Diploma in Project Management
What is Project Management?
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. In this lesson you will be introduced to the world of project management and the different processes, methodologies, and project management skills that guide the industry. You will learn about the different roles and responsibilities of the various team members that make up a project.
Project Initiation Phase
In the project initiation phase, you will look deeper into topics such as project scope, deliverables, goals, objectives, and milestones, as well as the different influences and interests of stakeholders within a project. You will also evaluate different project documents such as the stakeholder register and project charter.
Defining the Project Plan
The world of project planning will be broken down into key elements such as work breakdown structures, project dependencies, estimation techniques, and network diagrams.
Planning Cost, Time, and Quality
The journey through the project management phase continues into the second part of the planning phase. Cost management will be broken down into the four primary phases namely: determining budget, cost control, costs incurred, and estimating costs. Quality management will be discussed in terms of customer satisfaction, quality assurance, quality control, and estimating techniques.
Change Control and Risk Management
This lesson will discuss change control and how to handle risk management. These are essential functions within a project, and an important part of the project management certificate!
Procurement and User Acceptance
Project execution is an important part of project management training. This lesson will discuss the project execution phase as well as tackle topics such as planning for procurement and how to receive acceptance from users.
Project Execution and Leadership
In this lesson you will learn about the different tasks involved in executing a project, as well as different leadership styles that can be applied.
Monitoring and Controlling
This lesson covers the 10 processes within the monitoring and controlling process which you will come across throughout a career in project management.
Nearing the end of module one of the project management certificate, topics around project closure will be discussed. Vital elements including lessons learned and closeout reports.
Introduction to Gantt Charts
The final lesson of module one explores Monday.com for a practical demonstration of Gantt charts. Here, the dependencies discussed in previous lessons will be broken down into more detail and applied in the Gantt chart.