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Classic Seminars has trained more than 6 thousand professionals since 1998. Classic Seminars’ quintessential clients include more than 37 municipalities, 20 government departments, 7 banks, and 130 consulting companies.

As a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute in Pennsylvania, United States, our training and mentoring is concentrated on improving attitude, skill and behaviour. Classic Seminars is deeply invested in continuous improvement of our people, processes, technology and accreditations – both in South Africa and abroad. Over the past 19 years, Classic Seminars’ sole focus has been project management training. Perhaps this focus differentiates us from other organisations who try to do many things.

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CLASSIC SEMINAR'S CLASSES

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Our classes will improve your project leadership, strategic and business management and technical skills

Job Related Feature

Interesting, practical case studies foster learning while working through material representative of current projects

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Classic Seminars is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)

Is development important to you? Do you care about growth and skills? Which organisations can assist you on your journey? Our every action is aimed at producing growth in you.

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Earned Value

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Immediate practical application of Earned Value Management

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Enables you to take a project management related job which requires reporting using earned value

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PMBOK-aligned Project Management principles

Have you been told that "from now on we are going to have to report using earned value"? Perhaps an upcoming bid relies heavily on EVM. This single day class is guaranteed to delight and inspire. Completely computer-free this delightful class traverses the mainstream earned value management applications, as well as some of the lesser known aspects of earned value management. You are sure to be inspired to use this method on your future projects.

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Experience/​Training necessaryLevelAccreditationsDuration
Class one
Earned Value
Basic PM FoundationsAdvancedPDUs, ECSA, ASAQS1 day
Class one
Project Management Foundations
NilBasic through IntermediatePDUs, ECSA, ASAQS, SACPMCP, SAIA3 days

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Immediate practical application of Earned Value Management

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Do you long to understand how to apply Earned Value to your project? This seminar will lead you through a fascinating discovery of Earned Value, explaining the principles and how to calculate, interpret and use the Earned Value parameters. This is a one stop shop where you will learn all you need to know in order to apply Earned Value Management to your projects.

Enables you to take a project management related job which requires reporting using earned value

Job Related Feature

Are you required to use earned value management to measure a project that you are responsible for? Do you know the difference between budgeted cost of work performed and the budgeted cost of work scheduled? Can you use the Earned Value metrics to produce estimates on how long and how much more money will be spent in order to complete the project? What are the conditions under which Earned Value metrics should be collected? All these topics and much more are included in this 1 day class!

As a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute in Pennsylvania, United States, our training and mentoring is concentrated on improving attitude, skill and behaviour. Classic Seminars is deeply invested in continuous improvement of our people, processes, technology and accreditations – both in South Africa and abroad.


Over the past 19 years, Classic Seminars’ sole focus has been project management training. Perhaps this focus differentiates us from other organisations who try to do many things.
Our every action is aimed at producing growth in you. We hold our breath while you take those faltering steps that we hope will turn into the first tentative paces of a life-long adventurous journey. All our communications are patient, thought-filled and easy to understand. We just happen to deliver great training experiences.


Your growth means our growth. We journey with you, for your growth. Our heartbeat is your growth. Without your advancing, we have failed. When the new company you launched brings in the first year's dividends or when you are promoted, we have succeeded.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how we say things, not just what we say. We believe tone is as important as content. Our aim is not only that you understand, but that you also feel at home.

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Classic Seminars has offices in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town and can thus provide local trainers in all 3 centres.
Classic Seminars also offers onsite training in most SADIC cities. Please request an onsite quote which will include trainer's flight and accommodation.

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Have you selected us because you've lingered over our sumptuous meals? Were you booking a Classic Seminars class because you've glowed in the warmth and patience of our trainers and coaches? Is it because you'll immediately shine, improving your performance and surprising your colleagues? Whatever the reason, we're thrilled that you're proud to be associated with Classic Seminars. Contact us for an inhouse class, or select the class you are interested in below.

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Philip Russell

22 years’ experience in project management, consulting and training. Project management experience in IT, financial services, NGO, government and construction.

Dr Andrew Holden

22 years’ experience in project management, consulting and training. Project management experience on a variety of engineering and construction projects.

Phendukani Eldridge Ntini

10 years’ experience in the consulting and municipal environments. Project management experience on a variety of engineering and construction projects.

Martin Bundred

32 Years’ post graduate experience in project, asset and infrastructureplanning management and training.

Errol Tate

35 years’ of experience in construction management.

