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  • manage projects successfully

    Performance: Project Management

manage projects successfully

In this module, you'll learn what project management is and examine the five key processes. You'll also identify what skills are required by project managers and look at some of the methods and techniques you can use to manage projects successfully.

Finally, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned to a specific scenario.


Learning Objectives
  • Recognising the five project management processes
  • Making adequate plans and arrangements to ensure the success of projects that are assigned to you
  • Managing projects effectively throughout the project lifecycle to ensure the best outcome for you, your team and the company

Course Contents
  1. Scenario: Bianca's Project
  2. Project Sponsor
  3. What is a project?
  4. Exercise: Understanding the nature of projects
  5. Examples of projects
  6. What is project management?
  7. The project management lifecycle
  8. Exercise: The project management lifecycle
  9. The key players
  10. Exercise: Distinguishing between the key players
  11. Do you have what it takes?
  12. Process 1: Initiating
  13. Checklist: Initiating a project
  14. Initiating: Inputs and Outputs
  15. Process 2: Planning
  16. Checklist: Project planning
  17. Planning: Inputs and Outputs
  18. Exercise: The Initiating and Planning process
  19. Forecasting
  20. Checklist: Forecasting
  21. Contingency planning
  22. Process 3: Executing
  23. Project communication
  24. Checklist: Project communication
  25. Motivating your team to achieve
  26. Checklist: Motivating your team
  27. Exercise: Environmental factors
  28. Checklist: Basic ground rules
  29. Project information
  30. Checklist: Project information
  31. Process 4: Monitoring and control
  32. Checklist: Monitoring and control
  33. Managing project time
  34. Checklist: Time management
  35. Exercise: Paul has problems
  36. Monitoring other deliverables
  37. Financial management and projects
  38. Quality management and projects
  39. Checklist: Project quality
  40. Human resource management and projects
  41. Checklist: Human resources
  42. Risk management and projects
  43. Checklist: Risk management
  44. Dealing with common problems when managing projects
  45. Exercise: Overcoming problems
  46. Process 5: Concluding the project
  47. Checklist: Measuring success
  48. Bianca's Project: Revisited
  49. Question 1: The key process
  50. Question 2: Who is responsible for what?
  51. Question 3: Bianca plans the project
  52. Question 4: Bianca's project information
  53. Question 5: Overcoming problems
  54. Question 6: Measuring success
  55. Summary
  56. Assessment
Specification
Feature Description
Duration Approximately 20 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary
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