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Plan, Manage and Review Projects

Become a Project Manager. Learn established and well trusted project management processes to ensure successful project outcomes.
Don't waste time studying theory-heavy courses; while this course covers all the theory you will need, it also requires study of real world project management examples, and teaches you to think like a Project Manager! 
Developing project management skills is valuable; these skills can be applied to all industries, and in all sorts of situations.This course is just as relevant to a construction project as it is to managing a new product launch.  It is best suited to someone who has some prior experience or training in management, but is also useful as an adjunct to management studies.


Course Detail

If you are doing the course full time you can complete it in 6 weeks, if you are studying part time then it will take 3-6 months on average to complete the course. Your course will expire after 1 year.

You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course


Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction
• Scope and Value of Project Management
• Understanding what project management is
• The Need for Project Management
• The Project Lifecycle
• Project Identification and Initiating Process
• Project Planning
• Project Implementation,Execution and Control
• Project Completion and Evaluation

2. Project Identification
• Scope and Nature
• Formulating Project Objectives
• Developing a Project Outline
• Assessing a Projects Feasibility
• Feasibility Checklist
• The Identification Test
• Three Types of Risk

3. Planning Projects
• Planning Heirachy
• Planning Parameters
• Planning Quality
• Developing a Strategy Framework
• Project Breakdown Structure
• Planning Time
• The Gantt Chart
• PERT Charts
• Planning Expense
• Delegating Responsibilities

4. Implementing a Project
• Introduction
• Implementation
• Controlling Process
• Applying Standards
• Events Control Chart
• Budget Control Chart
• Monitoring Performance
• Evaluating Performance
• Regulating Process

5. Completion and Evaluation of a Project
• Introduction
• Why is a Closing Phase Necessary
• Declaring Iminent Completion
• Reassignment of Resources
• Considering Project Sustainability
• Project Assessment; Final Report, Performance Reviews
• Appraising the Project
• Why Projects Succeed or Fail

6. Developing Technical Project Management Skills
• Preparing a Project Proposal
• Proposal Layout
• Drawing Up a Budget
• Constructing a Post Project Appraisal
• Software for Projects; How Project Management Software Works, choosing software
• What Project Management Software Cannot Do

7. Understanding Leadership Skills
• Scope and Nature of Leadership
• How to Be A Project Leader
• Visibility & CommunicationsLeadership Characteristics
• Leadership Skills
• Improving Leadership Skills
• Giving Directives and Introducing Change
• Orders

8. Improving Critical Personnel Skills
• Inevitability of Problems
• Common Problems
• Schedule variations
• Changing priorities
• Administration overload
• Deadline Changes
• Cash blow out
• Inappropriate skills
• Role Confusion
• Exhausted Team
• Politics
• Reduced Motivation
• Communication Breakdown

9. Major Assignment
• Development of full documentation for projects.

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