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Fundamentals of Project Management Course


Fundamentals of Project Management
Fundamentals of Project Management

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Course Description

This online course is aimed at people interested in IT project management and builds on other business and IT courses available online at ALISON.


Every competent project manager needs to know the various phases and project management software and tools available do the job properly (such as the Gantt Chart). This free course will identify these phases and tools, enabling you to successfully manage any project.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will understand the history of project management and learn from examples of interviews with project managers. You will gain a good knowledge of project management methodology. Each phase is examined: investigation, planning, design, production, monitoring and evaluation. You will be able to identify and understand the most important tools used by a project manager including GANTT charts, PERT Diagrams, estimating activity time, scheduling, expediting and Critical Path Method. You will gain a good knowledge of program, system, technical, user, paper-based, electronic and media project management documentation. This course will teach you the process of the systems development life cycle to help identify problems and create solutions in each stage of the projects life including planning, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation. You will learn about different issues that can occur when an information system is changed or a new sytem is introduced.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 400 reviews
Course Title: Fundamentals of Project Management
Course #: 210
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 9
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description:

This online course is aimed at people interested in IT project management and builds on other business and IT courses available online at ALISON.


Every competent project manager needs to know the various phases and project management software and tools available do the job properly (such as the Gantt Chart). This free course will identify these phases and tools, enabling you to successfully manage any project.

License:
Release Date: 09 July 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Low
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Jodie Ferguson
    Jodie Ferguson United Kingdom Interesting course focused more on information system project management than i had expected before starting the course but still enjoyed it however i feel with such a heavy emphasis on information systems lots of this material needs updating still talks about CD ROM's and fax machines and several links no longer work so was disappointed by that. 2015-08-27 00:08:37
  • Shyam Giri
    Shyam Giri United States of America Great course! 2015-08-26 17:08:12
  • Aksharkumar Hegde
    Aksharkumar Hegde India Excellent information coverage 2015-08-24 13:08:26
  • Benard Munyai
    Benard Munyai Zimbabwe As a beginner of the Project Management course, i found it very useful, generally for the application of the course in all industries and in the near future 2015-08-14 15:08:20
  • Folashade Adesina
    Folashade Adesina Nigeria Very interesting course 2015-08-14 11:08:30
  • jacob mbudzi
    jacob mbudzi Zimbabwe Today most of the development work and implementation of new technologies are performed as projects. At the same time there is a great lack of shrewd project managers on all levels as well as lack of understanding of the most efficient ways of realizing projects. This in spite of the fact that there are several standards and developed methodologies for assuring the quality and success of project realization. Since the project managers’ role is a discipline of itself, a project manager on academic level will be able to get assignments in all levels and sectors of society and industry. More and more work in industry and society is carried out as projects. This means that at present, and probably in the next decades the demand for skilled and well educated project managers will be very high. How to function as a project manager, develop a project management team, and understand and use the tools necessary for planning and executing projects can be better understood through Fundamentals of Project Management Course. Fundamentals of Project Management Course allows an introspection of development policy and its operational environment. Moreover, it affords practitioners, academics and vulnerable communities to examine and share experiences with the hope of influencing public policy formulation and implementation. Many developing countries are found wanting in their response to the challenges of the new millennium. African development problems needs leaders who can inspire; work and learn collaboratively; act with integrity; facilitate constructive dialogue, critical and strategic thinking with skill and resolve in order to decimate the effects of poverty. Relentless civil wars, HIV&AIDS and other catastrophes have precariously placed the vulnerable at crossroads in as far as policy discourse, options and choices are concerned. In many instances, poor policy choices have perpetuated a plethora of challenges to the countries of the political south much to the detriment of life enjoyment as a democratic right. I am motivated to make a difference for the better through facilitating an analysis of livelihoods for effective change. My role as project officer for the orphans and vulnerable project encompasses identifying, engaging leadership, creating synergies with agriculture and finance sectors that together offer appropriate social and financial products and services to all segments of the population especially the economically marginalised children, youths and women. To operate effectively, a sound understanding of fundamentals of Project Management cycle and regulatory frameworks, all afforded in the Fundamentals of Project Management Course, is a prerequisite. Sound institutions need to be guided by appropriate internal management systems, industry performance standards, performance monitoring, institutional transparency, accountability and sound prudential regulation, wherever feasible, so as to bring cost-effective and a wide variety of alternatives to development. The Fundamentals of Project Management study will enable me the global worldview in identification of development gaps, formulation of responsive policies and effective implementation of the same. 2015-08-12 08:08:03
  • Allan Listanco
    Allan Listanco United Kingdom This is very interesting and helpful with my current role in the company 2015-08-11 13:08:20
  • Tilahun Gemeda
    Tilahun Gemeda Ethiopia I have an indepth field experience in project management focusing on food security and livelihoods in rural setting. I was engaged in designing, planning and implementation of agriculture project for rural community. I need this nline course on Project management for further detail scientific and advanced knowledge. 2015-08-11 08:08:40
  • karthikeyan m
    karthikeyan m United Arab Emirates Nice presentation to cover the Fundamentals of the Project management. 2015-08-10 09:08:34
  • Amarpal Paul
    Amarpal Paul United States of America Excellent! 2015-08-07 03:08:22
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