Comprehensive Project Management Programme for Built Environment Practitioners (CPMP)
Brief Description
The Comprehensive Project Management Programme (CPMP) for Built Environment Practitioners presents you with a unique training experience in applying the ten Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas directly to the built environment by supplementing them with extensive coverage of the law of contracts, standard industry contracts for contractors, agreements for consultants, procurement processes, contract administration, programme management, as well as the principles of property management. The programme further focuses on the topics of project finance, cost estimating, and feasibility studies as well as human resource management to serve as the background to the origin and management of construction projects.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the programme, you will be able to
  • understand the principles and knowledge areas of project management
  • 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
  • comprehend the principles of employment and labour laws
  • understand the principles of project finance
  • define the scope of a project, including specifications and a milestone schedule, by compiling a statement of work
  • identify, analyse, manage and respond to project risks
  • devise a quality management system
  • compile Gantt charts, linear and line-of-balance programmes as well as critical-path networks for projects
  • compile cost estimates, cash flow and S-curves
  • understand the essential constituent elements and requirements for a valid contract, including forms of and remedies for breach of contracts, and
  • do trade-offs between time, cost and quality to determine the most economical and best solution to solve any specific encroachment on any constraint.
Course Content
The programme covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to, principles and processes of project management
  • Project organisational structures, teams and their responsibilities
  • Leadership, motivation, and ethics
  • Negotiations and conflict resolution
  • Project finance
  • Principles of property development
  • Project scope management and planning
  • Project risk management
  • Project quality and total quality management
  • Project time and cost management
  • Procurement, law of contracts, standard construction and professional services contracts and tendering
  • Procedures, contract management and project close-out
  • Dispute resolution, project reports, plans, communication and integration
  • Property law
Please note: You will be required to bring your own laptop to the contact sessions. (Laptops can also be rented at an additional cost.)
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and/or experience in managing projects in the built environment.
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Catalogue and Category:
Built Environment and Construction
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for you if you are involved in or associated with projects as a construction project manager, architect, quantity surveyor or construction manager.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days:
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