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For the trainers at Classic Seminars, it's folks like Godknows that makes the investment worthwhile. When we first met him, Godknows was a civil engineer with 5+ years of project management experience. He was attending the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation course in order to earn a certificate to underline his project management experience. While his project management experience was solid, his exposure to the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) was limited. Over the 10 weeks of training, there were a number of times, when he had exclaimed – "Oh, so that's how it works!" Godknows had grown substantially in an understanding of project management processes, formulae and documents. At the end of the 10 week course, he wrote the Classic Seminars trial exam, a 200 mark, four-hour simulation of the Project Management Professional exam, and achieved a borderline result. Our recommendation was that he look through the detailed feedback from the trial exam that we send every student, and continue to apply himself diligently to his studies in order to pass the real exam. So as to secure the Classic Seminars if-you-fail-guarantee, Godknows had booked his exam for less than 60 days after his last training date with Classic Seminars. It was with a heavy heart that we responded to Godknows's email - he had failed his first writing of the Project Management Professional exam. Not daunted, he immediately asked if Classic Seminars would refund his second writing of the exam, and booked it 112 days after his first exam. As a special favour, Classic Seminars allowed him to rewrite a totally different Classic Seminars trial exam a couple of weeks before his second real exam. On his second Classic Seminars' trial exam, Godknows achieved a 78% pass mark. We cautioned him, that while he stood a good chance to pass the Project Management Professional exam, he should ensure that he continues to prepare, taking specific note of all the corrections which are emailed to all students after each trial exam. We were overjoyed when he phoned hours after writing a second time, to hear that he had passed the Project Management Professional Edition 5 exam, with flying colors, and subsequently was offered a wonderful job in Gauteng!

The actual course was on point and I can recommend it to anyone that is interested in MS Project's office benefits. Great course indeed.

TM. Mhlongo, November 2014

I can never regret my MS project training with you guys. You have an excellent trainer who assisted us with exercises which were just beneficial.

JB. Ngobeni, December 2014

Course was fruitful and very interesting, learnt a lot. Keep it up.

N. Mzozoyana, July 2016

The course was very informative and I got more than I had expected.

S. Chabalala, May 2010

It was my first time doing MS Project yet I managed to do all exercises, so our trainer was excellent.

Z. Monareng, September 2015

The course was well presented, the purpose of each section was identified. It was a good training practise for me.

P. Modisakeng, October 2012

The course presentation is practical and relevant. The practical approval provides a good overall working knowledge of the NEC.

L. Van Der Watt, June 2014

Joy has an exceptional understanding of the course content, she has good communication skills. More time could be spent on the introduction and Primavera architecture.

P. Steenkamp, May 2016

The examples were very practical and easy to follow. The manuals I found self explanatory too, thanks for such a great course.

K. Mashile, June 2012

Excellent.

M. Kock, June 2015

It was an excellent course, now I have an understanding of MS Project. Will help with the planning at work and my studies as well as with understanding WBS and critical path method.

F. Mthombeni, October 2015

Very helpful, insightful and facilitator's teaching pace was fairly good. Will recommend the course.

N. Motsoari, November 2014

Great introduction, enabled me to get going fairly quickly. All in all really enjoyable and well ran.

F. Kapp, May 2014

I really enjoyed and learnt MS Project 2015 and believe that I will be able to plot on.

MR. Legodi, February 2015

The course was very impressive and I have gained a a lot. Looking forward to put the content into practise.

K. Mokoma, September 2015

Training was brilliant, learnt a lot within two days. I am willing to attend a course on planning and scheduling for more refinement and earn value management course.

S. Motsile, December 2014

Realy informative and really appreciated the examples. There was always help with problems, never left to be confused, thank you for your help. MSP made easy by Joy Russell.

R. Raphiri, March 2014

Very helpful - I previously spent too much time making templates and tables that are already available on Microsoft. Learnt a lot - excellent, will be more confident with MSP now.

V. Munian, November 2010

Enjoyed it thoroughly and fully understood the content of the course. Might be an idea to organise an extra course. The trainer was excellent.

N. Sutcliffe, March 2014

The course encompassed the basics that I wanted to know, tracking and costing.

A. Tsaura, September 2014

Thank you, it was very nice doing the course.

A. Smith, May 2012

Good course that can be put into practice.

A. Le Roux, April 2015

The course is very helpful - content is well designed with emphasis on consultants and contractors. I have never prepared a progress report to a client the way it is presented in this course. I will be able to handle and manage the contractor and contract professionally thanks to Classic Seminars.

C. Tshipamba, May 2014

Overall, very good thanks. Great course.

M. Schaefer, June 2014

I did enjoy the course the very much, I am looking forward to applying what was learnt. It was very helpful if not a blessing.

N. Nkosinathi, June 2012

The course was more detailed and well explained to use. The facilitator is friendly and well trained to undertake training.

M.Nyawo, November 2014

Very good, thank you!

C. Botha, April 2014

Joy is really knowledgeable - impressed.

BM. Ramakhela, August 2013

The course was well presented. All exercise were relevant.

L. Gabelana, August 2012

This course was very relevant and up to date. The presenter is very experienced and was clear. Thank you Classic Seminars!

N. Ngcamu, October 2013

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How much experience do you have in Microsoft Project?


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Do you require project management software which supports networked projects?


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These are the classes we suggest. Please indicate which ones you have done, and which ones you wish to do.
ClassDONEWISH TO DO
Project Management Professional (PMP)®  Recommended
Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)®  Recommended
Project Management with Microsoft Project (3-day)  Recommended
Project Management with Microsoft Project (2-day)  Recommended
Planning and Scheduling with Microsoft Project  Recommended
Advanced Microsoft Project  Recommended
Project Management with Primavera  Recommended
Project Management Foundations  Recommended
Managing Engineering and Construction Contracts  Recommended
Managing contracts with the NEC contract  Recommended
Construction management training  Recommended
Earned Value Management  Recommended
Advanced Project Management  Recommended

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