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Project Management Overview

An introduction to project management concepts, tools and techniques

Course Overview


Project management skills are not just for Project Managers.

The Project Management Overview course provides a practical overview of project management concepts, tools and techniques that can be employed by people in diverse roles in order to increase their effectiveness in accomplishing business objectives.


Course Objectives:



  • Understand key concepts and techniques of project management, such as estimating, scoping, monitoring and controlling
  • Be able to set measurable project goals and objectives
  • Understand what contributes to the success or failure of projects
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders
  • Be able to manage changes to a project

Course Delivery

 The course comprises instructor-led training, supplemented by exercises and practical group work.

Course Content


  • Define a project and set measurable objectives
  • Break work down into manageable chunks
  • Estimate and schedule tasks
  • Determine resources required and allocate resources to tasks
  • Plan for uncertainty
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Monitor project progress and make adjustments
  • Learn to manage changes to requirements

Course Prerequisites

Delegates are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, so this course has no formal pre-requisites. Motivation to put what is learned into practice is essential.


Faculty Training Institute holds the following institutional accreditations

  • Provisionally accredited as an Education and Training Provider with the MICT Seta (ACC/2010/00/601)
  • A Registered Education Provider (REP 2841) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
  • A Member of the Information Technology Association of South Africa


PMP, CAPM, PMI, PMBOK, and the PMI REP logo are all  registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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