Introduction to Project Management for Construction Professionals

February 17, 2021
4.88(32 Ratings)
Course Availability: Open for Bookings
Seats Booked 22%

Expected Growth

Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations.

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Through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs.

Source: Project Management Institution (PMI) 

"The trainer were competent on large construction building site Management training – Tacit Skills were very professional and always ready to assist."
Louis Snetler

About this course:

Do you need a simple, clear introduction to the complexities of construction projects? Based on the principles of the PMBOK® Guide (edition 6) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition), this one-day course aims to introduce less experienced delegates to the best practices needed when managing projects in the construction and engineering environment. It will prepare you to understand and take part in discussions with more experienced Construction Professionals.

Reasons to attend this webinar


Career Development

You should never stop learning. Whether your business falls under the scope of technology, civil engineering, or financial services, your industry will always be in a state of constant change. When you cease to stay up-to-date with trends that can affect your brand, you cease to compete with your counterparts and fall further away from your customer’s interests.

Impress Your Boss

How can you make yourself more impressive and stand out from your co-workers? Attending Webinars enables you to grow your knowledge of best practices that are pertinent to your brand and industry. This may be the missing piece when a job opens — you look more appealing to upper management and have a better chance at getting that corner office. Using webinars as a form of education can increase your knowledge of latest trends and strategies and, at the same time, increase your professional worth to your company.

Learn from the Pros

Knowledgeable Experts. Tacit Skills has been fortunate to have some of the most esteemed industry experts on board, from leading Project Managers with years of experience to Civil Engineers who has been the biggest projects around the world. Our experts have experience in the field, discussing real challenges and success stories. As an attendee, you should be confident that what you are learning is first-hand knowledge from subject matter experts.


Besides the fact that there are no travel costs involved with attending a Webinar, the price of registration is typically much lower than other options. In addition, multiple participants can view the Webinar at a single location and therefore “pay” for only one connection. An entire team can gather in one conference room to attend together and discuss the Webinar content without having to invest time and money traveling to and from a physical seminar location.

Why you should attend the Introduction to Project Management Course:

International Standards: – This course is based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition, as well as the PMI Construction Extension to the PMBOK® helping you to apply the generalized project management guidance to construction projects.

Practical: – It incorporates practical group exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life project environment.

Interactive: – There is ample discussions and exercises that create the opportunity for sharing the knowledge that you and fellow delegates have acquired through your work experiences, successes and challenges.

CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom into real world projects.

Objectives: – Whether you take this course because you are looking to sharpen your expertise in managing your projects, or to broaden your knowledge about project management in general, it will benefit you in the long run and you are going to enjoy this course.

Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

What Will I Learn?

  • 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.

Topics for this course

1 Lessons7h

Downloading Resources

Recording of Live Sessions

Examination – Please Read BEFORE start of Examination First

About the instructors

4.44 (151 ratings)

8 Courses

103 students

Dave Fourie

Freelance Trainer

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 portfolios, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and in PRINCE2. He also holds certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL) and Total Quality Management (TQM).
4.91 (86 ratings)

7 Courses

70 students

Student Ratings & Reviews


Total 32 Ratings

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He is knowledgeable. Could provide videos for student to download to avoid lagging - I was well informed, all communication about the course were done clear and professionally

Knowledgeable on subject matter. Course is presented interactively, making learning easier. Tacit Skills was friendly, helpful. Courses applicable to engineer at very good and reasonable prices.

Very well informed and educated and a clearly worlds of experience - Very easy system and access to all information very straight forward

For the money paid, the training was on point and very clear. - Did like the overall presentation. The late night training just caught me, but will adjust it for future to be
well rested and ready for training

Clear online communication and love the discounts on courses!, and grateful for giving (free) access to information on web page for a year. - I thoroughly enjoyed the training, very helpful. Big thumbs up!

Trainer was well versed and experienced to deal with questions and facilitate the course very well. Good course offering and engagement of attendees. Keep it up.

Very well presented

The trainer was on time, very knowledgeable of the subject, friendly and most of he was able to answer any question we asked. Tacit Skills is very professional, with very up to date training material, friendly staff, I would recommend them to everyone

Good experience, excited and helpful trainer and presenter.

Dave is very knowledgeable in the field of project management.


The trainer was well prepared and also gave a good insight of how the program works. Tacit Skills were friendly and everything just ran smoothly. They were also very helpful when I asked questions or had any queries.

Really happy with the pace and knowledge provided by the trainer

I learnt so much within the 2 days split session than I imagined for an introductory course. The facilitator is very knowledgeable and friendly, and his presentation was well-structured and engaging. The co-ordinator was amazing with administration and communication in a timely manner.

Presentation techniques were appropriate for the new age of covid-19 webinars

The presenter was able to present the material and provide examples suited to the group.

Very knowledgeable and friendly – Notices and links were sent in a timely fashion. No Problems

Helpful and relevant – I will use the platform again

The trainer were competent on large construction building site Management training – Tacit Skills were very professional and always ready to assist.

The training was refreshing and neatly presented.

Excellent – Co-Ordinator (Verochka) was awesome!

Knowledgeable – One of the better presentations I have attended

Trainer has a wealth of Knowledge on the subject and explained the content well – Good, helpful and friendly service providers. Wish more CPD Courses where this affordable

The trainer is knowledgeable and transferred his knowledge effectively. The company rendered exceptional service and addressed pre-course queries effectively

The trainer gave us the opportunity to air our views and the session was inclusive. Tacit Skills gave us the chance to do this course at a discounted rate and I am very thankful for that.

Well presented

The Pols that everyone is required to partake in is a good tool to ensure everyone is diligently taking notes throughout the course.

A lot of info in a very short time

It was the first time used Tacit Skills , but promising to be a good service provider

Great job helping people interested in project management outside the borders of South Africa. Very grateful for that. – I am entirely happy with the way the webinar was run. – The word “normally” as used in two of the questions on the exam, confused me a little bit, especially at question 9, if I remember well. Otherwise, everything was excellent.

Thank you Mr Dave Fourie for such great insights into Project Management. Although this is an introductory course it was jam packed with valuable content and knowledge obtained by the trainer through his experience as a project manager.

The trainer is well versed in the subject matter. Comprehensive knowledge base was used to prepare the subject content. Great approach amidst the COVID-19 challenges, and agile enough to prepare ahead of the loadshedding.

R800.00 R399.00

Enrolment validity: 90 days

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This is a Live Webinar Course

Course Information:

Accreditation: ECSA
CPD Points: 1
Course Type: Live Webinar
Recordings: After Live Sessions
Course Duration: 7 Hours

Course Date: 24 April 2021
Sessions Time: 09:00 – 15:00
Sessions: Full Day Session

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Material Includes

  • Live Accredited Webinar Course
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1 ECSA CPD Point from ECSA
  • Recordings of Live sessions for review
  • 1 year access to recordings
  • 1 year access to resources
  • 3 Month 1 on 1 Trainer Support


  • No requirements needed for the course - The course is a basic introduction to Project Management


Target Audience

  • 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.