Project Management: Principles and Practices short course

R 14,999
Starts 30th January

Project Management: Principles and Practices short course

R 14,999
Starts 30th January

Course details
Course:

Project Management: Principles and Practices short course

Registration Date:

28th January

Start Date:

30th January

Duration:

12 weeks online

Price:

R 14,999

Weekly

8 hours

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About

USB Executive Development, the private executive development company of Stellenbosch University, offers the Project Management: Principles and Practices online short course that includes the distilled practical experience of project management experts, aligned to project management methodologies used internationally. Theory is supported by examples, exercises and case studies that drive practical application and aid participants in becoming successful, forward-thinking project managers.  

The course will guide you through the development of a comprehensive project plan, from inception to delivery and evaluation, completed as an assignment. You will be guided by a professional course coordinator, ensuring that your progress is informed, focused, and enjoyable.

In addition to the skills and knowledge gained, completion of the Project Management: Principles and Practices short course provides participants with crucial portfolio evidence required in the process to earn a professional designation as Project Manager (PM), conferred by Project Management South Africa (PMSA), the SAQA-recognised professional body for multi-sector project management.

What will I learn?

  • Apply project management theory and project management decision-making
  • Follow a specific process for the execution of an identified, one-off, substantial deliverable
  • Design a critical path diagram and a Gantt chart
  • Utilise the Gantt chart to develop a project baseline
  • Develop the budget of a project
  • Monitor the actual cost and schedule progress of a project in comparison to the planned cost and progress
  • Determine the ’health’ of a project
  • Interpret and diagnose variances, and suggest remedial measures

Course breakdown

Week 1 - Orientation to Project Management
Week 2 - Initiating a Project
Week 3 - Scoping Stakeholders and Determine Components
Week 4 - Risk Management
Week 5 - Project Scoping
Week 6 - Work Breakdown Structure
Week 7 - Project Scheduling
Week 8 - Cost Management
Week 9 - Earned Value Management
Week 10 - Managing the Baseline

Is this right for me?

Those new to project management will find a comprehensive guide to running a project successfully. This course is ideal for those operating in the project domain where integration of different technical inputs is vital, and project administrators wanting to update their knowledge of current project management principles.

Course faculty

MC Botha (MBA with a specialisation in project management)

MC Botha is the Director of the Centre for Business Management of Projects at USB-ED, holds an MBA with a specialisation in project management and has over three decades of experience across the private, government and academic sectors.  He is the programme coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management which is hosted by University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Course faculty

MC Botha (MBA with a specialisation in project management)

MC Botha is the Director of the Centre for Business Management of Projects at USB-ED, holds an MBA with a specialisation in project management and has over three decades of experience across the private, government and academic sectors.  He is the programme coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management which is hosted by University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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