Week 1: About project management
In Week 1, you will get to know all the fundamentals of project management. You will learn what projects, project management and the three project constraints are. We will experience a short 'time travel' when we'll look at the history of project management (you will be surprised!). You will also become familiar with five phases of project management and effective tools in project management.
Week 2: Elements of project management
In Week 2, we will learn about key elements in project management and how they may affect a project. The elements examples include, project management tools, team roles, legislation and the most common problems which may occur during the project and project methodologies used in project management.
Week 3: Initiating a project
We will explore the first phase of a project life cycle 'Initiating a project'. We will learn about the aspects of project initiation (and why it's so important): project purpose and aims, deliverables, goals and objectives, project parameters, selecting your team, project stakeholders and key documents and tools.
Week 4: Planning a project (Part 1)
In Week 4, we will concentrate on the planning phase of a project lifecycle. We will discover various planning considerations and we will learn to develop plans, identify and assign tasks, to anticipate and manage risks and also develop awesome project teams!
Week 5: Planning a project (Part 2)
In Week 5, we will continue with the planning phase. We will dig deeper into time and cost management and we will explore the art of anticipation and risk management. Last but not least, we will learn how to create a passionate and creative culture in your project team. Already excited?
Week 6: Implementing a project plan
We will move to the third phase of a project lifecycle - project implementation. We will explore leadership and management styles, problem-solving methods and how to improve and support team performance through coaching and mentoring.
Week 7: Monitoring a project
In Week 7, we will focus on monitoring the project and implementing project controls. We will learn what the project controls are, why and how to adjust existing KPIs and how to create and deliver effective progress reports.
Week 8: Closing a project
In Week 8, we will focus on project closure including review, reflections, feedback and what improvements can be made in future projects. We will reflect on a project experience and lessons learnt.
Week 9: The finish line!
In this very last week, you will have a great opportunity to complete your Major Tasks you've been working on throughout the course. You can double-check your answers and documents and make sure you've included everything required. You can still make changes if needed. In Week 9, you will finish the course, celebrate your achievements and get ready for another course :). You can also ask for feedback or peer review (we strongly recommend it).