About Course

  • Duration

    Course duration is 18 weeks, but you will have access to the course for 20 weeks.

  • Course Format

    A combination of formats are used, including: - Reading materials - Instruction Videos - Quiz's - Practical Exercises - Assignments

  • What will you learn?

    Many project planning concepts will be covered from grassroots level to practicing Project Planner level. Emphasis is placed on practical application. See the course curriculum for a detailed layout of the course contents.

  • Mentorship and support

    Because project planning concepts are easy to understand, but difficult to apply, students are supported through each level to not only understand but be able to practice what has been taught.

  • Course Completion

    In order to successfully complete the course, students will need to accumulate enough points through regular module assignments. A final examination will also be completed comprising of both theoretical and practical sections. Both the assignments and the examination will count towards the student's final mark.

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$965 | R15 000

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Principles of Project Planning Training Course

    • WELCOME!

    • Student Walkthrough PPP

    • Who is Profactaplan - And why should you listen to us

    • Preparing For Your Course

    • Course Introduction

    • Before you begin...

  • 2

    Module 1 - Project Planning and its Relation to Project Management

    • Quick Info: Your Account Settings

    • Module 1 - Introduction

    • Module 1 Class Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - What is Project Planning?

    • Lesson 1 - Quiz

    • Lesson 2 - What is a Project?

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

    • Module 1 Class Video 2

    • Lesson 3 - The Pupose of Project Planning

    • Lesson 3 - Quiz

    • Lesson 4 - Planning vs Scheduling

    • Lesson 4 - Quiz

    • Module 1 Class Video 3

    • Lesson 5 - What is Project Management?

    • Lesson 5 - Quiz

    • Module 1 Class Video 4

    • Lesson 6 - The History of Project Scheduling

    • Module 1 Summary

    • Module 1 - Final Assessmnet

    • Module 1 Survey

  • 3

    Module 2 - The PMBOK's Schedule Mangement Process & Requirements

    • Module 2 Video

    • Lesson 1 - Project Management Process Groups

    • Lesson2 - Project Life Cycle or Phase

    • Lesson 3 - Schedule Management

    • Lesson 4 - Project Planning Inputs

    • Lesson 5 - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    • WBS - Exercise 1 for Submittal

    • Module 2 Survey

  • 4

    Module 3 - Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Development Process

    • Module 3 Video 1

    • Module 3 Video 2 - WBS Exercise

    • Lesson 1 - WBS Process

    • WBS - Exercise 2 for Submittal

    • Module 3 Survey

  • 5

    Module 4 - Understanding Project Activities & the Process to Define/Create Them

    • Module 4 Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - Define Activities

    • Module 4 Quiz 1

    • Module 4 Video 2

    • Lesson 2 - Define Activities Process

    • Module 4 Quiz 2

    • Activity Definition - Exercise for Submittal

    • Module 4 Survey

  • 6

    Module 5 - Mastering Project Activity Relationships/Logic/Sequencing

    • Module 5 Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - Sequence Activities

    • Module 5 Quiz 1

    • Mid-Course Survey

    • Module 5 Video 2

    • Lesson 2 - Sequence Activities Process

    • Module 5 Quiz 2

    • Activity Sequencing Exercise for Submittal

    • Module 5 Survey

  • 7

    Module 6 - Realistic Activity Duration Estimates by Incorporating Resource Estimates in Your Project

    • Module 6 Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - Activity Durations

    • Module 6 Video 2

    • Lesson 2 - Estimate Activity Resources

    • Module 6 Video 3

    • Lesson 3 - Estimate Activity Durations

    • Lesson 4 - Estimate Activity Durations & Resources Exercise

    • Module 6 Estimate Activity Durations & Resources Exercise for submittal

    • Module 6 Assignment 1 for submittal

    • Module 6 Assignment 2 for submittal

    • Module 6 Survey

  • 8

    Module 7 - PMBOK Project Schedule Development - Putting it all together

    • Module 7 Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - Schedule Development

    • Module 7 Quiz 1

    • Module 7 Video 2

    • Lesson 2 - Critical Path Method

    • Module 7 Quiz 2

    • Module 7 Video 3

    • Lesson 3 - Resource Loading and Optimisation

    • Modue 7 Video 4

    • Lesson 4 - Schedule Optimisation

    • Module 7 Video 5

    • Lesson 5 - Schedule Quality

    • Module 7 Assignment 1 Part 1

    • Module 7 Assignment 1 Part 2

    • Module 7 Assignment 1 Part 3

    • Module 7 Assignment 1 Part 4

    • Module 7 Assignment 2 Part 1

    • Module 7 Assignment 2 Part 2

    • Module 7 Assignment 2 Part 3

    • Module 7 Assignment 2 Part 4

    • Module 7 Survey

  • 9

    Module 8 - Measuring, Evaluating and Reporting Project Schedule Performance

    • Module 8 Video 1

    • Lesson 1 - Controlling the Schedule

    • Lesson 2 - Performance Measurement

    • Lesson 3 - Performance Evaluation

    • Module 8 Video 2

    • Lesson 4 - Earned Value Management

    • Module 8 Video 3

    • Lesson 5 - Performance Reporting

    • Lesson 6 - PMBOK Summary

    • Module 8 Survey

  • 10

    Final Evaluation

    • Final Theoretical Examination

    • Final Practical Examination

    • Final Course Survey

Instructor

Guiding you through your journey

Planning Instructor

Jurie Du Toit

Hey there! I'm Jurie and I was one of the first graduates of the Principles of Project Planning training course. I went on to cultivate my skills in various industries, including civil an mechanical construction, power generation, boiler installation, air cooled condensing and scaffolding, before returning to the place where I started, Profactaplan. Some say I am a natural mentor, but I really just enjoy being of help to people and guiding them in the right direction. I have been playing the role of mentor to the Junior Planners both at Profactaplan and other companies where I've worked. Now I am honoured to guide students in their journey of learning proper skills in project planning.

Administrators

Ensuring you have everything you need to excel

Course Administrator

Angie du Toit

Angie is the most organized person you will ever meet, with the memory of an elephant, which makes her the queen of admin! Her background is solidly founded in the service industry, having studied hospitality in which she not only got distinctions for all her subjects, but also earned the top achiever of the year award. So it comes as no surprise that she is extremely serious about decent customer service in any service industry and she demonstrates this in all her correspondence, whether with clients, students or employees.

What our graduates have to say

These men have gone on to excel in the industry, shining because of their skill and understanding.

Ahead of the Crowd

Rene Kleinhans

This course sets you ahead of the crowd. The detail understanding of project planning becomes part of your life and provides the foundation for any expert project planner in the industry.

Getting Results

by Cheldon Langeveld

Doing this course has helped me understand how everything comes together and what needs to be done in order to get the right results.

Truly Understand Project Planning

Celity Graça

This course helped me to truly understand what project planning is about and what is expected of a project planner.

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