Introduction to Project Management
Our project management short course covers the essential knowledge, skills and techniques required to successfully complete any project, large or small - from initial planning through to implementing, overseeing and evaluating projects.
This part-time project management training course will be delivered by an expert industry project manager in just 10 weeks in a virtual setting.
You’ll be guided through all elements of the project planning process, including setting up project aims and objectives, budgeting and timescales, implementations and completion.
As part of the course, you’ll consider a variety of useful project planning tools, including risk analysis and management. You’ll also discuss the role of a project manager and project team.
Who is it for?
Our introduction to Project Management short course is ideal if your work requires any form of managing projects or you would like to move into this field. We do not ask for any qualifications to enrol on the Project Management short course, only an enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in the subject area. You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.
Assessment and certificates
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion and class room activities as guided by your tutor.
There is no formal assessment and you are not given any formal qualifications on completion of the course. However, if you attend 70 percent of the classes you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate.
- Taught by a highly trained and experienced project manager
- Accessible online classes taught in small groups
- Awarded a City, University of London certificate on completion
What will I learn?
Over 2 days, you will learn to:
- Understand basic project management terminology, methodology and the role of project manager
- Understand the fundamentals of Gantt charts, Critical Path Analysis and PERT
- Appreciate why projects fail and how failure can be avoided
- Appreciate the effect of project management on third parties
- Understand how to produce a project plan with effective budgeting
- Understand project management in terms of its project plan construction, identification of appropriate milestones, budget and consideration of effective project review
- Outline basic tools and techniques of risk analysis and management.
Topics covered include:
- Project management and terminology, the project lifecycle
- Effective project teamwork, managing stakeholders
- Team development, project stages and project planning
- Budgeting and scheduling, Critical Path methodology
- Project control and Earned Value
- Risk management and effective negotiation
- Causes of project failure and how this can be avoided
- Effective meeting management and project closure
- Making use of Microsoft Project, an introduction (computer lab session)
- Project presentations.