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Fundamentals of Project Management

Managing Organisation Development and change projects resourcefully

Live Facilitator Lead Course – NQF Level 5

When we have multiple interventions running at the same time, it becomes more difficult to simultaneously manage all interventions effectively. Often Organisation Development takes a subservient role, becoming over-reliant on the project team because the Organisation Development practitioners do not fully understand the project language or approach. How do we gain a high level sight of the project management landscape in order to manage projects effectively, in the Organisation Development way?

The need for this module

If our understanding or implementation of project management in organisation development is lacking in depth, our change or Organisation Development initiative will not integrate effectively with project management. This often leads to planning and reporting which is static, insufficient or externally owned, or Organisation Development plans which do not reflect the complex nature of projects.

 

By gaining a high-level sight of the project management landscape, and stepping through the process of project management, you will be better equipped to effectively integrate project management with Organisation Development and change management.

 

Through the Fundamentals of Project Management, you will learn how to effectively manage projects in the Organisation Development way.

What will be covered?
  • Manage OD projects as an integrated journey
  • Maintain engagement and energy in projects
  • Apply OD-appropriate project management tools
What content, tools or techniques will we work with?
  • Programme Portfolio Management
  • PMBOK 4th Ed
  • Agile Project Management for Organisation Development
  • Project Templates
What are the expected understanding/knowledge outcomes?
  • Understand the principles of project management
  • Understand key parts of a project management process
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of project management in Organisation Development  and change projects
  • Knowledge of the requirements of abasic formal agreement for a project (’project charter’)
  • Understand how to create a project plan for a project
  • Understand how to develop a basic progress report for a project
What are the expected behavioural outcomes?
  • High level sight of project management landscape in terms of knowledge areas and process groups, linked to the Establishment and Adaptation Landscape of Organisation Development
  • Step through the process of project management
  • Introduce and practise high-level programme portfolio management
  • Explore the relationship between project management and change management/Organisation Development and how to integrate these
  • Develop, document and communicate the project charter for an Organisation Development project, in an Organisation Development way
  • Develop, document and implement a dynamic project plan
  • Prepare a basic progress report for a project.
Class Duration

1-day or 8-hours

Assessment

Assessment is an integral component contributing to the success of this module. Participants will be required to participate in a variety of assessment activities that include but are not limited to assignments, action learning projects, case studies and examinations.

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process underlies all WorldsView™ programmes and is informed by progressive research about learning in contemporary environments. Our learning process consists of four learning channels:

  • E-Learning platform that provides both a base for becoming familiar with  the field of each programme, as well as a space for ongoing exploration;
  • A Classroom engagement where our faculty facilitate rich conversations  and learning experiences to deepen understanding of the field;
  • A Workplace Application, often in the form of a workplace project, to   root learning in the actual work experience of learners and to ensure practical relevance and embodied understanding;
  • and an Assignment/Evaluation, usually a portfolio of evidence combined with an examination, to confirm learning and conform to external examination board requirements, e.g. the Council on Higher Education, to formalise qualification.
Academic Faculty

Only highly qualified and experienced organisation development practitioners are appointed as Faculty in WorldsView Academy. Faculty members are selected in accordance with the specific module criteria as approved by the Academic Board. The requirements for the appointment of Faculty include relevant academic qualifications, experience in developing organisations and facilitation or lecturing experience.

Quality Standards in Programme Development

A quality education programme begins with the development of quality modules and courses. World-class design and development standards are deeply entrenched in every programme module, setting WorldsView Academy apart from other educational programmes. Our design and development policies, frameworks and principles guarantee robust processes in the development of learning programmes and material.

 

These include:

  • Highly qualified and experienced development Faculty.
  • A robust development process.
  • Numerous Academic Board and peer reviews.
  • Integrated Learning.
  • Core themes and philosophies that underpin all modules, ensuring learning coherence.
Who should attend?

Internal and external consultants, management consultants, change management practitioners, managers, HR practitioners, organisation development practitioners, change practitioners and organisational and community leaders. Anyone who leads and/or influences individuals, teams, groups or organisations.

Entry Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate/Grade 12/NQF level 4 (or equivalent)
  • Age exemption (23 years or older)
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
In-company and Customisation Options

At WorldsView™ Academy, we understand that companies have unique organisational needs, which is why we offer customised training and development solutions to best suit your particular requirements. Please contact us for further information in this regard.