Competent Project Management

About this programme:

This programme provides an objective overview of Project Management from a practical business perspective: from initial conceptualisation, to planning, to implementation and subsequent evaluation. Increasingly, projects are seen as a vehicle for accomplishing tasks and meeting objectives in competitive markets, to address customer and organisational needs. The role of the project manager is being re-defined to ensure the successful completion of corporate and major capital projects. Delegates attending the course will have the opportunity to develop practical skills for use directly on their return to the organisation.

How you will benefit:

  • Develop a conceptual scoping statement
  • Compute the duration of a project
  • Cost activities and manage budgets
  • Predict risks and develop contingencies
  • Develop quality standards
  • Construct work and technical breakdown structures
  • Manage a project and project team
  • Measure the progress and results of a project’s implementation
Key focus areas:
  • Defining projects
  • Project characteristics
  • Project Life Cycle (short and long term)
  • Project management and strategy
  • Measurement tools for competent project management
  • Making projects work – technical skills
  • Project planning
  • Network planning
  • Socio-cultural skills
  • Managing group dynamics
  • Time management
Who should attend:
  • Anyone involved in or associated with projects, either as a project manager, planner, accountant, influencer, sponsor or part of a project team
  • This programme is suitable for candidates in the business and government sectors
Entrance requirements:

Matric and/or relevant industry experience


3 days

For further information, visit: UKZN EL

Course details
  • Apply by: 09 April 2024
  • Start date: 16 April 2024
  • Schedule:
  • Venue:
  • Costs: R16 377
  • Apply: Contact us using the details below
  • Enquiries: UKZN EL Enquiries, +27 31 260 1234, enquiries.uel@ukzn.ac.za
  • More details: Visit our web site for further information.

Course provider
UKZN Extended Learning
UKZN Extended Learning is committed to enrichment through lifelong learning, by providing high quality credit and non-credit bearing short courses and academic programmes in collaboration with schools and colleges of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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