Principles of Project Management

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Course Date: 11 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

If you're looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the course for you. Learn to manage a project from start to finish, including popular standards and processes and how to manage stakeholders. Understand the role of a project manager and learn how to plan work and execute projects.

Course Instructors

Sue Dowson

Sue has worked in the IT industry since 1982, mostly with Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), creating and running training courses in most states of Australia since the late 80s. She moved to the TAFE sector in 1999, and has been involved in online education since 2000. Sue has been teaching Project Management techniques since 2007 and has a Graduate Diploma in Education from Curtin University.

Course Description

What's it about?

If you're looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the course for you.

If you're looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the course for you. Learn to manage a project from start to finish, including popular standards and processes and how to manage stakeholders. Understand the role of a project manager and learn how to plan work and execute projects.

What's involved?

Module 1Project Management Overview
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2The Concept Phase
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3The Develop Phase
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Project Execute and Finish Phases
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

  • What a project is, and how you can manage it, including:
    • An overview of popular Project Management methodologies and standards
    • The project life cycle: Concept, Develop, Execute and Finish
    • Nine areas every project manager should know
    • The main constraints projects often encounter
    • The benefits of Project Management
  • What is involved in the concept phase, including:
    • Key project roles, like the project manager, team and stakeholder
    • Setting and justifying your goals
  • What is involved in the development phase, including:
    • The project management plan
    • Planning for change
  • How to monitor and control the execution of a project, including:
    • Quality auditing and continuous improvement
    • Getting handover right and how to use the lessons learned

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 4 hours 5 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where to from here?

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Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Project manager
  • Project office manager
  • Project or Program administrator
  • Construction manager
  • Corporate service manager
  • Program director
  • Senior project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project support officer
  • Project team member

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