Project Management – The Basic Principles

Learn essential project management skills: technical and interpersonal, risk assessment, and cultural understanding.

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 - Dr Shivendu Pratap Singh

Dr Shivendu Pratap Singh

Dr Singh is a Lecturer in Digital Business at the University of Waikato's Management School, whose research and teaching is focused on cutting-edge information technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity and agile project management.

Dr Singh assisted in developing two of the school's new online programmes; the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

He completed his PhD (Information Systems) at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Prior to that, Dr Singh worked for Wipro Technologies as a data centre architect. He managed business functions like software project management, data centre security, database management, data analytics, data centre optimisation, and alliance management.

Fees and event details

Course fees

$690 (inc. GST)

Event details:

When: Postponed until further notice

Time: 9am to 5pm

Where: University of Waikato - Hamilton campus

Please note that this course is delivered on campus (face-to-face) and is not available as an online option. Participants must be able to attend in person. Lunch will be provided on the day.


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