PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. These projects may be technical projects, business projects or developmental projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This standard will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business.
Learners accessing this standard will be working as a leader in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment or working as a contributing team member on a medium to large project when not a leader.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Demonstrating an understanding of project management tools.
Using a range of project management tools.
Applying corrective action steps where project management tools and techniques usage problems occur.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in mathematics and communication skills at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
ID 120372 – Explain fundamentals of project management.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
Project level may include but is not limited to working as a leader in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment or working as a contributing team member on a medium to large project when not a leader.
Projects may include but are not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
The range of project management tools and techniques may include but are not limited to Gantt charts, network diagramming, spreadsheets, budget administration, documentation management, e-mail and internet usage and word processing, presentations, desktop calendar, computerized applications (software).
Tools are tangible such as a computer, spreadsheet program, template.
Techniques are systematic procedures using one or more tools to produce a deliverable.
Project tools may include but are not limited to tools where only knowledge is required to support a project manager.
Policies and procedures may be organisation specified systems, policies and procedures or where these do not exist, accepted industry best practice.