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Project Management Principles, Practices and Systems

Anglia Ruskin University via FutureLearn

Overview

Understand the principles of project management

Struggling with project costs and hitting deadlines? Develop your project management skills with this CPD-accredited course.

According to a key report in 2017, only 37% of teams in the UK reported completing projects on time. Managing project costs was given as the biggest problem, followed by hitting deadlines. As you work your way through this course, you’ll learn how to deal with such issues.

Explore the project management life cycle and why it matters

You’ll start by looking at some of the basics of project management, exploring what it is and why it’s important. You’ll also explore the project management life cycle, including the initiation, planning, execution, and closure stages.

As you work through the course, you will learn the fundamental principles of project management and understand the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget

Discover the key project management steps needed for a successful project

As you work your way through the course, you will focus on the three biggest challenges to project managers: completing projects on time, managing costs, and communication.

You’ll learn some of the project management processes that can help at each step of the way, exploring case studies and real-life examples to bring your learning experience to life.

This course is for anyone working in project management roles in any industry, from engineering and programming, to marketing, aviation and more. It will be useful to any professional responsible for managing projects.

It is ideal for anybody considering undertaking Anglia Ruskin’s MSc Project Management.

Taught by

Lucy Wheeler

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