Programme and Project Management for Public Sector Managers
Brief Description
The course aims to enhance the programme and project management capabilities of senior public servants by means of an approach that is both academic and practical.
A series of teaching methodologies will be followed. There will be electronic learning, face to face sessions, online support, and the use of case studies, practical work, group assignments and presentations during contact sessions.
Learning Outcomes
After completion of the course, the student will:
-be able to clarify key concepts related to programmes and projects with specific reference to programme and project management processes
-describe important South African legislation and policies providing a supportive and regulative framework for programme and project governance and lifecycle management
-demonstrate the ability to apply systematic and analytical methods to assist in decision-making to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the planning and control of programmes and projects
-demonstrate the value of a programme approach as a process which allows Governments to articulate national priorities and realize sustainable human development objectives through a coherent and participatory national programme framework
-converge programme and project management principles and practices as a logical approach that integrates the processes of macro, meso and micro planning and management of any national development effort involving the management of multiple teams and executive-level stakeholders
Transversal Outcomes:
In the course of working through the five study units officials will also develop knowledge and skills in the following cross-cutting areas of process competencies:
-knowledge management.
-service delivery innovation
-problem solving and analysis
-client orientation and customer focus (Batho Pele)-communication
Course Content
Study Units:
Study Unit 1: Introduction to programme and project management
Study Unit 2: Legislative framework for programme and project governance and lifecycle management
Study Unit 3: Programme and project management: Modern management techniques
Study Unit 4: Programme and project management application and integration
Study Unit 5: Programme and project monitoring and evaluation
Entry Requirements
Applicants must:
-be a manager in the South African public sector with a minimum of three years managerial experience
-aspiring towards a managerial position
-be in possession of at least a three year qualification; and
-be in possession of a B-degree in order to pursue admission into the Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) See articulation
Articulation: Credit earned from successful completion of this course is recognised to afford delegates benefits of portability, mobility and progression. On successful completion of this course, the participant will receive credits required for the subject Public Administration as part of an undergraduate programme, provided the participant meets the admission requirements of the University of Pretoria. The SPMA Postgraduate Committee will consider exemption (credits) on some of the modules, towards the course work MPA programme offered at the SPMA on condition that the candidate meet with the minimum requirements as stated above.
Course Number:
Catalogue and Category:
Public Administration and Management
Who Should attend:
Managers in the South African Public Sector
Delivery Mode:
Blended, Contact Sessions, Online
Contact Days: