Managing projects for strategic advantage

: R 150.00 incl. 0% VAT
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
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This course is based on the article, What do Project Managers Actually Do? Exploring Micro-Practices of Managing Temporary Organizational Forms. The article examines the differences between the theory and practice of traditional project management and suggests a new approach to the study of project management. The article covers lessons learnt from the practices of 86 project managers and identifies 10 core practices of project managers. These practices form a set of building blocks for a practice-perspective of project-based organisation and present an alternative to the theoretical paradigm currently dominating the field.

Keywords: Managing; strategy advantage.

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The educational aim of this module is to challenge conventional theoretical assumptions underlying project management and to present alternative theoretical building blocks based on an analysis of the day-to-day tasks of project managers.

Educational Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should:

1. Have a clear understanding of:

  • The limitations of the theoretical assumptions that have traditionally guided research into project management
  • The building blocks for a fresh theoretical understanding of the tasks of project managers
  • Project management as being centred on people as much as on the traditional focus on processes and tasks

2. Be able to:

  • Identify the ten tasks (or ‘practices’) that are regularly performed by project managers
  • Distinguish the building blocks of practice-based project management from the traditional project management paradigm
  • Analyse and compare the assumptions underlying traditional project management and the practice-perspective of project-based organisation

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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