– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
The pandemic has brought on significant challenges regarding the project management timeline, especially as many companies have had to experiment with the idea of remote working. How can a hands-on activity such as project management succeed in a remote working environment? Organisations need to ensure they have competent project managers in uncertain times like this. UKZN Extended Learning hosted the launch of its Advanced Project Management programme on the 16th of May 2022. This programme takes place over 12 days within three block sessions over the next three months.
The Advanced Project Management Programme provides delegates with the relevant tools and skills that make them formidable when managing projects and facing new business challenges. There was a consensus amongst delegates that the facilitator, Mr Mondli Mbambo, is a natural educator and handles their needs exceptionally. He not only taught the content comprising the ins and outs of project management but also provided the delegates with life skills. He made sure that the delegates fully participated in the sessions and offered support that instilled confidence in each student. He easily translated knowledge into understandable terms. UKZN Extended Learning ensures that all programmes are coordinated efficiently, making the programme run seamlessly and e-user friendly.
The pandemic has proven to be an ongoing crisis that needs an individual with the expertise of advanced project management skills. Having such an event magnify all those small inefficiencies that usually go unnoticed in our daily work can help us recognise and understand those areas that call for improvement and usher in tomorrow’s better, more effective project management strategies. Amidst this uncertain context, there will always be project management challenges. Regardless of the remote working environment, the likelihood of encountering similar obstacles is still more or less the same. Thus, as we see today, project management skills are increasingly important during a crisis.
Project management remains a vital element of success for numerous companies despite the pandemic. Pandemics have also proved that project management involves constant change and necessary improvements in methods and skills to keep up with this climate.
To secure your place in our upcoming Advanced Project Management programme commencing on the 15th of August 2022, please click here.
You can also contact us directly for more information on the programme:
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