The Project Management Foundations in Practice (PMFP) course guides participants through the application of internationally accepted project management theories, standards, processes, and methodologies to projects and project management.
Rather than focusing on any specific industry, it is aimed at generic project management for all sectors of business and government. For that reason, several aspects of the PMBOK Standards and PRINCE2® methodologies are included.
This course draws on the experience of project management experts to expose participants to a project management learning experience that can be applied seamlessly to a real-life workplace project. The course content is aligned to project management methodologies used internationally and forms the basis of our subsequent advanced-level project management courses.
Participants will be able to apply the learning from each module to the development of a project management plan, as well as the directing and managing of project execution.
Who is this course for?
The course is ideal for practitioners who wish to advance their careers in project management and are required to manage projects, or functionaries in project teams. They wish to gain the knowledge, skills, and application experience in managing successful projects. It applies to executives responsible for managing and directing projects in their functional capacity, as well as those who are considering entering Project Management as a career.
Why choose this course?
This course aims to equip project managers with the required knowledge and skills in project management in the South African context, based on internationally accepted project management theory, standards, processes, and methodologies.
Over the course of 7 weeks, you will be equipped to:
- Describe a real-life example workplace project in the context of your organisational strategy, business case, and stakeholder engagement and communication.
- Develop a work breakdown structure and statement of work for a workplace project.
- Construct a comprehensive network diagram and Gantt chart to reflect and inform the project schedule and critical path of a workplace project.
- Utilise activity-based costing to develop, direct, and manage the budget and baseline of a workplace project.
- Report on the execution of a workplace project, with specific focus on variances in project cost and progress.