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Project Management Principles, Practices and Systems
Understand the principles of project management
Struggling with project costs and hitting deadlines? Develop your project management skills with this CPD-accredited course.
According to a key report in 2017, only 37% of teams in the UK reported completing projects on time. Managing project costs was given as the biggest problem, followed by hitting deadlines. As you work your way through this course, you’ll learn how to deal with such issues.
Explore the project management life cycle and why it matters
You’ll start by looking at some of the basics of project management, exploring what it is and why it’s important. You’ll also explore the project management life cycle, including the initiation, planning, execution, and closure stages.
As you work through the course, you will learn the fundamental principles of project management and understand the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget
Discover the key project management steps needed for a successful project
As you work your way through the course, you will focus on the three biggest challenges to project managers: completing projects on time, managing costs, and communication.
You’ll learn some of the project management processes that can help at each step of the way, exploring case studies and real-life examples to bring your learning experience to life.
- What is Project Management?
- The Project Lifecycle
- Risk Management
- Mini Case Study
- Project Information and Communications
- Closing a Project
- Contemporary Practice: Project Management Software, Agile Project
- Management, Operations Management
- Mini Case Study
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...
- Develop your understanding of how projects relate to the wider organisational environment
- Explain the functions and roles of a Project Manager
- Explore the key role of risk management, communication strategies, change management and project closing methods
- Develop an understanding of how and why project managers need to appreciate the international perspective of their projects
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone working in project management roles in any industry, from engineering and programming, to marketing, aviation and more. It will be useful to any professional responsible for managing projects.
It is ideal for anybody considering undertaking Anglia Ruskin’s MSc Project Management.
Who developed the course?
ARU is a global university with campuses across the East of England. They are passionate about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.
World rankingTop 350Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
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