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Project Management

Advanced Project Management

  • Price from: R19 550 (Including VAT)
Course modalities & Duration:
  • Online - 20 weeks



Advanced Project Management is a comprehensive course in project management skills required to lead projects at the advanced, strategic level in organisations. The course builds on the Project Management Foundations in Practice online short course.

The course considers the triad of leadership, strategic, and technical project management competencies advocated by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as the skill set required by project managers to move up to more strategic project management roles in the organisation and contribute on the level of strategic or senior leadership.

The course provides participants with the ability to determine and apply advanced strategic, technical, and leadership project management skills required to lead projects on a strategic level.

Who is this course for?

The course is targeted at established or experienced project managers who are upskilling themselves in order to lead projects at a strategic level.

Why choose this course?

Practical application to advanced projects:

Participants apply learning practically to their own context in assignments for strategic realisation, technical, and leadership that allow immediate implementation in real-life projects.

Articulation to Stellenbosch Business School’s Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management:

On successful completion of this course, and our other Project Management courses, participants can apply for exemption of 15 credits towards the present curriculum of the PGDip in Project Management (NQF 8) offered at Stellenbosch Business School.

*Subject to Stellenbosch Business School’s requirements.

Aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle:

The course aligns the Project Management Institute’s triad of competencies related to business acumen, ways of working, and power skills in the three modules on strategic realisation, technical, and leadership, ensuring that participants have full exposure to leading practices in project management.

Over the course of 20 weeks, participants will be equipped to:

  • Contextualise a project within the strategic context of the organisation.
  • Apply business case management steps and a gated process to a continued business case for a strategic-level project to ensure that the project realises value for project stakeholders.
  • Formulate a strategic-level project schedule with the framework for time / cost trade-offs.
  • Apply Earned Value Management methodology to a strategic-level project.
  • Recommend leadership approaches to effectively manage projects through people by addressing challenges related to team and organisational dynamics, interpersonal conflict and communication, and performance-related coaching of project team members.
  • Utilise the dynamic change management framework to lead projects as change.

Admission requirements

  • Matric certificate or equivalent
  • Completion of the SBS-ED Project Management Foundations in Practice online short course (or similar course) within the last 5 years.
  • Advanced level English (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Intermediate computer and internet skills.

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