Project Management Essentials

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Programme Overview

Enter the world of project management by acquiring the core skills of the role. Become confident in managing a complex project by learning how to integrate its conflicting facets into a manageable entity.

This course provides you with a foundation in professional project management principles. Based on the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, you will be taken through the entire project lifecycle and will be introduced to the knowledge areas needed to manage any project effectively. Using a case study, you will complete the necessary steps to comprehensively plan a project scope and schedule. You will learn how to identify and manage risks and how to manage stakeholder expectations via communication. On completion, you will be familiar with key project management terminology and have the tools and techniques required to start managing your own projects.


No Pre-Requisites.

Individuals who need to strengthen their project management skills. It is especially suitable for people new to Project Management or Project Team Members who need to interact more efficiently with the Project Manager and Project Stakeholders.

Course content and Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Project Management fundamentals

Project Initiation

Project Charter
Identifying stakeholders and their needs

Project Planning

Scope Statement
Work Breakdown Structure
Estimation of resources and durations
Developing timelines and schedules
Plan communications
Risk management

Project Execution

Project Monitor & Control

Change Control
Status Reporting

Project Closing


Learning Outcomes

Change Control
Identify and define the key project phases
Learn essential project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs
Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure
Estimate project resources and durations
Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
Manage the execution of the project and provide status reports to stakeholders
Manage and Control any changes required or requested
Successfully close out a project
Determine what lessons can be learned

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