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Project Management

Take project management in your company from good to great when you enhance your skills with this practical and detailed exploration of the phases of project management. This course will enhance the skills of your teams beyond a fundamental understanding.

Lesson 1

Project management context and concepts

In this lesson we will discuss why the need arises for a project, the project management triangle and project management knowledge areas. This lesson sets the foundation for the project management fundamentals course. You will cover the following topics:

  • The issues and opportunities that trigger the demand for projects
  • Project management triangle: Time – Cost – Quality
  • The Project Management Knowledge areas

Lesson 2

Projects, programs and management

Within an organisation there are clear differences between a project and a programme. In this lesson you’ll discover the functions and importance of each and the role management plays. You’ll also learn how to use projects and programmes to achieve the strategic goals of the organisation through the following topics:

  • The difference between projects and programmes
  • The differences in the role of management
  • Using both to achieve the strategic goals of the organisation

Lesson 3

Project team management

No project is achievable without a project team. In this lesson you will be exposed to the flowing project team topics:

  • Project team roles
  • Assembling a project team
  • Team structures

Lesson 4

The project management cycle

Every project within an organisation can be clearly defined into phases. Theses phases are commonly known as the project management cycle. In this lesson you will learn more about the phases within the project management cycle and the associated processes. This is covered in the following topics:

  • The main phases of a project
  • The main processes in phase 1 and 2
  • The main processes in phase 3 and 4

Lesson 5

Project initiation

The steps of the project initiation phase are to identify the project, assess the feasibility of the project, and prepare the business case and the project charter. In this lesson you’ll cover each of these deliverables under the following headings:

  • Project identification and project feasibility
  • Preparing the business case
  • The Project Charter

Lesson 6

Project planning part 1

This lesson is part 1 of the project planning phase. In this lesson you will cover the following:

  • Stakeholder identification and initiation
  • Project scope definition
  • Risk management process and planning

Lesson 7

Project panning part 2

This lesson is part 2 of the project planning phase. In this lesson you will cover the following:

  • Developing the work breakdown structure
  • Preparing a project schedule (The Gantt chart)
  • Resources and cost estimation

Lesson 8

The project implementation phase part 1

This lesson is part 1 of the project implementation phase. The management of projects requires a disciplined approach to defining, planning, strategising, communicating, and controlling a project. This lesson covers:

  • Project control
  • Project quality
  • Project change management

Lesson 9

Project implementation phase part 2

This lesson is part 2 of the project implementation phase. The management of projects requires a disciplined approach to defining, planning, strategizing, communicating, controlling a project and evaluating project success. In this lesson you will cover:

  • Project monitoring and tracking
  • Project reporting
  • Project evaluation

Lesson 10

Project closure

The final phase of the project management cycle is closure. In this lesson you will cover aspects related to effective project closure, documenting your results and evaluating the lessons learned during the project. You will cover:

  • Steps for effective closure
  • Documenting of results
  • Lessons learnt

Expert Presenter

Dr Belinda Ketel

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Dr Belinda Ketel is an experienced management consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach with a Doctorate in Management Development and Organisational Science. She holds further qualifications in project and executive management. She is a member of the Institute for Personnel Management (South Africa), The South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association, Devex Global and Pentascope International Academy.
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