Principles & Practices of Project Management

The purpose of the short course: Principles and Practices of Project Management is a 4-day programme to provide the basic foundational knowledge, principles and practices applicable to modern-day project management in this highly dynamic and competitive environment to project stakeholders

  • 16 March
    4 days, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    • R8,695.65 excl. VAT
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A step by step approach using the foundational concepts in the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition standard will be used to equip project management practitioners with the competencies to initiate,
plan, execute, monitor & control and close projects successfully. Delegates will learn real-world project management techniques, including tricks of the trade for dealing with issues that project managers face day to day. The short course offers practicing and aspiring project managers the opportunity to learn to translate
the International Standards for Project Management into real-world, project management methodologies, techniques and applications.

The short course will empower participants in terms of the project management body of knowledge, the project management standards, theory and practical applications. Presentation and facilitation of practical applications by using tools and techniques to a simulated project in the contextualised project environment of the participants. If the delegates are from different project environments, an integrated approach with a view to vividly capture all project environments in case studies will be applied. The specific learning outcomes of the 4-day short course are designed to enable delegates to master the application of the most commonly used tools, techniques and methods to project activities to derive expected project outcomes and benefits.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for project managers, aspiring project managers, project administrators, project team members, project officers and senior managers looking to acquire a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process, or of the entire process from beginning to end.


Assessment will be made by using a simulated project assignment - compilation (20%), an oral presentation of the structured methodology adopted for the simulated project to the facilitator (30%) and a test on the five process groups (50%).   The simulated project assignment compilation, oral presentation and test will be used for assessing the degree to which students have mastered concepts and practical aspects of project management using the five process groups and ten knowledge areas basic framework. The course assessment enables participants to test their newly acquired skills by working on practical exercises based on real life simulated projects.  



Upon the successful completion of the module, delegates should be able to:

  • Define and describe common project management terms – project management lexicon
  • Initiating a project and develop a comprehensive project management plan
  • Executing a project according to the project management plan and monitoring & controlling the project
  • Closing a project and ensuring that historical information and lessons learned are captured at each milestone
  • Develop competencies in using a step- by- step process to manage projects faster while using fewer resources
  • Become adept in avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes in managing projects
  • Develop proficiencies in the application and tailoring of the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition to real-world situations
  • Delineate the role of the Project Manager in the project management process

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