Project Management

Project and Programme Management


9 Weeks


Learn project management to become 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

Subject Matter Expert

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.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo 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 REQUIREMENTSOur 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. UNi4 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 difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices, which includes mobiles, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.

Learning Objectives

Throughout your self-paced and self-directed learning, you will be supported by a dedicated Subject Matter Expert who will be your Online Academic Tutor. The Online Academic Tutor will provide you with the necessary subject guidance; constructive feedback on assessments; facilitate online discussions and live webinars; and respond to your queries to help you achieve academic success.

Module Breakdown

  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | Avoiding Failure Week 2
    An introduction to general management and the relationship with project management
  • MODULE 2 | Critical Project Management Concepts to Consider Week 3
    Exploring project management concepts and approaches
  • MODULE 3 | A Holistic Approach to Project Management Week 4
    Reviewing programme and portfolios, organisation structures and project governance
  • MODULE 4 | Perfecting the Initiation Phase Week 5
    Explore how to initiate a project
  • MODULE 5 | Planning for Success Week 6
    From documenting to design and implementation
  • MODULE 6 | Action for Successful Execution Week 7
    Discover how you can manage and control execution
  • MODULE 7 | A Successful Project is Administratively Closed Out Week 8
    How to close and evaluate a project
  • MODULE 8 | Overview Week 9
    Explore how to determine your success parameter, stakeholders and communication
  • MODULE 9 | Wrap-up Week 10
    Synthesise your learning journey experience

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