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Advanced Project Management

4 Day Accredited Training

Dates: 18 – 21 June | 27 – 30 August 2024

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Accredited Course with Unit Standard: 252022, NQF Level 5 with 8 Credits

Course Introduction

The Advanced Project Management course is designed for individuals aiming to develop skills in planning, executing, and evaluating projects within a professional setting. Participants will learn to choose a project aligned with unit objectives, considering various alternatives based on viability and potential outcomes. This involves defining the project scope, identifying deliverables, outlining work activities, analyzing risks, and understanding change processes crucial for project success.it will encompass describing objectives, engaging stakeholders, creating a work breakdown structure, setting performance and quality criteria, ensuring plan accuracy and compliance.

 

Delegates will gain an understanding and creating tools such as Gantt charts for time management, budget development for cost management, and quality parameters for assessing and managing project quality. Participants will also learn to monitor project implementation against the plan, evaluate results and progress, identify deviations, take corrective actions, and ultimately evaluate results against project scope and objectives. By attending this course, your Project Management skills will be taken to a different level.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Advanced Project Management course, participants will:

  • Refresh their understanding of project management tools and processes with a focus on risk management in the context of COVID-19.

  • Learn the genesis of projects and the mechanics of project initiation.

  • Enable project teams to be productive and deliver on commitments.

  • Master win-win negotiation techniques and effective communication for project success.

Who should attend?

Advanced Project Management is Ideal for:

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders.

  • Technical Leads and PMO Staff.

  • Project Sponsors and Business Functional Managers.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Project Starting Points

  • Understanding organizational vision and strategy in the context of a pandemic.

  • Defining project management roles and stakeholder engagement.

  • Criteria for project selection and initiation.

Day 2: The Project Manager’s Role and Team Dynamics

  • Criteria for selecting a Project Manager.

  • Building and leading a project team, including empowerment and delegation.

  • Communication strategies and conflict resolution.

Day 3: Project Planning and Scheduling

  • Work breakdown and sequencing.

  • Time estimation and resource allocation.

  • Utilization of planning tools for effective communication.

Day 4: Risk Management and Project Baselining

  • Cost estimation and budgeting.

  • Implementing risk management strategies.

  • Establishing monitoring and control systems.

  • Change management and meeting structuring.

Day 5: Monitoring, Control, Evaluation, and Closure

  • Application of Earned Value Management for project tracking.

  • Review and reporting of project achievements.

  • Project handover and evaluation of success.

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