Introduction to Project Management

The course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Councill of South Africa (ECSA). PMP Certificate holders will be eligible for 7 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) This course is based on the principles of the PMBOK® Guide (edition 6 and 7) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition). It aims to introduce delegates to the best practices to be followed when managing projects in the construction and engineering environment 

1

ECSA CPD Points

Certificate

On Completion

7

pmi pdu's

All

Skill Level suited for

7h

Course Duration

English

LANGUAGE Course presented in

Full Day Virtual Course

1 August 2022
08:30am - 16:30pm (CAT)
Live Zoom Webinar
ZAR 799 Course on Special - Was R 2499
  • 7 Hours of Live Interactive Webinar Training via ZOOM
  • 1 ECSA CPD Points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • PMI Certificate Holders will be eligible for 7 PMI PDU's
  • Certificate of Completion to add to your portfolio for prospecting companies
  • Recordings of each completed live session for review (6 Month Access)
  • 1 Free self-paced course with CPD points (optional)
  • Course Material and handouts

Evening Virtual Split Course

1 - 2 August 2022
19:00pm - 22:00pm (CAT)
Live Zoom Webinar
ZAR 799 Course on Special - Was R 2499
  • 7 Hours of Live Interactive Webinar Training via ZOOM
  • 1 ECSA CPD Points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • PMI Certificate Holders will be eligible for 7 PMI PDU's
  • Certificate of Completion to add to your portfolio for prospecting companies
  • Recordings of each completed live session for review (6 Month Access)
  • 1 Free self-paced course with CPD points (optional)
  • Course Material and handouts
Popular

Live Classroom Course

5 August 2022
19:00pm - 22:00pm (CAT)
Instructor-led Classroom Course (Johannesburg - Protea Hotel Midrand)
ZAR 3500 Course on Special - Was R 4499
  • 7 Hours of Live Interactive in Person Training in Johannesburg
  • 1 ECSA CPD Points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • PMI Certificate Holders will be eligible for 7 PMI PDU's
  • Certificate of Completion to add to your portfolio for prospecting companies
  • Meals, refreshments, snacks to be provided at hotel (included in cost)
  • 1 Free self-paced course with CPD points (optional)
  • Course Material and handouts
IN PERSON

Course Overview

The course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Councill of South Africa (ECSA). PMP Certificate holders will be eligible for 7 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) This course is based on the principles of the PMBOK® Guide (edition 6 and 7) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition). It aims to introduce delegates to the best practices to be followed when managing projects in the construction and engineering environment.

Course objectives:

To provide a practical overview and guidance to promote effective:

  • Initiation of projects – including defining the roles and responsibilities, understanding the business drivers and compiling the Project Charter.
  • Planning of projects – including analysing stakeholders, defining the project requirements, establishing the boundaries of the project, estimating the time and cost required to complete the project, managing risks and compiling the Project Management Plan.
  • Execution and control of projects – including managing the work, the team and the stakeholders; Managing changes and risks as well as reporting on the project status.
  • Closing projects – including lessons learned and final sign-off.

completing this course will help you

  • Understand PMBOK and related terminology.
  • Understand the basic principles of project management.
  • Interact easier with project personnel.
  • Understand the bigger picture of project management in a construction environment.
  • Discuss the participant’s involvement with project activities.

Who is this course for?

  • Construction project managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Principle agents
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Client representatives
  • Project planners
  • Office Administrators
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  • Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to better manage Construction and Engineering projects as per the PMBOK guide 6thEdition and its Construction Extension will benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
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course Outline

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Session 1: Basic Concepts and Definitions

  • Project management.
  • Portfolios, Programs, and Projects.
  • Project Life Cycles.
  • Factors influencing projects.
  • Project success.
  • Operations and projects.
  • The PMBOK® Guide.
  • The Construction Extension
  • Stakeholders

Session 2: Project Initiation

  • Project Roles & Responsibilities.
  • Defining the Project.
  • Business Case.
  • Project Statement of Work.
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Project Charter.

 

Session 3: Project Planning

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Requirements 
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Risk Management
  • Estimating resource requirements
  • Create the Scheduling
  • Estimate project cost
  • Project Management Plan

 

Session 4: Executing and Controlling the Project

  • Executing the Project
  • Status Reporting
  • Managing the Team
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Monitoring & Controlling the Project
  • Managing Risks
  • Change Control

 

Session 5: Project Closure

  • Project Closing Checklist
  • Lessons Learned
  • Final sign-off

Meet the Instructor

Dave Fourie

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organizations. This includes PMBOK, Method 123 as well as PRINCE2 environments in the fields of software development, service delivery, quality and general management. ​His experience also includes providing training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999. As a freelance trainer, he has obtained invaluable experience on the best training practices utilized by various national and international training providers. This includes training entry level to experienced project managers (including PMP certification preparation) in project management and related specialist aspects such as project risk management, project quality management, project contracting and project scheduling.

Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals. Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humor. ​Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolio, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2 and Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) . He also holds certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM) and is a  NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A) as well as a Six Sigma Green belt.

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Please take note. Should your selected course option not meet the selected minimum delegate requirements (10) as per terms and conditions , You will be notified and rescheduled to the next available course date or alternatively, you can choose to moved to one of the other sessions options.

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