Project Management Essentials

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Course Title: Project Management Essentials
Delivery Mode: Online, Self-Paced

Course Introduction

Project Management Essentials, a comprehensive course offered by the London School of Business Administration. This course is meticulously designed for individuals who aspire to excel in the field of project management, whether they are novices stepping into this domain or seasoned professionals seeking to refine their skills.

As a self-paced, online course, “Project Management Essentials” offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace, making it ideal for busy professionals or students.

Course Overview

  1. Introduction to Project Management
    • Fundamentals of project management
    • Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
    • Overview of project management processes
  2. Understanding the Project Life Cycle
    • Stages of the project life cycle
    • Key activities in each stage
  3. Defining Project Scope and Objectives
    • Techniques for defining project scope
    • Setting SMART objectives
  4. Developing a Project Plan
    • Components of a project plan
    • Planning methodologies and tools
  5. Identifying and Managing Project Risks
    • Risk identification techniques
    • Strategies for risk mitigation
  6. Estimating Project Time and Cost
    • Methods for time and cost estimation
    • Balancing project constraints
  7. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Principles of WBS
    • Developing and using a WBS for project planning
  8. Allocating Project Resources
    • Resource identification and allocation
    • Managing resource constraints
  9. Managing Project Quality
    • Quality management concepts
    • Tools for quality assurance and control
  10. Implementing Project Communication Strategies
    • Importance of effective communication
    • Developing a communication plan
  11. Managing Project Stakeholders
    • Identifying and analysing stakeholders
    • Techniques for stakeholder engagement
  12. Monitoring and Controlling Project Progress
    • Techniques for monitoring project progress
    • Controlling changes and performance
  13. Handling Project Changes and Scope Creep
    • Managing change requests
    • Strategies to control scope creep
  14. Managing Project Teams
    • Team formation and development
    • Leadership styles in project management
  15. Leading and Motivating Project Team Members
    • Motivational theories and their application
    • Leadership in project management
  16. Resolving Project Conflicts
    • Conflict resolution techniques
    • Maintaining team harmony
  17. Applying Project Management Software and Tools
    • Overview of popular project management tools
    • Practical application of project management software
  18. Conducting Project Reviews and Lessons Learned
    • Importance of project reviews
    • Capturing and applying lessons learned
  19. Closing a Project and Evaluating Project Success
    • Steps for project closure
    • Evaluating project outcomes and success
  20. Examining Real-World Project Management Case Studies
    • Analysis of real-world project management scenarios
    • Learning from practical examples and case studies

This course is an excellent opportunity for those looking to establish or advance their career in project management. It provides a solid foundation in project management principles, tools, and techniques, coupled with practical insights and real-world examples. Upon completion, participants will be well-equipped to handle the complexities of managing projects in any industry.

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