Competent Project Management

About this course:

This course provides an objective overview of Project Management from a practical business perspective: from initial conceptualisation, to planning, to implementation and subsequent evaluation. Increasingly, projects are seen as a vehicle for accomplishing tasks and meeting objectives in competitive markets, to address customer and organisational needs. The role of the project manager is being re-defined to ensure the successful completion of corporate and major capital projects. Delegates attending the course will have the opportunity to develop practical skills for use directly on their return to the organisation.

How you will benefit. You will learn to:

  • Develop a conceptual scoping statement
  • Compute the duration of a project
  • Cost activities and manage budgets
  • Predict risks and develop contingencies
  • Develop quality standards
  • Construct work and technical breakdown structures
  • Manage a project and project team
  • Measure the progress and results of a project’s implementation

Key focus areas:

  • Defining projects
  • Project characteristics
  • Project Life Cycle (short and long term)
  • Project management and strategy
  • Measurement tools for competent project management
  • Making projects work – technical skills
  • Project planning
  • Network planning
  • Socio-cultural skills
  • Managing group dynamics
  • Time management

Who should attend:

  • Anyone involved in or associated with projects, either as a project manager, planner, accountant, influencer, sponsor or part of the project team
  • This course is suitable for candidates in the business and government sectors

Entrance requirements:

Matric and/or relevant industry experience

Date(s) Programme Fee
15 November 2017 R7 425
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Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning