Project Management – The Basic Principles

Date: TBC

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Course outline

Effective project management executes and delivers positive change in an organisation. To do this involves technical skills, such as critical path analysis and Gantt charting, as well as people skills, including motivating, influencing and managing intergroup conflict.

This course introduces the basic principles and processes of project management, as well as the recognition, assessment and mitigation of risk within projects. It also touches on critical people and cultural issues that are implicit in the management of projects.

Topics covered:

  • Basic principles - thinking, organising, planning, controlling and directing projects
  • Development of a project plan
  • Recognition and management of project risk
  • People skills and managing groups


  • Managers and professionals
  • Senior management
  • Directors
  • C-suite level

Presenter - Lorraine Skelton

Course fees

$600 Standard price

$500 Members of Waikato Chamber of Commerce, Waikato University alumni, University students and staff

Note: Those eligible for the NZTE Development Vouchers Scheme can apply for a further 50% discount of the regular price. The price(s) indicated above are inclusive of GST.

Venue details

University of Waikato Hillcrest Campus

NB: Please note that this course is only open to the New Zealand Domestic Market. International applicants must be fully enrolled in a University of Waikato degree programme to be eligible for this short course.