Advanced Project Management

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform an in-depth analysis of a project during the planning and implementation phases. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to make decisions that optimize the successful execution of a project in a dynamic environment.

Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key project management activities. The course also relies on the use of a number of case studies and presentations by participants, followed by discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre-and post-testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define project management frameworks, processes, and tools in compliance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards
  • Apply different techniques that will assist in the project selection process
  • Construct project diagrams, schedules, and plans and use different techniques to perform an in-depth analysis of project schedules and plans
  • Identify different methods for cost estimating and project budgeting
  • Manage time and cost deviations through applying ‘earned value analysis’
  • Employ risk management plans and apply risk response strategies to ensure successful implementation of the project
  • Develop program management plans in compliance with PMI standards

Target Audience

Personnel who are seeking in-depth knowledge of creating and managing project plans. The course is also designed to provide comprehensive-time, cost and risk analysis as well as several techniques used to regain control over projects. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  • Project management
  • Performing project scheduling
  • Developing project plans
  • Managing project budget
  • Developing project controls
  • Risk management

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Overview of project management
    • Defining project management terminologies
    • Project management benefits
    • Triple constraints
    • Project life cycle
    • Project stakeholders
    • Effect of organizational structure
  • Project selection
    • Project selection models
    • Benefit-cost ratio
    • Average Rate of Return (ARR)
    • Payback period
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • Decision trees
  • Project planning and scheduling
    • Project charter
    • Project scope statement
    • Building work breakdown structure
    • Duration estimation
    • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
    • Relationships between activities
    • Network diagram
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Manipulating logic
    • Resource allocation
    • Resource leveling
    • Duration acceleration
  • Project budgeting
    • Cost estimating techniques
    • Cost baseline
    • Project budget
    • Slack management
    • Compression by crashing
  • Project control
    • Variance analysis
    • Earned value
    • Managing deviations
    • Key performance indicators
    • Dashboards and scorecards
  • Project risk management
    • Project risk identification
    • Qualitative risk analysis
    • Quantitative risk analysis
    • Project risk response planning
    • Contingency and management reserves
  • Program management
    • Program life cycle
    • Developing program work breakdown structure
    • Developing a program schedule
    • Developing program financial plan