Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS) has launched of a series of new training courses aimed at helping firms adapt the increasing trend of managing by project.
It is offering Managing by Project and Project Management courses to help firms improve their own organisational capabilities.
Managing by Project focuses on doing the right project and enables companies to realise strategic intentions through a structured portfolio of programs and projects, all prioritised, planned and executed within a project-centric culture.
Project Management will focus on doing projects the right way. It will teach how to plan, organise, direct and control assigned yet limited resources to a project, in order to accomplish a business objective within the constraints of scope, time, cost and quality.
DDLS chief executive, Mal Shaw, said the firm had identified that more companies were making the change to understanding Managing by Project as an organisation competency.
“In today’s business environment more organisations are being structured to portfolio and program management philosophies as they wrestle with the need to do more with less, which results in the need to think carefully about the projects that will deliver more with current resources," he said.
"There are a number of industries leading the way in terms of MBP uptake, including IT, telecommunications, financial services, public sector, mining and industrial, education and health.”
It will provide up-to-date courses by accessing the latest content from global project management associations PMI and APMG.
Certifications will be internationally recognised, according to DDLS.
Mark Croxford, business development manager Australasia for APMG-International said Managing by Project and Project Management techniques were continuing to develop.
"The training offered by DDLS is aimed at building the capabilities of an organisation and its people," he said.
"It provides currency for the certified professionals, many of whom regularly return to maintain continuous learning and keep their skills and certifications current.
"For the organisation the capabilities gained from the courses help turn business strategy into reality, through the ability to tactically deliver towards business goals.”
Shaw said Managing by Project helped to deliver the consistency needed to drive change.
“We are seeing the shift towards MBP becoming a cultural dimension of businesses; becoming ‘the way we do things around here’," he said.
"Organisations that invest in building MBP capabilities are more likely to deliver the right projects, in the right way, leading to more successful teams, better business performance and increased shareholder value."
DDLS has training facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.
The firm's technical Instructors and trainers and instruct about 15,000 students a year, from beginner, specialist to advanced levels.