Project Management (Theory)

Project Management (Theory)

Overview & Objectives

Training will be done according the PMBok International Standards, and all documentation follows that to conclusion. Students will not be trained according to a specific methodology. Methodologies will be discussed.

The course consists of the following phases: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control & Close Out. For each phase there will be input and output documentation.

In conclusion, students will be able to take a project regardless of industry, through the phases from beginning to end.

Course Outline

Project PhaseSubjectDocumentation/Software to be used
Initiation and Planning Phase in Project Management. This will consist of a workshop format, as the students will need to learn how to compile a business case, setup all relevant plans, i.e. Risk Management etc. Planning will also consist of workshop format to teach the students how to actively plan the project.Theory Of Project Management: Introduction to Project Management, versus Project Methodology and using a tool like Microsoft Project for Windows. Audience Analysis as to training requirements. Analysis of Individual versus team interaction to enable project manager to design relevant plans. Plans required are the following: Team Management will include advice as to how to manage unknown resources i.e. CV and Behavioral interview with new team members. Utilize Project Team member assessment document for existing team.
  • Risk Management

  • Quality Management

  • Scope Management Process and log system

  • Budget Management

  • Return on Investment if required

  • Asset Management

  • Resource Management (Permanent, versus contractors) (People and/or equipment)

  • Communication plan (Weekly meetings, feedback reports and exception reports). Formats of reports and also media to be used ie meetings, emails, phone calls, sms)

  • Status reports

  • Software required by relevant team members as per role allocation i.e. Excel, Word or Microsoft Project. Web Access for decentralized projects

  • Managing resistance of change
    Introduction for Day 1: Presentation – Project Management Presentation 2011 Planning Phase of Project: Input document: Business Case document to be presented to Sponsor of project, to determine viability and execution of project. Initiation Phase: Initiation document Output Document in conclusion to Initiation workshop
    These documents will form the basis for the Theory of the course. Further documentation will be supplied for the practicalProject Management Guidebook. pdf Project Management Guidebook123. pdf
    Initiation Phase Planning PhaseInitiation workshop Planning WorkshopOutput document Scope of Work Document Work Breakdown Structure document

    Project Management (Theory)

    Who should attend?

    Current Managers wanting to be skilled on how to be Project Managers, Current Project Administrators and Current Project Managers.

    Course Prerequisite

    No prior knowledge is required, however it would be of most value to students currently working as per the audience proposed.


    1 Day


    R1 595,00 (excl. VAT)


    • Comprehensive Manual
    • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
    • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
    • Electronic Trainer Feedback Report
    • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire
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