Business Fundamentals: Project Management

Online Course

Future Learn
Business Fundamentals: Project Management

What is the course about?

Business Fundamentals: Project Management
The course Business Fundamentals: Project Management is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools._x000D_ _x000D_
Course description
  • Visualise, plan, manage and evaluate projects successfully
  • 4 weeks
  • Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and budget, is always a challenge.
  • This online course introduces you to the essential skills and processes that support successful project management and helps you apply them to your own context.
  • While other project management courses propose complex methods and techniques, this course will give you the skill-set to play an active role in a project environment right away.
  • You will also gain confidence with project document templates in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as some web tools for project management.
  • Project management definition
  • Project lifecycle
  • Initiation phase: scope and objectives definition, project stakeholders analysis
  • Planning phase: Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt diagram, project budget, project team creation, project risk assessment, the Critical Path Method
  • Execution phase: kick-off meeting, project monitoring and control, project team meetings, earned value analysis, project team motivation, evaluation and incentives
  • Closure phase: project review and learning from closed projects
  • Describe the main aspects of each phase of the project lifecycle
  • Apply principles and techniques of effective project management
  • Identify models and templates to assist project management
  • Develop time management, prioritisation, communication, and team management skills
  • This course is aimed at those already or likely to be involved in projects whether professional or personal. It assumes no prior project management or business knowledge, though an interest in the topic would be beneficial. Whether you’re at the start of your career and need an introduction to the subject, or you’ve been managing projects for years and are seeking to reflect on your experiences, you will get a lot out of this formal, yet practice-oriented, learning experience.
  • For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
  • This course is supported by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession. APM is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Business and Finance Fundamentals program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM191 Business and Finance Fundamentals in Practice starts October 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all eight Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
  • The Open University Business School
  • A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured.

Prerequisites & Facts

Business Fundamentals: Project Management

Course Topic

Business & Management, Management & Leadership, Project Management

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Business Fundamentals: Project Management

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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