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A 3-day intensive project management workshop that gives a comprehensive overview of the main features, tools, and techniques of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on results. Gives a broad overview of project management methodology. This is aligned to SAQA US 120385 - Apply a range of project management tools and techniques. Delegates can choose to be formally assessed and complete a POE to be submitted to MICT or Services Seta to be endorsed for this unit standard. There is an additional charge for this service at R1200 ex VAT per delegate.

SAQA ID 120385
UNIT STANDARD TITLE Apply a range of project management tools and techniques
NQF Level 4

Knowledge assumed to be in place below.  A baseline assessment will be done in class or online to test that this knowledge is in place.  If not, we recommend that a delegate come on our Project Management Fundamentals course to acquire the knowledge.  Any person who has project management experience should have this knowledge.   

SAQA ID 120372
UNIT STANDARD TITLE Explain the fundamentals of project management
NQF Level 4


$689.70 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 15%.


3 Days


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Prices have changed from 1 March 2018. Information may change without notice.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.


Anybody who would like to gain an understanding of the main components, tools, and techniques of project management.

Anyone who needs an NQF aligned short-course on project management or who needs an accredited project management short training course that is practical and relevant and trained by an expert.

Ideal for a manager without a formal project management qualification who needs a grasp of the terminology and methodology of project management in order to effectively lead a team involved in managing projects. 

This is an excellent crash course or refresher course. 


Any team and management experience beneficial.

No direct project management experience necessary, although it is beneficial.

One must have the knowledge component of the Leading Training Project Management Fundamentals Course in place or have attended the Fundamentals course.

Course Outline / Curriculum

Day 1

  • Overview
    • Learning Objectives
    • What is a Project?
    • Project Management Basics
    • Project Management and Change Management
    • Why Do Projects Fail?
    • Three Ways to End a Project
    • Approaches to Project Management
    • Traditional or Waterfall Project Management
    • Prince2® Principles, Themes and Processes
    • PMBOK Knowledge Areas
    • Agile Project Management
    • Choosing the Best Approach
  • Roles and Responsibility in Waterfall and Agile
    • Organisational Breakdown Structure
    • Project Manager
    • Sponsor
    • Business Analyst
    • Project Administrator
    • Project Planner
    • Quantity Surveyor
    • Contracts Manager
    • RACI
  • The Project Life Cycle
    • Phases or Stages of a Project
      • The Initiation phase
      • The Planning Phase
      • Execution Phase
      • Termination Phase
    • The Prince2® Project Process
    • Initiating the Project
      • Understanding the Problem
      • The Problem Solving Model
      • Mental barriers to understanding the problem
      • Gathering Information
      • The Whys 
      • Fish-bone Method
      • Finding Solutions
    • Decision-Making Style
      • Choosing your Decision-Making Style
      • Autocratic Style
      • Participatory Style
      • Democratic Style
      • Consensus-Based Decisions
      • Decision-Making Matrix and AHP
      • Decision Tree
      • Other tools
      • Implementation
    • Goals and Objectives
    • Project Charter
    • Statement of Work
      • Defined Purpose
      • Statement of Scope
      • Project Deliverables
      • Goals and Objectives
      • SWOT
      • Cost and Schedule Estimates
      • List of Stakeholders
      • Authority Levels
      • Assumptions and Agreements

Day 2

  • Statement of Work
    • The Communication Plan
      • Communications
      • Media
      • Channels
      • Strategy
    • Writing Reports
      • Four Stages in Report Writing
      • Investigation
      • Planning
      • Writing
      • Revising
      • Basic Formats
      • Indirect Approach
      • Direct Approach
    • Working with Virtual Teams
    • Using Social Media platforms
  • Risk Management
    • About Risks
    • Managing Risks
  • Constraints
  • Contingency Planning
  • Planning and Scheduling
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Preparing a Basic Schedule
    • Estimates
    • Scheduling My Project
    • Milestones
    • PERT
    • The Network Diagram
    • Gantt Charts
    • Sample Project Plan
  • Costs
    • Costing Methods
    • Controlling the Budget

Day 3

  • Change Management
    • Sample Project Plan
    • Anticipation of Change
    • Consequences of Change Management
  • Scope and Quality Management
    • Quality Management
    • Scope and Change
    • Controlling Scope changes in each of project stages
    • Scope and Issues
    • Change Control vs Issue Management
  • Tracking Progress
    • Earned Value Management (EVM)
    • How to get a project back on Schedule
    • How to get a project back on Budget
    • Approach to getting the project back on track
  • Agile
    • Scrum
      • Roles
        • Product Owner
        • Scrum Master
        • Team Member
      • Scrum Artifacts
        • The Product Backlog
        • The Sprint Backlog
        • Burn Charts
        • Task Board
        • User Stories
      • Estimating Scrum tasks
      • Definition of Done
      • The Sprint Cycle
      • Sprint Planning Meeting
      • Daily Scrum
      • Story Time
      • Sprint Review
      • Retrospective
      • Abnormal Sprint Termination: When Good Sprints Go Bad
    • Kanban
      • Flexibility in planning
      • Minimising cycle time
      • Efficiency through focus
      • Making metrics visual
      • Moving toward continuous delivery
    • Scrum vs. kanban
  • Team Management
    • Importance of Teamwork
    • Building a Winning Team
    • Approach to developing Teams
    • Team Performance Model
    • Rewards / Recognition for software developers
  • Managing Meetings
    • Team Meetings
    • Individual Meetings
    • Information Gathering
    • Agenda
    • Running the Meeting
    • Committees
    • Allocation of Work
    • How to Present in a Meeting


Schedule Dates and Booking

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Mon 24 Jun 2019 Woodmead 3 Days Book Now
Mon 12 Aug 2019 Woodmead 3 Days
Mon 7 Oct 2019 Woodmead 3 Days Book Now
Mon 9 Dec 2019 Woodmead 3 Days Book Now