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Project Management – Quality, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout Course


Project Management – Quality, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout
Project Management – Quality, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout

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Course Description

Modern Project Management – Managing Quality Control, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout is the last in a series of free online courses designed for anyone who wants to learn about contemporary project management. This course is broken down into four key areas: how to implement the appropriate quality control procedures throughout the project life-cycle, how to assess risks to the project, how to set up and run an efficient and effective project procurement system, and finally how to close out the project successfully. The course shows learners why rigourous implementation of quality control is a very important aspect of project management. Both the project manager and the project team must implement a quality control system that inspects all outputs from the project processes and procedures, and ensure that they are aligned with the project scope. The quality control system must also ensure that the project management system itself is performed to a high standard and is audited and adjusted as required. The course also describes why the project manager and the project team must be risk aware - They must be capable of identifying and quantifying the known risks, and then deciding what mitigating strategy to use for each. As project phases are completed new risks will emerge and the project team must ensure that the risk plan and contingency funding are kept up to date. The course explains how the project manager also has to oversee the procurement process where goods and services are sourced from third parties. The project manager must ensure 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. Possibly the most important part of project closure is the post-project review where the lessons learned are identified for the future. This is usually followed by the end of project celebration where the effort of the project team is acknowledged and rewarded. This course will be of great interest to project management professionals who would like to learn more about managing quality control, risk, procurement and project closeout. It will also be of interest to learners who would like a career in project management or learners who just want to be able to manage personal projects more effectively.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Define and explain quality and the statistics terms used in quality control;
- Describe the purpose and methods of quality assurance;
- Describe the processes for identifying, evaluating and mitigating project risk;
- Describe the elements of risk management during each project phase;
- Describe the role of suppliers, vendors and partners;
- Describe the components of the procurement plan;
- Describe the procedures for closing out contracts and archiving documents;
- Describe the elements and purpose of the post-project review process.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 43 votes
Course Title: Project Management – Quality, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout
Course #: 799
Course Publisher: Saylor Foundation
Course Category: 9
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Course Description: Modern Project Management – Managing Quality Control, Risk, Procurement and Project Closeout is the last in a series of free online courses designed for anyone who wants to learn about contemporary project management. This course is broken down into four key areas: how to implement the appropriate quality control procedures throughout the project life-cycle, how to assess risks to the project, how to set up and run an efficient and effective project procurement system, and finally how to close out the project successfully. The course shows learners why rigourous implementation of quality control is a very important aspect of project management. Both the project manager and the project team must implement a quality control system that inspects all outputs from the project processes and procedures, and ensure that they are aligned with the project scope. The quality control system must also ensure that the project management system itself is performed to a high standard and is audited and adjusted as required. The course also describes why the project manager and the project team must be risk aware - They must be capable of identifying and quantifying the known risks, and then deciding what mitigating strategy to use for each. As project phases are completed new risks will emerge and the project team must ensure that the risk plan and contingency funding are kept up to date. The course explains how the project manager also has to oversee the procurement process where goods and services are sourced from third parties. The project manager must ensure 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. Possibly the most important part of project closure is the post-project review where the lessons learned are identified for the future. This is usually followed by the end of project celebration where the effort of the project team is acknowledged and rewarded. This course will be of great interest to project management professionals who would like to learn more about managing quality control, risk, procurement and project closeout. It will also be of interest to learners who would like a career in project management or learners who just want to be able to manage personal projects more effectively.
License: This course is available from Saylor Foundation OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 1st May 2015
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Third Level
Validation: Level 6
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sunny Abimaje Ihiabe
    Sunny Abimaje Ihiabe Nigeria In the discharge of my duties, it imperative to consider ways that i can adopt quality manage risk and clearly outline processes of project closures. This course has been a tremendous eye-opener for me and i thank you for this rare privilege to gain this knowledge and ear this beautiful certificate. 2016-04-14 12:04:22
  • Chandrasekhar Rallapalli
    Chandrasekhar Rallapalli India Good Course. Detailed material on the Project Management 2015-05-13 12:05:31
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