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Fundamentals of Project Management

This course aims to equip delegates with the fundamental principles and essential tools and techniques of project management as an approach to strategy implementation.

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Minimum credits

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The focus is on developing the essential knowledge and skills base as a core ingredient of organisational project learning. The course transcends various project management methodologies, creating a good basis for subsequent specialisation. Delegates acquire the competencies necessary to effectively contribute to project team environments or lead small projects of their own.

OUTCOMES

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to do the following in the context of the targeted organisation(s):
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the unique nature, purpose and goals of project management.
  • Compare and contrast between the major approaches and methodologies of project management.
  • Apply management principles relevant to different stages of a project lifecycle.
  • Confidently handle commonly used tools of project management.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The following topics constitute the core content of this course:

  • Nature and goals of project management
  • Project management approaches – Waterfall versus Agile
  • Introduction to Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Scope management
  • Scheduling and sequencing
  • Cost management
  • Quality management
  • Human resource and risk management

CERTIFICATION AND FURTHER STUDIES

At the end of the course, candidates will be certified according to the following requirements:

Certificate of attendance: 85% attendance with meaningful participation.

Certificate of competence: A minimum final mark of 50%, with a sub-minimum of 40% in the summative assessment.

In addition, successful candidates receive a statement of results and may qualify for exemptions in line with the prevailing requirements.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

This course is taught in English and assessed through written assignments in the English Language.

This course is 6 weeks in duration.

Next start dates:

  • 14 June
  • 11 October

 

 

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