Project Management

Project Management made simple   The etymology of formal project management has its roots in key industries; construction, engineering and defence, where a formal application was required to effectively manage complex projects. Given the respective scale of these projects the approach had to be robust in preventing the core of the project from stakeholders; large teams, […]

What is a PMO? A PMO could refer to a bunch of different things which may be different to each person’s context, and yes that’s why speaking in acronyms can backfire. In this context we are referring to a PMO as a Program Management Office.  Even though we have expanded what we are referring to […]

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 […]

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 […]