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Fundamentals of Project Management

All projects go through a project life cycle. Each of these phases is explored in depth and critical success and failure factors are diagnosed. The course focuses on managing technical aspects of project management such as money, plans, time and quality. It also explores critical issues of managing people and power struggles amongst many stakeholders affected by a project. Such stakeholders may include the local community, government departments, businesses, NGO’s, religious and traditional leaders and other power brokers

Credits: 20

NQF level: 4

Exit Level Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

be familiar with project management terminology, concepts, and definitions;

have an understanding of key project success and failure factors within their workplace;

know the skills and processes to manage group dynamics and project teams effectively;

be able to successfully analyse problems, develop a feasible project strategy, plan, implement, control, and evaluate a project;

be able to apply key project management tools: Gantt chart, work breakdown structure, budget, and schedules;

be able to successfully identify, understand and involve appropriate stakeholders in the project management process;

know the key skills and processes to successfully delegate and manage time more effectively and efficiently; and

know the structures to write professional project reports and proposals.

Certification

This course is accredited by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA). On completion, the following certification will be awarded:

A Services SETA Statement of Results will be awarded to all delegates who successfully the unit standards’ portfolio requirements. The Statement of Results will only reflect the unit standards successfully completed; or

A Regenesys Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all delegates who attended all training sessions, but who do not complete any portfolio requirements successfully.

Duration

5 contact days

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Fundamentals of Project Management