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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control the execution of the project management plan for a simple to moderately complex project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243812  Monitor and control the execution of the project management plan for a simple to moderately complex project 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of a project and take corrective action where and when necessary. Learners are also able to implement the change needs following the correct procedures as well as identify and resolve issues and new risks on a project to ensure the development or result of the product meets the required specifications, time frames and criteria. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
  • Unit Standard: Establish a project or project phase and its processes for a simple to moderately complex project at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Simple to moderately complex project can be defined as projects that have:
  • A high degree of stability, few uncertainties or low rate of change with regard to expected deliverables, phase contents, organisational process and procedures, legislation and team members.
  • Limited range of different methods or approaches relating to: the design and creation of deliverables and end products.
  • Low to moderate impact on the environment and or socio economic elements; Moderate to low need to comply with legislation; Moderate number of stakeholders affected by or interested in the project.
  • Low strategic importance to the organisation or organisations involved; Not necessary identified in strategic plans.
  • Stakeholders, that are in agreement about the characteristics of the product of the project; Benefits of the project well defined and agreed.
  • Low number of different organisations participating in the project; A low number; and or wide variety of interfaces between the project and other organisational entities in order to produce the end deliverable.
  • Performance is measured by comparing the progress of the project execution against the approved project management plan at regular or predetermined intervals include measures for the project and product deliverable in terms of meeting planned time, scope, cost. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor and control the performance of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Performance is monitored and measured in accordance with project procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance results are evaluated against the project management plan in accordance with project procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance results include but are not limited to schedule, costs and quality of project deliverables or work elements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preventative and/or corrective actions are developed to ensure compliance to the project management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Opportunities are identified and actions are developed to benefit from such opportunities in support of project objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Opportunities may be early start, early finish, cost savings, other results other than outcome.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Developed actions are validated to ensure that it will achieve the desired outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Developed actions are implemented in accordance with project procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Performance is reported to stakeholders in required format and time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage project baselines through integrated change control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Change needs are identified and recorded in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the change needs are assessed and evaluated in terms of the relevant baselines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations to address the change needs are compiled in required format and approval obtained in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approved changes are implemented in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Change information is communicated to relevant stakeholders in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage and resolve issues and new risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues are identified and addressed in accordance with project procedures to achieve project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    New risks are identified and addressed in accordance with project procedures to achieve project objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks include threats and opportunities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues and new risks that may have an change impact on the project, are dealt with in accordance with project change control procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage the development of the products of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Opportunity is provided to clarify product requirements with relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product acceptance criteria are agreed upon and documented in appropriate level of detail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Proposed product solutions are agreed with relevant stakeholders in appropriate level of detail and in the required time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product performance evaluations are scheduled and conducted with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with product requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance measures should include but are not limited to progress of production of deliverables in terms of time, cost, quality, meeting scope and resource usage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Defect resolution and/or change needs are identified and dealt with in accordance with project change control procedures. 


    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 
  • Understanding the requirements and processes to monitor, measure and evaluate project performance.
  • Knowledge of evaluating the impact of change needs.
  • Understanding alternative solutions to address change needs, issues and risks.
  • Understanding the requirements and processes regarding the communication of project performance and change information.
  • Understanding the requirements and processes to clarify product requirements with relevant stakeholders.
  • Understanding the requirements and processes to agree product solutions and acceptance criteria with relevant stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve related to defect of the product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the compilation of recommendations for identified new risks and issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when monitoring the performance of the project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when communicating the change information to relevant stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to compile and make recommendations when managing project baselines. 

    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 reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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 
    Terms, techniques and processes referred to in this unit standard are based upon recognised best practice for generic project management reflected in industry standards such as:
  • Standards from Project Management Institute (PMI®) such as:
    > A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide), 2000 and 2004 versions, from Project Management Institute (PMI®).
    > Extensions to PMBoK® Guide from PMI®.
    > Work Breakdown Structure.
    > Earned Value.
  • Body of Knowledge from Association for Project Management, UK.
  • ISO 10006.
  • British Standard 6079.
  • IPMA Competence Baseline from International Project Management Association.
  • Project Management role delineation studies from PMI® for CAPM and PMP.
  • Project Management Competency Development Framework from PMI® 2002.
  • Emerging global performance standards for project management personnel (GPSPMP - Global).
  • Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management 2003. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58395   National Certificate: Project Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  66189   National Certificate: Quality Management Systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  83446   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65649   National Certificate: Official Statistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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.
     
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    2. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    3. BOITUMELO TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTRE 
    4. Caversham Education Institute 
    5. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Custoda Trust 
    7. Directflo 
    8. DM Training Consultants 
    9. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    10. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    11. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    12. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    13. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    14. Faranang Marketing 
    15. Goldfields FET College 
    16. Jabulani Training & Development 
    17. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    18. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    19. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    20. Loago Business Consulting 
    21. Ma-Usi Education Training and Skills Development 
    22. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    23. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
    24. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    25. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    26. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    27. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    28. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    29. Pineridge Training Centre 
    30. Right 4 u College 
    31. SANTS College 
    32. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    33. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    34. Tembe Service Providers 
    35. Thasha Training and Consulting 
    36. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    37. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    38. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    39. Unathi Training 
    40. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    41. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
    42. WonderKids Academy 
    43. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    44. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 



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