Project Management Principles, Practices & Scheduling
The goal of the course is to teach you to develop a basic project plan.
It is the online version of the first module of the PPM (Programme in Project Management) of the University of Pretoria that has been taught in contact sessions since 1997.
The course is suitable for all people involved in projects in any environment (including middle managers, project managers, project coordinators, project administrators…).
Upon introducing the basics of project management, the project lifecycle, project initiation, scope management, work breakdown structures, project scheduling (including network diagrams and Gantt charts) and basics of control are addressed.
The final assessment is a project management plan that is done in the environment of the participant. Participants who achieve 50% or more for the assignment receive a certificate from the University of Pretoria and get credit towards the PPM (Programme in Project Management).
Although the most popular international standards and methodologies were taken into account in the development of the course, general principles are taught rather than any specific methodology.