Project Management Training

The project management approach is relatively modern. It is characterised by new methods of restructuring management and adapting special management techniques, with the purpose of obtaining better control and use of existing resources.

The rapid rate of change in both Technology and the Marketplace has created enormous strains on existing organisational forms. The traditional structure is highly bureaucratic, and experience has shown that it cannot respond rapidly enough to a changing environment. Thus traditional structure must be replaced by project management, or other temporary management structures that are highly organic and can respond very rapidly as situations develop inside and outside the organisation.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of project management
  • Define a project for success
  • Understand the importance of planning and the tools to plan with
  • Manage the resources to successfully implement a project
  • Evaluate project success
  • Adopt a project management approach in day to day activities
  • Provide experiential learning on the course

Course Outline:

Module 1: Project Management Introduction, Principles and Concepts

  • Understanding project management
  • Identifying the role players and their accountability
  • Organisational structures and project management
  • Staffing the project office and team
  • Management functions

Module 2: Project Investigation and Definition Phase

  • Project management life cycle
  • How to define a project
  • Clarifying the way forward
  • Planning the tasks

Module 3: Project Planning

  • Planning the tasks
  • Negotiating for resources
  • Responsibility assignment matrix
  • Identifying and planning for risks
  • Budgeting and estimating
  • Demonstration of how to use PM software

Module 4: Project Implementation and Closure

  • How to develop the team
  • How to conduct meetings
  • Understanding individual needs and motivation
  • Scope management
  • How to delegate effectively
  • Project auditing
  • Post implementation review

Course Duration:

2 days

  • The course is offered in-house and can be custom made to include specific examples and exercises based on the organisation’s activities.
  • The course is wholly interactive combining theory with role play, team exercises and group interaction.
  • Evaluation happens through participation and group discussion

Who should attend:

  • Individuals who are required to complete small projects
  • Managers who are required to manage project teams
  • Staff who will be part of project teams
  • Executives who are members of steering committees or sponsors of projects

Previous Facilitator Feedback:

  • Excellent. Nic made it very informative – I’ve learned a lot, BOE Trust
  • The course was excellent and the presenter’s subject matter, knowledge and experience in business really came through!, Absa
  • The Best Ever
  • Impressive, University of the Free State
  • Of a High and Professional Standard, Mersen SA
  • Excellent, HRG Rennies Travel

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