Interview with a Cape Town project manager about the Project Management Concepts course

What Project Management insights that you gained during the course have been most useful to you?

Project Management authority structures, stakeholders and the importance of meaning of terms in a specific context.

Have your writing skills improved as a result of the course? If so, in what way?

My writing skills have improved a lot, I used to just use software tools without much application of pen/pencil. Now I know it’s important not to ignore the basic skill of writing stuff down.

How comfortable were you with reading basic schedule information before the course and by the end of the course?

8 before and 9 by the end.

What personal changes have you made as a result of the course?

1. As one of the referenced thought leaders in this course said: I’ve learned to take agency over my learning.
2. I decided that I will do everything to improve myself even beyond what it will or can do for me.
3. I’ve set up time slots for any goal I set and track how I’m doing against it.

How would you describe your overall experience of the Project Management Concepts course?

Brilliant, refreshing and offering a different approach towards learning, it’s like one would say to himself/herself: it’s me that has to learn, but I can still have fun whilst learning.

How did this course and method of learning differ from other formal studies which you’ve done (or which you’re doing right now)?

In formal learning, most instructors are interested in covering a syllabus and therefore they race through material dishing an avalanche of information without giving the student an opportunity to think about what they’re learning.

This course, however, is focused on embedding concepts practically, and giving one an opportunity to test their own understanding in own space too.


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Tania Melnyczuk

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