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Project Management Principles and Practices short course

R 13,999
Starts 7th December

Course Details

The course content is driven by the distilled practical experience and academic prowess of project management experts, whose expertise add immense value to the course and to your learning experience. Course content is aligned to industry standards and requirements, as well as the needs of today’s project managers; ensuring its relevancy and usefulness.

Theory is supported by examples, exercises and case studies, which drives practical application, and promotes rapid skill-building of participants.

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 details

Project Management Principles and Practices short course

Registrations Close:

3 December 2021

Start Date:

7 December 2021


12 weeks


R 13,999


6 - 8 hours

Payment options

The debit order payment option offers you a convenient, affordable, and easy way to pay off your online course with monthly interest-free instalments. Our debit order process allows you to track your payment history, minimizing the stress of manual payments and tailored to your lifestyle. On debit order the enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee. *From as little as R4000pm over 5 months.

*The above amount is illustrative and will be calculated on the actual course price and the start date of the course.
  • A Credit Card payment is the easiest way to ensure an effortless transaction. We accept credit card payments from VISA and Mastercard. We accept a small, 25% initial instalment to enrol and start your course with us.
  • An electronic funds transfer (EFT) allows a simple and effective payment process between two parties by using electronic signals to transfer money. EFT payment options allow for affordable instalments through payment plans and monthly instalments. On EFT, enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee.
  • Ozow offers a payment solution that allows you to make Ozow easy, Ozow secure payments right from your mobile or laptop. Through a simple step-by-step process making Instant EFT safe, quick and easy.
  • Mobicred is an online credit facility that is a smarter, simpler and more convenient way to help you pay for your online course, today. Repayments options of up to 12 months, making it a flexible, affordable and stress-free way to pay.
  • Knowledge is power, and by upskilling it allows your company to benefit and tap into the knowledge and expertise gained from your chosen online course.
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Course faculty

MC Botha (MBA with a specialisation in project management)

MC Botha is an associate faculty of USB-ED. He holds an MBA with a specialisation in project management and has over three decades of project experience across the private, government and academic sectors. He is the Programme Head of the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management which is hosted by University of Stellenbosch Business School.