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Organisations and Projects (C)

Analyse the impact of the organisational environment upon project delivery, and gain skills in international project management.

Organisations and Projects (C)
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • 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.

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.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Dennis Chapman is a Lecturer in Project Management and Deputy Course Director for the BA in Business Management at Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership (SSL).

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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