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About This Course

Are you new to project management and want to learn the essential skills for the job? Do you want to feel less confused when people throw around words like ‘Gantt charts’ and ‘deliverables’? Then you’re in the right place. Project Management Essentials is an introductory course that will explain all things project management, including that tricky terminology. Projects will never seem daunting again.  
 
Who is this course for?
Project Management Essentials is designed for people who wish to have an excellent understanding of the basics of project management and the core elements of any project. The course is aimed at project management beginners, but it is also an ideal course for experienced Project Managers who feel that they would benefit from recapping the basics. Project Management Essentials is suited to anyone who wishes to advance in their career by getting involved in important projects.
 

What will you get from this course?
Project Management Essentials will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver perfect projects, every time. You will be able to make your projects run smoothly and stand out from the crowd, and secure business success as a result. 
 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Keep projects within their allotted time frame and budget 
  • Identify the six different stages of a project’s life 
  • Understand the importance of strategy and a strong business case 
  • Plan using Critical Path Analysis and other tools 
  • Gain a clear understanding of your business objectives
  • Use flow charts to communicate your ideas and project changes to others 
  • Minimise project risks and potential issues
  • Explain the key components of the PDCA cycle 
  • Effectively close your project and evaluate it 
  • Develop a benefits realisation plan and table 
  • Enthuse your team and organisation about projects 
Course features 
  • Audio and animation-led content for an engaging study programme
  • Interactive exercises to test your knowledge throughout
  • Bitesize sections that are easy to follow and digest
  • You can dip in and out of each topic at your own leisure 
  • Case studies to bring the study material to life 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Project Management 
  • Project Strategy and Business Case
  • Project Preparation 
  • Project Design 
  • Project Development and Testing
  • Close Your Project Successfully
  • Support and Benefits Realisation 
  • Training and Business Readiness 

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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