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Project Management Principles, Practices and Systems

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

21,960 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours
  • Accreditation

    AvailableMore info

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 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
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.

Learning on this course

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?

Anglia Ruskin University

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.

  • Established

  • Location

    Cambridge, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 350Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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