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Managing Project Scope, Stakeholders and Communications

Project management is now a core activity in most organisations and is being increasingly used in the delivery of corporate strategy. Project management skills can be applied in almost any industry across a range of projects, including developing a new product or service, implementing a change in structure, staffing, or style of an organisation, designing a new motor vehicle, developing or acquiring a new or modified information system, constructing a building or facility, running a campaign for political office, or implementing a new business procedure or process.

Many projects fail due to a lack of discipline around the project and the lack of a systematic approach to planning and monitoring execution. Project timelines are often jeopardised due to poor requirements, unclear definitions or a lack of timely accurate information during project execution. Understanding the discipline of project management and applying a formal approach to managing a project will facilitate an efficient approach to its execution and successful and timely outcome.

This three-day intensive professional development program will immerse you in the discipline of project management. You will examine the processes, resources and techniques required to effectively manage scope, project stakeholders, and communications.

Why this program is for you

This 3-day intensive professional development program provides you with a working understanding of how successful project management is applied from the outset of an activity. You may already be a project manager or your role may have evolved to include such responsibilities but you have never received formal training. Arm yourself with knowledge that will change the way you approach your next project so that your professional reputation remains undamaged and you meet or exceed your stakeholder’s expectations.

Program overview

  • Managing stakeholders, project scope and communications
  • Soft skills and project politics
  • The impact of context on project scope, stakeholder and communications management
  • Defining, verifying and managing project scope
  • Stakeholder Theory and Analysis
  • Developing a Business Case
  • Project management methodologies and approaches

Choose your program outcome

Professional Development

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation at the successful completion of the 3-day intensive professional development program.

Professional Development with University Credit

Participants who complete some additional work and assessments will be eligible for one unit of credit into ECU’s Graduate Certificate of Project Management – endorsed by Australian Institute of Project Management.

About the Facilitator

Michael McDonald is a Sessional Academic at ECU and brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in leadership, project management and risk management from both the military and civilian sectors.

His impressive and diverse array of operational, project and risk management experience was gained in the professional services, construction, marine, and mining, oil and gas industries as well as in high risk military training and operational environments.

Michael has successfully carried out engagements in Australia, the United States, PR China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia. He has extensive experience in project and organisational turn-around, quantitative and qualitative risk assessments, consequence identification, operational hazard assessment and Critical Risk Management (CRM).

Most recently Michael project managed the implementation of a CRM SaaS solution for a leading international resource company.


Full rate $2250

ECU Staff and Alumni $1900


All resources required to complete the program including an electronic textbook, and access to online learning materials.

Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are included for each day.


Perth – ECU Joondalup Campus.


Every Wednesday over three weeks on the 11, 18 and 25 September 2019

This program may be postponed or cancelled if there are insufficient registrations.


Register for Managing Project Scope, Stakeholders and Communications (Note: registrations close on Monday 6 September 2019)

Contact us

For further information contact Lisa Spinks at the School of Business and Law, email

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