What is Program Management? Well this is one of those terms that often gets misunderstood.  Most people can quickly grasp the concept of a project.  If not check out what is a project? However, when it comes to program management it becomes muddier.  So let’s start with arguably the most accessed source of information within this […]

Whether you are delivering high level presentations, facilitating a workshop, speaking at a meeting or even working with online courses the majority of the challenges are the same.  What is the best way to encourage learning and how do we pass on information in way that our participants want. Whilst the fundamental role of a […]

Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) There are 12 units to be achieved in order to attain the Diploma of Project Management.  Of these there are 8 core (essential) units: BSBPMG511 Manage project scope BSBPMG512 Manage project time BSBPMG513 Manage project quality BSBPMG514 Manage project cost BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources BSBPMG516 Manage project information and […]

What is Scope Creep?   Scope creep is an unapproved variation to the scope.  This could impact the Product Scope (the deliverable) and/or the Project Scope (the work). Product Scope Creep This would be a variation to the agreed scope which affects the deliverable or project outcomes.  This could be the addition of new features, […]

How do you engage learners online? The fact that a learner isn’t in the classroom doesn’t mean they should be bored with volumes of text. Learning should be engaging and every student should feel that efforts have been made in assisting their development. As course designers we have an obligation in delivering our content in a […]

When our staff find great links and articles we want to share them with our current and potential students. Please see some great resources below: Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants – Click Here Asbestos: The Wittenoom tragedy (Video) – Click Here National standard for occupational noise – Click Here Manual tasks code of practice – […]

Price is often used by consumers to incorrectly differentiate the “quality” of products.  It’s basic psychology and a marketers favourite tool. Let’s assume that I place 2 identical items for sale one for $100 and the other for $20.  A customer will automatically start making some judgements on the grade of two products based on […]

Quality versus Grade   *Please note there is a language warning in this article. What is the difference between quality and grade? Before you become too invested in this article, note that it has been written on a light hearted keyboard.  If you want the serious version, using proper examples, head this way fine Sir. […]

Every Management workshop I have ever attended whether at university or for professional development is underpinned by a recurring theme: managers do things right. That generally translates into having a structure of systems and enforcing conformance through a clear and fair process.  Most aptly that system is based around policies and processes designed to protect the company […]

Is Agriculture ready to take over from mining as the sector for growth and opportunity?  Will it ride the same roller coaster or learn from its lessons? After spending last week in Muresk and now sitting in my accommodation in Newman, I can clearly see a tangible shift in two of our largest industries; resources and agriculture. […]