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Course overview

In today’s fast-paced workplace, many divisions and skillsets have to seamlessly come together at the right times, and across geographies, to deliver harmonious business outcomes. Project Managers are at the centre of this work flow, and are playing an increasingly strategic function in business. As a result, demand for qualified project managers is growing exponentially. So, whether you are a full-time project manager, project lead or a professional looking to find more effective ways of managing all the moving parts in your working world, the Principles of Project Management course is for you.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: An introduction to project management
  • Module 2: Project feasibility and selection
  • Module 3: Project scoping
  • Module 4: Project definition
  • Module 5: The project preliminary schedule
  • Module 6: Project execution
  • Module 7: Project closure and handover
  • Module 8: Project communication

Course outcomes

  • Ability to view project management from a strategic perspective to drive business success
  • Adept at producing exceptional, effective project plans
  • Effective use of project management principles to drive strategic outcomes
  • Ability to analyse and improve time usage and budgets
  • Ability to grow high performance project teams


Dr Robert Venter

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: Engliss

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Dr Robert Venter

This course is presented online by lecturer Dr Robert Venter, a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Economic and Business Sciences.