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Diploma - Project Management in Practice

Improve your project management skills for managing complex technical projects with this free online Diploma course.

Project Management
Free Course
This free online project management diploma course will teach you about practical project management. It covers the fundamental principles and practices in project management including basic concepts such as project selection, initiation, and procurement. You will study leadership, planning, scheduling, risks, and costs and budgets. You will also learn about resource allocation, monitoring, and control needed to manage complex technical projects.





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Improve your project management skills with Alison’s free online course Diploma - Project Management in Practice. This course covers the basic principles and practices essential in effective modern project management. The course will improve your project management skills for managing complex technical projects.

The course begins with an overview of the concepts in modern technical project management, a basic introduction to Lean and Agile software development. The course then describes the various processes involved in project management such as project selection, initiation, procurement, leadership, planning, scheduling, risks, costs and budgets, resource allocation, monitoring and control. Finally, you will learn about negotiation as a critical skill, project management growth, and project closure.

This course is aimed at meeting the interests and needs of career professionals who value practical principles and guidance, and students who wish to build on past experiences and improve on effective strategies for managing complex technical projects. This includes an emphasis on applying concepts of project management to real-world issues. So, why wait? Start the course today and learn how to become an effective project manager!

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Project Management Foundations

Strategies for Project Management

Project Initiation, Scope, and Structure


Project Leadership - Team Formation and Management

Project Planning

Project Scheduling

Diploma in Project Management in Practice - First Assessment

Project Risk Management

Managing Project Value, Budgets, and Costs

Managing Limited Resources

Project Monitoring, Analytics and Control

Improving Project Performance - Project Reviews

Critical Project Management Skill - Negotiation

Personal and Organizational Project Management Growth

Putting All the Pieces Together

Diploma in Project Management in Practice - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of key skills requires in project management and leadership
  • Identify your strengths and address weaknesses relating to key project management skills
  • Evaluate the various methods for comparing and choosing competing projects
  • Describe the steps required in the initiation of a project
  • Design and execute the necessary tools and processes for planning a project and developing project objectives
  • Develop effective means of monitoring and controlling project performance in line with project objectives
  • Build strategies for identifying, evaluating, and managing project risks
  • Discuss strategic means of effectively auditing a project
  • Evaluate effective methods for project closure


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Diplomas are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Diplomas, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Diploma, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Diploma pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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