***Project Management Introduction US: 120372, 120385***


Course Description

Project management Fundamentals overviews the basics of project management. It provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participating on project teams

Course Content:

1. The Project Management Life Cycle

  • What is a Project?
  • The Project Management Life Cycle
  • The Role of the Project Manager

2. Setting Up for Success

  • The Meaning of Success
  • What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Putting Together a Statement of Work
  • The Project Charter 3. The Project Team
  • The Teamwork Challenge
  • Selecting Team Members
  • The Team Charter

4. Risk Management

  • Project Risk

5. Project Plans

  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Package Sequencing

6. The Project Schedule

  • The Scheduling Process
  • Time Estimates

7. The Project Budget

  • What is a Budget?
  • Creating a Preliminary Budget
  • Budget and Schedule Balancing

8. Project Tracking and Control

  • Moving the Project Forward
  • Monitoring for Project Progress
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Getting Back on Track

9. Project Reports

  • Communications Overview
  • Project Performance Reports
  • Project Change Requests

10. Project Close-out

  • Elements of Close-out
  • Evaluation of People and Projects

11. Assessment Performance-Based Objectives:

  • Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase.
  • List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
  • Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
  • List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
  • Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown
  • Structure and the Network Logic Diagram. • Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
  • List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
  • Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
  • Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools.
  • Discuss key activities of project close-out Benefits: Students will learn how to use project management techniques to plan, organize, control, document, and close out their projects successfully and with minimum risk. Outcomes:
  • Understanding project management terminology, concepts, and definitions • Understanding key project success and failure factors within the workplace • Managing project teams in the project environment
  • Analysis of problems, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a project
  • Writing project proposals and reports • Understanding and using a range of project management tools


E-mail: kempton @academytraining.co.za

Call us on: 011 394 1383

Contact Details
Contact Person:
Academy Training Group - 011 394 1383
Contact Email:
kempton [at] academytraining.co.za
Course Details
NQF Level:
Level 4
Course Delivery Method:

E-learning E-learning

Blended Blended

In Class In Class

Distance Distance

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In House In-House

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