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Certificate of Project Management

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Project management skills are in demand across many industries, and this professional development course will give you the confidence to lead and manage a project from inception to completion effectively.

The Certificate of Project Management will train you in all aspects of project management, covering costs, communications and human resources, project scope, project risk and integration to project quality management.

In this project management course, you will learn how to create a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost. You will discover how to plan for human resources, implement personnel training and development, and manage the project team.

Finally, you will learn how to integrate and balance the overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track the project objectives to comply with organisational goals and strategies.

On completion of the course you will feel confident to apply the fundamentals of project management to deliver outcomes within time, cost and quality restraints and to identify factors that most impact a project’s success.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Manage project risk

  • Risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk context
  • Risk categorisation
  • Information gathering techniques
  • Ishikawa / Fishbone diagrams
  • Risk management plan
  • Risk breakdown
  • Risk register
  • Qualitative risk analysis
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Response planning / strategies
  • Risk controls
  • Project management plan
  • Responding to risk
  • Project outcomes

Unit 2 - Manage project integration

  • Managing a project
  • Program management table
  • Governance
  • Project life cycle
  • Project management information system
  • Environmental factors
  • Project cash flow
  • Project management methodology
  • Project stages
  • Integration management
  • Project scope management
  • Project management plan
  • Project execution
  • Monitor and control processes
  • Project control
  • Administration procedures
  • Project closure report

Unit 3 - Manage project procurement

  • Procurement requirements
  • Project procurement management
  • Contracts
  • Plan purchases and acquisitions
  • Project scope
  • Tools and techniques
  • Make or buy analysis
  • Contract types
  • Statement of work
  • Contract planning
  • Contract terminology
  • Evaluation
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Select sellers
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Implement and monitor procurement
  • Contract administration
  • Seller performance
  • Change control
  • Contract variance
  • Procurement finalisation procedures
  • Contract audit

Unit 4 - Manage project information and communication

  • Information Processes
  • Project communications
  • Communication management
  • Communication skills
  • Project environment
  • Constraints
  • Communications channels
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Communication networks
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating outcomes
  • Assess information
  • Performance reviews
  • Project variances
  • Forecasts

Unit 5 - Manage project time

  • Manage project time
  • Project scheduling
  • Project time management processes
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Inputs and outputs
  • Project scope
  • Tools and techniques
  • Activity sequencing process
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
  • Dependencies
  • Project network diagrams
  • Resource estimating process
  • Project calendar
  • Duration estimating
  • Parametric estimating
  • Constraints
  • Critical path
  • Schedule control process

Unit 6 - Manage Project Scope

  • Project authorisation activities
  • Project versus product scope
  • Project scope management processes
  • Scope management approach
  • Collecting requirements
  • Inputs and outputs
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project delegations
  • Defining the scope
  • Project deliverables
  • Project scope statement
  • Project charter
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Decomposition
  • Scope verification
  • Change control

Unit 7 - Manage project quality

  • Quality management plan
  • Quality objectives and standards
  • Quality v grade
  • Project quality management
  • Process of quality planning
  • Tools, techniques and methods
  • Project scope statement
  • Project management plan
  • Design of Experiment (DOE)
  • Cost of Quality (COQ)
  • Quality metrics
  • Quality checklists
  • Process improvement plan
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control process
  • Outputs from quality control

Unit 8 - Manage project stakeholder engagement

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project objectives
  • Stakeholder identification / register
  • Segmenting stakeholders
  • Rules of engagement
  • Timelines
  • Stakeholder interest
  • Stakeholder management
  • Action plans
  • Team performance
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Team building
  • Define project roles
  • Stakeholder expectations
  • Team ethics
  • Team reviews
  • Individual development plan
  • Stakeholder communication plan
  • Change management

Unit 9 - Manage project human resources

  • Determine HR requirements
  • HR management
  • HR and project teams
  • HR planning
  • Organisational charts
  • Position descriptions
  • Organisational theories
  • Establish project team
  • Virtual teams
  • Effective project teams
  • Management skills
  • Training and team building
  • Performance recognition
  • Project team management
  • Staff management plan
  • Conflict management
  • Redeployment / redundancies
  • Process improvement

Unit 10 - Manage project cost

  • Manage project cost
  • Project cost management
  • Job costing
  • Double-entry accounting
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Risk management analyses
  • Cash flow budget
  • Developing a project budget
  • Budgets and controls
  • Capital budgets
  • Break-even analysis
  • Financial cost analysis
  • Cost management plan
  • Earned value management (EVM)
  • Variances
  • Variance analysis reports
  • Project outcomes
  • Milestone trend analysis (MTA)

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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Future growth

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Unemployment

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