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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10143  Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Project Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Project Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2005-11-30  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120387  Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is a core standard and forms part of the qualification, National Certificate Project Management and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. 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 acquiring this standard will be able to identify and co-ordinate stakeholders, describe and explain project schedule control processes, monitor and evaluate project work as well as record and communicate schedule changes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and co-ordinating stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations.
  • Describing and explaining a range of project schedule control processes and techniques.
  • Monitoring and evaluating actual project work versus plan (baseline).
  • Recording and communicating schedule changes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against standards in project management practices or equivalent of NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and communicating project schedules in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Projects will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Scheduling tools including: `S` Curves, display of actual vs. planned, slippage / advance representation.
  • Stakeholders will include: client, suppliers, project team members, labourers, project managers, project sponsors, directors, users and all other parties affected directly or indirectly by the project. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and co-ordinate stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Project stakeholders are identified to determine the roles and influences on achievement of project outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stakeholders needs and expectations are monitored over the project life cycle to ensure they are aligned with project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Modifications to stakeholders needs are identified, agreed, documented and communicated to higher authority for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Approved modifications to stakeholders needs are communicated to relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Needs of stakeholders are verified against project deliverables. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and explain a range of project schedule control procedures and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The necessity and value of control of project schedules is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process of controlling the execution of the project schedule is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of changes to the duration of activities is described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and evaluate actual project work versus plan (baseline). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Approved schedule is obtained and actual versus planned performance is compared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of problems and issues are evaluated and a forecast of change to the schedule is produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Variances are identifies, documented and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Corrective actions are identified and suggested to higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Lessons learned are documented and communicated to relevant parties build a historical database. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and communicate schedule changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Approved changes to schedules are documented and plans are updated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Approved changes are communicated to relevant parties in the agreed format and time frame. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Services SETA, Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) or the GENFETQA will accredit providers and assessors against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Audit techniques.
  • Methods and techniques for solving scheduling related problems.
  • Methods and techniques for communicating with relevant parties effectively to maintain motivation to complete the project.
  • Project management information systems for scheduling of projects.
  • The range of scheduling tools and techniques.
  • Data collection techniques.
  • Performance measurement techniques.
  • The definition of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Tools and techniques for defining and documenting stakeholders needs. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, monitoring all processes in the control of the project shedule to ensure compliance with the plan, and when identifying stakeholder needs and expectations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when monitoring, controlling and responding to situations on the project schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, integrate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the successful execution of the project schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all relevant stakeholders so as to maintain buy-in to the project schedule changes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems understanding time, cost and deliverables are inter-dependant, and the impact of stakeholders on the project outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120387, which is "Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 
    Core  48801   National Diploma: Specialised Translation  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48785   National Certificate: Specialised Translation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 



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