UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Project Management Foundations online short course
Why this course?
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Whether you’re planning a marketing campaign, creating a new product, leading a team, or planning an event - the ability to strategically manage projects is crucial to achieving better outcomes. This online short course will expose you to the latest, most effective project management tools and techniques you need to own your role with confidence. Guided by an expert, you’ll learn how to plan, coordinate and manage projects effectively and efficiently, on time and within budget, using the latest and most popular project management tools and techniques.
During this 10-week short course, you’ll learn to understand the value and impact of successful projects and why so many businesses are adopting a projectised approach; understand the three most common project constraints: time, money and quality; learn how to balance a project at project level, business case level and enterprise level; learn how to select and build a high-performance cohesive project team to ensure a successful project; and apply lean principles to projects. Most importantly, you’ll be able to apply this transferable skill set to your everyday work.
Is this course for you?
The course is for you if you’ve identified a need to upskill yourself in project management principles and techniques that you can apply immediately in your current role and impress your employer. If you’re looking to make a meaningful impact on not only your effectiveness and productivity in the workplace, but also on your organisation and career path in the longer-term or your work involves projects that need to be managed properly, but you have no experience in formal project management.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
- Module 1 Introduction to project management
- Module 2 Initiating a project and identifying stakeholders
- Module 3 Risk management
- Module 4 Work breakdown structure
- Module 5 Realistic scheduling and accurate estimating
- Module 6 Understanding cost, schedule and quality
- Module 7 Selecting a project team
- Module 8 Clear communication among project stakeholders
- Module 9 Measuring progress and solving common project problems
- Module 10 Advancing your practice of project management
Your success team
Skills Development Coach
Patrick, is an experienced leadership and management consultant, facilitator and coach with qualifications in industrial psychology, and an extensive background in all aspects of business management and development, including supply chain, business logistics and project management.
KYLE DE FREITAS
Project Management Specialist
Kyle is an experienced lecturer, facilitator and assessor with qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management. He has conducted numerous corporate training and development programmes in Project Management for both local and national government entities. Kyle is highly knowledgeable in the domain of internationally-recognised project management standards and holds several certifications in this area. Notably, he is certified with, and a member of, the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is also a PRINCE2 Practitioner and Approved Trainer.
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