Certificate of Achievement

Mette Søgaard

has completed the following course:

Business Fundamentals: Project Management

The Open University and The Open University Business School

This online course provided the basic skills to manage all the phases of the project lifecycle effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week


Dave Hall

University Secretary

The Open University

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Describe the main aspects of each phase of the project lifecycle
  • Apply principles and techniques of effective project management
  • Identify models and templates to assist project management
  • Develop time management, prioritisation, communication, and team management skills


  • Project management definition
  • Project lifecycle
  • Initiation phase: scope and objectives definition, project stakeholders analysis
  • Planning phase: Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt diagram, project budget, project team creation, project risk assessment, the Critical Path Method
  • Execution phase: kick-off meeting, project monitoring and control, project team meetings, earned value analysis, project team motivation, evaluation and incentives
  • Closure phase: project review and learning from closed projects

Issued on 20th May 2019

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Free online course:

Business Fundamentals: Project Management

The Open University