Wits Business School Project Management course

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Wits Business School Project Management course


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Wits Business School Project Management course

Course Name: Advanced Business Project Management

Course Description:

Get the knowledge and tools to plan, execute and control major projects that achieve your organisation’s objectives and meet statutory requirements. Learn the techniques to deal with serious issues and keep a project on track.

Course basics:

5 days
Course Level:
Start Dates:
03 June, 2017
14 August, 2017
Full Time
Exec Ed Category:
Project and Operations Management
Course Cost:
R46 000
What’s covered?
Through interactive discussion, case studies done in syndicates, and focused exercises, the following are some of the topics covered:
  • The project life cycle and terminology used in projects
  • Aligning corporate strategy to project selection
  • Project definition including business case, scope and resource planning
  • Moving from work breakdown structure to ‘hands-on’ project scheduling
  • Project estimating techniques
  • Management of risks and issues
  • Project change control – avoiding ‘scope creep’
  • People aspects – high performance teams and organisation structures
  • Quality expectations – how to recognise and meet them
  • Project governance through the sponsor and steering committee
  • Stakeholder communication including reporting and facilitation of meetings
  • Progress and performance evaluation using ‘Earned Value’ techniques
  • International project management
  • Procurement, outsourcing, and the management of contracts
  • Common causes of project failure – the role of audit / review to avoid them
  • Ethics, professional conduct, safety, health and environment
  • Bringing the project to an orderly close
  • Special topics like cultural diversity and managing in an unstructured environment

A certificate is awarded to participants who satisfy examination and other requirements.