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Introduction to Modern Project Management Theory and Practice - Revised

Gain the skills and knowledge required for effective project management with this free online course.

Project Management
Free Course
What is project management? Project management is defined as the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities that will help meet the project requirements. Project management requires the ability to analyze and evaluate the role of client expectations in a project. This course will give you a brief overview of the knowledge central to project management and the skills needed to become a successful project manager.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first introduce you to project management. You will learn how to identify the effect of organization type on time horizons, compare project management and operations management, and describe the organizational options for managing projects. You will study the necessary operational leadership skills required of a project manager, the tasks performed in a project start-up, and the important knowledge areas of project management. The course will also teach you how to create a project profile.

You will then study the external, technological, and environmental factors that contribute to the complexity of a project. The course will discuss the phases of a project including the types of activities in each phase, the various functions represented on a project, and the influence of the organizational structure on project functions. You will also learn how to design a project organizational chart for various project complexity profiles, as well as analyze a project function for size, organizational complexity, technological newness, and technological familiarity.

This Introduction to Modern Project Management Theory and Practice online course is the first in a series of free courses designed for anyone who wants to learn about modern project management methodologies. By the end of this course, you will have learned the foundations of project management and will have a strong overview of the skills and knowledge you need in order to become a successful project manager. This will be a great kick start for your project management career, so check out the course today and start moving forward.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:


  • Describe two defining characteristics of a project;
  • Describe the difference between project management and operations management;
  • Define project scope; - Identify the tasks performed in a project start-up;
  • Identify the phases of a project and describe the types of activities in each phase;
  • Analyze and evaluate the role of client expectations in a project;
  • Identify the effect of organization type on time horizons;
  • Identify additional leadership skills required of a project manager;
  • Define project profiling and Identify project attributes used for project profiling;
  • Describe the characteristics of complex systems and their role in the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index.

Certification

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

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