Explore the definition of a project and discover how projects may be classified
On this short course, you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the concepts and processes needed for effective project management in the construction industry.
You will have the opportunity to gain an overview of project planning and the fundamental activities that occur within project management. You will be introduced to the concept of the project life cycle and its relation to the product life cycle.
You will also have the opportunity to explore how to define the project, including scope, setting objectives, stakeholders and clarifying strategies.
What topics will you cover?
- The context and process of project management
- The project life cycle
- An overview of project planning and the organisational frameworks for project delivery in construction
- The planning and definition of the scope of a project
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore and define the scope of a project, including the establishment of deliverables, verification and inspection and the control of changes
- Develop the client’s brief – time, cost and quality
- Explore method statements and their relevance to project planning and control
- Explore the definition of a project and discover how projects may be classified
Who is the course for?
This course is for people seeking an introduction to project management in the construction industry.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!