Learn how to manage any project, from construction to events and property development, in this online project management course. You’ll enhance your employment prospects across a wide range of industries.
Introduction to Project Management is a professional development course that provides the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and review projects.
In this online project management course, you will learn about the project lifecycle, feasibility and risk management, Gantt and PERT charts, expense planning and delegation. You will also learn about monitoring, evaluating and regulating projects and developing technical, leadership and personnel project management skills.
On completion of this course, you will have a foundation understanding of how to manage projects successfully.
Unit - Project Management
Unit 1 – Introduction
The power of project management
The term “project”
The term “management”
The term “project management”
The need for project management
The project life cycle
Phase one – project identification and initiating process
Phase two – project planning
Phase three – project implementation, executing and controlling
Phase four – project completion and evaluation
Success of other projects
Why be a project manager?
Tips for successful project management
What ultimately makes a project successful?
Project steering group (PSG)
Unit 2 – Project Identification
Formulating a project’s objectives
Developing a project outline
Define the problem, issue or challenge
Determine a definition
Note possible alternatives
Assessing a project’s feasibility
Pilot test / simulation
Methods to use
The identification test
Types of risks
Unit 3 – Project Planning
Developing a strategy framework
Developing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
Work based schedule components
The Gantt chart
The PERT chart
Unit 4 – Project implementation
Preparation control chart
Events control chart
Example of an events control chart
Budget control chart
Dealing with conflict (key points)
Unit 5 – Project Completion & evaluation
What is involved at completion stage?
A declaration of a project’s imminent completion
The release or reassignment of resources
The completion of final & necessary documentation
Consideration of the project’s sustainability
How do you evaluate post project?
Benefits of evaluation
Appraising the project
Why projects succeed
Why projects fail
Unit 6 – Technical Project Management Skills
Preparing a project proposal
Project proposal layout
Tendering for a project
Drawing up a budget
Getting started – estimation techniques
Creating a basic project budget
Constructing a post project appraisal
Software for all projects – great and small
What can project management programs do for you?
The types of project management software
Criteria you can use when choosing your software
What project management software can’t do?
Unit 7 – Leadership skills
Wearing the big shoes
Project management team leader needs
Traits of effective project managers
Establishing your leadership
Seven steps of good project leaders:
How to be a project leader
A project leader’s responsibilities
Dealing with conflict
How to resolve conflict
People with extra strong/domineering synergy but some antagonism
People with strong synergy and no antagonism
People with equal amounts of synergy and antagonism
People with both minimal synergy and minimal antagonism
People with antagonism that is stronger than synergy
People with strong antagonism and weak synergy (call them mutineers)
Unit 8 – Common Project Problems (Improving Key Personnel Skills)
Difficulties that arise in projects
The most common problems
Schedule not maintained
Ill-defined start date
Priorities need to change
Changes in deadlines
A key skilled person leaves
Cost blow out
Team skills not appropriate to the task
The team is exhausted
Taking care of yourself
Lack of motivation
The non-listening project manager
What is change management?
Change management approaches
Change management models
Kotter’s 8 step change model
McKinsey 7’s model
Unit 9 – PBL Project – Manage a project
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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