The programme is unique in applying each of the 9 PMBOK knowledge areas directly to the Built Environment and augmenting them with extensive coverage of the law of contracts, standard industry contracts for contractors, agreements for consultants, procurement processes and contract administration. Portfolio and Programme Management, as well as the principles of Property Management, Finance, Accounting and General Management, are included to serve as background to the origin of projects and the management of construction related companies. The latest international knowledge is combined with local expertise and applied to the African environment to create a best practice reference base.
|Objectives and target group
Who should attend?
Construction project managers, architects, quantity surveyors and construction managers.
How attendees will benefit?
After completion of the programme, delegates will be able to:
- understand the principles and knowledge areas on which the discipline of project management is built;
- assemble a project team and compile project organisational structures indicating contractual and communication relationships;
- apply leadership, delegation, team-building and motivation in a project environment, conduct meetings and project communication and comprehend the principles of employment and labour laws;
- understand the principles of general management and develop a business plan;
- define the scope of a project, including specifications and a milestone schedule, by compiling a statement of work through value engineering;
- identify, analyse, respond to and manage project risks;
- devise a quality management system;
- compile Gantt charts, linear and line-of-balance programmes and critical-path networks for projects;
- compile cost estimates and prices for tenders for projects;
- understand the essential constituent elements and requirements for a valid contract, including forms of and remedies for breach in general and with specific reference to letting and hiring and purchase and sale contracts;
- do trade-offs between time, cost and quality to determine the most economical and best solution to solve any specific encroachment on any constraint.
The programme covers the following topics:
- Introduction to and principles of project management and processes.
- Project organisational structures, teams and their responsibilities.
- Leadership, motivation, ethics, negotiation and conflict resolution.
- General and financial management and the principles of property development.
- Project scope management and planning, ie statement of work, work breakdown structures, resources and responsibility matrices.
- Project risk management, ie the identification, analysis, response to and management of risks.
- Project quality management and total quality management.
- Project time management, ie Gantt charts, time-distance charts, line-of-balance programming, PERT, critical path and precedence networks, the optimisation of resources, time crashing and principles of critical chain.
- Project cost management, ie estimating, pricing and cost control by means of s-curves and earned value.
- Procurement, covering the law of contracts, the various standard construction and professional services contracts, tendering procedures, contract management and project closeout.
- Trade-off analysis, project reports, plans, communication and integration.