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The future of project management

According to the Project Management Institute (2017) ‘projects are proliferating globally and it’s projected that, over the next decade, organizations of all sizes and types will need nearly 88 million …

Continue learning with Coventry University

Thank you for joining us on this short course on Project Initiation. We hope that you enjoyed the learning experience. This course is part of the online Project Management for …

Review of the week

Congratulations on completing the second week of this short course. Watch the video where Umair summarises what we have covered. Over the past two weeks, we have explored the ‘initiation’ …

The iron triangle

The iron triangle is a project management tool that shows how three factors can be linked. If two of the parameters (ie points on the triangle) change, it affects the …

Review of the week

Congratulations on completing the first week of Project Initiation. This week, we have focused on the project initiation stage of the project life cycle by covering three key areas. First, …

The content of a PID

Now you are aware of the purpose of the Project Initiation Document (PID), let’s look at what it should include. Below are descriptions of some typical sections you can expect …

An introduction to 3P management

While we commonly talk about project management, many of the skills and concepts can actually refer to more than just a standalone project. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) …

Following a recognised approach

As you saw in the previous step, project management has a long history: early examples often cited are the building of the pyramids at Giza and the Great Wall of …

The history of project management

Project management could be said to date back as far as the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was completed in 2560BC. The diagram below shows some of the (more recent) …

The project life cycle

While projects can be diverse, there are standard key stages in project management. Watch the video in which Umair Tanveer introduces you to the project life cycle. He names each …

How does project management differ from management?

As you read about the characteristics of projects and project management, you may be thinking how is ‘project management’ different from ‘management’? The APM summarise this difference quite neatly: A …

Key professional bodies

Throughout this course we will be referring to key professional bodies and the role they play within the professional arena of project management, developing ‘best practice’. A good way to …