Weekly study8 hours
Organisations and Projects
Discover how projects are influenced by the organisations that host them
This course details the relationship between the organisation that hosts the projects and the projects themselves, covering ethics and professionalism, global project management, and project organisation and context.
Projects are a key vehicle for the execution of organisational strategy, and the effectiveness of that execution is largely determined by the environment the organisation itself creates for those projects.
On this course you will also have the opportunity to acquire and integrate skills and knowledge as they pertain to international projects.
- Understanding business strategy and its relationship with projects
- Strategic evaluation and selection of projects to create a well‐balanced portfolio
- Critical success factors, financial evaluation criteria and measuring project success
- Project organisation: structure and teams
- Knowledge management - learning from experience
- Ethical issues and considerations in project management
- Sustainability: the new professional responsibility
- Professional growth of the project manager and project team
- Leading and managing global projects
- Characteristics of large global projects
- Identifying complexity factors and issues
- Challenges associated with language and culture
- Working effectively in a multicultural environment
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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...
- Evaluate the different types of project organisational structures and debate the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Evaluate a project management approach in a matrix organisational structure, and recommend methods that will successfully deliver a project considering the inherited power relationships
- Evaluate and assess the importance of ethics and professionalism in every aspect of the project’s operation
- Assess ethical situations and recommend best practices for ethical decision-making
- Evaluate the impact of contextual factors, such as a client’s organisational culture, needs, risk tolerance, and project size on tools and methods of project management
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone wishing to learn how to deliver strategic change through project management in business.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.