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An introduction to project management


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This short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, explores the different stages of the life cycle of a project and offers guidance on each. It also presents different tools and techniques often used or discussed in project management, and looks at the different people involved in a project.

Learning outcomes:

  • The learner will be able to describe the different nature of objectives
  • The learner will understand the four stages in a project life cycle
  • The learner will know the different types of individuals who may be involved in a project
  • The learner will understand the tools and techniques used in project management, such as:
  1. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  2. Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  3. Pareto analysis
  4. The Delphi technique
  5. Gantt chart
  6. Critical Path Analysis (CPA), amongst others
  • The learner will know when to mark a project as complete
  • The learner will be able to evaluate a project once complete and know what success and failure looks like
  • The learner will be cognizant of legal and ethical requirements when conducting projects

Advantages of this course:

  • When managing a project, you will be concerned with converting the objectives into distinct packages of work. The way those packages of work are then managed depends on a number of factors, such as available resources or the specific nature of the objectives. This course will guide you through this process, and will also outline the importance of the closure and evaluation stage; an often overlooked part of project management.
  • Training is given through a filmed tutorial, references to websites for reading, presentations on ‘Project implementation plans’ and ‘Tools and techniques’, and a good practice video
  • There is suggested extra reading to give both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
  • An additional activity encourages the learner to reflect on the learning