Project Management Foundation to Intermediate Level (MC-FOU)

This course will enable team members and project managers to use the latest planning and control techniques, processes and methodology to complete their projects successfully.

Type

Certified Training Course

Level

Basic - Intermediate

Cost

R 9 900 p.p. (Excl. VAT)

SATV Redeemable 

N/A

Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises

Duration

5 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)

Prerequisites

As this is a foundational course, no prerequisite knowledge or experience are required.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Have a clear understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) content, terminology and application.
  • Acquire the competency and knowledge they need to calculate and process all the project management planning and control tools and techniques.

Exam & Certifications

This course is not followed by an exam. Internationally accredited exams in the project management field can either be attained through PMI or PRINCE2Ⓡ certifications, which are covered in subsequent courses.

Course Topics

1. Introduction to Project Management Techniques

  • Attributes of a Project
  • Types of Projects
  • Characteristics of Project Management
  • Role of the Project Sponsor
  • Role of the Project Steering Board
  • Project Success

2. Project Lifecycle

  • What is a Project Lifecycle?
  • Project Lifecycle
  • What is a Project Phase?
  • Level of Effort
  • Level of Influence vs. Cost of Changes
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Product Lifecycle Costing
  • Project Management Triangle

3. Project Organisation Structure

  • What is a Project Organisation Structure?
  • Functional Organisation Structures
  • Matrix Organisation Structures
  • Projectised Organisation Structures

4. Project Management Process

  • What is a Process?
  • Eastonian Process
  • Fayol’s Management Process
  • Project Management Process Groups

5. Project Methodology

  • Systems Approach
  • Initiating Process
  • Planning Process
  • Executing, Monitoring and Controlling Process
  • Closing Process
  • Extent of Responsibility

6. Corporate Strategy Phases

  • Corporate Strategy Phases
  • Business Case

7. Project Feasibility Phase

  • Feasibility Phase
  • Project Charter
  • Project Constraints
  • Operational Constraints
  • External Constraints

8. Project Definition Phase

  • Project Definition Phase
  • What is a Project Design?

9. Project Execution Phase

  • Project Execution Phase
  • What is Project Execution?

10. Project Commissioning and Handover Phase

  • Project Commissioning and Handover Phase
  • What is Project Commissioning and Handover?

11. Operational Phases

  • Operational Phases
  • What are the Operational Phases
  • Project Upgrade Phase
  • Project Disposal Phase

12. Project Plan

  • Project Plan (Flow Chart)
  • Project Plan (Spiral)

13. Project Stakeholder Management

  • Who is a Stakeholder?
  • Project Stakeholder Management Processes

14. Project Scope Management

  • What is Scope Management?
  • Project Scope Management Processes
  • Scope Change Control

15. Work Breakdown Structure

  • WBS Methods of Subdivision
  • Product Breakdown Structure
  • Numbering System
  • PBS, WBS, OBS, CBS Interface
  • WBS Template
  • Spreadsheet Presentation

16. Project Time Management

  • WBS/Activity List
  • Project Time Management Processes
  • Definition of an Activity
  • Activity Duration

17. Critical Path Method

  • Network Diagram
  • Logical Relationships
  • Activity Logic
  • CPM Steps
  • Forward Pass
  • Backward Pass
  • Activity Float

18. Gantt Charts

  • How to Draw a Gantt Chart
  • Tabular Reports
  • Activity Float
  • Select and Sort Functions
  • Hammock Activities
  • Events, Key Dates, Milestones and Deadlines
  • Revised Gantt Chart

19. Project Resource Management

  • Project Human Resource Management Processes
  • Duration Compression Techniques
  • Resource Histogram
  • Resource Smoothing
  • Increase Resources
  • Decrease Resources

20. Project Cost Management

  • Project Cost Management Processes
  • Estimating Costs
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs
  • Fixed and Variable Costs
  • Labour Costs
  • Material Costs
  • Unit Rates
  • Budget Format

21. Project Control

  • Project Control Cycle
  • Monitor Progress
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • How to Apply Project Control

22. Earned Value

  • Earned Value Terminology
  • Earned Value Graph
  • Earned value Table

23. Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality Management Processes
  • Quality Planning
  • Seven Basic Quality Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

24: Project Communication Management

  • Project Communications Management Processes
  • Communication Model
  • Project Meetings
  • Project Reporting
  • Document Control

25. Project Risk Management

  • Project Risk Management Processes
  • Risk Identification
  • Why Projects Fail?
  • Risk Quantification
  • Risk Response
  • Risk Control

26. Project Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management Processes
  • Procurement Process
  • Just-In-Time
  • Procurement Schedule
  • Expediting

27. Project Leadership

  • Situational Leadership
  • Leadership Traits
  • Leadership Power
  • Decision-Making Continuum
  • Herzberg’s Motivation and Hygiene Factors
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Conflict
  • Delegation

28. Project Teams

  • Project Team
  • Purpose of Project Teams
  • Team Development Phases
  • Team Building Techniques