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Joint ECU / PMI Event - Kick-start your project management training with a challenging simulation.


November 09, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Building 2, CBD Room (JO.2.145)
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus,
Joondalup, WA

Earn 2 PDU's for this Event for all PMI Member who attend.

There is a maximum capcity for this event. Please book your place quickly.

Summary: In this 3-hour workshop, you will get the chance to learn some of the basics of project management. ECU project professionals will walk you through a fun simulation exercise where you will work with a small team to plan a BBQ in a refurbished garden. This is an information sharing exercise which examines the basics of project management as well as looking at leadership, team-working, and communication skills. Will you be able to finish the project on time? Will you be able to cope with a limited budget, and different demands of various stakeholders? Will the weather be kind, and can you make the correct decisions?

Who is this for: This workshop is suitable for you if you are new to working in a project team, or if you want some practical exercises in problem solving, communications, scheduling, and budget management. It is also suitable for you if you are considering studying project management at university, or if you are wondering what the value is in project management training. No prior knowledge of construction, engineering, or gardening is required to complete the workshop!



Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country



Group activity – BBQ Party Simulation




Exercise de-brief and links to the fundamentals of project management


Project management education and training presentation




Date and Location: Saturday 9 November 2019 9:30am to 12:30pm, Building 2, CBD Room (JO.2.145), Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus. The CBD room (Centre for Business Development) is a state-of-the-art collaborative learning teaching room with interactive technology and contemporary furnishings that creates an enhanced, collaborative and interactive teaching and learning facility. Access to the room is at street level opposite car park ‘P05’.

Parking: Parking in all car parks at ECU is free over the weekend. Ample parking is available in any space near Building 2. Building 2 is a 10-minute walk from Joondalup bus/train station.

Refreshments: Free tea, coffee and water will be made available to you. There are free water fountains on campus. No food will be provided.

Equipment: All material needed to complete the workshop will be provided. While computers are not essential, you are free to bring a laptop/device with you but please note that charging facilities and Wi-Fi may be limited.

Your Facilitators:

Bio - Richard Hughes.

Richard is ECU's course coordinator for project management and is based in the School of Business and Law. He has won awards for his approach to teaching and learning. He is a unit coordinator and lecturer in project management for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Richard has acted as a consultant for projects and programs in both Australia and the UK. He was a senior project manager in the UK public sector for a decade overseeing many small to large projects and programs. His specialist research areas are program & project management, including strategic governance, stakeholder engagement, sustainability, scheduling, risk, quality, procurement routes, business change and process revision. Richard holds postgraduate qualifications in project management, is PRINCE2 trained, and is a certified practising project professional and member of both the Australian Institute of Project Management, and the Project Management Institute.

Bio - Dr Ross Yates

First and foremost an experienced program and project management practitioner, Dr Ross Yates is also a postgraduate university lecturer and workplace trainer and assessor in project management practice. Ross’s project and program management knowledge is underpinned by extensive industry experience in the health care, not-for-profit, mining and education sectors which he uses as a practical reference point to add a realistic and balanced dimension to his teaching approach. Ross holds tertiary qualifications in project and program management, business analysis, information technology, leadership, business and human resource management as well as higher education and workplace training.




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