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Project Management
Course

Project Management

Self-paced

R5,300 Enroll

Full course description

Course Rationale

This course will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively plan and execute construction and renovation projects, particularly in the unique context of Safari Lodges operating in remote and ecologically sensitive areas. The course focuses on project scoping, budgeting, and resource allocation specific to this industry, with an emphasis on sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Participants will gain insights into common risks related to natural encounters, environmental regulations, and community engagement, learning how to navigate these challenges effectively. 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a clear understanding of what project management entails, including its key terminologies and methodologies. 
  • Recognise the various phases in a project's life cycle and the key deliverables in each phase. 
  • Recognise the essential skills and qualities needed for successful project management, such as leadership, communication, and problem-solving. 
  • Understand how to engage with and manage stakeholders effectively to meet project goals. 
  • Master the art of setting SMART goals to provide a clear focus and measurable outcomes for the project. 
  • Learn strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate risks that could impact the project's success. 
  • Understand how to measure a project’s performance through key performance indicators (KPIs) and other relevant metrics. 
  • Gain the skills needed to evaluate project success critically, relative to set objectives and key deliverables.

 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to project management
  • What makes a good project manager?
  • Goal setting
  • Results in project management

 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what project management is and its importance in achieving business objectives. 
  • List and describe the stages involved in the project life cycle. 
  • Enumerate the qualities and skills of an effective project manager. 
  • Demonstrate techniques for effective stakeholder communication and management. 
  • Formulate SMART objectives that align with the project's goals. 
  • Create a risk assessment matrix and propose mitigation strategies for potential project risks. 
  • Utilise KPIs to measure project performance quantitatively and qualitatively. 
  • Conduct a project evaluation to determine if objectives and deliverables were met, and articulate lessons learned for future projects.