1.0       Course Overview

Welcome to the course, Project Management Fundamentals. We hope you will find this course not only interesting, but also valuable and applicable to your daily dealings in the management of projects and programmes.

 

This course provides a foundation to understanding the project management life cycle, functions essential to successful project management and common project management terminology and concepts. It is designed to develop the skills required to complete a project plan which ensures completion on time, to budget and within the project specifications.

 

2.0       Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

·         define project, project management and project operations;

·         describe the different stages of a project;

·         describe the role and management responsibilities of a project manager;

·         outline the importance of planning and control for project management; and

·         identify project management tools and techniques.

 

3.0       Target Groups

Project Management Fundamentals is designed for people who are new to project management, including, project team members; operational people with project management as part of their role; team leaders; marketing coordinators and people seeking to acquire the skills involved in these roles.

 

4.0       Entry Requirements

There is no formal qualification required for this course.

 

5.0       Duration

The minimum duration for Project Management Fundamentals is six weeks on a part-time (online) basis.

 

6.0       Mode of Delivery

Technology-enhanced distance learning mode of delivery will be used including:

·         Specially prepared online study material

·         Self-directed learning

·         Case studies

·         Group work

·         Networking game(s)

 

7.0       Scheme of Assessment

Continuous assessment including, quizzes and online tests.

 

8.0       Course Content

·         Defining project management

·         Project lifecycle and phases of a project

·         Communication techniques

·         Roles and responsibilities of the project manager

·         Planning and control in project management

·         Project management terminology and concepts

·         Project management tools and techniques

 

Course Facilitator: Prof Tavonga Njaya, PhD

1.0       Course Overview

Welcome to the course, Project Management Fundamentals. We hope you will find this course not only interesting, but also valuable and applicable to your daily dealings in the management of projects and programmes.

 

This course provides a foundation to understanding the project management life cycle, functions essential to successful project management and common project management terminology and concepts. It is designed to develop the skills required to complete a project plan which ensures completion on time, to budget and within the project specifications.

 

2.0       Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

·         define project, project management and project operations;

·         describe the different stages of a project;

·         describe the role and management responsibilities of a project manager;

·         outline the importance of planning and control for project management; and

·         identify project management tools and techniques.

 

3.0       Target Groups

Project Management Fundamentals is designed for people who are new to project management, including, project team members; operational people with project management as part of their role; team leaders; marketing coordinators and people seeking to acquire the skills involved in these roles.

 

4.0       Entry Requirements

There is no formal qualification required for this course.

 

5.0       Duration

The minimum duration for Project Management Fundamentals is six weeks on a part-time (online) basis.

 

6.0       Mode of Delivery

Technology-enhanced distance learning mode of delivery will be used including:

·         Specially prepared online study material

·         Self-directed learning

·         Case studies

·         Group work

·         Networking game(s)

 

7.0       Scheme of Assessment

Continuous assessment including, quizzes and online tests.

 

8.0       Course Content

·         Defining project management

·         Project lifecycle and phases of a project

·         Communication techniques

·         Roles and responsibilities of the project manager

·         Planning and control in project management

·         Project management terminology and concepts

·         Project management tools and techniques

 

Course Facilitator: Prof Tavonga Njaya, PhD