Project managers are natural problem-solvers. They set the plan and guide teammates, and manage changes, risks, and stakeholders.
Some of these tools and techniques may need to be adapted based on the nature of the project and the industry. This programme is intended to provide students with the framework for understanding the dynamics of project management and covers all the essential elements and processes in project management.
• Persons concerned with change management and the management of projects in the private or public sectors.
• Project leaders and managers who wish to formalise or improve their project management skills and qualifications.
Project Management includes developing a project plan, which includes defining project goals and objectives, specifying tasks or how goals will be achieved, what resources are needed, and associating budgets and timelines for completion. It also includes implementing the project plan, along with careful controls to stay on the “critical path”, that is, to ensure the plan is being managed according to plan.
Project Management usually follows major phases (with various titles for these phases); including feasibility study, project planning, implementation, evaluation and support/maintenance.
• Project management process
• Project planning, scheduling and control
• Scope management
• Time, cost and quality management
• Project risk and communications management
• Leadership and project HR management
During the course week delegates complete practical project assignments. During the course offering course delegates are assigned to a work-related project to be completed within set criteria.
Please note that this course is a theoretical course – excluding the Microsoft Project software module.
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Learn how to streamline and manage projects more efficiently and effectively in everyday business activities.
Organisations more than ever are under pressure to operate and deliver more effectively and efficiently in order to retain their existing customer base as well as to increase their market share. This places greater emphasis on streamlining internal operations, increases focus on customer needs and on superior service delivery in relation to competitors and within shorter timeframes.
This shift in mind-set requires managers to have the ability to execute and effectively utilise their resources to the best of their ability to derive direct tangible value through the projects they initiate. In today’s economic climate, an organisations ability to deliver against their strategic intent is a critical component to staying competitive and overall relevant.
Project Management is the discipline and process of managing the end-to-end activities within a project life-cycle from the planning, monitoring and control of all aspects of the project to budgeting, resource management and the motivation of all those involved; to achieve the project objectives on time and to the specified cost, quality and performance, in line with the strategic intent of the organisation.
1.NATURE OF A PROJECT
Organisation – Business Departments
What Are the Functions of Organisation in Business?
Role of management
Responsibilities of Managers and Employees
2.NATURE AND APPLICATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
What is management.
Organising functions of management
Leading as a Management Function
Control Functions in an Organisation.
Accountable or responsible?
3.TYPES OF STRUCTURES THAT ARE FOUND IN A PROJECT ENVIRONMENT
Importance of trust.
4. APPLICATION OF ORGANISATION STRUCTURES IN A PROJECT ENVIRONMENT.
What is Decision Making?
Definitions of Decision-making .
Characteristics of Decision Making.
Advantages of Decision Making.
Steps Involved In Decision Making Process.
Why Rational and Right Decisions Are Not Possible?
Reasons Why Rational and Right Decisions May Not Be Possible?
Relationship Between Planning and Decision-making.
5.MAJOR PROCESSESS AND ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO MANAGE A PROJECT.
Functions of management in a organisation.
The Importance of Organisational Structure.
Level of Management.