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Introduction to Project Management

ECSA Accredited Self Paced Course

Presented by Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Course Cost ZAR 449

Available anywhere, anytime on any device.
Lifetime access to course

On Completion of this live course professionals will receive a professional Certificate of completion, 1 ECSA CPD Point / 7 PMI PDUs - Professionals will receive lifetime access to this course as its finish at your own pace.

Available during loadshedding

Construction Managers

About This Course

This self paced course course provides a comprehensive introduction to construction project management, based on the principles outlined in the PMBOK® Guide (editions 6 and 7) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition). It is designed to give less experienced delegates a solid understanding of best practices for managing construction and engineering projects. Project management is an important skill to have in any industry, as it helps individuals and organizations plan, execute, and deliver projects within a given timeline and budget. It involves coordinating resources, setting goals, and tracking progress to ensure that projects are completed successfully. Learning project management can help individuals develop important skills such as leadership, communication, problem-solving, and time management, which are highly valued in the workforce.

Accreditation for this course:

Discover the ultimate learning flexibility as you navigate this course at your own pace, fitting it around your schedule with ease. With lifetime access to materials, uninterrupted learning remains possible even during challenges like load shedding. Seamlessly accessible on both mobile and desktop devices, the course requires no downloads, ensuring straightforward and efficient engagement with the content.

Benefits Upon Completion: Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive:

  • Certificate of Achievement: Recognizing the acquisition of valuable risk management skills.

  • CPD Recognition: Earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points validated by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

  • Enhanced PMP Credentials: PMP certificate holders can earn 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Earning a certificate in project management can enhance your portfolio and LinkedIn profile, demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this field, set you apart from other candidates, and potentially open up new job opportunities. It can also show that you are dedicated to staying up-to-date on industry best practices and have the necessary skills to succeed in a project management role. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, making a certificate in project management a valuable investment in your career.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will:

  • Enhance Professional Appeal:

    • Differentiate themselves within their professional sphere

    • Stand out favorably among colleagues and peers

    • Garner attention from potential employers due to acquired expertise

  • Effective Project Lifecycle Management:

    • Master the art of initiating, planning, executing, and closing projects

    • Proficiently define roles and responsibilities for project success

    • Grasp the essence of business drivers that guide project decisions

    • Analyze stakeholders comprehensively to ensure effective collaboration

    • Skillfully articulate and define project requirements for clarity

    • Manage and mitigate project risks with confidence

  • Skillful Reporting and Communication:

    • Skillset to provide insightful project status reports

    • Communicate progress and challenges with clarity

    • Equip professionals to be articulate project advocates

  • Comprehensive Skill Building:

    • Gain a deep understanding of various facets of project management

    • Acquire comfort and proficiency in utilizing newfound skills

    • Develop a holistic view of project dynamics and interactions

  • Reflection and Proficiency:

    • Facilitate the ability to reflect on lessons learned

    • Obtain final sign-off, showcasing mastery of project management

    • Demonstrate adeptness in applying skills to real-world scenarios

  • Empowered to Take on Challenges:

    • Equip professionals to confidently take on new projects

    • Empower individuals to contribute effectively to organizational success

    • Instill a proactive approach to project execution and leadership

What is covered in this course


Introduction to Project Management Principles

  • Factors Influencing Project Success

  • PMBOK® Guide Overview

  • Process Groups - Practical Guide

  • Construction Extension Considerations

Stakeholder Management and Project Initiation

  • Key Stakeholders in a Project

  • Project Sponsor, Manager, Team, PMO, Others

Initiating a Project

  • Project Statement of Work (SOW)

  • Business Case Development

  • Project Charter Creation

  • Stakeholder Register Compilation

Project Planning and Estimation

  • Various Estimation Techniques

    • Analogous, Parametric, Delphi, Bottom-Up

    • Three-Point Estimating and Reserve Analysis

    • Cost of Quality Considerations

  • Importance of Scope Management

    • Scope Management Plan

    • Requirements Management Plan

    • Project Scope Statement Creation

Time, Cost, and Quality Management Planning

  • Time Management Planning

    • Schedule Management Plan Development

    • Network Diagram-Based Project Scheduling

  • Cost Management Planning

    • Creation of Cost Management Plan

    • Project Cost Estimation and Budgeting

  • Quality Management Planning

    • Quality Management Plan Formulation

    • Utilizing Standards, Metrics, Process Improvement

Resource and Communication Management Planning

  • Resource Management Planning

    • Human and Other Resource Management Plan

    • Role Descriptions, Organizational Charts

    • Staffing and Training Plan Establishment

  • Communication Management Planning

    • Developing Communication Management Plan

    • Essentials of Project Communications Management

Risk and Procurement Management Planning

  • Risk Management Planning

    • Formulating Risk Management Plan

    • Risk Identification and Analysis

    • Developing Risk Response Strategies

Procurement Management Planning

  • Creation of Procurement Management Plan

  • Utilizing Different Contract Types

  • Crafting Procurement Statement of Work (PSOW)

  • Criteria for Supplier Selection

Stakeholder Engagement and HSSE Management

  • Stakeholder Management Planning

    • Crafting Stakeholder Engagement Plan

    • Maintaining Stakeholder Register

  • Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Management

    • Formulating HSSE Management Plan

Project Integration Management and Execution Phase

  • Project Integration Management

    • Creating Comprehensive Project Management Plan

    • Development of Essential Project Documents

Execution/Construction Phase

  • Directing and Managing Project Work

  • Quality Management During Execution

  • Project Team Acquisition, Development, and Management

  • Procurement Execution and Management

Monitoring, Controlling, and Project Close-Out

  • Monitoring and Controlling Phase

    • Progress Tracking and Variance Determination

    • Progress Reporting Essentials

    • Change Control Implementation

Project Close-Out Phase

  • Contractual and Administrative Close-Out Procedures

Construction in Progress

What's included in this course


1 ECSA CPD Point

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the self-paced course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.


Life time Access

 Professionals will have lifetime access to the course, allowing them to complete it at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. The course is available 24/7, providing flexibility and convenience for busy schedules

Your Instructor

Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor


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