MASTERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Course Summary

This Three Day course is worth :

  • 3 CPD points - ECSA
  • 16 CPD hours - SACPCMP
The course is based on the principles of the PMBOK® Guide and aims to introduce project managers to the best practices to be followed when managing projects.
It takes the delegate through the project life cycle from the Initial Briefing Phase, Concept Phase, Design Phase, Procurement Phase, Construction Phase and Close-out Phase.
Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, our speaker's long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organisations.
Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humour.

Course Objectives
To provide practical guidance and promote effective:

  • Project assessment to support the evaluation of the feasibility of new products or services
  • Identification and management of key deliverables to manage the achievement of project goals
  • Stakeholder management in order to manage expectations and maintain support for the project
  • Risks, assumptions, and constraints management to maintain an implementation strategy
  • Risk management in order to manage the impact of threats and opportunities on the project
  • Project charter approval to formalize the project manager authority and acceptance for the project
  • Project requirements management in order to establish detailed project deliverables
  • Project requirements management in order to establish detailed project deliverables
  • Project management plan approval and implementation to meet project requirements
  • Change control and corrective action management to ensure that project goals and business needs align
  • Information management in order to keep stakeholders engaged and informed
  • Project performance management in order to manage any variances and corrective actions
The Speaker

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organisations.

This includes PMBOK, Method 123 as well as PRINCE2 environments in the fields of software development, service delivery, quality and general management. Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals.

Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humour.

Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolio, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and in PRINCE2. He also holds certifications in IT Service management (ITIL) and Total Quality Management (TQM).

Course Details

DAY ONE

MORNING SESSION
  1. INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Project Life Cycles
    • Portfolios, Programs and Projects
    • Project Management Office
    • Project Benefits
    • Factors influencing projects
    • Operations and Projects
  2. PROJECT SELECTION
  3. PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS
    • Identifying Stakeholders
    • The Role of the Stakeholder
    • Stakeholder Analysis
AFTERNOON SESSION
  1. PROJECT INITIATION
    • Project Statement of Work
    • Business Case
    • Project Charter
    • Stakeholder Register
  2. PROJECT PLANNING
    • Estimating Techniques

DAY TWO

MORNING SESSION
  1. PROJECT SCOPE PLANNING
    • Scope Management Plan
    • Requirements Management Plan
    • Requirements Documentation
    • Requirements Traceability Matrix
    • Project Scope Statement
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary
    • Scope Baseline
  2. PROJECT TIME PLANNING
    • Schedule Management Plan
    • Defining activities, Preparing activity lists and activity attributes
    • Project Milestones
    • Sequencing Activities
    • Estimating Resources Required
    • Estimating Durations
    • Developing a Network Diagram
    • Schedule Baseline
  3. PROJECT COST PLANNING
    • Cost Management Plan
    • Cost Estimating
    • Determining the Budget
    • Cost Baseline
  4. PROJECT QUALITY PLANNING
    • Quality Management Plan
    • Quality Standards
    • Quality Metrics
    • Quality Checklists
    • Process Improvement
    • Cost of Quality
    • Seven Basic Quality Tools
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Control
  5. PROJECT HR PLANNING
    • Human Resources Management Plan
    • Organization
    • Role and Responsibility Descriptions
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • Staffing Management Plan
    • Resource Calendars
    • Training Plan
    • Staff Release Plan
AFTERNOON SESSION
  1. PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING
    • Project Communication Plan
    • Communications Skills
    • Communications Requirements
    • Communications Models
    • Communications Technology
    • Communications Methods
  2. PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING
    • Risk Appetite, Tolerance, and Threshold
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Analysis and Prioritization
    • Risk Response Planning
  3. PROJECT PROCUREMENT PLANNING
    • Procurement Management Plan
    • Make-or-buy Analysis
    • Source Selection Criteria
    • Procurement Statement of Work
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Contracts
  4. PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT PLANNING
    • Stakeholder Management Plan
    • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix
  5. THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN
    • Baselines
    • Management Plans
    • Life Cycle & Methodology
    • Tailoring

DAY THREE

MORNING SESSION
  1. PROJECT EXECUTION
    • Acquire Project Team
      • Pre-assignement
      • Negotiation
      • Acquisition
      • Virtual Teams
    • Develop the Project Team
      • Training
      • Team Building
      • Colocation
      • Ground Rules
      • Performance Assessments
      • Conflict Management
      • Recognition and Rewards
    • Managing the Project Team
    • Direct and Manage Project Work
    • Validate Project Scope
    • Control Project Scope
    • Change Control
      • Change Control Process
      • Change Control Authority
      • Configuration Control
    • Manage Communications
    • Manage Risk Response Execution
    • Conduct Procurements & Vendor Bid Analysis
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
AFTERNOON SESSION
  1. MONITORING AND CONTROL
    • Tracking Progress
      • Earned Value Management
      • Performance Reviews
    • Determining Variances
      • Trend Analysis
      • Root Cause Analysis
    • Controlling Baselines and Forecasting
      • Forecasting Methods
      • Controlling Cost and Forecasting (CV, CPI, VAC)
      • Controlling Schedule and Forecasting
    • Corrective Actions
    • Control Communications & Information Management Systems
    • Control Risks
      • Risk Audits
      • Variance and Trend Analysis
      • Reserve Analysis
    • Control Procurements
      • Contract Change Control System
      • Procurement Performance Reviews
      • Claims Administration
      • Records Management System
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement
    • Performance Reporting
    • Project Health
  2. PROJECT OR PHASE CLOSE-OUT
    • Contractual Close-out (Close Procurements)
      • Procurement Audits
    • Administrative Close-out
      • Resources
      • Documentation
      • Lessons Learned

Who Should Attend?

  • Construction Project Managers,
  • Design Engineers, Engineers
  • Engineers-in- training
  • Functional Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Architects
Course Accreditations

ECSA                     SACPCMP