Project Management Class

Project Management Courses in Cape Town

 

Overview:

2KO offers project management courses in Cape Town, South Africa. Project management is the art of matching a project's goals, tasks and resources to accomplish a goal as needed. We say "as needed" because one has limited time, money, and resources (human and machinery) with which to accomplish a goal. Time, money and management being the essence of an organisation this course will broaden those skills to implement and manage projects effectively.  2KO presents project management courses in Cape Town by means of full time instructor-led training; as well as internet-accessible online training, which are aimed at International IT Certification exams. 2KO International delivers computer courses from beginner level to advanced, and is also a leading supplier of of online IT training courses, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure the best training possible.

 

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to projects

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Describe the importance of project management in modern society

Describe the importance of projects in organisations

Describe the importance of projects in executing strategies

Explain the multi-disciplinary nature of projects

Describe the following terms: project, program, project management and stakeholder

Explain the difference between operations and project management

 

Module 2: The need for projects in modern organisations

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Describe the factors that drive the need for projects in modern organisations

Describe the benefits of adopting a project management approach in organisations

Identify the general factors that contribute to the failure of project

 

Module 3: The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Describe the aim of the PMBOK

Outline the knowledge areas of the PMBOK

Describe the project management process groups

Motivate the need and value of a project life cycle

Identify the difference between a project and product life cycle

Identify the difference between project management and general management process groups

 

Module 4: Project identification

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Describe where projects typically originate in organisations

Define a project in terms of the project input, output and activities classification system

Outline the elements of a typical business case

Outline the elements of a typical feasibility study

Draft a project charter or Scope of Work Statement (SOW)

Know who is typically responsible for drafting the project charter/SOW

Explain the rationale and use of the following project selection techniques:

Benefit/cost ratio, Payback period, Return on investment, Net present value (NPV), Internal rate of return (IRR), Stage gate approach, Peer review, “Murder board”, Portfolio analysis

 

Module 5: Project and team leadership

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Distinguish between leadership and management

Explain how the PMBOK addresses the issue of management and leadership in a project context

Describe the core competencies of a project manager/leader

Describe the importance of influence and relationships for effective project leadership

Explain the fundamentals of influencing people

Describe the tactics that can be employed to

Get people to follow through on commitments

Get people to take action

Obtain and give meaningful feedback

 

Module 6: Project scoping, planning and scheduling

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Recall the principles for sound planning

Recall the core elements of a project launch meeting

Compile a Work Breakdown Structure

Sequence a basic set of activities

Use a schedule bar chart to graphically represent a sequence of activities

Explain the elements and rationale of the critical path

 

Module 7: Management control in projects

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to describe the following:

The critical factors for managing the overall health of a project

The nature and relevance of: Scope management, Procurement and the procurement cycle

Resource allocation (with specific reference to resource levelling)

Managing earned value

 

Module 8: Project account

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to:

Develop a basic cash flow statement

Recall and write explanatory notes about the rationale and use of the S-Curve- thus understanding EVA principles

 

Module 9: Project evaluation

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to describe the following:

The purpose of project evaluation

The role and function of project auditing

The construction and use of the audit report

The responsibilities of the project auditor

 

Module 10: Project termination

Module learning outcomes - After completion of this module the learner should be able to describe the following:

The typical ways to terminate a project

The ideal time to terminate a project

The process of project termination

 

Duration
5 Days

 

Level
Beginner