Project Management for Engineers
Course Summary:

The Advanced Project Management Programme (APM) equips managers with principles and the know-how of completing projects on time, within budget and while meeting expectations. The six modules off er a practical, step-by-step approach to managing a project over its entire lifecycle – from inception to close out.
The APM is designed for current and prospective middle managers as well as investors and developers in all industries

Course Objectives:

  • Problem solving and decision making that can improve the eff ectiveness of individuals and organisations
  • Understanding of the value chain management process in an organisation and to demonstrate the interactive relationships among marketing, operations and purchasing
  • Wider perspective of marketing decisions, including the close interface with other business functions and overall business strategy
  • Understanding of, and insight into, the dynamics related to planning, attracting, utilising, developing and leading employees in local and international organisations
  • Understand social, political and environmental aspects of feasibility analyses 
  • Ensure that certain aspects of the labour law are complied with
  • Understanding of the principles of project management and the interrelationships of human resources, budgeting, contracts, negotiation, decision making and systems on managing a project

Course Outline

Project planning and control

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project planning
  • Project scheduling
  • Project budgeting
  • Control projects
  • Control risk management
  • Principles of project control

Supply chain management and marketing

  • Management of a supply base
  • Relationship between the supply chain and marketing management
  • Understanding the intricacies of marketing management
  • Principles of productivity management in supply chain management

Managing and leading human resources

  • Strategic human resource management
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Management and deployment of human resources through participation processes
  • Managing employee performance from a strategic perspective and applying it in project management
  • Managing and developing human resources both locally and internationally
  • Identify opportunities for change and transformation and the negotiation and implementation thereof

Project budgeting and finance

  • Feasibility of projects
  • The cost of projects
  • Cost estimations for projects
  • Project cost control
  • Financial aspects of tenders and quotes

Labour law and contracts

  • Basic principles of the law of contract
  • Basic principles of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Principles underlying mediation and arbitration as well as the hybrid processes of alternative dispute resolution
  • The Employment Equity Act
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • The Labour Relations Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety, Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act, and the Unemployment Insurance Act

Integrated project management

  • Project management as integrated management system
  • The role of the project manager
  • Project planning
  • Project control