The Project Management for Strategic Advantage online course is designed to deliver maximum basic comprehension of the fundamentals of project management. The programme is aimed at professionals who would like to gain skills in project management. The following subject areas are covered:
Assessing situations which warrant a project management approach and identifying the elements and processes that are generic to such an approach. Interpreting the relationship between organisation strategy and project management.
Differentiating between various categories of projects. Project planning using a basic scoping process; formulating the scope of a project; evaluating and quantifying foreseeable risks and determining the mitigating actions required.
Constructing a precedence diagram and Gantt chart, monitoring the actual cost and schedule progress of a project by means of Earned Value Measurement. Developing a project plan on a topic of own choice.
The programme is accessed through the University of Stellenbosch Business School – Executive Development’s Online Campus. Faculty members will be available to guide and moderate academic content and discussions throughout the programme. Here are the key course details:
Duration: 5 weeks long
Approx. 8 hours required each week
Presented online and part-time
Stellenbosch University certification
Mr. MC Botha, Senior Lecturer Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, holds an MBA with a specialization in project management. His areas of expertise are project management, business management of projects and local government service implementation.
After completion of the programme, you will have gained:
Knowledge of basic project management theory and project management decision making.
Workplace ready skills which you can implement immediately, to ensure success of the projects and/or teams that you manage.
Receive a certificate from the University of Stellenbosch which will confirm your ability to effectively manage projects.
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