Online course in Business & Management

Project Management Principles, Practices and Systems

Grow your project management skills, and understand project management methodologies and challenges.

Project Management Principles, Practices and Systems

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
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Understand the key principles of project management

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.

On this course you will learn the key principles of project management and understand the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget. You will focus on the three biggest challenges to project managers: completing projects on time, managing costs, and communication. You will learn from case studies and real life examples to bring your learning experience to life.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • What is Project Management?

  • The Project Lifecycle

  • Risk Management

  • Discussion/examples

  • Mini Case Study

Week 2

  • Project Information and Communications

  • Closing a Project

  • Contemporary Practice: Project Management Software, Agile Project

  • Management, Operations Management

  • Discussion/examples

  • Mini Case Study

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 17 Jun 2019

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 will you learn with?

Raj Bali

Raj Bali

I have 20 years' experience in the UK HE sector and have published 9 textbooks. I have led projects or consulted with large institutions (such as the World Bank) as well as with numerous SMEs.

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.

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