*Project Management Fundamentals US 120372 & Teams US 120379

Course Description

Project management Fundamentals overviews the basics of project management. It provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participating on project teams
Course Content:

1. The Project Management Life Cycle
• What is a Project?
• The Project Management Life Cycle
• The Role of the Project Manager

2. Setting Up for Success
• The Meaning of Success
• What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
• Project Definition and Scope
• Putting Together a Statement of Work
• The Project Charter

3. The Project Team
• The Teamwork Challenge
• Selecting Team Members
• The Team Charter

4. Risk Management
• Project Risk

5. Project Plans
• The Work Breakdown Structure
• Work Package Sequencing

6. The Project Schedule
• The Scheduling Process
• Time Estimates

7. The Project Budget
• What is a Budget?
• Creating a Preliminary Budget
• Budget and Schedule Balancing
8. Project Tracking and Control
• Moving the Project Forward
• Monitoring for Project Progress
• Earned Value Analysis
• Getting Back on Track

9. Project Reports
• Communications Overview
• Project Performance Reports
• Project Change Requests

10. Project Close-out
• Elements of Close-out
• Evaluation of People and Projects

11. Assessment

Performance-Based Objectives:

• Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase.
• List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
• Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
• List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
• Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown
• Structure and the Network Logic Diagram.
• Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
• List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
• Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
• Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools.
• Discuss key activities of project close-out

Target Delegate:
Students enrolling in this course should be planning to lead a project (primary audience) or serve on a project team (secondary audience).

To ensure your success, we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computer's operating system.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery (including “virtual” electronic classroom) learning model with structured minds-on and hands-on activities.

Students will learn how to use project management techniques to plan, organize, control, document, and close out their projects successfully and with minimum risk.


Understanding project management terminology, concepts, and definitions
Understanding key project success and failure factors within the workplace
Managing project teams in the project environment
Analysis of problems, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a project
Writing project proposals and reports
Understanding and using a range of project management tools

For further inquiries please contact:
Thando Nkonyane
(012) 993 4237

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Zama Nudau Tel.: 012 997 1063
Course Details

Unit Standard: 

120372; 120379

NQF Level: 

Level 4

Course Delivery Method: 

Presented Courses
On Demand

Course Duration: 

2 Days


R3775 all incl