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Modern Project Management - Managing the Project Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Modern Project Management - Managing the Project Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting is the third in a series of free online courses designed for anyone who wants to learn about contemporary project management. This course is broken down into three key areas: how to manage the start-up phase where a project is selected and started, how to create and manage project schedules, and finally how to estimate and manage the project costs. At its core project management is about getting projects completed on time and within budget. In this course the learner will discover how the project manager must definitively establish the project, along with its goals and processes. When a project has been established the course describes how a detailed project schedule, covering both the team members and equipment needs to be drawn up, reviewed and approved. After the project start-up phase the course describes how the schedule must be tracked and evaluated to ensure that milestones will be met, the end deliverables are as scoped, and all stakeholders are kept informed as per the communications plan. Along with the time schedule the course further describes how the project must also be costed in detail, and how the costings are measured against budgets through the use of standard formulas to ensure that the project remains financially on track. The course also contains a sample project which is used to demonstrate to learners the key tasks in creating and monitoring the schedules and budgets. This free course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the area of project management who would like to learn more about project scheduling and budgeting or learners who just want to be able to manage personal projects more effectively.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Describe how companies select projects in line with their mission statement and goals;
    - Define scope and describe how the scope document is created;
    - Describe the importance of the kick-off and the purpose associated processes;
    - Define the types of project schedules and how the work breakdown structure is compiled and represented in graphical format;
    - Describe methods of tracking and reporting progress, resource leveling and schedule acceleration;
    - Describe methods of estimating costs and impact of project complexity on the chosen method;
    - Calculate and interpret budget and schedule variances and performance indexes.

  • 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( 4 )
  • MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT- MANAGING PROJECT START-...
  • Module 1: Resource Document
  • Module 1: Starting a Project
    • Project Selection
    • Project Scope
    • Project Start-Up
    • Alignment Process
    • Communications Planning
  • Module 2: Project Time Management
    • Types of Schedules
    • Elements of Time Management
    • Critical Path and Float
    • Managing the Schedule
    • Project Scheduling Software
  • Module 3: Estimating and Managing Costs
    • Estimating Costs
    • Managing the Budget
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Managing the Project Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting Assessment
    • Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Starting a Project
Learn more about the project start-up.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Project Time Management
Learn more about project time management.
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 3: Estimating and Managing Costs
Learn more about estimating and managing project costs.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 4: Managing the Project Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Saylor Foundation

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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