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Project Management Insights

Develop the skills to succeed as a project manager as you discover the tools, techniques, and concepts of project management.

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Project Management Insights

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  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Gain expert insights into project management with Nottingham Business School

No organisation can exist without projects. From product launches to marketing campaigns, gala dinners to installing new furniture – project management is at the heart of it all.

Because of this, project management has become one of the key sought-after skills in the modern job market.

This three-week course will help you develop essential knowledge of project management and unlock those in-demand skills.

Develop crucial project management skills

To help you manage a project from start to finish, you’ll examine project structures and life cycles to identify the critical factors you need to succeed.

You’ll develop the skills to help you engage with stakeholders, build an effective team, and become an influential leader. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to successfully manage projects in any capacity.

Understand project risk management

Next, you’ll gain insights into tools for project management to help streamline your processes, carry out risk management, and create a project schedule.

Learning from industry specialists and educational experts at Nottingham Business School, you’ll broaden your understanding of project management concepts, terminology, and approaches.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills for successful project management and be ready to unleash your potential in this in-demand role.


  • Week 1

    Defining what Project Management is

    • Welcome

      An Introduction to this short course

    • Introduction to Project Management Insights

      Introduction to Project Management

    • Project Lifecycle

      Traversing the Project Lifecycle: Understanding its Various Stages

    • Project Constraints

      Clarifying Project Boundaries and Constraints: Parameters for Success

  • Week 2

    Developing skill sets

    • Stakeholders

      Mapping Project Stakeholders: Influencers and Impact on Objectives

    • Project Teams

      Unveiling the Tapestry of Roles within Project Teams

    • Leadership

      Delving into Project Leadership: Definitions and Styles within Teams

    • Scope

      Navigating Project Scope: Defining Boundaries for Success

  • Week 3

    Insights into tools for managing projects

    • Work Breakdown Structure

      Deciphering the Architecture of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    • Risk

      Unraveling Project Risks: A Comprehensive Exploration

    • Schedule

      Mastering Project Timelines and Schedules: Effective Management Strategies

    • Success or failure?

      Distinguishing Success from Failure: Evaluating Project Performance

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Develop a solid framework of knowledge on key project management concepts and principles
  • Develop the insights, capacities and skills required for planning and delivering projects
  • Critically evaluating both the soft and hard components for successful project management
  • Enable an understanding and appreciation of the language, techniques and tools that are used in a project

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who is involved in projects and/or project teams.

You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Ahmed is a Principal Lecturer & MSc Project Management course leader at Nottingham Business School, a Prince2 & AgilePM practitioner with 10+ yrs hands-on experience in project management.

Who developed the course?

Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School’s (NBS) purpose is to provide research and education that combines academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.

Nottingham Trent University

With over 40,000 students and staff spanning five university sites, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most influential higher education institutions in the country.

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