July 4, 2015

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Project management advice, tips, tools and recommended resources for existing and aspiring project managers.

South African Project Management Training Providers

University of Stellenbosch Business School Programme in Project Management

The programme presents all the principles, processes, techniques and requirements for the focused and integrated management of substantial ad hoc tasks (i.e. projects) by a specific team against planned targets of time and cost, as opposed to functional management. The programme is generic in nature and therefore does not endorse a specific project management methodology.

There are also other courses available like:

Project Management for Engineers

University of Pretoria Programme in Project Management (PPM)

This practical programme has been designed to develop project management knowledge, skills and insight. It equips delegates with the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in project management. The course is based on international standards and best practices, but also filled with local content to ensure its relevance in South Africa. A registered education provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA and will lead to a Certificate in Project Management.

University of Pretoria Masters in Project Management (MPM)

A Masters in Project Management (MPM) to provide relevant, high level project management education for those pursuing a career in project management in primarily technology-based enterprises. The programme teaches project management fundamentals as well as how to integrate projects with a company’s strategic intent. MPM will strongly focus on the people, financial and cost management side of projects.

ESI South Africa

ESI International provides project management core courses created for project managers who seek a foundation in project management methodology and best practices. ESI’s project management training offering consists of over 30 project management courses covering all 9 project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) areas tested in the PMP certification exam.

PiCubed

Delivering change through portfolio, programme and project management. The focus of courses is on ensuring that you understand the critical concepts and can see how these can be practically embedded back in your organisation. Also see Public Courses and Tailored Courses.

allaboutXpert – innovative project management

allaboutXpert is a leading provider of project management and project office related products and services. The Training Academy provides a complete range of project management training interventions from short courses to qualifications and professional accreditations in project management. Helping their clients pursue maturity accreditation, implementation and development of both project and portfolio management systems and disciplines.

PM.Ideas

PM.Ideas offers a variety of eLearning solutions to provide learners with the opportunity to develop and acquire new skills beyond the traditional classroom experience. You are able to target specific developmental needs and enhance your skills and competencies anyplace, anytime and anywhere.

PM Academy

Accredited as project management trainers and consultants by the Project Management Institute (PMI) of America and the APMG in the United Kingdom. Also an accredited provider with the Services SETA (Sector Education Training Authority) in South Africa.

Find an extensive range of courses that accommodate training for:  programme management, project management, project administration, project management methods, Microsoft Project and project management soft skills.

PM Academy – Advanced Diploma in Project Management

To complement the current programme offerings within our training division, PM Academy has developed an Advanced Diploma: Project Management to satisfy the specific professional and educational needs of our national and international clients in this field.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the necessary tools, knowledge and techniques on how to initiate, plan, execute and close a project. It serves as a focused diploma on theoretical and practical applications of project management. This programme is relevant to all industries and appropriate for Project Managers throughout Africa.

The programme is accredited by the Council on Higher (CHE) education at National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 7. This qualification is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

Project Management Training Africa (PMTA)

PMTA provides training to customers in South Africa and into Africa centers such as Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone. This includes project management professional certification preparation courses such as for PMP and CAPM as well as generic project management and project related training including project risk, project quality and project scheduling tools.

PMTA is a VMEdu Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) and can provide VMEdu certification courses, teach classes and provide co-branded online training, or physical/instructor-led virtual classroom training for several brands owned by VMEdu, Inc and based on best practices of project management training.

The Knowledge Academy

A global Training Organisation that is accredited by all the key leading authorities like APM Group, APM, PMI, BCS and ICASA.

To deliver training solutions from IT Technical, Personal Development and Management courses to Project, Programme and IT Service management including PMP Certification, PM Project training, Agile training, PRINCE2 training, ITIL certification and more.

Strong Foundation

Growing people and building businesses through Coaching Training and Leadership Development.
All the programmes focus on Emotional Intelligence principles and personal ownership.

Knowledge Hut

Knowledge Hut offers training to people in the field of technology and project management. A variety of classroom based courses are offered in project management, Agile and Scrum, as well as e-learning online courses.

Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work.

Cranefield College Project and Programme Management

Cranefield College is accredited and registered by the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution. It has also been certified as an ISO 9001 institution. Cranefield has established itself internationally as a leader in the field of Project and Programme Management. They offer short courses and several academic programmes.

Davis & Dean

Most people working in the project management environment got there by accident and never planned or set out to become a project professional. “Accidental” project managers skill themselves up as and when required. Davis & Dean offer the building blocks you want in the form of sound knowledge/theory that will provide you with a solid foundation in project management tools and techniques. Known for their workshops with Simulation Training.

Classic Seminars

Project managers, site engineers and principal agents: come and hone your
contract management skills. This course will equip you to expertly manage
your contracts, from compiling watertight contract documents, through to
handling problems on site and managing your contractors effectively.