Projects fail more often than they succeed, and the costs are high. Costly project failure affects more than just the depletion of monetary value, it also depletes the brand and public image of the organisation. It is thus essential that individuals involved in project management are equipped with the skills and tools to plan, execute and close out a project successfully.
This course aims to equip you with a set of skills and competencies that can facilitate effective project execution. It focuses on factors that cause failure and those actions that can be taken to eliminate the causes of failure. By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise that projects are complex systems; recognise that projects require support from a mature parent organisation and focus team attention on eliminating the causes of failure. In all, you will be a more effective and efficient project manager.
40 CPD Points
Dr Dirk Krüger graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Sciences. He subsequently completed an MBA at the University of Pretoria in 2000 and has completed his research for a PhD in the field of ICT project management career path development. He currently acts as external examiner and guest lecturer for the MIT programme at the University of Pretoria and acts as an academic supervisor for students at Da Vinci’s Master’s Degree programme. Dr Krüger has held various lecturing positions and has taught in the fields of human resource management, project management, financial management, logistics management, economics and production management.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.