Wits Project Management



Wits Project Management, This is one of the most successful short courses offered by Wits Plus. This course is aimed at participants who require a basic background in project management and theory. It will enable successful participants to manage a project in government, business or an NGO environment. It also serves as entrance into the course in Specialised Project Management.



OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE



Acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of Project Management. The successful participant will earn an immediately applicable certificate, while articulation with other courses required for high level knowledge and independent thinking in the field of project management may be studied to add value and enhance the employability of participants.



ADMISSION CRITERIA



Prospective participants will require matric with sufficient competency in English. Relevant work experience may be considered as an alternative access route in exceptional cases.

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

The topics covered are:

The project life cycle

Types of projects and project constraints

Planning a project • Project budget allocation and management

Time and resource allocation and management

The nature of dependency relationships

Critical paths

Forward and backward passes using AON

Time / cost relationship and cost control

Team dynamics

Project communication

Project closure, including reporting