their participation in this course are:

  • Project managers wishing to build on their existing project management knowledge and experience (minimum 2 years’ experience required).


  • Project managers who have attended our Project Fundamentals course or equivalent training (minimum 2-day course).

Course Information

Qualification: Project Management in Practice 
Module 2 of our Project Management Professional Development Program
Nominal Days: 3 days
Program Area: Professional Certification

Key Topics

Project selection and feasibility

Exploration of how projects fit into the organisational context and how they are kept in line with organisational strategies and goals.

Planning for success

Key concepts, practices, tools and techniques associated with planning activities e.g. scoping, scheduling, creating budgets, and developing project estimates.

Engaging and communicating with stakeholders

Identifying and analysing stakeholders. How to identify and meet stakeholder expectations through negotiation and collaboration techniques. Dealing with common stakeholder challenges.

Managing risk, procurement and quality

Developing high quality risk statements and risk treatment plans. Selecting vendors through pre-defined evaluation criteria. Defining and meeting quality requirements.

Leading the project

Building and developing the project team. Leading a team through effective delegation and providing structured feedback.

Controlling and closing the project

Identifying activities to effectively control the project. Measuring project performance and reporting on progress. Taking action to manage deviations to planned baselines. The project manager’s role in continuous improvement and benefits realisation.

Although this course does not cover Agile practices in detail, an overview of relevant Agile practices, tools and techniques will be discussed in each session for context.

How this course is delivered

Our virtual training is streamed live (not pre-recorded) with an accredited trainer in real-time – otherwise referred to as Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Our trainers are based in real training rooms complete with audio visual equipment. We apply best practices incorporating a modular approach with frequent activities, visual engagement, appropriate pace and relevant dynamic learning to add value.

Materials: A comprehensive participant handbook is provided.

Outcomes and Certification Eligibility


Project Management Fundamentals is available as a stand-alone course, but also forms the foundation (Module 1) for the ‘Project Management Professional Development Program’.

Project Management in Practice (Module 2) is a three-day course which provides a deeper exploration into the disciplines and daily challenges faced by the Project Manager. Please visit our website or contact us on 1300 701 314 for further details on this course.

Experience Based Qualifications*
Once you have gained industry experience in Project Management, you may wish to pursue a nationally recognised, experience-based qualification.

PM-Partners have selected Opportune Professional Development (RTO ID:60072) as our preferred provider of Nationally Recognised Qualifications. Opportune specialises in Experience Based Qualifications that make the achievement of a qualification streamlined and efficient for professionals wanting to have their previous learning and experience recognised with a qualification.

Please see the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management page of our website for more information.

* Opportune Professional Development is the provider of these qualifications. PM-Partners is not a Registered Training Organisation.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Dates

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What do you mean by virtual training?

When we refer to virtual (classroom) training we are meaning just that: delivering live training (not pre-recorded) with a trainer to wherever you are real-time – otherwise referred to as Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Our trainers are based in actual training rooms complete with training and AV equipment.

What will I experience during a virtual training session?

Your virtual classroom trainer has access to a variety of options to ensure effective communication and learning, both individually and as a group, including:

  • Changing how webcams are viewed
  • Screen sharing to display a document, presentation or other training content
  • Changing the view to make an attendee the presenter
  • Conducting polls and tests
  • Splitting the classroom into small groups for activities
  • Uploading materials

How do I interact with the trainer? Other attendees?

Collaboration and actively participating in a training session are essential. You can:

  • Raise and submit questions/comments to the trainer or other attendees
  • Use shared apps and drawing tools to collaborate with the whole group
  • Participate in ‘breakout’ rooms for activities/small group discussions
  • Share the trainer’s keyboard and mouse control

Note: Drawing tools, shared keyboard/mouse control and multi-monitor screen sharing are available on the installed desktop app only.

How long will a session be before I can have a break?

As virtual training is a very different experience to face-to-face training, each virtual session will be a maximum of 90 minutes (many sessions will be shorter), followed by a break. Your trainer will confirm the timings of breaks at the start of each day.

What are the system and software requirements?

System requirements

Desktop app option Web browser option
Operating system Windows 7 – 10
MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – MacOS Mojave 10.14TM
Operating system
Internet connection 1Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
Hardware 2GB or more of RAM
Microphone and speakers* (headset recommended)
Microphone and speakers* (headset recommended)
Software GoToTraining® desktop app, Javascript™ enabled Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

*It is recommended that you use a wired headset with VoIP to ensure optimal audio quality and to minimise audio feedback. If necessary, you are able to use your phone to dial in to the audio connection.

Software used

We are currently using GoToTraining® by LogMeIn. As a training course participant, you do not need a GoToTraining account. Before the training starts you will be sent an email with a link to join the course. When you join the course, you will be prompted to download the GoToTraining software.

How secure is GoToTraining®?

The session is completely private and secure and features end-to-end Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption. No unencrypted information is ever stored on the system.

I require an invoice before payment is processed – can I still book this course online?

Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.

Is this a certified course?

No. There are no certifications or exams undertaken in this course. However, you do receive a Completion Certificate from PM-Partners group.

Can I buy this course as part of a package?

Yes. This course forms part of the Project Management Professional Development Program which can be purchased at a discounted rate. Buy now & save!