The course Foundations of Project Management is an online class provided by Coventry University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the fundamental aspects of project management and develop your understanding of traditional project lifecycles.
Discover the principles of project management
What is project management? What are the essential concepts of project management? What factors affect the state of a project? Answer these questions and others with this course.
You’ll be taught the essentials of project management, including theoretical and applied perspectives. You’ll study project constraints such as cost, time, and resources.
You’ll also look at the role and the skills of project managers and investigate the opportunities for further professional development.
You’ll discuss and demonstrate competence in selecting and starting a project within an organisational context.
Core concepts of project management, including the prerequisites for a project (the business case), project management and the role of the project manager
Project phases and processes, such as traditional project life cycles
Factors important to project selection and prioritisation, as evidenced by organisational capability and available resource capacity
Assess the importance of project management in the context of various organisational cultures and strategies, and summarise the essential components of a project, and the processes considered essential for its successful completion
Describe the project phases that make up a typical project, and summarise the project management processes that occur within each. Explain the relationships between subject areas, process groups, and processes
Describe the typical project management process, its documentation and deliverables that are produced in each project phase
Evaluate factors important to project selection and prioritisation as evidenced by organisational capability and available resource capacity
This course is for anyone interested in project management.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Coventry 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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