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FutureLearn

Practical Project Management

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn Program

Overview

Packed full of real-world examples of project management at work, learn the leadership skills you need to level-up your career or boost your business – in just ten weeks.

Unlock your project management career potential

Project management is a growing and sought-after profession – the Project Management Institute estimates the career to have grown by $6.61 trillion over a seven-year period by the end of 2020.

Moreover, project management skills are in great demand, as business becomes ever more multinational and complex. Being able to professionally manage projects, activities, and tasks to a tight schedule is an ability that can set your CV apart.

Upskill and learn essential project management tools

On this microcredential, you’ll learn practical project management skills. Using real-world case studies, you’ll cover the project lifecycle from feasibility to closure, examining each stage and exploring practical issues such as business imperatives, managing people, setting priorities, and tight deadlines.

You’ll learn how the pieces of a project fit together, building towards a practical final assessment where you create a personal project management toolkit that can fit any workplace.

Master project management and increase your earnings

Project management is vital for implementing change, and this course could be the first step on an exciting new career, or an opportunity to upskill yourself with the latest in project management practical thinking.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Project Management and the Project Lifecycle
-Establishing the building blocks and looking at how project managers operate

Course 2: Planning the Project
-Examining all aspects of the most important stage of any project

Course 3: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
-Making it happen, delivering to expectations, and successfully negotiating change

Course 4: Closing the Project, Tips and Tools
-Putting it all together and applying what you’ve learnt

Taught by

Craig Brown

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