With project management, your activities available for you to do are as wide as you would like it to be. So there’s no such thing as any dry or boring, same-same everyday tasks you will be doing. With project management you can learn to be effective in all areas of Business – skills in project management are needed everywhere.
Skills Academy Offers the following Project Management Courses:
Project Management Courses
What is Project Management about?
Project Management can be summed up in one simple sentence: GETTING THINGS DONE. It’s a Simple concept, but you’ll find that getting things done on a project is far more complex than you think; everything from hiring new staff, advertising new products and construction of buildings all NEED good project managers.
Project Management is one of those careers where two days are hardly ever the same. Here you wear different hats and adapt to different roles; Projects vary, people vary and so do your skills as you develop them along the way.
In Project Management you lead the team, resolve disagreements and motivate your team to keep going.
Project Management is knowing what you want to achieve, how you want to achieve it and how long it will take you and your team to complete your project.
Good project management can mean the difference between success or failure.
What can you learn from project management studies?
You will learn to move swiftly through the different phases of project management. You will learn to Start, Plan, Control and Finish a project On Time and On Budget.
Once you know where to avoid the bumps and potholes, it stands to reason that you’re going to be working smarter and not harder and longer.Whenever you get a project done on time and under budget, the client walks away happy. And a happy client means a happy boss and better career opportunities for you. This is not only a good benefit of project management within the workplace but outside of it as well; word travels fast and there is nothing like superior performance to secure your spot in the marketplace.
The final result is that everyone comes out a winner – which will open new doors and pave the way to success for you.
Is this the right field for me?
Are Comfortable with Vitamin N
“Vitamin N” is a clever little phrase I came across while surfing the web; the “N” in the phrase stands for “No”. As a project manager, there will be times when you have to say no; not only to members of your team but to your boss and other people in upper management positions.
Can stay calm under pressure
This is a very important skill to have in your career and convey during an interview when applying for a job. When things are chaotic we look at our leaders (this includes you – potential project manager) to give us direction on what to do next. We can’t have loose cannon project managers running around in the world; or no projects will get done properly, if not at all.
During the lifespan of a project, there are new ideas, suggestions, roadblocks and other circumstances which come into play; forcing you to re-think strategy and change your approach.
Are People Oriented
If you have trouble communicating with people, then I’m afraid this is not the job for you. All Project Managers have to be extroverted to a certain extent, as you are in constant communication with others.
When working on a project everything has to be documented – right down to the smallest details. Which means you have to be someone that communicates clearly regarding things that need to be done, who has to do it and by when it has to be done.
And another thing, if you’re okay with being constantly interrupted by members of your team without losing it (most of the time) – combined with most of the above; then yes, I can see you as a good project manager.
Where will I find work in Project Management?
- Information Technology Industry
- Marketing and Advertising
- Project Director
- Project Assistant
- Program Manager
- Project Lead
- Project Coordinator
- Resource Manager
- Procurement Manager
- Budget Manager
- Risk Manager
- Quality Control Manager
How much can I earn?
- Project Management Director: R924,286 Per Year
- Project Assistant: R142,827 Per Year
- Program Manager: R485,605 Per Year
- Project Coordinator: R202,713 Per Year
- Procurement Manager: R402,816 Per Year
- Risk Manager: R636,000 Per Year
- Quality Control Manager: R268,930 Per Year
What Support will I get during my Studies?
Online Study Groups
Friendly and Helpful Tutors available during working hours. You can contact them via phone, e-mail or online study groups
Study Material delivered to you
- Fast Feedback – assignments marked within 7 days
Our List of Project Management Courses:
- Short Course in Project Management
- Proficiency Certificate in Project Management
- Advanced Certificate in Project Management
How can I get started?
All you need to do is simply fill in our Online Study Form, we will be in contact with you shortly to make sure that this is the best course for you. And if not? Like a good Project Manager, we can adapt to change and work out something more suitable for you.
Last Updated: January 17, 2018