Project Management 101

  • Date:

    13 August 2020

  • Location:


  • 11 November 2020

This workshop has been designed to provide Local Government professionals and managers with an opportunity to gain first-hand appreciation of important principles and practices that are involved in project management. The workshop will provide participants with a sound understanding of modern tools and techniques used in dealing with both large and small projects.

Who should attend

Local Government Professionals and Managers.


  • An overview of the process
  • The life-cycle & anatomy of a project
  • Defining objectives, deliverables & scope
  • Assessing risks and constraints
  • Initiating a project
  • Setting baselines, monitoring progress
  • Analysing & interpreting progress reports
  • Updating forecasts
  • Generating plan vs actual reports
  • Producing a ‘work break down’ structure
  • Producing a Task Schedule
  • Determining the critical path and float
  • Working with Gantt and PERT charts
  • Allocating resources
  • Predicting and resolving overloads
  • Projecting cashflow


  • Gain mastery over concepts, principles and terminology of project management.
  • Grasp an understanding of appropriate project management methodologies.
  • Acquire technical skills involving project planning, scheduling and budgeting, process reporting and project control.
  • Gain an appreciation of the capability and function of a modern project management software tools.


The facilitator will use practical activities and group discussions to assist you to transfer your learning to the workplace.