Online Diploma Course on Modern Project Management | Alison

Diploma in Modern Project Management - Revised

Acquire effective modern project management skills with the theories and practices taught in this free course.

Project Management
Free Course
This free online course in modern project management uses the Project Management Institute's Book of Knowledge to describe in detail the modern theory and best practices of project management. Organisations are constantly looking to deliver projects more efficiently, and able project managers are in demand professionals. This course will also teach you how project managers can effectively manage tasks and take on leadership roles.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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This course will first discuss modern project management theories and practices. You will study project profiles, the factors of the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index (DPCI) structure, project phases, and organization. You will then learn how to manage and meet client expectations, work with individual and teams, and study different communication technologies. Next, you will be shown the types of software useful for specific projects, and learn strategies for sharing documents that can be edited by a team.

The course will then discuss how to evaluate and effectively start a project. You will learn about the alignment process and the communications planning procedure, as well as project time management and useful strategies for estimating and managing project costs. You will then look into quality control, risk management and analysis, the procurement process - including how to identify the need for resources outside the organization - and the procedures for closing out contracts.

The essential aims of project management are getting projects completed on time, within budget, and to the expectations of clients. This Diploma in Modern Project Management Theory and Practice online course is designed to give you a better understanding of contemporary project management tools so that you can effectively achieve these aims. By the end of the course, you will have acquired some really practical knowledge that will be a great boost for your career.

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Introduction to Project Management

Project Profiles

Project Phases and Organization

Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations

Working with People on Projects

Communication Technologies

Diploma in Modern Project Management - First Assessment

Starting a Project

Project Time Management.

Estimating and Managing Costs

Introduction to Project Quality and Statistics

Managing Project Risk

Introduction to Project Procurement

Project Closeout

Diploma in Modern Project Management - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define project scope and identify the phases of a project;
  • Analyze and evaluate the role of client expectations in a project;
  • Identify leadership skills required of a project manager;
  • Describe the advantages of using project milestones;
  • Describe the different types of teams and team meetings.


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