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Lean and Agile Techniques for Construction Project Management 

Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

Course Cost: ZAR 3499

The option to pay for this course in installments is available.

In 2023, we will start accommodating international professionals by offering course options in their local time zones based on location. For more information, go to the 'Request Quotation' page. 

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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 Evening Sessions

Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.

Attending International Professionals

For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences

About This Course

This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Professionals will gain 2 ECSA CPD Points. PMI Certificate holders will also be eligible to claim 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  This course is designed for construction professionals who want to learn about the principles and methods of adaptive project management and how they can be applied to construction projects. It is particularly useful for those preparing for the PMP examination and want to gain an understanding of adaptive approaches, as well as for professionals who are interested in using the principles of adaptive approaches in their construction projects. 

This course is based on:

  • The PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition (2021)

  • Process Groups: A Practical Guide (2022).

  • Agile Practice Guide (2017) 

  • The SCRUM Guide (2020)

  • The Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016)

One of the main benefits of using lean and agile approaches is that they can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects. This can be achieved through a focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of waste, as well as through the use of flexible and responsive project management techniques. By using lean and agile approaches, construction and engineering professionals can help ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the desired level of quality. Another benefit of using lean and agile approaches is that they can help improve collaboration and communication within teams and with stakeholders. This can be achieved through the use of techniques such as agile project management, which emphasizes regular communication and the ability to adapt to changing project requirements. By improving collaboration and communication, construction and engineering professionals can help ensure that projects are completed successfully and that all stakeholders are aligned with the project goals. Overall, the use of lean and agile approaches in the construction and engineering environment can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects, as well as improve collaboration and communication within teams and with stakeholders. This can lead to a number of benefits, including increased project success and customer satisfaction.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Additionally, earning a certificate in Lean and Agile Principles can help you advance your career and potentially open up new job opportunities. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, and having a certificate in Lean and Agile Principles can make you a more attractive candidate for these positions. Overall, earning a certificate in Lean and Agile Principles can be a valuable investment in your career and can help you stand out to prospective employers.

A detailed look at the course contents that will be covered:

Overview Of Project Development Approaches

  • This module provides an overview of different project development approaches, including the predictive lifecycle, lean approaches, agile approaches, and hybrid approaches that combine elements of multiple approaches.

The Lean Philosophy

  • This module covers the principles and elements of the lean philosophy, which is focused on maximizing value and minimizing waste in processes. It also discusses key lean metrics, the benefits of the lean approach, and its applicability to construction projects.

The Agile Philosophy

  • This module introduces the agile philosophy, which emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and rapid iteration in response to change. It covers the agile mindset, the Agile Manifesto, key agile metrics, and the applicability of agile approaches to construction projects.

The Kaizen Philosophy

  • This module discusses the kaizen philosophy, which is focused on continuous improvement and empowering employees to identify and solve problems. It covers the principles, pillars, and elements of kaizen, as well as key kaizen metrics, the benefits of kaizen, and its applicability to construction projects.

Scrum Methodology

  • This module covers the scrum methodology, which is a framework for managing complex projects that is commonly used in agile development. It discusses the principles, practices, ceremonies/events, roles, artifacts, and rules of scrum, as well as key scrum metrics, the benefits of scrum, and its applicability to construction projects.

Kanban Methodology

  • This module covers the kanban methodology, which is a visual tool for managing and improving workflows. It discusses the principles and practices of kanban, as well as key kanban metrics, the benefits of kanban, and its applicability to construction projects.

Predictive, Lean And Agile Hybrid Project Approaches

  • This module discusses hybrid project approaches that combine elements of predictive, lean, and agile approaches. It covers different ways that these approaches can be combined, including agile development followed by a predictive rollout, a combined agile and predictive approach used simultaneously, a largely predictive approach with some agile components, and a largely agile approach with some predictive components.

 

 Lean And Agile Tools, Techniques And Buzzwords

  • This module covers tools, techniques, and buzzwords commonly used in lean and agile project management. It discusses kaizen, scrum, and kanban boards, velocity, relative capacity, throughput, burn-down and burn-up charts, brainstorming, brainwriting, affinity grouping, prioritizing, product vision statements, themes, epics, and user stories, product roadmaps, product release plans, and minimum viable products (MVPs).

Lean And Agile Vs The PMBOK Knowledge Areas

  • This module compares lean and agile approaches to the PMBOK knowledge areas, which are a set of best practices for project management. It covers scope management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, resource management, communication management, risk management, procurement management, and stakeholder engagement.

Considerations For Adopting Agile Approaches

  • This module discusses considerations for adopting agile approaches, including willingness to change, organizational culture, organizational structure, procurement and contracts, business practices, scaling, and the role of the project management office (PMO). It also includes review questions for each chapter.

The future Lean and Agile Principles in the Construction and Engineering Environment and why this is an important skill to have
 

Lean and agile methodologies have been gaining popularity in the construction and engineering industries in recent years, and it is likely that their use will continue to grow in the future. These approaches focus on maximizing efficiency, minimizing waste, and promoting flexibility and adaptability in order to deliver high-quality products and services.

One trend that is likely to continue is the use of lean principles to streamline construction processes and improve productivity. This may involve using techniques such as value stream mapping, 5S, and kanban to identify and eliminate waste and improve flow. In addition, the use of digital tools and technologies, such as building information modeling (BIM) and project management software, can help to automate and optimize various aspects of the construction process.

Agile methodologies, which are commonly used in software development, are also being applied to construction and engineering projects. Agile approaches emphasize iterative development and the ability to respond quickly to change. This can be particularly useful in the construction industry, where projects often involve complex systems and variables that can change over time.

In the future, it is likely that lean and agile methodologies will continue to evolve and be integrated with other approaches, such as sustainable design and construction practices. The use of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, may also play a role in the future of lean and agile construction and engineering.

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

Upon completing this course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of Lean, Agile, Kaizen, Scrum, and Kanban. They will be familiar with the terminology and tools used in these approaches and will be able to apply them to construction projects. This course will also prepare them for the PMP exam, as 50% of the questions are based on adaptive approaches. Additionally, the course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively utilize agile methodologies and address problems efficiently in the construction industry, which is increasingly seeking professionals with expertise in adaptive project management.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
 

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Lean and Agile Principles.

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 2 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. 

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.

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What's included in this course

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2 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

Instalment

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Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the 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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Live Online Training

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

Instalment Option

The option to pay for this course in two installments is available for professionals. The full balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the start of the course. If the balance is not paid before the start of the course, the delegate will not be permitted to attend the course and no refunds will be issued. It is important to note that all installment options are non-refundable. Please note that the installment option is only valid for professionals who register for the course more than two months in advance. If you register for the course less than two months in advance and have only one month remaining until the start of the course, the installment option will not be available and you will need to pay the full price.

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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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Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider
 

Company Registration Number:
CSD: 2022/568336/07

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