Project Planning

This course is formulated for Exclusive Events coordination company in Johannesburg.  It is a refresher course with emphasis on the Planning phase of a typical Project Life Cycle.  This course is designed for planners already familiar with the project management processes and procedures.

Learning Outcome 1: Assign a project team

How does the dynamics of a team assist in meeting project deliverables?

  • It is the project manager’s responsibility to assign a team which is capable in meeting project deliverables. The manager needs to possess qualities essential in motivating the team, managing conflict, monitoring and holding team members accountable throughout the project life cycle. The team’s roles need to be clearly articulated with duties and responsibilities assigned to the different roles. Productivity is heightened when roles assigned align with the team members’ strengths. Conflict management measures need to be articulated and processes adhered to by the entire team. Collaboration is key in a team. It allows knowledge sharing and promotes growth and support amongst team member. The difference between Project team and Project management team is that the Project management team is a sub-set of individuals in the Project team dealing sorely with management aspects of the project. Recognition and rewards are acknowledged in a team as they serve to motivate and teach other team members behavior which is rewarded in order for them to aspire to do the same. Rewards systems should be established and communicated as they can affect time and budget
  • A team plays no role in project deliverables
  • The Project planner is solely responsible and accountable for all work assigned
  • None of the above

Learning Outcome 2: Measure and account for risk


Learning Outcome 3: Manage a monitoring, evaluating and reporting system