Project Management Principles and Practices in Organisations
Brief Description
The short course in Project Management Principles and Practices in Organisations provides you with the tools and techniques to manage projects in any work environment and to understand the role of your organisation (or project support office) in the successful completion of projects. Many organisations turn to project management to help manage their daily business operations, apart from individual projects, and therefore the project manager or team leader should have a complete understanding of what the project management process entails and what their respective responsibilities are in relation.
This course earns you credit towards the Programme in Project Management (PPM).
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, you will be able to:
  • develop a business case for a project
  • initiate a project, identify stakeholders, their roles and responsibilities
  • develop a scope statement for a project in your own organisations
  • plan the lifecycle phase of the project and manage scope changes
  • identify work packages
  • schedule projects, allocate resources, cost and time estimations and contingencies
  • explain the benefits of project support systems (e.g. MS Projects and others)
  • understand and apply specialised management planning techniques (e.g. critical chain scheduling and outcomes-based scoping)
  • explain the structure and functions of a Project Support Office, and
  • explain the role of the organisation in the successful completion of projects, and authorise a project.
Course Content
  • Introduction to projects and project management
  • Lifecycles and lifecycle phases
  • Initiating and defining a project
  • Identifying work, roles and responsibilities
  • Cost and time estimation
  • Project time management
  • Critical chain project management
  • Project control Work authorisation
  • Project support software (no hands-on training included in this course)
  • Quality and projects
  • Risk in projects
  • Organisational structures
  • Project Support Office
  • Case work and example
(Note: This course does not include hands-on computer training)
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification.
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Catalogue and Category:
Project and Risk Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are involved in or associated with projects, whether as project manager, planner, project team member or senior manager. This course is suitable for all sectors of business and government.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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