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Introduction to Project Management

Accredited Self Paced Course

Normal Cost: R 449

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Construction Managers

What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Self Paced Course

Self-paced courses offer numerous benefits for students, including flexibility, personalized learning, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. These courses allow students to learn at their own pace, which is particularly useful for those who have busy schedules or who learn best when they have more control over the pace of their learning. Self-paced courses are available online, making them accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, and may be less expensive than traditional classroom or online courses.

Our accredited self-paced courses are a great option for professionals who have limited time or budget but still want to learn. These courses are perfect for busy professionals who can't attend lengthy webinars, as well as for times when power outages or "loadshedding" might otherwise interrupt their learning. Because our courses are available online and accessible from any device, they are convenient and easy to fit into even the busiest schedules. Plus, our international servers ensure that the courses will always be available, even during power outages.

About This Course

This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). PMI Certificate holders will be eligible to claim 7 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) 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.
 

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.

Detailed overview of topics to be covered in this course:
 

This course will cover a wide range of topics related to project management. Some of the key topics that will be covered include:
 

  • This course covers the fundamentals of project management, including the terminology and concepts used in the field. It begins with an introduction to the principles of project management, including the factors that can influence the success of a project and the PMBOK® Guide, Process Groups - a Practical Guide, and Construction Extension.

  • The course then covers the different stakeholders involved in a project, including the project sponsor, project manager, project team, Project Management Office (PMO), and other stakeholders. It covers the process of initiating a project, including the creation of a project statement of work, business case, project charter, and stakeholder register.

  • The course also covers the various aspects of project planning and estimating, including analogous estimating, parametric estimating, Delphi estimating, bottom-up estimating, three-point estimating, reserve analysis, and the cost of quality.

  • The course covers the importance of scope management and the tools and techniques used to manage project scope, including the scope management plan, requirements management plan, and project scope statement.

  • The course also covers time management planning, including the creation of a schedule management plan and a project schedule using a network diagram.

  • The course covers cost management planning, including the creation of a cost management plan and the estimation and budgeting of project costs.

  • The course also covers quality management planning, including the creation of a quality management plan, the use of quality standards and metrics, and the development of a process improvement plan.

  • The course also covers resources management planning, including the creation of a resources management plan for human and other resources, the development of role and responsibility descriptions and organizational charts, and the creation of a staffing and training plan.

  • The course covers communications management planning, including the development of a communication management plan and the basics of project communications management.

  • The course also covers risk management planning, including the creation of a risk management plan, the identification and analysis of risks, and the development of risk responses.

  • The course covers procurement management planning, including the creation of a procurement management plan, the use of different contract types, and the development of a Procurement Statement of Work (PSOW) and supplier selection criteria.

  • The course also covers stakeholder management planning, including the development of a stakeholder engagement plan and the use of a stakeholder register.

  • The course covers Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) management planning, including the creation of an HSSE management plan.

  • The course also covers project integration management, including the creation of a project management plan and other project documents.

  • The course covers the execution/construction phase of a project, including the direct and management of project work, the management of quality, the acquisition, development, and management of the project team, and the conduct of procurements.

  • The course also covers the monitoring and controlling phase of a project, including tracking progress and determining variances, progress reporting, and change control.

  • Finally, the course covers the project close-out phase, including contractual close-out and administrative close-out.

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

Upon completion of this course, professionals will have gained valuable skills that will differentiate them from their colleagues and make them more attractive to potential employers. These skills include the ability to initiate, plan, execute, and close projects effectively, including defining roles and responsibilities, understanding business drivers, analyzing stakeholders, defining project requirements, managing risks, and reporting on project status. Tacit Skills goes the extra mile to ensure that professionals understand and are comfortable using these new skills. In addition, participants will be able to reflect on lessons learned and obtain final sign-off, demonstrating their proficiency in project management. Overall, these skills will enable professionals to confidently take on new projects and contribute to the success of their organizations.

 

There are several reasons why you might want to consider a career in project management

In the future, project management is likely to become even more important as the business world becomes increasingly complex and fast-paced. The ability to manage projects effectively will be critical for businesses looking to stay competitive and deliver high-quality products and services. As a result, demand for professionals with project management skills is likely to remain strong in the coming years.

Project management is a field that is likely to remain in high demand in the coming years, as businesses and organizations continue to need professionals who can effectively plan, execute, and deliver projects.

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the demand for project management professionals is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. The PMI's "Talent Gap Report" estimates that by 2027, there will be nearly 87.7 million new project management roles created globally. This represents an increase of approximately 22 million new project management roles compared to 2017.

In addition to traditional industries such as construction, manufacturing, and finance, project management skills are also in demand in emerging industries such as technology and healthcare. As a result, project managers may have a wide range of job opportunities available to them in the coming years.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 1 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) point and 7 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. The course includes 42 high-quality videos that are regularly updated, tests and assignments to assess understanding of the material, and a certificate that can be added to your portfolio upon completion. The course is available online 24/7 on any device and includes lifetime access to the materials. You can access the course at any time from any device, including mobile or desktop, without the need for any downloads. You will also have access to a course group where you can connect with fellow students, ask the instructor questions, and share your experiences.

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What's included in this course

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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

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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.

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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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