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Introduction to Project Management

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Overview:

The Introduction to Project Management course is the first step for individuals in positions of project management or those that want to transition to this field. The course will teach learners how to manage a project with constraints related to time, scope and resources. The Introduction to Project Management qualification will enhance your knowledge in project management and help you take your career to the next level.

The Introduction to Project Management course covers key concepts including project management approaches, developing a project charter, scheduling communication and planning for costs, managing your team and reporting the progress to stakeholders.

The Introduction to Project Management course will introduce project management concepts and tools and prepare you for the certification exam. The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of Introduction to Project Management course.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the overview of project management
  • Learn to develop a business case to initiate a project
  • Learn how to schedule a project, set costs, scope, issues and risks
  • Learn how to gather information to plan a project
  • Understand common approaches in project management

Course Titles

  • Module 01: Introduction and Overview
  • Module 02: Teams and Leadership
  • Module 03: Project Communication
  • Module 04: Stakeholder Management
  • Module 05: The Basics of Project Management
  • Module 06: Scope and Requirements
  • Module 07: Developmental Methodologies
  • Module 08: Effective Budgets & Schedules
  • Module 09: Project Performance
  • Module 10: Change Management

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • The course is aimed at individuals who want to acquire knowledge in project management.
  • The course is ideal for those who need an understanding of tools to manage project plans.
  • Anyone with an interest in project management.
  • Those already employed in project management positions like project team members and junior level project managers.
  • Programmers, designers and business owners.

Entry Requirements

  • An understanding of the basics of project management is recommended but there are no formal pre-requisites.
  • Motivation to learn

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Introduction to Project Management course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.

Certification

Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the certificate in Introduction to Project Management.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete Introduction to Project Management you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The Introduction to Project Management qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com is given below.

  • Project Manager – £42,549 per annum
  • Project Coordinator – £24,819 per annum
  • Project Leader – £39,501 per annum
  • Project Assistant – £20,785 per annum
  • Software Engineer – £34,142 per annum
  • Business Analyst – £35,543 per annum

