Introduction to Project Management

Workshop dates:

Johannesburg: For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za
Durbanville, Cape Town: For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za
Durban (Durban North): For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za

Course Fee: 

Single: R6,950.00 (R7,923.00 incl. VAT)
Group bookings of 3 delegates or more: R6,250.00 (R7,125.00 incl. VAT) per delegate – T&Cs apply.

In-House Training sessions: available on request – send an e-mail with specifications to admin@norcazacademy.co.za

Introduction

Projects are an integral part of everyday workplace activities. This course will enable you to be well versed in every aspect of projects, its technical knowledge and in its required outcomes, yet also enable you to define the path of the process.

This course takes a look at the main areas and core skills of project management and by understanding some of the techniques and through demonstrated application, it hopes to improve delegates’ knowledge and chances of directing and running successful projects. This is specifically aimed at Pas, Executive Secretaries, Office Administrators and Non-Project Managers.

This 3 day workshop has been designed to provide delegates with the essential knowledge to effectively plan, implement and review projects. In addition, delegates will be able to gauge their level of communication, time management and problem solving to enable them to refine these key skills.

Prerequisites

Prior Knowledge or Learning of Project Management is not necessary. The course is functional in respect to bringing a person without any prior knowledge of Project Management to a level of competence.

Who should attend?
  • Executive Secretaries / Personal Assistants / Office Administrators
  • All Secretaries / PAs who provide support to Line Managers, Project Managers or Teams
  • Event Coordinators and Organisers
  • Managers with little or no Project Management Experience
  • Anyone who wishes to become more organised and proficient in Managing Projects and Business Initiatives
Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will understand/will know how to:

  • Clearly define what constitutes a project and how to manage it at the hand of a Ten Step Project Process
  • Plan, organize and document a project in a logical manner
  • Use appropriate tools and documents in order to plan the project effectively and to minimize risk
  • Demonstrate knowledge of delegation, time management, decision making and communication skills essential to effective project implementation and management
  • Review and learn from strengths and weaknesses identified on completion of a project
  • Influence people and negotiate solutions to problems which arise during your projects
  • Close the project successfully and according to the best outcomes
Course Programme

What is a Project?

  • Defining what we mean by project working
  • Special features of projects
  • The role of the project manager – and others
  • Skills of the project manager
  • Effective team working within the project
  • Providing good internal customer service
The Project Life Cycle
  • Step-by-step approach to managing projects
  • Preparing and outlining the project work
  • Setting and agreeing objectives, scope and constraints
Project Planning
  • Basic planning tools and techniques
  • Communication
  • Monitoring and controlling activities
  • Documentation standards and data display methods
Practical Exercises

Implementing the Project

  • Keeping activities on track
  • Planning and contributing to effective meetings
  • Making effective decisions
  • Dealing with requests for change and difficult issues
  • Dealing with risk and quality issues on your project
  • Negotiating for what you want
Reviewing the Project
  • Measuring what actually happened against the plan
  • Learning lessons – both positive and negative
  • The importance of providing feedback
  • Closing out and moving on
Practical Exercises

Learners will have the opportunity to participate in practical exercises during the course to gain useful experience of the project management process and related skills.

Personal Development

  • Formulating an action plan for introducing sound project management principles in your role at work
  • Understand your role in any company project and contribute meaningfully in making that project a success
       
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