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Drive Success with Project Management Essentials

Grow your project management skills with Aberystwyth Business School. Broaden your skill set in this vital discipline.

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Drive Success with Project Management Essentials

305 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
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    4 hours
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Bolster your operational management skills with innovative techniques

On this four-week course, you’ll navigate the world of project management, guided by the expertise of Aberystwyth Business School.

Advance your strategic project planning skills

You’ll explore the strategic aspects of project management, mastering how to foresee and mitigate potential project hurdles with advanced planning methods.

The guidance of Professor Andrew Thomas, coupled with Aberystwyth Business School’s blend of theoretical and practical insights, ensures a learning experience that not only broadens your knowledge base but also enhances your practical skills.

Gain tools for project success

Throughout the course, you’ll focus on strategies to achieve your project goals and objectives.

You’ll delve into Six Sigma methodologies, a set of techniques and tools for process improvement, and their application in project planning and performance evaluation.

During week 3-4 you’ll learn to critically compare various project planning techniques and understand the vital connection between project management methods and broader operational management strategies.

Apply management techniques to your discipline of choice

By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, project life-cycles, models, and practical application techniques.

You’ll be prepared to tackle any project with confidence and strategic insight, ready to make a significant impact in your professional and personal environment.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    The principles and purposes of project management

    • Project Management Techniques

      Project Management Techniques

  • Week 2

    Projects and Project Management

    • Projects and Project Management

      Projects and Project Management

  • Week 3

    More project management models

    • More project management models

      More project management models

  • Week 4

    Planning and evaluating projects

    • Critical Path Method (CPM) and Programme Evaluation Review Technique (PERT)

      Critical Path Method (CPM) and Programme Evaluation Review Technique (PERT)

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Compare various project planning techniques and to apply these techniques to create detailed project plans for given scenarios.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the connection between Project Management techniques and more general operational approaches to management.
  • Apply the project management method to individual disciplines

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for project managers, business analysts, quality assurance specialists, and anyone interested in enhancing their project management skills.

Who will you learn with?

I am Professor of Engineering Management and Head of Aberystwyth Business School. I entered academia having followed an industrial career initially with the Royal Air Force and then later BE Aerospace

I currently work in the field of agricultural research dissemination with a focus on technological innovations and a keen interest in environmental sustainability.

Who developed the course?

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud reputation for leading edge research, teaching excellence and an exceptional student experience. It’s a place for the adventurous, the curious and the creative.

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  • Discuss your learning in comments
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Buy this course

$134/one-off payment

Fulfill your current learning need

  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
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Sample the course materials

  • Access expires 26 Jun 2024

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