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 147
➤ Module 01: Introduction and Overview
Course Introduction
1.0 Introduction & Overview
1.1 Course Expectations
1.2 Some Project Management Numbers
1.3 What Tools Do You Need?
1.4 Certifications
1.5 What Is Project Management All About?
1.6 How To Attain Great Results?
1.7 The Division of Skills
➤ Module 02: Teams and Leadership
1.0 Teams & Leadership
1.1 Janssen’s Model for Reactions to Change
1.2 Conceptual Approach
1.3 Spontaneous Approach
1.4 Normative Approach
1.5 Methodical Approach
1.6 Approaches Lead to Roles
1.7 The P.E.P. Cycle
1.8 It’s All In the Handoffs
1.9 Five Reasons for Balancing Your Project Team
1.10 The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
1.11 Absence of Trust
1.12 Absence of Conflict
1.13 The Changing View of Conflict
1.14 The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Modes
1.15 Lack of Commitment
1.16 Avoidance of Accountability
1.17 Inattention to Results
➤ Module 03: Project Communication
1.0 Project Communication
1.1 Why Is Communication Important?
1.2 With Whom Do We Communicate?
1.3 Listening
1.4 Channels of Communication
1.5 Where Do We Get Understanding
1.6 Hallway Conversations & Lunches
1.7 Didactic Communications
1.8 Meetings
1.9 Basic Meeting Rules
1.10 The Communications Plan
1.11 Team Board
1.12 The Use of Collaboration Tools
➤ Module 04: Stakeholder Management
1.0 Stakeholder Management
1.1 Who is a Stakeholder?
1.2 Steps in Basic Stakeholder Management
1.3 Stakeholder Super Groups
1.4 The People Who Oppose Your Project
1.5 Stakeholder Prioritization
➤ Module 05: The Basics of Project Management
1.0 The Basics of Project Management
1.1 There Are No Absolutes
1.2 What is Project Management?
1.3 The Iron Triangle
1.4 Project Boundaries
1.5 PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
1.6 The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined
1.7 Every Project Should Have…
1.8 Project Management Plan
1.9 The Project Management Plan Can Also Include
1.10 The Reporting Information Flow
1.11 The Project Data Sheet (PDS) / Charter
1.12 Status Reporting
1.13 Project Portfolio Dashboard
1.14 The Basic Planning Steps
➤ Module 06: Scope and Requirements
1.0 Scope and Requirements
1.1 The Importance of Scope & Requirements Definition
1.2 The PMI Scope Management Framework
1.3 The Product vs. Project Scope
1.4 What is a “Requirement”?
1.5 Types of Requirements
1.6 Getting Quality Requirements
1.7 The Work Breakdown Structure
1.8 What the WBS Is
1.9 What a WBS is NOT
1.10 Components of the WBS
1.11 A Basic WBS
1.12 Managing Change
1.13 What’s wrong with this WBS?
1.14 Answer Four Key Questions
1.15 The Fourth Question…
1.16 Why use a WBS?
1.17 Introduction to Displayed Thinking
1.18 In Scope and Out of Scope
1.19 WBS
1.20 A Use Case
1.21 Detailed Use Cases
➤ Module 07: Developmental Methodologies
1.0 Developmental Methodologies
1.1 Project Management & Development Methodologies
1.2 Developmental Methodology Pyramid
1.3 Developmental Methodology Chart
1.4 Three Major Types
1.5 The Basic Waterfall Model
1.6 Keys to the Waterfall Model
1.7 Waterfall Keys Challenges
1.8 The Spiral Development Cycle
1.9 Advantages of the Spiral Model
1.10 Challenges of the Spiral Model
1.11 Prototyping
1.12 Reasons to Prototype
1.13 Dangers of Prototyping
1.14 Agile Development Values…
1.15 The 12 Principles of Agile Software
1.16 XP Is Customer Focused
1.17 XP, How Does It Work?
1.18 Iteration 0
1.19 The Basic Steps
1.20 Tools For Agile Development
1.21 Feature Cards
1.22 Major Methodologies
1.23 Selecting A Methodology
➤ Module 08: Effective Budgets & Schedules
1.0 Effective Budgets & Schedules
1.1 The Basic Steps in Scheduling
1.2 Sequencing
1.3 Sequencing Methods
1.4 Sequencing – Finish to Start
1.5 Sequencing – Start to Start
1.6 Sequencing – Finish to Finish
1.7 Sequencing – Start to Finish
1.8 Sequencing Diagram
1.9 Resource Estimating
1.10 Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
1.11 Duration Estimating
1.12 The Critical Formula
1.13 Efficiency vs. Availability
1.14 Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
1.15 PERT Example
1.16 Stages for Budget Development
1.17 Estimating Techniques
1.18 Don’t Back into Your Schedule
1.19 Critical Path Method
1.20 To Decrease Your Schedule
1.21 Brooke’s Law
➤ Module 09: Project Performance
1.0 Project Performance
1.1 What Causes Project Delays?
1.2 Multi-Tasking
1.3 What Behavior Do You Want?
1.4 The Keys to Success
1.5 Measuring Success
1.6 Project Performance Chart
1.7 The Triangle
1.8 Introduction to Earned Value
1.9 Earned Value Requirements
1.10 Earned Value – Key Terms
1.11 Project Performance Key Values
1.12 Cost Analysis
1.13 Schedule Analysis
1.14 Forecasting – ETC
1.15 Forecasting – EAC
1.16 Forecasting – TCPI
1.17 Earned Value Graphs
1.18 Earned Value Radar
1.19 Spark Lines and Bullet Graphs
1.20 Earned Value Chart
1.21 The Results
1.22 Conclusions
➤ Module 10: Change Management
1.0 Change Management
1.1 Keys to Managing Change
1.2 Scope Change Management
1.3 Change Request Form
1.4 Action Items or Issues
1.5 Course Closure
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