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"
Kerrin is the HR and Operations Manager at Leading Training and is passionate about learning and personal growth. She has a BA (HDip) Ed from Wits University with majors in English and Psychology and has experience teaching English at high school level and extensive experience in training and managing.
She loves dealing with people and the general well-being of the staff and delegates is her primary concern. She also facilitates soft-skills courses in HR, leadership and instructional design.
She is a qualified SDF (Skills Development Facilitator), having completed the UNISA Certificate in Skills Development Facilitation in 2015 with distinction. She is registered as an HR generalist with the SA Board for People Practices (membership no. 42866985). She, together with a team of professional facilitators, project manages agile customised training interventions for Leading Training clients. Their services range from training material development incliuding accredited and online learning, to high-impact facilitated interventions that result in organizational change and team growth.
She is accredited as a Level 1 Cultural Intelligence Facilitator with The Cultural Intelligence Center, has completed the Wits online Instructional Design course in 2017 and is a Certified ScrumMaster® through Scrum Alliance. Kerrin is a dynamic facilitator who consistently gets excellent reviews for the training she conducts.
This course covers fundamental concepts in project management such as key terminology, defining a project and looking at project roles and the project lifecycle. This course is aligned to the Unit standard SAQA ID 120372 - Explain the fundamentals of project management, NQF Level 4, CREDITS 5.
This course is a pre-requisite to our 3-day Project Management Tools and Techniques Course (formerly Introduction to Project Management).
This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
Define the terms "project" and "project management"
Identify the benefits of projects
Identify the phases of a project's life cycle
Sell ideas and make presentations
Begin conceptualizing their project, including goals and vision statements
Use a target chart and other planning tools
Complete a Statement of Work
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.
Anyone who is interested in the field of project management but who is overwhelmed by the terminology and needs an introduction to the main concepts.
A matric is beneficial especially if you wish to progress to our accredited Project Management Tools and Techniques Course.
No project management experience is necessary.
Matric level English reading and writing skills.
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.
Defining Projects and Project Management
To begin the day, we will look at what a project is and what project management means. We will also look at some of the key players in a project team.
The Role of a Project Manager
This session will examine some of the key skills that a project manager needs. We will also look at developing a proposal.
How Can Projects Help Me?
Often, people see projects as just more work to do. However, if managed properly, projects can provide tremendous growth and satisfaction for all those involved. We will look at some of the benefits and challenges of projects in a lecture and a case study.
A Project's Life Cycle
This session will explore the four major phases of a project. Participants will complete a mix-and-match exercise to reinforce the concept.
Selling a Project
If you can identify a project that will bring benefits to your company, that's great. However, getting support for that project can be a whole other story. This session will look at some ways to prioritize and sell projects.
Creating a Vision
Before you start planning a project, you must know what you want the project to achieve. The best way to do this is to create a vision statement. We will discuss what a vision statement is and how to create one. Then, participants will work in small groups to create a vision for a sample project.
This session will discuss the six key parts to a project goal. Then, participants will write some goals for a project they are working on.
Using a Target Chart
A target chart can help you identify the biggest priorities in your project and help you see how to achieve your goals. This session will explore how to create and use a target chart.
Preparing Your Project
Once you have decided which project to promote to others and identified your vision and goals, there are some considerations you want to be prepared for. Participants will discuss six key considerations in small groups.
Laying out the Project
Now that we have a good idea of what our project will entail, we can create the charter and statement of work. We will also look at using a project planning worksheet.
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.
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