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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120373  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control 
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
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13835  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to participate in the identification of stakeholders and their needs and expectations, as well as preparing scope documentation and assisting in monitoring scope. 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:
  • Contributing to the identification and co-ordination of stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations.
  • Contributing to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables.
  • Contributing to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities.
  • Contributing to monitoring the achievement of the project's scope. 

  • 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.
  • ID120372 - 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 technical, developmental or business related projects.
  • Constraints may include but are not limited to cost, time, legal, technology, skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Scope may include but is not limited to cost, time, quality and deliverables.
  • Measures for project success may include but are not limited to success factors for project performance, objective verifiable indicators and benefits resulting from deliverables.
  • Goals and objectives may include but are not limited to goal, overall objectives, mission, vision and SMART objective statements (specific, measurable, agreed, realistic, time-bound).
  • Stakeholders may include but are not limited to client, community leaders, community members, beneficiaries, suppliers, project team members, labourer, project managers, project sponsors, directors, donor/funder, unions, users and all other parties affected directly or indirectly by the project.
  • Contribute is interpreted as adding value, giving ideas, helping bring about results.
  • Policies and procedures may be organisation specified systems, policies and procedures or where these do not exist, accepted industry best practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contribute to the identification and co-ordination of stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Context of a small project/sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project stakeholders are identified and their roles on achievement of project outcomes are recorded and or explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project stakeholders needs and expectations are identified and documented according to agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project deliverables are verified against the needs of stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approved modifications to stakeholder needs are documented and communicated to relevant parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant parties may be client, team members, management, or any other stakeholder.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objectives are agreed with all relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assumptions, needs, expectations, constraints, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables are identified and recorded according to agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work packages are developed and further elaborated to present overall view of the project scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A work breakdown structure is developed and documented, within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scope documentation is compiled in accordance with instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scope document contains a rudimentary sequence of events and/or milestones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scope document is communicated to stakeholders for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measures for project success are recorded in agreed format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Contribute to the monitoring of the achievement of the project's scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback of progress towards delivering the scope is communicated in agreed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from scope are identified and opportunities for corrective action or improvement are communicated to relevant individuals/teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of scope change is identified, analysed, described and reported according to agreed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approved change requests to scope are processed in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Project deliverables are verified as complete as per agreed scope definition or specified requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The principles, methods and techniques for scoping a project.
  • The concept and importance of scope.
  • Concepts for breaking down work into manageable work packages.
  • Project success factors.
  • What a stakeholder is and how they interact with the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the contribution process of a project (stakeholder management). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of contributing to project initiation, scope definition and scope control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to enable the project to be initiated and scoped. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when contributing to project initiation, scope definition and scope control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to record scope definition and scope control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems understanding the effect that contributions have on the final results of a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of developing entrepreneurial opportunities while contributing to the scope of a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13835, "Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control", Level 4, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65051   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58600   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    4. Mathaveiya Skills Enhancement 
    5. NEMISA 
    6. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    7. Pravin Amar Skills Development Training 



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