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The Open University

Project Management: Beyond the Basics

The Open University via FutureLearn


Learn how to lead project teams with success

Digital transformation and the rise of large scale infrastructure projects has created a growing demand for more project-oriented jobs worldwide. On this course, you will go beyond the fundamentals of project management and improve your knowledge so you’re better prepared to lead projects in the future.

You will focus on ensuring your projects deliver the intended benefits to stakeholders whilst being on time and within budget. You will learn how to choose the best approach to projects and develop the leadership and management skills needed to grow effective project teams.

This course is for people working on and leading projects in their work but who may not see themselves as professional project managers. It also offers the opportunity for people to explore project management as a career.


  • Becoming an effective project manager
    • Developing as a project manager
    • Engaging stakeholders
    • Working ethically in projects
    • Check your understanding
  • Managing projects in a complex world
    • Understanding and responding to complexity
    • Linear and iterative projects
    • Adapting approaches to context
    • Check your understanding
  • Managing project people
    • Establishing and leading project teams
    • Creating the conditions for project teams to succeed
    • Developing and safeguarding team members
    • Check your understanding
  • Managing projects in complex organisations – seeing the bigger picture
    • Managing quality
    • Managing resources
    • Managing conflicts
    • Check your understanding

Taught by

Giacomo Carli


4.7 rating at FutureLearn based on 166 ratings

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