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Introduction to Project Management

Educator: Carlos Grima
Course Offer: Self-Paced Course
Course Duration: 50 Hours (course completion by September 2022)
Certification: Certificate of attendance upon completion
Prerequisites: Internet connection and a device, no prior knowledge is required
Price: EU/EEA National €34.94 | Full fee €69.88

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Course Description

This self-paced, fully online course is designed to introduce course candidates to Project Management which is a key competence for private and public sector organisations as well as NGOs. Its importance has been increasingly driven by current business trends, such as, fewer management layers, the need for greater flexibility and the increased usage of project-based work.

 

Most importantly, the course will highlight the benefits of project management including the fact that more structured planning, well-defined goals, and more clearly defined roles can improve team collaboration and effectiveness. It will also be shown how defining a communication plan keeps a team aligned and focused and the effects that this can have on overall efficiency.

 

This course aims to offer an introduction to the theory and practice of managing projects. The Learning Outcomes within this course cover contemporary advances available in research and practice and emphasise the competences required for successful project management. The course is made up of the five units outlined below.

 

The course content will be available until end of September 2022 and course participants should complete the course content at their own pace by the end of September 2022.

Outline of Course Units

  • Introduction to project management, understanding the importance of project management in securing organisational success and outlining the major phases of a typical project, that is, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure. In this introductory unit, reference is also made to diverse contemporary approaches to project management.
  • The processes involved in initiating a project, defining the scope and goals of a project, discussing lifecycles, business cases and governance.
  • Examining the processes involved in planning a project, determining a projects’ feasibility through proper evaluation and analysis, designing a feasible schedule plan.
  • Tasks that must be undertaken to ensure efficient project execution and management, the effective management of product delivery of a given project, the importance of adhering to pre-established KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and project objectives.
  • The processes involved in the project closure phase, the reporting needs necessary for the proper closure of a project, approaches for effective evaluation of the success (or failure) of a project’s effectiveness in meeting the set targets.