Project Management Course Outline
Prerequisites: NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy skills
NQF Level: 4
Please note :
- The cost of the course will include courier costs WITHIN the borders of South Africa.
- You will have to finish your POE and courier it back to us at your own cost.
- Support will be available through various channels. Contact us for details.
- If you are found competent, we will register you with Services Seta, whereupon verification, you will receive a Statement of Results from them.
Lesson 1: The nature and application of a project and its management
- Let’s define Project Management
- The specification
- Providing structure
- Establishing controls
- Testing and Quality
- Fitness for purpose
- Fighting for time
- Planning for error
- The project management triangle
- The project management cycle
- 12 steps to project management success
Lesson 2: Project Management 101
- Basic Project Management Outline
- Manage the project scope
- Managing Resources – People, Equipment, and Material
- Managing Time and Schedule
- Managing Costs, Money, and Profits
Lesson 3: Types of Structures found in a Project Environment
- Project Structure and Organisation
- Why, What, How?
- Process or functionally structured team
- Process structured team – with detail
- Resource Pool structure
Lesson 4: Demonstrate an understanding of working as a member of a team
- Why have teams in the first place?
- Sometimes teams don’t work
- Why do some teams work?
- Core team members
- Title & organisational status of the individual team members
- Team Member Behaviour for Success
Lesson 5: Collaborate with other team members to improve performance
- Team Development Stages
- Critical Stage – Performing
- Characteristics of Successful Teams
- Successful Team Requirements
- Team Assistance
- Team Member Behaviour for Success
- Team Goals
- Team Motivation
- Team Performance Measurement
- Why Teams Fail – Internal Obstacles
- Why Teams Fail – External Obstacles
- Team Success
Lesson 6: Participate in building relations between team members and other stakeholders
- What is “Unproductive Behaviour”?
- When Excessive “Team Behaviour” is Unproductive
- What to do?
- Roles within teams
- A model for teamwork
Lesson 7: Use a paper based and/or electronic filing system for a project
- Alphabetical, numerical or subject filing system
- Your storage needs
- The basics of a Document Management System
- What are the rules for creating documents?
- How will we store documents?
- How can the retrieval of documents be simplified?
- How can we make/keep our documents secure?
Lesson 8: Provide project templates to team members
- The Project Initiation Phase
- The Project Planning Phase
- The Project Execution Phase
- Project Closure Phase
Lesson 9: Execute processes and standards to support project change control
- Basis of decision
- Scope Management at Project Start
- Starting up the Change Control Process
- Managing Scope and Change Requests during the Project
- Update and communicate status of change requests
Lesson 10: Explain the purpose, objective and scope of project meetings and/or workshops
- Factors affecting how best to run meetings
- Meetings – basic rules
- Meeting attendees
- Selecting Participants
- Meeting Roles
Lesson 11: Plan for a project meeting and/or workshop
- The Agenda
- Meeting priorities
- Meeting outcomes
- Meeting sequence
- Meeting timings (of agenda items)
- Meeting date
- Meeting time
- Meeting venue
- Running the meeting
- Meeting notes structure and template
Unit Standard Alignment:
- US 120372, Explain fundamentals of project management, NQF 4, 5 credits
- US 120379, Work as a project team member, NQF 4, 8 credits
- US 120376, Conduct project documentation management to support project processes , NQF 4, 6 credits
- US 120382, Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops, NQF 4, 4 credits
- US 120381, Implement project administration processes according to requirements, NQF 4, 5 credits
Credits obtained during this skills programme will contribute towards qualification 50080, FETC: Project Management, NQF Level 4.
The programme is facilitated by a competent subject matter specialist/s, who utilises the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Plays; Exercises & Case Studies; Simulations, Videos/DVDs; and learner assessment.
Language of delivery:
- Upon completion, the learner will receive a Turnstone Certificate of Attendance.
- Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence from Turnstone and Services SETA.
Accreditation and Registration:
Services SETA: 6465