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Diploma in Modern Project Management Theory and Practice

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Diploma in Modern Project Management Theory and Practice
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Diploma in Modern Project Management Theory and Practice is designed for anyone who wants to learn about contemporary project management. With organisations looking to deliver projects faster and cheaper project management has evolved continuously since the 1980’s to help address these needs. Using the Project Management Institute's Book of Knowledge, along with other core theory, this course describes in detail the modern theory and best practices of project management. The course begins by introducing you to essential topics such as profiling projects, the phases and organizational structures within a project, and the tasks performed in a project. You will then learn how the role of project managers needs to shift emphasis; project managers need to move from managing the tasks to taking a leadership role. As projects become more complex project managers need to get a good understanding of what the clients' expectations are. They also need to know how decisions are reached, how information is communicated, and how and why changes are made to the project plans. The essential element of project management is about getting projects completed on time and within budget. In this course you will learn how a project, with its associated goals and processes, must be definitively established by a project manager. You will also learn how a project schedule covering both the team members and equipment needs to be drawn up, reviewed and approved. The course then describes why rigorous implementation of quality control is a very important aspect of project management, and why the project manager and the project team must be risk aware during each phase of the project. You will also learn about how the project manager has to oversee the procurement process by ensuring that the relevant contracts with suppliers are in place and that each supplier meets all the necessary requirements. The final part of the course explains how a project manager oversees the successful closure of a project, from gathering all the key statistics and summarising them, to closing out the supplier contracts, and archiving all the key documents. This free Diploma course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the area of project management or those who have become involved in a work project or learners who just want to be able to manage personal projects more effectively.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Define project scope and identify the phases of a project;
    - Analyse 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;
    - Describe what the communications plan is and how it is created;
    - Describe methods of estimating costs and impact of project complexity on the chosen method;
    - Define and explain quality and the statistics terms used in quality control;
    - Describe the elements of risk management during each project phase;
    - Describe the components of the procurement plan;
    - Describe the elements and purpose of the post-project review process.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 16 )
  • DIPLOMA IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PR...
  • SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PROJECT MANAGEME...
  • Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
    • Project Management Defined
    • Project Defined
    • Project Context
    • Key Skills of the Project Manager
    • Introduction to PM Knowledge Areas - Part 1
    • Introduction to PM Knowledge Areas - Part 2
  • Module 2: Project Profiles
    • Using a Project Profile
    • Complex Systems
    • The DPCI Structure - External Factors
    • The DPCI Structure - Internal Factors
    • The DPCI Structure - Technology and Environmental Factors
  • Module 3: Project Phases and Organization
    • Project Phases
    • Project Organization - Part 1
    • Project Organization - Part 2
    • Measuring Organizational Complexity
  • SECTION 2: WORKING WITH CLIENTS AND PROJECT TEAMS
  • Module 4: Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations
    • Including the Client
    • Understanding Values and Expectations
    • Dealing with Problems
    • Nurturing a Feeling of Satisfaction
  • Module 5: Working with People on Projects
    • Working with Individuals - Part 1
    • Working with Individuals - Part 2
    • Working with Teams - Trust
    • Working with Teams - Managing Team Meetings
    • Working with Teams - Types of Teams
    • Creating a Project Culture
  • Module 6: Communication Technologies
    • Types of Communication
    • Selecting Software - Part 1
    • Selecting Software - Part 2
    • Selecting Software - Part 3
  • FIRST ASSESSMENT
  • Module 7: Diploma in Modern Project Management - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Modern Project Management - First Assessment
  • SECTION 3: MANAGING THE PROJECT START-UP, SCHEDULI...
  • Module 8: Resource Document
  • Module 8: Starting a Project
    • Project Selection
    • Project Scope
    • Project Start-Up
    • Alignment Process
    • Communications Planning
  • Module 9: Project Time Management
    • Types of Schedules
    • Elements of Time Management
    • Critical Path and Float
    • Managing the Schedule
    • Project Scheduling Software
  • Module 10: Estimating and Managing Costs
    • Estimating Costs
    • Managing the Budget
  • SECTION 4: QUALITY CONTROL, RISK, PROCUREMENT AND ...
  • Module 11: Introduction to Project Quality and Statistics
    • Project Quality and Statistics
    • Development of Quality as a Competitive Advantage
    • Relevance of Quality Programs to Project Quality
    • Planning and Controlling Project Quality
    • Assuring Quality
  • Module 12: Managing Project Risk
    • Defining Risk
    • Risk Management Process
    • Project Risk by Phases
    • Project Risk and the Project Complexity Profile
  • Module 13: Introduction to Project Procurement
    • Identifying the Need for Resources Outside the Organization
    • The Procurement Plan
    • Selecting the Type of Contract
    • The Procurement Process
  • Module 14: Project Closeout
    • Project Closure
  • SECOND ASSESSMENT
  • Module 15: Diploma in Modern Project Management - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Modern Project Management - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 16: Diploma in Modern Project Management - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Modern Project Management - Final Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 3: Project Phases and Organization
Learn more about project phases and organization.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 4: Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations
Learn more about managing and meeting client expectations.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 6: Communication Technologies
Learn more about communication technologies in projects.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 7: Diploma in Modern Project Management - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 8: Starting a Project
Learn more about the project start-up.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 9: Project Time Management
Learn more about project time management.
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 10: Estimating and Managing Costs
Learn more about estimating and managing project costs.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 12: Managing Project Risk
Learn more about risk in project management.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 13: Introduction to Project Procurement
Learn more about the procurement process in project management.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 14: Project Closeout
Learn more about the closure phase in project management.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 15: Diploma in Modern Project Management - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 16: Diploma in Modern Project Management - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    Saylor Foundation

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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