How to manage your projects

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How to manage projects

Overview

This course is ideal if you are looking to develop your project management skills, or enhance your knowledge in order to move your career forward. It provides you with the a solid foundations in project management and includes a combination of the key theoretical and practical elements.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who are new to project management and who want to gain solid foundations skills, with a combination of theory and practical tips and strategies.

It is ideal for those with less than two years project management experience.

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Learning Path

Each topic includes videos, podcasts, tips, and ideas to help you to build your skills and knowledge. Work through each topic, and after successful completion of the course assessments, you will be awarded a “Certificate of Achievement” outlining the topics completed.

1.1 Determine the scope of the project

1.2 Understand and determine the project stakeholders

1.3 Research and define who will be the delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters

1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements

1.5 Examine and clarify the relationship of the project to other projects, while understanding the organisation’s objectives

1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project

 

This lesson is broken down into small sections  as you build your skills and knowledge.

Learn how to find information using a variety of sources. Once you have information, use referencing software to store your sources, cite the information you have found, and present a list of references.

I will introduce you to various sources, teach you how to use Boolean operators, and embed citations into your work. This is particularly useful when you are trying to find information to get support your ideas.

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Learn how to use your time effectively. It’s amazing how much time we can waste by being disorganised.

A few simple techniques can make a lot of difference, and help you to balance your work, family, and time out for yourslef

Good time management, enables a work/life blend

When communicating your project, knowing how to present information electronically can make it easier to understand. 
In this part of the course we look at how we can build an electronic presentation that will help us to convey our message to an audience professionally.

 

One tool that is very useful is mindmapping; it allows us to layout our ideas and plan. It can assist us to see relationships between ideas and concepts. This is particularly useful for those who prefer visual layouts for informatio rather than lists. We will look at electronic and paper methods of mindmapping.

Knowing how to communicate the reason for establishing the project is essential. In this topic you will look at how we communicate generally, in terms of verbal, non-verbal, and written communication, and specifically related to the presenting the business case of a project.

In this section, we will define the project and look at the various stages of the project management cycle. This includes an overview of change management, the project lifecycle and a look at the various members of the project team.

Through Topic 8 we will examine how to implement the goals of a project using project tools and techniques, risk analysis and management techniques.

Understand the key elements of a project, including planning, analysis, sequencing and scheduling

As a project ends we need to understand how to finalise the project, and determine whether the project met its objectives, adhered to milestones, and examine feedback.

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