– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
UKZN Extended Learning hosted the first block session of the Advanced Project Management (APM) course from the 21st -23rd of September 2020. Effective project management is a skill that is required to ensure the smooth-running of projects in various industries. Being an efficient project manager is essential when ensuring expectations are delivered to add value to business opportunities through leadership and direction. The execution of any project can be a daunting task, and having a good project manager will ensure the success of the project. Projects also need to be tracked and reported accurately, and this requires an individual who fully understands when and how everyone should be doing their tasks, thus ensuring project progression. The content of this programme has been designed to provide delegates with sufficient contemporary project management skills to allow them to be efficient in managing resources and time when working on projects.
The first block session of Advanced Project Management was conducted online and the delegates seem receptive to the medium and facilitator for this programme. The facilitator kicked off the session by asking about the expectations of the delegates and then set the objectives accordingly to address and customise the manner of approach to the content to best accommodate the diverse group of delegates. The facilitator always ensured that the delegates could grasp the content and apply it to their unique situations. The interactive sessions make room for as much engagement as possible and this group of delegates has brought a lively virtual environment to the programme, says Ms. Faith Ndlovu (Key Account Manager).
Sharing her point of view on the first block session with us, Ms. Sinegugu Khuzwayo stated:
“The programme so far has been excellent overall. The facilitator is very committed to our educations and even allows for communication after hours. The content is well arranged and my colleagues are very interactive which makes the sessions more exciting. I am a psychologist by profession however I have been offered an opportunity to take up a project management role in higher education (student support) and I am looking forward to applying what I have learnt in my project.”
This programme is expected to turn current ‘Accidental Project Managers’ into knowledgeable and consequently skilled Project Managers and is a core offering for business across key sectors of the economy. Effective project management is important for managers in developing skills to effectively manage projects within an organisation.
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