MASTERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP®) CERTIFICATION SEMINAR

Course Summary

This Five Day course is worth :

  • 5 CPD points - ECSA
This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job.
Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. They will:
  • Get started with project management fundamentals
  • Identify organizational influences and project life cycle
  • Work with project management processes
  • Initiate a project
  • Plan a project
  • Plan for project time management
  • Plan project budget, quality and communications
  • Plan for risk, procurements and stakeholder management
  • Execute a project
  • Manage project work, scope, schedules and cos
  • Control a project
  • Close a project
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

LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Topic 1A: Components of Project Management
  • Topic 1B: Project Management and the Business
LESSON 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND THE ORGANIZATION
  • Topic 2A: Identify Organizational Influences
  • Topic 2B: Project Stakeholders and Governance
AFTERNOON SESSION

 

  • Topic 2C: The Project Team
  • Topic 2D: The Project Life Cycle
LESSON 3: WORKING WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
  • Topic 3A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
  • Topic 3B: Identify Project Information

DAY TWO

MORNING SESSION

LESSON 4: INITIATING A PROJECT
  • Topic 4A: Develop a Project Charter
  • Topic 4B: Identify Project Stakeholders
LESSON 5: PLANNING A PROJECT
  • Topic 5B: Plan Scope Management
AFTERNOON SESSION

  • Topic 5C: Collect Project Requirements
  • Topic 5D: Define Project Scope
  • Topic 5E: Create a WBS

DAY THREE

MORNING SESSION

LESSON 6: PLANNING FOR PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT
  • Topic 6A: Plan Schedule Management
  • Topic 6B: Define Project Activities
  • Topic 6C: Sequence Project Activities
  • Topic 6D: Estimate Activity Resources
  • Topic 6E: Estimate Activity Durations
  • Topic 6F: Develop a Project Schedule
    • LESSON 7: PLANNING PROJECT BUDGET, QUALITY AND PROCESSES COMMUNICATION
      • Topic 7A: Plan Project Cost Management
      • Topic 7B: Estimate Project Costs
AFTERNOON SESSION

 

  • Topic 7C: Determine the Project Budget
  • Topic 7D: Plan Quality Management
  • Topic 7E: Plan Human Resource Management
  • Topic 7F: Plan Communications Management

LESSON 8: PLANNING FOR RISK, PROCUREMENTS AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
  • Topic 8A: Plan Risk Management
  • Topic 8B: Identify Risks
  • Topic 8C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Topic 8D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Topic 8E: Plan for Risk Response
  • Topic 8F: Plan Project Procurements
  • Topic 8G: Plan Stakeholder Management

DAY FOUR

MORNING SESSION

LESSON 9: EXECUTING A PROJECT
  • Topic 9A: Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Topic 9B: Perform Quality Assurance
  • Topic 9C: Acquire Project Team
  • Topic 9D: Develop Project Team
  • Topic 9E: Manage a Project Team
  • Topic 9F: Manage Communications
  • Topic 9G: Conduct Procurements
  • Topic 9H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
AFTERNOON SESSION

LESSON 10: MANAGING PROJECT WORK, SCOPE, SCHEDULES AND COST
  • Topic 10A: Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Topic 10B: Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Topic 10C: Validate Project Scope
  • Topic 10D: Control Project Scope
  • Topic 10E: Control the Project Schedule
  • Topic 10F: Control Project Costs

DAY FIVE

MORNING SESSION

LESSON 11: CONTROLLING THE PROJECT
  • Topic 11A: Control Project Quality
  • Topic 11B: Control Communications
  • Topic 11C: Control Project Risks
  • Topic 11D: Control Project Procurements
  • Topic 11E: Control Stakeholder Engagement
    • LESSON 12: CLOSING A PROJECT
      • Topic 12A: Close Project or Phase
      • Topic 12B: Close Procurements

      APPENDIX A: PMP® CERTIFICATION MAPPING
AFTERNOON SESSION

  EXAM: 200 Question Mock Exam (4 Hours)

Who Should Attend?

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

ECSA                     SAAMA