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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop an integrated Project Management plan for a simple to moderately complex project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243824  Develop an integrated 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 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to align project planning components and to integrate it into a single overall project management plan for a simple to moderately complex project. Learners will be able to analyse and refine a project organisational structure, its profiles, roles and responsibilities. Learners will be able to determine the required change and configuration control procedures and integrate it into the project management plan. They will also be able to obtain approval for the integrated project management plan. 

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: Develop a project risk management plan for a simple to moderately complex project at NQF Level 5.
  • Unit Standard: Develop a project quality management plan 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Refine the project organisational structure, profiles, roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project organisation structure, roles, responsibilities and authorities are refined in consultation with the client and/or management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to: project sponsor, project owner, steering committees, reference groups, teams, contractors, specialised roles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project team profiles and structure are refined and documented in line with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures to refer issues and/or decisions to higher levels of authority, are refined and documented in line with organisational practices and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the integrated change control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Change request, monitor and control procedures are set up in accordance with organisational and/or client standards and procedures and project needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Change control approval procedures and responsibilities are defined in required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Configuration control procedures are defined in line with project objectives, product needs and organisational standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce the integrate project management plan document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All component elements and/or plans are gathered, checked and interrogated for cohesion and balance between them to ensure alignment to each other. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Component elements may include but are not limited to: scope management plan, schedule, resource management plan, cost management plan, risk management plan, quality management plan, communication management plan, stakeholder management plan, control procedures, baselines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Revisions to correct discrepancies between components are agreed with relevant stakeholders and in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project control mechanism and processes are defined in accordance with project needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance measurement baselines are developed and agreed in accordance with agreed success criteria and planned controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All components are integrated into the project management plan document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The project management plan document is checked for accuracy, completeness and compliance to required format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Obtain approval for the integrated project management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The integrated project management plan is presented to the authorised individuals in required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Approval is obtained for the integrated project management plan from the authorised individuals in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The approved integrated project management plan is communicated to all stakeholders in the required format and time frame. 


    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 to be conducted by an accredited provider according to internal approved provider policy and the relevant ETQA guidelines.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of change control processes and techniques.
  • Knowledge of organisational structures, roles and processes.
  • An understanding of a project management plan.
  • Knowledge of integrated planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when setting up change monitor and control procedures for a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others compiling a integrated project management plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when documenting the project management plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when defining and documenting team profiles and structures for a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when obtaining approval for a project management plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when developing a project management plan for approval. 

    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 more effectively plan. 

    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 (PMIŽ) such as:
    > A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide), 2000 and 2004 versions, from Project Management Institute (PMIŽ).
    > Extensions to PMBoKŽ Guide from PMIŽ.
    > 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 PMIŽ for CAPM and PMP.
  • Project Management Competency Development Framework from PMIŽ 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  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58395   National Certificate: Project Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    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  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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