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Project Management: An Introduction

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
English
Part time
London
Open / Scheduled
Project Management: An Introduction

Course description

Project Management: An Introduction

This part-time evening course provides a general introduction to project management, ranging from the project planning process - setting up project aims and objectives and budgeting - to adoption and structure.

It uses a variety of useful project planning tools, including risk analysis and management. It also examines the role of project manager and project team.

What will I learn?

  • 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.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

Topics covered:

  • 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.

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City University London

City University London

City, University of London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for a hundred years. We are proud of...


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