• Duration

    10 Weeks

  • Class fee

    R13,500

  • Starts

    22 August 2022

About this course

You’ll learn how to structure a plan of action for achieving the optimal outcome, factoring in the constraints of time, resources and budget. And as we know, even the best-laid plans aren’t immune to unanticipated external and internal factors that crop up in the implementation phase. You’ll learn how to spot danger signs, and how to adjust and adapt your approach. You’ll also learn the art of communication, and how to tailor the message to the various stakeholders so that they get the information they need, and you get the best results.


Key learning outcomes:

In 10 weeks, you will:

  • Understand the critical role project management plays, and the value it can add to organisations.
  • Know how to take an idea or need from ‘intangible’ to successful, sustainable ‘tangible’ result.
  • Learn and understand a variety of methodologies (e.g. agile) that you’ll be able to implement immediately
  • Manage scope creep, change requests and unanticipated speedbumps and learn practical ways to control budget, timing and resources to ensure quality delivery.

Benefits

  • Knowledge of best-practice approaches
  • Ability to distinguish which approach will deliver the best outcome
  • Ability to translate the desired outcome into clear and logical action points
  • Control budget, timing and resources during the roll-out phase
  • Create plans for ensuring optimal outcomes
  • Understand and implement agile methodology
  • Analyse, evaluate and learn how to improve on project management methodologies

This course is perfect for:

  • Individuals who need to harness the collective force of many stakeholders, and manage the optimal outcome
  • Business owners – be it a tech startup or SME – who want to know how to streamline processes and deliver
  • NGOs/NPOs that need to implement and manage projects effectively
  • Newly appointed managers, who feel insecure at what they’re doing – or individuals gunning for a promotion and wanting something that’ll look great on a CV
  • New entrants in the job market, who need to know the vocabulary and terminology to
    get ahead

The learning journey

How it unfolds…The first week is dedicated to orientation. You’ll get to familiarise yourself with the online learning platform (virtual classroom) understand how everything works, meet the humans that’ll support you during this upskilling process. Then from the next week, you’ll start delving into the modules.

Module 1: Intro to Project Management

  • Define a project
  • Explain project management methodologies (including Agile)
  • Develop a strategy for a project
  • Describe the framework for an operational plan

Module 2: Strategy and Planning

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses surrounding the project
  • Select key success criteria for a project
  • Define the mission and goals of a project
  • Develop operational strategies that tie project success to business success
  • Determine the principal work activities for a project

Module 3: Project Planning

  • Write a business plan and learn how to create an operational plan
  • Define a scope of work and deliverables
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Create a Gantt chart
  • Design a communication plan

Module 4: Risk, Issue and Change Management

  • Identify, analyse, and plan for risks
  • Create a project quality plan
  • Manage project quality

Module 5: Quality Management and Measurement

  • Write objectives for project deliverables
  • Track project progress
  • Develop goals, objectives and performance standards
  • Evaluate deliverables

Module 6: Budgeting and Control

  • Plan a budget
  • Measure performance and effectiveness
  • Report on project progress
  • Communicate results to stakeholders

Module 7: Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Evaluate success
  • Address underperformance
  • Implement recommendations for corrective action
  • Monitor, measure and evaluate achievement

Module 8: Leadership Skills

  • Delegate efficiently
  • React to the needs of your personnel
  • Set up a performance contract
  • Monitor performance
  • Use resources optimally

Final Research Project

Week 10 is dedicated to your Research Project

Includes:

  • quick quizzes
  • practical assignments
  • live sessions to help you along the way

Learn from leading experts and key course contributors. Together with prolific industry input and our smart education team, we’ve designed an original, 21st Century relevant course.

Weekly assignments build on each other (scaffold). Together with the final research project,
the outcome will be a new set of skills and the know-how to implement immediately.
(Voilà – a beautiful new skill mastered!)

Our knowledge partner

Meet the course contributor

Nigel Bailey – Red & Yellow Knowledge Partner
Nigel is one of our consultants who has collaborated with Red & Yellow on a number of projects. Nigel has a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree, a post graduate diploma in labour law (UCT) and over 20 years’ experience in business management and people development. He is professionally registered with The South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) as a Chartered HR Practitioner (Registration # 4619), and he is a member of the SABPP Western Cape Committee.

He is known for his ability to facilitate successful training and development events through his ability to connect with the participants and communicate serious information in a clear and, where appropriate, humorous fashion.

 

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Frequently asked questions

How many hours per week do I need to set aside?

Varies per course – average 6-8. For more intense courses (or perfectionists) more like 10.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes, 3 or 4 part payment plan depending on the length of the course.

How will these courses help me?

Theory backed by practical exercises to clue you in to industry-necessary tools and practices and prepare you for real industry briefs and contexts

Why Red & Yellow?

Our content is great and developed in consultation with industry experts
Our Course Coordinators are renowned for being dedicated and working very hard to help you complete the courses and get your certificate
We include personalised feedback on written assessments, which provide guidance and add that extra touch to help you refine your work and prepare you for industry.

