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Project Management for Construction and Engineering Professionals: 
From Theory to Practice

 Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

FIRST COURSE OF THE YEAR SPECIAL

Course Cost: ZAR 3499

Original Cost: ZAR 5499

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) and the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). Upon completion, professionals will earn 3 ECSA CPD points and 18 SACPCMP CPD hours, and PMP certificate holders will be eligible for 21 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This course aims to teach intermediate to advanced best practices in project management as outlined in the PMBOK® Guide (7th edition) and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016 edition). It focuses on topics related to managing construction and engineering projects, including the various stages of the project life cycle and the challenges professionals may encounter when working on complex construction sites. 

This course is based on:

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

  • Process Groups: A Practical Guide (2022).

  • The Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide - 2016 Edition.

Obtaining knowledge in project management is essential for professionals in the construction and engineering industry, as it enables them to effectively manage projects and achieve successful outcomes. The course is suitable for both beginners and advanced learners and is regularly updated to keep up with the latest developments in the field. By taking this course, professionals can enhance their skills and knowledge in project management and earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The course is based on international best practices and includes practical group exercises, as well as ample discussions and exercises that create opportunities for sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow attendees.

Learning project management is important because it helps professionals effectively plan, organize, and execute projects in a variety of industries and contexts. Project management skills are essential for anyone who wants to lead and manage projects, whether in a large organization or as a freelancer.

Here are a few specific reasons why learning project management can be beneficial:

  1. Improved efficiency: Project management techniques and tools can help professionals organize and prioritize tasks, ensuring that projects are completed efficiently and on time.

  2. Enhanced collaboration: Project management skills can help professionals effectively communicate and collaborate with team members, stakeholders, and clients, leading to better outcomes.

  3. Increased competitiveness: Many organizations prefer to hire project managers who have demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management. By learning project management, individuals can make themselves more competitive in the job market.

  4. Greater adaptability: Project management skills are transferable and can be applied to a wide range of industries and contexts. By learning project management, individuals can increase their flexibility and adaptability in their careers.

Overall, learning project management can be a valuable investment in one's professional development and career prospects. It can help professionals effectively lead and manage projects, leading to improved efficiency, collaboration, and competitiveness.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Additionally, earning a certificate in Project Management 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 Project Management can make you a more attractive candidate for these positions. Overall, earning a certificate in Project Management can be a valuable investment in your career and can help you stand out to prospective employers.

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

This course covers a wide range of topics related to project management, specifically for construction and engineering projects. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Welcome and introduction: This is the first session of the course and will include an overview of the course goals and objectives, as well as an introduction to the instructor and any guest speakers.

  • Project Management Terminology: This session will cover key concepts and terminology in project management, such as portfolios, programs, and projects. It will also introduce the different phases of the project life cycle and the factors that influence projects.

  • Project Stakeholders: This session will explore the different stakeholders in a project and their roles and responsibilities. It will also discuss how to identify and engage with stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.

  • Project Needs & Objectives: This session will focus on how to identify and define the needs and objectives of a project. It will cover how projects are initiated and selected, and how to develop a project charter to outline the project scope, objectives, and stakeholders.

  • Project initiation / Concept / Feasibility: This session will cover the steps involved in initiating a project, including conducting a feasibility study to assess whether the project is viable. It will also discuss how to develop a high-level project concept and plan.

  • Project Planning and Estimating: This session will cover techniques for planning and estimating various aspects of a project, including cost, time, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management.

  • Scope Management Planning: This session will focus on how to define, verify, and control the scope of a project. It will cover techniques for creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) to divide the project into smaller, more manageable tasks.

  • Schedule Management Planning: This session will cover how to develop a project schedule, including how to sequence tasks, estimate durations, and allocate resources. It will also discuss how to use project management software and tools to support scheduling.

  • Cost Management Planning: This session will focus on how to develop and manage a project budget. It will cover techniques for estimating costs, tracking expenses, and controlling cost variances.

  • Quality Management Planning: This session will cover how to ensure that a project meets quality standards and requirements. It will discuss techniques for planning, inspecting, and controlling quality throughout the project life cycle.

  • Resources Management Planning: This session will cover how to manage human, material, and equipment resources on a project. It will discuss techniques for estimating and allocating resources, as well as how to track resource utilization and manage resource conflicts.

  • Communications Management Planning: This session will focus on how to effectively communicate with project stakeholders, including team members, clients, and other stakeholders. It will cover techniques for developing a communications plan and using various communication channels and tools.

  • Risk Management Planning: This session will cover how to identify, analyze, and mitigate potential risks in a project. It will discuss techniques for developing a risk management plan and using risk management tools and software.

  • Procurement Management Planning: This session will cover how to purchase goods and services for a project. It will discuss techniques for developing a procurement plan, evaluating and selecting suppliers, and managing contracts.

  • Stakeholder Management Planning: This session will cover how to engage with and manage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle. It will discuss techniques for identifying and analyzing stakeholders, as well as strategies for managing stakeholder expectations and interests.

  • Financial Management Planning: This session will cover how to manage the financial aspects of a project, including budgeting, forecasting, and tracking expenses. It will discuss techniques for developing a financial management plan and using financial management tools and software.

  • Project Integration Management: This session will cover how to coordinate and integrate the various aspects of a project, including scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management. It will discuss techniques for developing a project plan and using project management software and tools to support integration.

  • Execution / Construction: This session will cover the execution and construction phase of a project, including managing the project team and conducting quality, safety, environmental, and financial assurance. It will also discuss how to manage project changes and deviations from the project plan.

  • Monitoring and Controlling: This session will cover how to monitor and control a project, including tracking progress and managing changes, risks, and finances. It will discuss techniques for using project management software and tools to support monitoring and control.

  • Project close-out: This session will cover the close-out phase of a project, including contractual and project-specific close-out activities. It will also discuss how to conduct a lessons learned review and document the outcomes of the project.

  • Overall, the course provides a comprehensive introduction to project management principles and practices, with a focus on construction and engineering projects. It should equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, execute, and control projects successfully.

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

By taking this course, you will learn how to:

  • Assess and evaluate the feasibility of new products or services

  • Identify and manage key deliverables to achieve project goals

  • Manage stakeholders to maintain support for the project

  • Identify and manage risks, assumptions, and constraints to develop an implementation strategy

  • Develop and implement a project charter to formalize the project manager's authority and acceptance of the project

  • Manage project requirements to establish detailed project deliverables

  • Develop and implement a subsidiary management plan to manage all aspects influencing a project

  • Approve and implement a project management plan to meet project requirements

  • Manage changes and corrective actions to ensure alignment with project goals and business needs

  • Manage information to keep stakeholders engaged and informed

  • Manage project performance, including identifying and addressing any variances

  • Manage lessons learned to enable continuous improvement

  • Obtain final project acceptance to confirm that project scope and deliverables were achieved

  • Manage financial, legal, and administrative closure to transfer liability

  • Archive project documents and materials for potential use in future projects and audits.

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 Project Management.

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 3 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 30 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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3 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 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

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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

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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South Africa Office:

Sturdee Suite 301 Avenue,
Rosebank,
Johannesburg,
South Africa 2176

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Washington, D.C.
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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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