I’m feeling really quite pleased with myself because not only have I used the stakeholder analysis matrix and the risk management matrix, I’ve done most of the PID document.  It was so helpful for me with my project – it helped clarify what I needed to do, when and how and gave me the clarity of what was in and out of scope."   Recent Project Essentials participant 


The workshop is a practical course providing useful skills and tools you can use straight away. It makes project management real in the context of delivering change

Project Essentials is perfect for business or technical people.  Ideal for new project managers, those aspiring to be project managers or project team members.

The course is lively, interactive and varied.  Learning is collaborative and you will have the chance to share ideas and work on solutions with other participants. 

Topics Covered

  • What is a project and common reasons for project failure
  • The project management lifecycle and processes
  • Project management roles and responsibilities
  • The traits of effective project leaders
  • Project planning first steps – benefits, purpose, objectives, critical success factors and scope
  • Stakeholder analysis techniques
  • Product-based planning
  • Sequencing and identifying tasks
  • Estimating and producing a project schedule
  • Understanding and using the Triple Constraints Triangle
  • Project controls: risk management, reporting, quality control, managing issues and change
  • Closing a project



$1,400 (excl GST) Each participant receives a full set of training notes – your own comprehensive ‘go to’ guide to project management.



This course is delivered in Wellington


For more information see our course flyer

For all inquiries including customised inhouse workshops contact Carol Speirs