Principles of Project Management 3-day course

By: Competency Services  07-20-2011
Keywords: Project Management


Principles of Project Management 3-day course

Facilitator – ANN CAMERON, PMP

For more information: 083 675 4124 OR

Booking Form: 27-29 September 2011 * Booking Form: 8-10 November 2011

Course description


This course will provide learners with an understanding of the Principles of Project Management.  The course is divided into three parts, (1) The role of project management in the achievement of business objectives (2) Concepts in project management and (3) A project management framework.  Learners will be required to complete a workplace assignment which essentially requires the learner to plan a project in a structured manner, in accordance with the framework.  The content of the course is based on international best practice as in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Learning outcomes

A learner completing this module will be able to demonstrate a

-  Greater awareness and understanding of key concepts in project management.
- The ability to apply a systematic project management framework to a workplace project with particular emphasis on the planning of projects.
- The ability to review projects in a critical but constructive manner so that lessons can be learned and applied in future projects.

Learning structure

The learning structure is based on three days in the classroom with interactive lectures and exercises, both individual and group, which consolidate understanding and application of the tools and techniques that are being learned.  In addition, a workplace assessment to document the planning and control of a workplace project must be completed after the course in order to obtain a certificate.

Who should attend the course?

The course is suitable for any staff member who has either been asked to manage projects without any training and assessment, or who has been a participant in a project team or is likely to become a project manager or a participant in a project team within the coming months.  It is also appropriate for other stakeholders such as subject matter experts, project sponsors etc. to attend the course.

Profile of the Facilitator

Ann Cameron, PMP, offers consultancy and professional training in all aspects of Project Management.  The training courses are targeted at a variety of groups from those who will be contributors to a project as subject matter experts or project administrators who want to understand the context in which they work, to executive sponsors of projects and to highly experienced project managers who seek recognition of both their experience and their knowledge through international professional certification as a PMP (Project Management Professional).

Ann has trained at many organisations and is a part time lecturer in project management at the business school, GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science).

With her 20 years of practical experience in Project Management, Ann is well able to successfully transfer project management knowledge and skills to the delegates who attend her courses.  Ann is well-known for her lecturing style, which can be described as engaging, interactive and humorous as she reinforces concepts and techniques by telling anecdotal stories about her past experiences within Project Management.  When delegates attend her courses, they are required to successfully complete a workplace assignment to attain a certificate of completion.

Ann offers public courses in the Principles of Project Management (3-day) as well as customised or standard in-house courses.

She offers Pre-examination workshops for both PMP and CAPM (international certifications from PMI, the Project Management Institute, U.S.A.) candidates over 6 days spread over 6 weeks.

Ann can also offer training in Project Financial Management, which is an eye-opener even for members of finance departments. For projects a very different approach is required to that used for the management of operational financial management.

For more details contact Ann Cameron at [email protected]

Keywords: Project Management