Bernard has more than 15 Years of experience as part-time and full-time lecturer and trainer: University of Pretoria (Hons class in Informatics), Monash (First Year Introduction to Business Computing and Second Year Software Development), University of Witwatersrand ("Organization, Data, Information and Business Intelligence") and Oracle University.
Technical courses include :
Oracle Business Intelligence
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Data Warehousing
Information Technology experience includes: IT blueprints, outsourcing, data migration, and software development. The project environments include: research, financial services, medical services, telecommunications, short-term insurance, mining, retail and IT outsourcing.
Project Management experience include acting as senior project manager on IT Projects, setting up project approaches and project offices, acting as a project mentor and trainer, and as an IT Team Service Manager
Project Management Society of South Africa
ACM (Signatory to Code of Ethics)
Award: Oracle University: â€œBest Fusion Middleware Lecturer. ZA FY2010 and ZAFY2011â€
Relevant Qualifications and Training:
Date: 2014 APM Group. Passed Agile Practitioner. Certificate Number 02905943-01-L9LH Date: 2005 APM Group, on behalf of the Office of Government Commerce (United Kingdom), London Passed PRINCE2 Practitioners Examination and certified as a "PRINCE2 Practitioner". Date: 1998 University of Pretoria Advanced Certificate in Information Systems Management (cum laude). Project Management and Decision Support were amongst the subjects Date: 1993 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Course in "Managing People in Software Development"
This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
Hone staff management skills
Choose the project team, or make the best of an assigned team
Keep a project team on track
Develop a project communication plan
Communicate with sponsors and executives
This workshop presumes that the student has a thorough understanding of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project.
Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training
courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider
in-person and classroom training on request, with a required
minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to
offering training that is fast, focused and effective.
Save up to 10% by booking and paying
10 business days before the course.
Information may change without notice.
Managers, project managers, business owners, bosses and leaders of project teams.
Some team leadership and project management experience is beneficial.
Course Outline / Curriculum
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Choosing the Project Team
This session covers some things to consider when choosing a project team and how to make the best of an assigned team. Other topics covered include the pre-assignment review, assigning the project work, negotiating for the people you want, and preparing for team problems.
Building a Winning Team
In this session, we will discuss why teamwork is so important. We will also look at Tuckman and Jensen's four stage team development model: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.
Most projects should have a defined timeline for team meetings. First, project managers meet with the individual members of the team. Then, the project manager meets with the team as a whole. Next, the first status meeting occurs. This session will discuss all of these meetings in detail, plus some general meeting management tips.
Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
One challenge many project managers face is how to keep the team motivated during the project. We discuss nine ways project managers can keep the team moving and performing at their best.
Developing a Communication Plan
To ensure your project's success, you must include a communications plan as part of your initial project planning. This plan will cover the who, when, why, what, and how of your communications with various project members throughout the whole project.
Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
Your project sponsor and executives are key members of your team. Typically, they provide the authority and the resources to execute your project. During this session, we will discuss some ways to effectively communicate with your sponsor and executives.
Dealing with Problem Team Members
Have you ever had a team member that kept running to the sponsor with every little problem? Or a member who never had anything positive to say? We'll look at a number of problem team members and identify how to turn their problem characteristics into team strengths.
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
Schedule Dates and Booking
There are currently no scheduled dates.
Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule
a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the
button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates
interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit
your paid booking.
Should you need this course urgently, the following options are
Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will
schedule the course as soon as possible.
If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate
a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended
learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with
some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what
your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have
paid for 3 delegates at least.
For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport,
consider the Gautrain.
Take the Gautrain to the Malboro station.
Purchace a R15 ticket for the Woodlands Office Park Shuttle Service.
The shuttle will come directly down Western Service road.
Ask to be dropped at the entrace to Western Woods Office Park.
For more information you can download
the official Gautrain brochure.
Bringing your own PC
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your
computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day
of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our