What is positive risk?

What is a Positive Risk?   Positive risks are event which have a positive impact on your objectives.  I think it’s the word “risk” that throws many people off.  For many people the term “risk” has negative connotations; i.e. something bad will happen, I will lose money, get injured, crash my car etc.. Contrary to […]

Work Health and Safety Resources

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 – […]

Off Piste Management

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 […]

Amazon Student

Ok so Amazon is basically the gateway for online shopping, they have just created a new offering called Amazon student. This is a good place to find cheap text books for your courses. They also have a referral credit system where you can earn $10 for each social media referral, so you maybe able to […]


What is PMBOK ® ? P.M.B.O.K or often pronounced phonetically as Pimbok refers to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, not the Project Management Book of Knowledge as it is often referred.  It is a recognised trademark of the Project Management Institute also known as PMI and aims to set the standards to govern the best practice […]

Business vs Passion; a Project Management conflict of interest.

It’s the combination of two fundamental factors which create highly successful projects; the project’s value proposition and the motivation to make it a reality. But which is of more importance Passion or Business Acumen? Ask any successful businessman and you will get one of three answers: Passion – a great idea driven by a leader […]

How to make word automatically update links

How to make word automatically update links If you would like to open a word document and automatically have your linked data update read on because it’s not actually setup to do this by default. By default whilst word may have the automatic links box checked in the general options it doesn’t always allow for […]

Inserting a table of contents in Microsoft Word

Inserting a table of contents in Microsoft Word There are two ways to insert a table of contents in word; the hard way and the easy way.  A few versions of Microsoft Word ago, it was only the hard way. The hard way (still utilised by many users) involves creating headings on a page then […]

Using Styles in Microsoft Word

Using Styles in MS Word Microsoft Word provides a function called styles which enable quick document formatting as well as enabling consistency across the document.  Rather manually formatting each heading and text body you can uses the styles function. There are some styles already built into Microsoft Word and you can also make your own. […]

Cost Estimation Sheet Template

Cost Estimation Sheet Template The cost estimation sheet can be used to estimate the labour and materials cost of a project. Whilst cost calculations can be performed within a range project management software including Microsoft Project many Project Managers choose to deal with cost in a stand alone fashion. The cost estimation sheet template can be used […]

Cost Management Plan Template

Cost Management Plan Template The Cost Management Plan is a document used to communicate the agreed process and detail to enable effective cost management. The cost management plan should be developed in conjunction with relevant project stakeholders and signed by a representative from the Project Organisation (such as Project Director or Project Manager) as well as the […]

Understanding task relationships in MS Project Part 3

Different scheduling relationships Many schedulers simply link tasks due to the assumption that they will perform task A, upon completion commence task B and so on.  Again this is using a resource constraint and is a short sighted view.  As discussed in Understanding task relationships Part 2, we should only create task dependence based upon […]

Understanding task relationships in MS Project Part 2

Scheduling Constraints Linking from part 1 of this article, what answers did you get? If you haven’t read part 1– stop cheating- go back and complete the exercise. The answers will vary based upon the logic you have used.  In short there is no one correct answer, real life project management is the same.  Each […]

USI Unique Student Identifier

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI) Starting in 2015 any student undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This becomes a unified way for all Registered Training Organisations to store student information. Essentially the USI keeps a student’s VET […]