Project Management Fundamentals

In an organization at some time or other, moist employees will have to deal with projects. This can be quite daunting and challenging as you will often have to deal with consultants, project teams and project directors. Whilst you may not be the actual project manager to achieve your role objectives you will probably need to be aware of the managerial  and technical aspects of project management (including the complex terminology) .

This is required to make proper informed decisions relating to the projects to monitor its progress and key milestones.

Project Management Fundamentals

The Challenge Johannesburg (Sandton), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria – South Africa

Unfortunately many projects don’t achieve their initial objectives, are late or fail to be executed at the correct quality level as they are often complex and run over a long duration.

Companies require the the organizational and interpersonal skills needed to manage a project from the initial strategic all the way to finalization.

Upon completion of this course (Project Management Fundamentals Training Course) you will be able to begin to operate in a project environment by understanding the terms used in a project management environment. And know and understand the fundamental concepts of project management.


The Solution (Project Management Fundamentals Training Course:Johannesburg (Sandton), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria – South Africa)

The course will enable the learner to:

  • Understand and explain the nature of a project. The characteristics of a project are explained with examples.  The reasons for undertaking projects are explained with practical examples.  Type of project may include but is not limited to simple, complex, closed to open, “fog, quest, movie or paint by number”, technical, business, community based, development, research and development of new products. Differences between project and non-project work are explained with examples of each. A basic project life cycle is explained with examples of possible phases. A range of types of projects and their complexity are explained in simple terms.
  • Understand the nature and application of project management.  Project management is defined and its application is explained according to recognised published standards. The major project management processes are described and explained according to recognised best practice.  The difference between project management processes and technical (end product related) processes is explained with examples of each.  The differences between project management and general management are explained with examples of each.
  • Understand the types of structures that are found in a project environment. The reasons for defining structures for a project is explained with examples. The concept of programme and project hierarchies is explained with an example. The purpose of decomposing a project into manageable components or parts is explained with practical examples . Analyzing  project from top to lower levels
  •  Understand the application of organisation structures in a project environment. The basic differences between a matrix and functional organisation structure are explained with examples of each.The project organisation structure is described and explained in a written format.  The purpose and key responsibilities of two roles on a project are described in a written format.
  •  Understand the major processes and activities required to manage a project.  Key processes and activities that take place to manage a project are described from beginning to end.  The processes and activities may include, initiation, planning, controlling, monitoring, execution, implementing, closing, evaluating. The supplementary management sub-processes and activities. The reasons for planning and controlling a project are explained.

Training Approach (Project Management Fundamentals Training Course)

Our two day training course is designed so that the knowledge acquired is applied practically, so that the business environment can be enhanced. 

The course has a strong focus on an outcomes based approach and is presented to encourage group participation and involvement. Key mechanisms used include:

  • Role-plays
  • Practical relevant Exercises
  • Speeches and Presentations
  • Team sessions
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Questionnaires
  • Discussions  and
  • Case examples

All delegates (for Project Management Fundamentals Training Course:Johannesburg (Sandton), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria – South Africa)  will receive:

  • Material, refreshments (lunch, tea), (Project Management Fundamentals Training Course)
  • Memory stick (with relevant tools and models that can be easily accessed when applied back at work) (Project Management Fundamentals Training Course)

Project Management Fundamentals Training Course is an essential skill.

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