Develop an understanding of contemporary projects and the different processes involved.
Projects in contemporary organisations
Projects are at the very heart of most organisations as they are fundamental to their continued survival and success. This topic explores how modern projects fit into the operation and structure of complex organisational environments.
Selecting projects, programmes and portfolios
This topic explores the growing prominence of project, programme and portfolio management and the critical information needed to select and manage them in order to optimise their contribution to the host organisations.
Project initiation and defining the project
Project lifecycle becomes clearly visible and operational from the initiation stage. This topic prepares you to define and initiate a project that is complete, accurate and as definitive as possible so that everyone involved are absolutely clear what this is and what is expected to be delivered by the project delivery team.
Procuring the Project
Procurement is a strategic decision that enables the client obtain the best of the required expertise, materials and other resources sustainably, efficiently, safely and fast. This topic considers how the client makes key decisions about the project including a go-no go decision, what alternatives to pursue and how it will be procured.
Managing stakeholders and communications
Good communication with all stakeholders involved in the project is critical to success. This topic considers the expectations of the client and other internal and external stakeholders to a project and how to pro-actively engage in managing them for the benefit of the project. It also explores how information is communicated, and how and why changes are made to the project plans.