Online course in Business & Management

Project Initiation

Explore the techniques needed to develop project initiation documentation and examine the triple constraint of project management.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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This course is part of the program Project Management for International Business, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA in International Business (Top Up). Find out more.

Understand how to create and use project initiation documentation

On this course, you will explore the concept of project management, including its history and why it’s useful in business.

You will explore the key elements of project initiation documentation (PID), including project scope, aims, timelines, stakeholders, and budget. You will also be introduced to the concepts of time, cost and quality of project management - known as the triple constraint or iron triangle. You will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt to real-life scenarios.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to project management 
  • Project initiation documentation (PID): an introduction to key facets of scope, aims, timelines, key stakeholders and budget 
  • Project selection 
  • Time, cost and quality triangle (constraint triangle) 

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  • Available now
    This course started 16 Sep 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Summarise the concept of Project Management including linking projects to business strategy and objectives
  • Investigate project constraints and how they impact the success of a project
  • Identify project scope and its relevance in project management
  • Apply the time, cost and quality triangle to a project scenario
  • Explore the project lifecycle and the different stages of this model

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to understand project management for 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?

Umair  Tanveer

Umair Tanveer

Senior Lecturer with over 10 years of experience in teaching/Industry at leading UK professional and academic institutions. I was responsible for monitoring/continually improving quality of outputs.

Who developed the course?

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.

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Project Management for International Business, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA in International Business (Top Up).