As businesses realised the benefits of organising work around projects – recognising the critical need to communicate and co-ordinate work across departments and professions – a defined method of project management emerged. As a result project management has become an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in organisations.
This fundamental course offers a practical approach to managing projects, focusing on organising, planning and controlling the efforts of the project. It provides an overview on principles and core methodology needed to manage projects or participate on project teams. Managing short lead-times and on-time delivery systems is a distinctive business competence and the application of Project Management techniques will help virtually any business improve its performance.
The workshop does not make use of any project management software application, but instead focuses on the conceptual underpinnings that must be known in order to use any project management software application effectively.
- Select and scope a work-based project for a business unit
- Develop a project plan
- Develop tools to measure key performance parameters
- Implement the plan and evaluate project progress
All employees whose work directly or indirectly supports projects ,including entry-level project/program managers and all personnel who can improve the efficiency of their day-to-day work by applying modern project management concepts and methods
Learning Delivery Method
Stand-alone classroom-based accredited course
Unit Standard Alignment
SAQA ID: 252022 NQF Level: 5 Credits: 8
US Title: Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan