ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE
 
THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT:
Project managers/engineers; business owners; project leaders/administrators; line managers; accountants; consulting engineers; quantity surveyors; architects; data processing managers and other managers who are involved either directly or indirectly with the management of projects.
Module 1
CORPORATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DATES
MAR - JUN 2017 (4 months)
MODULE 2
CORPORATE STRATEGY
JUL - SEP 2017 (3 months
)
  • The effectiveness of project management maturity
  • International project management
  • Planning for excellence
  • Project organizational structures
  • Project staffing policies, procedures and problems
  • Project management functions
  • Inter-personal skills for project managers
  • Variables for project success
  • Working with executives (the project sponsor)
  • Project planning, procedures and documentation
  • Cost monitoring and control
  • PERT/CPM and precedence networks 
  • Pricing and estimating
  • Project tradeoff analysis

Four-hour written closed-book examination

 

  • Linking corporate strategy to project management
  • Important strategy-making tasks
  • Industry and competitive analysis
  • Corporate situational analysis
  • Strategic and competitive advantage
  • Matching strategy to the situation
  • Corporate diversification strategies
  • Implementation strategies
  • Problems encountered during implementation

Four-hour written open-book examination

MODULE 3
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
OCT - DEC 2017 (3 months
)
MODULE 4
THE FINANCING OF PROJECTS
JAN - APR 2018 (4 months
)
  • Organizational behaviour and project management
  • Managing individual and group effectiveness
  • Individual behaviour within the organization
  • Motivational content and process theories
  • Inter-group and intra-group behaviour
  • Leadership theories, models and applications
  • The impact of organizational design on performance
  • Organizational power and politics
  • Communication processes
  • Developing organizational effectiveness

Four-hour written open-book examination



  • Methodologies used to finance projects
  • Interpreting and analysing financial statements
  • The time value of money
  • Expected risk and return
  • Capital budgeting
  • Risk analysis
  • Working capital management
  • The cost of capital
  • Leasing policies and procedures
  • Financial planning and control

Four-hour written open-book examination

MODULE 5
DECISION-SUPPORT SYSTEMS
MAY - JUL 2018 (3 months)
MODULE 6
PROJECT NEGOTIATIONS
AUG - OCT 2018 (3 months)
  • Decision - support systems used in project management
  • The relationship between effective decision-making and project tradeoff
  • Developing and using linear programming models (including graphical and Simplex methods)
  • Transportation and assignment models
  • Goal programming models
  • Decision theory
  • Queuing models
  • Simulation models

Four-hour written open-book examination

  • National and international negotiating strategies
  • Preparing and planning for negotiations
  • Understanding inter-cultural negotiations
  • Dealing with labour unions
  • Crisis bargaining
  • Important negotiating phases
  • The concept of framing and common ground
  • Persuasive communicating techniques
  • The effect of body language on perception and reaction
  • The role of personality and needs
  • Handling conflict and aggression

Four-hour written open-book examination

 

Each module comprises a two-hour introductory lecture (17:30 - 19:30) plus three lecture-days (08:30 - 16:30). All lectures are conducted at our SPM offices by Dr. Lionel Smalley assisted by local specialists. Use is made of case studies to relate theory to practice. Dr. Harold Kerzner will act as an external moderator for all course material and examination papers.

THE EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES
Candidates will write a four-hour examination in each of the academic modules and obtain at least 50 per cent. Entrance to the examination is based on assignment performance. There are two written assignments per academic module. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 90 credit points for both assignments. One percentage point equals one credit point. Candidates obtaining less than 40 percent will receive zero credit points. It is also possible for candidates to write supplementary examinations should the need arise.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Senior Certificate (or equivalent qualification) plus at least two years` experience within a project environment.

OR

A recognised university degree or technikon diploma (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one years` experience within a project environment.

FEE PER CANDIDATE

The fee per candidate for modules 2-6 is R29500. The fee per candidate for module 1 is R32500. Successful candidates will each receive a Kerzner-endorsed certificate upon completing the first module. Once all six modules are completed each candidate will receive a Kerzner-endorsed Advanced certificate. The fee per module includes a textbook; study material plus catering at the lectures. Cheques must be made payable to:

THE SCHOOL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  

       

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