Project Management: Beyond the Basics

Online Course

Future Learn
Project Management: Beyond the Basics

What is the course about?

Project Management: Beyond the Basics
The course Project Management: Beyond the Basics 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.
Build your existing project management knowledge and develop the skills to manage teams and deliver effective projects.
Course description
  • Learn how to lead project teams with success
  • 4 weeks
  • Digital transformation and the rise of large scale infrastructure projects has created a growing demand for more project-oriented jobs worldwide. On this course, you will go beyond the fundamentals of project management and improve your knowledge so you’re better prepared to lead projects in the future.
  • You will focus on ensuring your projects deliver the intended benefits to stakeholders whilst being on time and within budget. You will learn how to choose the best approach to projects and develop the leadership and management skills needed to grow effective project teams.
  • The skills a project manager needs to master
  • Demands placed on a project manager
  • Identifying and evaluating stakeholders
  • Lines of communication
  • Ethics in projects
  • Managing in situations of volatility and uncertainty
  • Managing complexity and ambiguity
  • Linear, iterative and hybrid project lifecycles
  • Selecting the right approach
  • Developing project agility
  • Forming and developing project teams
  • Launching projects
  • Conditions for success
  • The power of social, identity and cognitive diversity
  • Developing and safeguarding project teams
  • Managing quality in a project
  • The costs of quality
  • Preparing a quality plan
  • Managing resources
  • Looking at the critical chain
  • Dealing with conflict
  • This course is for people working on and leading projects in their work but who may not see themselves as professional project managers. It also offers the opportunity for people to explore project management as a career.
  • 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.

Prerequisites & Facts

Project Management: Beyond the Basics

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

Project Management: Beyond the Basics

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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Topic: Business & Management, Management & Leadership, Project Management
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