Project Management Foundations Training

Course Description

In this course, the student will learn the essential PMBOK® Guide terminology, tools and techniques required to pass the CAPM® exam. This three day training course meets the required 23 contact hours of training.

Our course material is consistent with the internationally recognized PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and covers all practical aspects of managing project scope, schedule, costs, quality, communications, resources, risk and procurement.

Program contents integrate the latest in academic theories and research findings along with state of the art practices and technologies.


• Prepare to pass the CAPM® exam while completing the required 23 contact hours
• Navigate PMBOK® Guide process groups and knowledge areas
• Analyse the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes
• Align your knowledge with PMBOK® Guide
• Create self-study plan to focus your efforts on your exam date

Workshop Activities Include

• Taking daily CAPM-style practice exams and cross-referencing answers to PMBOK® Guide
• Charting Input-Process-Output (IPO) diagrams
• Mapping PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas and process groups
• Developing a personalized exam-preparation study plan
• Participating in activities to apply and practice your new knowledge
• project risk assessment alternatives
• stakeholder relationships
• internal and external customer needs
• project team leadership essentials
• organizing multiple projects
• project quality management systems, including HSE and construction regulations
• scheduling, controlling and negotiating
• project performance contracts.
• strategic planning approaches

Training Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this skills program, the delegate should be able to apply the following general and cross-cutting areas of learning, as well as specific areas of learning will be addressed:

• The principals, methods and techniques of recognized best practice in project and quality management
• Gathering and analyzing information and planning a project to deliver an integrated Project Management Plan
• Communication Skills: both verbal and written
• Presentation of information
• Time Management; the ability to estimate resources and durations to create a Network Diagram and draw up the Project Schedule or Gantt chart.
• Cost Management: the ability to estimate costs and create a project budget and then control costs to measure performance using Key Performance Indicators such as SVI and CPI. Cash flow management.
• Projects and system thinking and implementation
• General understanding of how an organization is structured and operates, so as to enhance communication amongst stakeholders.
• Verification and cross-checking techniques
• Monitoring and evaluation practices, including how to obtain and give feedback
• How approval processes work and why they are needed
• Documentation practices, including version control
• Problem solving, using various techniques
• Professional responsibility and respect for ethics, society and others
• Dealing / implementing change management

Course Layout


1. Introduction by Sandro Quattrocchi MSc, PMP®

2. Introduction of the skills programme delegates;

  • Who are you?
  • Your organization, job description and work roles
  • Overview and purpose of the PMBOK Guide 6th edition

3. Enviroment in which Projects Operate

  • Overview
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF’s) and Organizational Process Assets (OPA’s)

4. The Role of the Project Manager:

  • Overview
  • Definition and sphere of influence
  • Competencies
  • Performing Integration

6. Project Integration Management

  • Develop project charter
  • Develop project plan
  • Direct and manage project work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Monitor and control project work
  • Perform integrated change control
  • Close project or phase

Home Study: Review PMBOK Chapters 1; 2; 3; 4

7. Project Scope Management & The Work Breakdown Structure

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Determining scope through product analysis
  • Creating the WBS through decomposition
  • Setting the scope baseline and analysing variances
  • Scope control

Group Assignment:  Define the Project Scope Statement & Create a WBS


8. Project Schedule Management

  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing & Network Diagrams
  • Schedule development using Critical Path Method & critical chain method
  • Schedule Control


Individual Assignment: Creating the Network Diagram, Gantt Chart and S Curve using Critical Path Method; Resource leveling

9. Project Cost Management

  • Resource Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Estimating & Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control
  • Performance Reporting: Earned Value and performance indices (KPI’s)
  • Cash Flow Management


10. Project Quality Management

  • Quality Concepts & Planning
  • Manage quality


Group Assignment: Create Gantt chart and Network Diagrams

11. Project Resources Management

  • Organisational Planning
  • Teams, Group Dynamics and Team Performances
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Building

12. Project Communications Management

  • Communications Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting – Earned Value
  • Project Closure – Final Reporting

13. Project Risk Management

  • What is Risk Management?
  • Risk Management Standards and Approaches
  • Probability and Uncertainty
  • Project Risk Management Process

14. Project Procurement & Contract Management

  • Contract types
  • Procurement Management Processes
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Closeout

15. Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

16. Final wrap-up: review of the past two days work

  • Recap of the five processes and ten areas of knowledge
  • Review of problem areas
  • Advice and guidance on the CAPM® certification

17. Presentation of attendance certificates


Skills Program Name: Project Management Foundations & CAPM Exam Prep

Duration:                    3 Days (24 hours) 08h00 to 16h00

Pricing Per Delegate: R6 950.00    

Please Note:                 Prices are valid for 2018 and will be subject to review in January 2019

Prices include:          

  • File / notes
  • Skills Programme
  • Introductory hands-on training session on PROJECTLIBRE/MS Projects

Prices exclude:

  • VAT (14%)
  • CAPM® or PMP® exam and application fees (below), which are paid direct to PMI
  • For international training: Travel and Accommodation is subject to negotiation.
  • Optional SETA Assessment and Moderations services
  • Optional RMC 3rd Edition CAPM Exam Prep book: R1300.00 ex VAT


Terms and Conditions
If a delegate cannot attend a training course:
  • You may send a substitute delegate in place. Kindly inform us of the new name for the certificate
  • You may transfer once to the same training course on another date, provided you have another course booked and do so in writing at least 5 working days before the start of the training.
  • You may cancel your registration, in writing, up to 10 working days before the training takes place, however a 10% cancellation fee will be levied
  • Cancellations inside of 10 days will be liable for the full fee.
  Unfortunately no refund or credit can be given to delegates who do not attend without giving prior notice.

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