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Principles, Methods and Practice
Introduction and Objectives
The need for project management is pervasive. It cuts across all the domains of the economy – from government to mining, construction, financial services, IT and technology. Good project management lies at the heart of the effective delivery of most goods and services. Unfortunately the history of project management is not encouraging; the vast majority of projects either do not: • Deliver within budget • Deliver in time, or • Deliver the promised performance. The problem does not lie in the state of project management knowledge. The profession has a comprehensive and well articulated body of knowledge. The problem lies in adapting this body of knowledge to the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the local project context – and to interpret it in terms of local management knowledge and integrate it into organisational practices in practical ways. Much of the problem lies in the rigid and mechanistic ways in which many practitioners attempt to implement it. Good project management is more than a box of tools, it requires a project mindset that is able to shape the project management body of knowledge to fit the local conditions and meet the needs of the project context.
This course is designed to introduce course participants to the nature and purpose of project management and to engage with its application in project contexts. This learning experience will enable an environment for: • • • • • • •
Understanding the nature and scope of projects and the need for project management Understanding and applying the principles and practice of complex project design Organising and leading an effective team to undertake a project or projects Planning and undertaking the implementation of a project Use some of the methods of project management to effectively monitor and control all aspects of the project Communicate effectively with people with respect different aspects of a project Performing effectively as project managers Improving the management of projects within their organisations
Course Lecturers Julian Day
Julian’s research into the limitations of conventional project management and software methodologies culminated in PhD thesis that developed a framework for the “Design of Collaborative Projects”. He found that a chief cause of project failure stems from the inability of diverse people to collaborate intelligently in complex situations, and that when collaborations are well-designed, complex projects become manageable and tend to be successful. Julian has developed his project design framework into a practical methodology and used it successfully as a practitioner in projects across a wide spectrum of industries including oil, assurance, banking, auditing, asset management, transport, manufacturing, retail, executive training, advertising, software development, law, communications, tourism, cosmetics, NGOs and small business. Julian has also developed a variety of training workshops, mentoring programmes and leadership and management development programmes. Julian lectures regularly at University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business and post-graduate programmes at UCT. He has acted as academic director of various in-house leadership development programmes some of which are accredited by UCT and the National Qualification Framework. He lectures at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and University of Namibia on executive programmes.
Chris Redelinghuys Professor Chris Redelinghuys is an aeronautical engineer with an Honours and a PhD degree in engineering from Stellenbosch University, and a Master of Science degree from Stanford University. Chris is currently Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCT where he has established a research group in aeronautical engineering. Chris has worked for various companies, both locally and abroad, as a systems design engineer and also as a programme manager. His main focus has been on the development of high technology products. He
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Certificates A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all course members who attend and participate in 100% of the lectures. which are now required for continuing professional registration. More recent projects and programmes include: consulting for Tshwane Capital City planning. He has particular experience in proposal writing. recruiting a competent team. and students of other tertiary education institutes are available under certain circumstances. Format The course consists of 1 full time contact week (6 days) with preparation reading beforehand. Cost The fee for the course will be R7000. including project managers. managing the project and performing a life cycle cost analysis.za. Menzies Building. project manager for conversion of commercial buildings to educational facility for CPUT.za . As CEO of Proman Project Management Services. Participants will be required to undertake assignments and case studies both individually and in groups. or the full course fee will be charged Venue To be announced Date and Time 08h30 – 17h00 (You may be required to complete assignments or activities overnight) Monday 28 March – Saturday 2 April 2011 Registration CPD Programme. CPD Credit Requirements The course is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. web: www. Payment is due one week before the start of a course. University of Cape Town Private Bag X3. managers. amongst others. Payment information will be sent on receipt of an application form. and information technologists would be welcome as the course is widely applicable. Discounts for staff and students of UCT. Course information Who should attend? This course will be of benefit to qualified practitioners and postgraduate students. Applicants from all disciplines and professions. Warren has lectured in project management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for UCT. and is accredited for the award of CPD points.cpd. GSB (Graduate School of Business. Engineering Faculty. Applications and cancellations In order to ensure a place on the course applicants must complete and return a signed application form to the course administrators: Heidi Tait or Sandra Jemaar: Confirmation of acceptance will be sent on receipt of an application form. Fax: ++27 (0)21 6502669. Project Manager for PGWC Education. structuring the process and the project team. 7701 Tel: ++27 (0)21 6505793. Cancellations must be received one week before the start of a course.Continuing Professional Development Programme Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment also acted as the chief systems engineer of the South African satellite rocket booster programme in the 1980’s and is currently managing a research project sponsored by Airbus. Spier space planning and property development. architects. With regard to project management. Warren Conrad Warren is an engineer who is a project management practitioner and consultant with extensive experience in planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. This fee includes a comprehensive set of course notes and refreshments.uct. engineers of all disciplines. the projects he was involved with included: Casino licensing and development projects. specifying documentation requirements. and Project viability studies for Sun International. He is an experienced lecturer having taught at various universities.ac. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). who are either currently involved with the management of projects or will be in the near future. V&A Waterfront (Clocktower precinct development). email: ebe-cpd@uct. Upper Campus. UCT) and UWC. Rondebosch.ac. Chris is inclined to follow a systems approach emphasising the full life cycle.
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