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2014 Project Management


Learn to apply the basics of project management from a business perspective that supports organisational strategy.


This popular course takes a look at projects from a business perspective and helps participants to understand how a project is conceptualised and initiated in support of the strategy and business plans of the organisation. It also covers the fundamentals of project management.

Delegate profile

  • Middle to senior management
  • Project managers
  • PMI® certified Project Managers (PMPs) will benefit from this course and will earn PDUs
  • Although business focused, the course is very relevant to engineers, IT professionals, and to those in public service
  • No previous project management experience is required

Programme benefits

At the end of the programme, delegates will:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of generic Project Management and its application and context within an organisation
  • Understand how a project is conceptualised and initiated in support of the strategy and business plans of the organisation
  • Understand how a project is managed using a Project Management methodology
  • Be introduced to the concepts of “early stage” planning to obtain commitment and buy-in through the application of a Project Definition Workshop
  • Be introduced to and learn to apply traditional and alternative project management techniques, processes, and strategies
  • Understand the roles and behaviours of project participants
  • Learn how to define the scope of a project
  • Organise the project team
  • Plan, schedule and control a project
  • Manage a project by results rather than activities
  • Apply the processes and methodologies of business-focused project management

Key programme components

Four full days, containing a balanced mixture of theory, discussion and practical sessions based on case studies. Reading assignments will be given each evening.

Practical sessions will be based on a case study, involving work in syndicates. A computer simulation is used to practice and reinforce the concepts taught.

Dates: 11 - 14 August 2014
Application Deadline:
28 July
Tuition Fee: R17 300
Contact: Tracy Kimberley
Tel: +27 (0) 21 406 1346

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