Project management has cemented its position as a key management paradigm, enabling organisations across the globe to efficiently and effectively reach their goals in a constantly changing business environment complicated by risks, uncertainties, competitor pressures and the global economy. No matter where in a professional environment, professionals will be involved in a project to some degree, making this short learning programme very beneficial in life and for several professional roles.
The purpose of this programme is to introduce learners to the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to manage projects successfully throughout a project life cycle and to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Participants to this programme will explore the project management knowledge areas and process groups of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide. Learners will also examine the ways these two dimensions of project management interact in initiating (scoping), planning, executing (launching), monitoring and controlling and closing a project.
After completion of this short learning programme you will be able to:
MSA Competency based short learning programme
If you are managing projects or if you are looking to become a project manager specifically, then this programme will be the stepping stone to the rest of the programme. Learners of this programme will be working in or with project management teams or using a project approach to their business. These projects may be technical projects, business projects, government projects or community development projects. This programme will also be of value to people running their own businesses, as project management is an integral component of any business system.
Dr Pieter Pretorius holds a PhD Engineering (UP) and specialises in project management.