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Project Management

Course CodeSGB4
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion
Project Managers assess, plan, organise, and manage resources.  Thier role is to direct old and new work, and to deliver goods and services to a specification and within a pre-determined timeframe.  They are necessary in almost every discipline, in fields as diverse as event planning, teaching, architecture, and medical practice. This intensive project management short course will teach you how to effectively negotiate time frames, plan budgets, assign the right people to the right roles, and more through six structured lessons.

LESSON 1 NATURE AND SCOPE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • The role of a project manager.
  • Definitions.
  • Characteristics of a project.
  • Stages of a project.
  • Where is project management applied?
  • Types of project management.
  • Types of project management offices.
  • Project types.
  • State of the art.
  • Static management.
  • Lesson 1 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

LESSON 2 RISK AND UNCERTAINTY

  • What is risk?
  • Some seek risk.
  • The importance of a business case.
  • The feasibility study.
  • Risk identification.
  • Lesson 2 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

LESSON 3 MAINTAINING CONTROL THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT

  • Tools for control.
  • When and where control needs to be exercised.
  • Nine steps to successful project planning.
  • Lesson 3 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

LESSON 4 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • What is communication?
  • Communication systems and techniques.
  • Setting up communications systems in projects.
  • Active listening.
  • Finding the right staff.
  • Lesson 4 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

LESSON 5 THE END GAME

  • Reviews are costly.
  • Lesson 5 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

LESSON 6 SOME GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Lesson 6 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

FINAL ASSESSMENT