Project Management

project management

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, US 120372, NQF LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS: 3 DAYS

Projects are now part and parcel of every function within different occupations within an organisation be it within Sales, Finance, IT, etc,. As a result, Project Management is a skill that is required for all employees, be it in the capacity of a project team member or project manager. Project Management training will be delivered via Facilitation, Role plays and Discussions. Benefits of this program is that employees can be able to be involved in projects as and when required and understand the role they need to play to make the project a success.

The following will be covered:

Explain the nature of a project

  • The characteristics of a project are explained with examples
  • Differences between project and non-project work are explained with examples of each
  • A basic project life cycle is explained with examples of possible phases
  • The reasons for undertaking projects are explained with practical examples
  • A range of types of projects and their complexity are explained in simple terms

Explain the nature and application of project management

  • Project management is defined and its application is explained according to recognised published standards
  • The major project management processes are described and explained according to recognised best practice
  • The differences between project management and general management are explained with examples of each
  • The difference between project management processes and technical (end product related) processes is explained with examples of each
  • The difference between a project team member and the project manager is explained in accordance with role descriptions

Explain the types of structures that are found in a project environment

  • The reasons for defining structures for a project is explained with examples
  • The concept of programme and project hierarchies is explained with an example
  • The purpose of decomposing a project into manageable components or parts is explained with practical examples
  • The concepts of breakdown structures for product, work and cost are explained in simple terms

Explain the application of organisation structures in a project environment

  • The basic differences between a matrix and functional organisation structure are explained with examples of each
  • The project organisation structure is described and explained in a written format
  • The purpose and key responsibilities of two roles on a project are described in a written format
  • Stakeholders are explained with examples of at least six different stakeholders

Explain the major processes and activities required to manage a project

  • Key processes and activities that take place to manage a project are described from beginning to end
  • The supplementary management sub-processes and activities required to support the key processes and activities are briefly described with examples of each
  • The reasons for planning and controlling a project are explained with examples of the consequences of not planning and controlling.

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