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Principles of Project Management

Polytechnic West via Open2Study

Overview

If you're looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the course for you. Learn to manage a project from start to finish, including popular standards and processes and how to manage stakeholders. Understand the role of a project manager and learn how to plan work and execute projects.

What will I learn?

  • What a project is, and how you can manage it, including:
    • An overview of popular Project Management methodologies and standards
    • The project life cycle: Concept, Develop, Execute and Finish
    • Nine areas every project manager should know
    • The main constraints projects often encounter
    • The benefits of Project Management
  • What is involved in the concept phase, including:
    • Key project roles, like the project manager, team and stakeholder
    • Setting and justifying your goals
  • What is involved in the development phase, including:
    • The project management plan
    • Planning for change
  • How to monitor and control the execution of a project, including:
    • Quality auditing and continuous improvement
    • Getting handover right and how to use the lessons learned

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Project manager
  • Project office manager
  • Project or Program administrator
  • Construction manager
  • Corporate service manager
  • Program director
  • Senior project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project support officer
  • Project team member

Syllabus

MODULE 1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW     MODULE 2: THE CONCEPT PHASE     MODULE 3: THE DEVELOP PHASE     MODULE 4: PROJECT EXECUTE AND FINISH PHASES

Taught by

Sue Dowson

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Reviews

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  • Vijayakumar Menon N completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Hi. Principles of Project management is a featured course taught by Prof Sue Dawson, Polytechnic West, Australia. The course follows the PMBok (Project Management Body of Knowledge). The PMBok was developed by the PMI and is used widely by project managers to efficiently manage their projects. The course introduces the students to the management of the 9 knowledge areas applicable to a project - Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human resources, Communication, Risk , Procurement and Integration. Teaching is excellent. Course materials/ lecture notes are available for reference.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very good teaser to the PM business.
    It does not go into deep into the tools, but gives an outstanding overview at the projectcycle and a good hint of all it's processes.
    The teacher is very good and easy to understand for us non- English speakers.
  • Maboroshi completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    It's indeed an introduction course. Just talk in generalities. Supplement readings available for further understanding. You'd better have some experience before on a project to get a better impact from learning.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A good course to start your journey with project management. It outlines in a clear way key principles of managing projects and builds a good base for further exploration of the subject.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    the course is great. it will give you all the overview for project management based on pmbok. Very though provoking and you will learn a lot. If you want to see what pmbok is all about, take this course.
  • Huang Ying Ting completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    A very good introduction course to project management, the concepts were explained very clearly, would recommend to people without previous knowledge of this field.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The courses is very comprehensive and I am applying it now to my current work which basically covers the entire operational management of my office. I am however trying to get into my study centre to see again my modules, although, i have most of it copied on my notes, i wanted to see my standing and reprint atleast my scores and certificate. the site is no longer accessible, i hope they will consider putting the site back atleast for those who already completed courses. Aside from this course, i took up Conflict negotiation and Facilitation skills. i would love that site to come back again. Thank you very much
  • Julius.kawanguzi is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    i haven't go farther with this course but it is interesting and i hope it will be simple!
    am studying and taking some research on the course but i hope to contribute much in future.
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    Ubaidullah is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is a very best course designed in a way that it helps the beginner to advanced level students and professionals also.
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    Mohamed Abulwafa Naguib Kilany completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

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