Project Management in Practice

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About this programme:

There is a project management knowledge gap existing among those responsible for managing projects within different industries. This programme has been designed to provide delegates with sufficient contemporary project management skills in order to allow them to be efficient in managing resources and time when working on projects.

This programme is expected to turn current ‘Accidental Project Managers’ into knowledgeable and consequently skilled Project Managers.

This programme is a core offering for business across key sectors of the economy and is important for managers in developing skills to effectively manage projects within an organisation.

How you will benefit:

  • Understand the project management environment and its setting
  • Understand the complexity of projects irrespective of size
  • Understand the project anatomy/project life cycle and project parameters (cost, quality, schedule, stakeholders management, health and safety, environment)
  • Understand project management nomenclature and basic definitions
  • Understand the fundamentals of creating value in the project management process
  • Understand the process of carrying out a feasibility study and the importance of a feasibility study
  • Understand the project scoping process and development of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and how the WBS relates to project budgeting and the formulation of a schedule of activities – managing and control
  • Understand how to manage project risk and project contracts/ service level agreements
  • Understand how to prepare a cost estimate of a project and manage project costs
  • Understand how to select an appropriate project procurement system
  • Understand how to prepare a project schedule and manage it
  • Understand how to optimise project resources
  • Understand how to learn from a project

Key focus areas:

  • Project Environment and its Dynamics
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Scheduling and Control
  • Managing Project Cost and Control
  • Project Risk Management, Procurement and Contracts
  • Managing Project Human Resources and Learning from Projects

Who should attend:

This programme is aimed at corporate and public sector clients who will be considering or would be involved in managing projects in the future

Entrance requirements:

  • Matric plus industry experience and some basic project management experience


12 days (3 block sessions)

Start Date Programme Fee
16th September 2024 R59 900
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning