The Fundamentals of Project Management
Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)
Accredited Live Interactive Webinar
On Completion of this live course professionals will receive a professional Certificate of completion, 1 ECSA CPD Point / 7 PMI PDUs, and 3 Month Access to Course Recordings for review purposes
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About This Course
This accredited Live Interactive Webinar is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), on completion of this course you will earn 1 ECSA CPD Point, PMP Certificate holders will also be eligible for 7 PMI PDUs. This course is based on international standards and provides a comprehensive introduction to construction project management. It follows the principles outlined in the PMBOK® Guide Edition 7 (Released 2021) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition). This course is designed to give less experienced delegates a solid understanding of best practices for managing construction and engineering projects. Project management is a valuable skill 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 successful project completion. By learning project management, individuals can 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.
A detailed look at the course outline and contents that will be covered:
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 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. It 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. It covers cost management planning, including the creation of a cost management plan and the estimation and budgeting of project costs. It 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, the development of role and responsibility descriptions and organizational charts, and the creation of a staffing and training plan. It 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. It 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. It 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. It 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. It 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) point and 7 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. You will also have access to a course group where you can connect with fellow students, ask the instructor questions, and share your experiences. This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and PMI certificate holders are eligible to claim 7 PDUs from PMI.
Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.
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.
Live Interactive Course
A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended
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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