What’s the difference between Red & Yellow and a MOOC, or Udemy?

The personal touch. There’s a reason why MOOCs/Udemy have dismal completion rates while ours is exceptionally high.
Our Course Coordinators and Facilitators are there to guide, assist and coach you through the course

Are your short courses accredited?

All our short courses are aligned to relevant SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) unit standards, usually at NQF 5 level
Many of our short courses can be run as accredited, which means you will earn credits when you successfully complete the course and hand in the necessary portfolio of evidence
Completing the portfolio and facilitating your external assessment and moderation is an additional fee on top of the online course fee.

Are your short courses and programmes internationally accredited/recognised?

Completing one of our short courses with the accredited option, will award you credits for the unit standards you have completed.
These unit standards are registered with SAQA at the relevant NQF level, which are recognisable internationally

Why are your short courses and programmes so expensive?
  • Because they’re very good.
  • Because we do not simply resell content from other institutions or developers. We oversee the development of all our content and ensure it meets the R&Y standards.
  • Because we provide the personal touch.
    • Our courses include support, coaching and guidance from our Course Coordinators to keep you motivated and on course
    • Students have access to knowledge experts and facilitators through regular tutorials and other forms of student engagement.
    • We manage queries personally and provide individualised and tailored responses
  • Workshops and videos in our programmes are hosted by content and industry experts
  • Our assessments are practical and provide as much exposure to simulated industry briefs as possible
  • We provide individual feedback on each written assessment that help students understand where they may have gone wrong, and how to improve in their next submission.
Are there any cancellation fees?
  • If you wish to cancel participation in an online course after paying (in part or in full), the following applies provided you notify Red & Yellow in writing:
  • No later than 7 (seven) days prior to course commencement date: you are entitled to a full refund of all amounts paid, (Excluding Application Acceptance fees).
  • Within the 7 day period prior to course commencement date: you will be liable for a cancellation fee equal to 5% of the total fee for the relevant course. (Red & Yellow shall refund all amounts paid by you to Red & Yellow in respect of the course, less the cancellation fee); or
  • Cancellations on or after the date of commencement of the course are not eligible for any refund.
What do I need to do if I need to defer?
  • In the event that you wish to defer your participation in any course for which you have registered and paid, you are required to apply for a deferral in writing by no later than 7 (seven) days prior to the date of commencement of the course. Red & Yellow shall only accept applications for deferrals received after the commencement of a course in certain situations and will not award any credits for assignments completed at the time of requesting the deferral. The following situations, inter alia, may qualify an individual for a deferral:
  • Financial concerns i.e. retrenchments, unexpected expenses
  • Family responsibility i.e. loss of a loved one, need to take care of an ill family member, marriage
  • Personal health i.e. physical and/or mental health concerns
  • Any Other reason deemed reasonable considering the circumstances of the case as determined by the manager of course coordination.
  • Red and Yellow will charge a deferral fee as follows, which must be paid in order to defer participation:
    • 10% of the course price on registration for online qualifications and programmes
    • 15% for online short courses
Do I get a Certificate when I finish the course?
  • Yes, you get a Red & Yellow certificate of completion.
  • If you take an accredited version of the course, you will also receive a Statement of Results (SOR) from the SETA with which the course is registered.
    • Please note verification from the relevant SETA can take up to 2 – 3 months to be successfully completed.
Why should I do an accredited course? What are the benefits?
  • Red & Yellow’s accredited courses give you credits toward a formal SAQA registered qualification, a National Certificate.
    • If you complete all the unit standards for a specified qualification, within a specified time frame, you will be awarded that qualification through the SETA.
    • Alternatively, should you choose to enrol in a full qualification, for which you already hold credits, these credits contribute to the completion of the qualification
  • Employers seem to assign more weight to courses that are ‘accredited’ on your CV, as it provides them peace of mind that the course you completed was aligned to a SAQA Unit Standard, with specific outcomes and tied to an NQF level.
How can I get my employer to pay for a short course or programme? (list BBBEE benefits)
  • You will need to complete a cost estimate and we will invoice your company directly.
  • Accredited online courses qualify as Category E training and provide more skills development recognition as well as more B-BBEE points.
Can I start the course whenever I want?
  • Unfortunately, No. R&Y courses are run according to a set course calendar. [maybe a link to the course calendar here]
  • Courses have a set start date and end date, with specific hand in dates and tutorial sessions scheduled at set points within the course.
  • Research has shown that scheduled courses have better student engagement and completion rates, than courses that run asynchronously.
  • Scheduled courses ensure you will have the company and support not only of our content team and course coordinators, but also of your fellow students.
Do I have a coach to support me along the way?
  • You have regular opportunities to interact with content experts to ask questions, and your course coordinator will be there to help you across the line.
Do I have to finish within a certain time period?
  • Our courses are run according to set schedules, which means you need to finish within the time allotted for the course. If you defer, you still need to complete the course within two years.