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Project Management Essentials

Improve your project management proficiency and expand your knowledge in order to interact be more productive within your project team by attending our Project Management Essentials event.

Whether you are looking at gaining exposure to managing projects or embarking on a career as a professional project manager, you will learn how to apply the generally recognized practices of project management to successfully manage projects.

The Microsoft Project Essentials workshop is designed the individual who may need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, any project team members that want to enhance their knowledge of project management.


This event provides an introduction into the world of Project Management, developing delegates’ understanding of the nature of projects and how it relates to day-to-day operations.

Delegates will complete the event with an understanding of the project environment, the processes and sub-processes involved in running a successful project, from start-up to closure. This event covers a full introduction to the PRINCE2® methodology.


This event is facilitated by experienced facilitators providing group instruction. Training is provided through hands-on learning, relevant exercises and the provision of a participant handbook.

An examination will be written on the last day of training. The examination will test the delegates understanding of the project management concepts covered in the PME Event.

Delegates will receive a Certificate for successful completion.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique requirements.

Training Events & Consulting Solutions are provided globally by expert Internationally Certified instructors and globally recognised Registered Consultants.

You will identify and apply generally recognized practices in project management. This event is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manages projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can take up this event.


  • Getting Started with Project Management
  • Launching Projects
  • Estimating Project Work
  • Creating a Project Schedule
  • Planning Project Costs
  • Planning for Risks
  • Planning for Quality and Compliance
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing Project Procurements
  • Managing Change During Project Execution
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
  • Monitoring Risk and Quality
  • Communicating and Reporting
  • Closing the Project


  • Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager’s role in each phase.
  • List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
  • Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
  • List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
  • Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram.
  • Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
  • List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
  • Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
  • Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools.
  • Discuss key activities of project close-out.

PME is designed for anyone who is new to Project Management and would like to gain an understanding of project management and how projects differ from business as usual such as:

  • Secretarial and clerical staff
  • Project support staff
  • Project Administrators
  • Team Assistants
  • Aspiring Project Managers
, Project Management Essentials
Upcoming Events
Dec 07

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7 December - 11 December
Johannesburg Gauteng
South Africa
Dec 07

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner – (Programme Management)

7 December - 11 December
Johannesburg Gauteng
South Africa
Nov 30

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner (Project Management)

30 November - 4 December
Johannesburg Gauteng
South Africa
Nov 02

Change Management Foundation and Practitioner

2 November - 6 November
Johannesburg Gauteng
South Africa
Oct 12

AgilePM – Foundation & Practitioner – (Agile Project Management)

12 October - 16 October
Johannesburg Gauteng
South Africa

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