In Project Management
Project management has become an important part of today’s society. It encompasses applying various processes, approaches, knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve specific project objectives per the accepted criteria and parameters. Often, project management encompasses deliverables constrained to a specific budget and timescale. The definition reveals that a project manager’s role is multifarious. As a project manager, one would lead teams in various projects by steering the project and its deliverables from the onset to its end. The Executive Diploma in Project Management course bids to elevate the students’ career prospects by providing tangible value, fostering their adaptation to change, and promoting continuous learning. The course bids to help and otherwise equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques necessary to be effective and strategic project managers.
The course introduces the core subject by introducing the planning phase of project management. It adopts a sequential approach by jumping straight to the planning phase of project management and sequentially finish by evaluating its final processes. Students will learn about various project management approaches, including PMBOK and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), among others. One will learn how to breakdown a given project into phases and assess its lifecycle, thereby simplifying projects using manageable and logical steps. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the sequential steps provided in the modules to become an effective and strategic project manager successfully.
This course has 10 modules as listed below
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Planning Phase
Part 1: What is Project Management?
Part 2: Project Management Methodologies
Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Critical Path,
Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2, Initiation,
Module 2: Identifying Stakeholders and Initiating a Project
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Project Initiation Processes
Identifying the actual problem to solve, Identifying Stakeholders
Determining the Scope, Resources, and Major Tasks.
Part 3: Roles, Responsibilities, and Attributes of Key Stakeholders in Project Management
The Sponsor, Senior Responsible Owner, The Program Manager
Module 3: Dealing With Risk
Part 1: Risk Identification
Introduction to Risk Management, Identification of Risk
Risk Assessment, Qualitative Risk, Quantitative Risk Assessment
Part 2: Measuring Risks
Introduction, Standard Deviation, Beta,
Value at Risk (VaR), Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR)
Part 3: Evaluate the risk
Part 4: Determining Mitigation controls
Module 4: Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling, Change Management and Closure Phase.
Part 1: Project Execution Process
Part 2: Project Monitoring and Control.
The Process of Monitoring and Control
Monitoring and Control Techniques
The Importance of Project Monitoring and Control
Part 3: Project Change and Control
The Importance of Change Control
Part 4: Project Closure
Module 5: Work Breakdown Structure
5.2 Purpose of a Work Breakdown Structure
5.3 Critically Defining the Work Breakdown Structure
5.4 Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
5.5 Categorization of the Work Breakdown Structure
5.6 Step by Step Procedure of How to Develop a Work Breakdown Structure
Module 6: Scheduling and Accurate Estimating
6.1 Key Concepts for Scheduling in Project Management
6.2 Processes of Project Schedule Management
6.2.1 Plan Schedule Management
6.2.2 Definition of Activities
6.2.3 Sequence Activities
6.2.4 Estimating Activity Durations
6.2.5 Developing a Schedule
6.2.6 Controlling the Schedule
Module 7: Estimating Cost, Time, and Scope
7.1 Estimating Cost
7.1.1 An Overview of Cost Estimation
7.1.2 12-Step Process for Cost Estimation
7.1.3 Techniques for Project Cost Estimation
7.2 Time Estimation
7.2.1 How to Accurately Estimate Time
7.2.2 Methods Used to Estimate Time
7.3 Estimating Scope
Module 8: Managing the Project Team
8.2 Development of a Project Team
8.3 Managing the Project Team
Module 9: Project Communication among Stakeholders
9.0 Project Communication Management
9.1 Critical Concepts for Project Communication Management
9.2 Trends and Emerging Practices
9.3 Plan Communication Management
9.4 Managing communication
9.5 Monitoring Communication
Module 10. Tracking Progress
Methods of tracking progress
Steps in tracking Project progress
Create a project outline, Establishing goals and milestones,
Check them regularly, Establish clear deadlines
Identifying and Solving Problems
Define the problem, Identify alternative solutions
Evaluate the solutions, Select a solution
Implement the solution, Monitor the progress and adjust
Minimizing Additional Costs and Delays
Addressing Problems Timeously
The course is specifically designed for students that wish to develop effective and strategic project management skills. It is strategically designed to help students become the best project managers by carrying out projects using logical and manageable steps. The course qualification is specially designed to help students elevate their employment opportunities and have the necessary project management skills needed to complete a given project successfully. Upon the successful completion of the course, the student is expected to:
LO1- Assume the responsibility of a professional project manager through the application of project management principles and practices while ascertaining a high practice standard guided by moral and ethical judgment.
LO2- Demonstrate the use of non-verbal, verbal, and written communication applicable in project management processes while practicing the necessary interpersonal skills necessary to manage the project’s stakeholders.
LO3- Apply the general practices and framework used in project management
LO4- Effectively manage the project using the scope, costs, quality, and time thereby ensuring the satisfaction of needs undertaken by the project
LO5- Project risks through the identification, analysis, and response to projected and unforeseen risks.
Over the years, project management has become an important part of today’s society. It includes applying various processes, approaches, knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve specific project objectives per the accepted criteria and parameters. Often, project management encompasses deliverables constrained to a specific budget and timescale. The course has illustrated the importance of all spectrums of project management. It has revealed that while some of the project management processes are carried out at specific stages throughout the project life cycle, most processes are usually carried out continuously throughout the project life cycle. Therefore, there are various takeaways of this diploma in the project management course. They include:
Project management is the foundational tool that aids in executing a business plan. It is also crucial in implementing business processes and facilitating the achievement of the project objectives, scope, and deliverables.
Project management proves fundamental in detailing tasks that are to be accomplished during a given project life cycle. It evaluates which project stakeholders will be involved, their roles, and how or when these tasks should be completed.
Typically, all project processes have incremental steps or stages. These stages are all interdependent since the failed accomplishment of a given stage or process deters the project.
There are various tools that project managers can employ to ensure the effective completion of the project. Some of the tools include Work Breakdown Structure, Communication management approaches, and Gantt Chart.
There are various reasons why projects may fail. One of the main reasons is the lack thereof planning required in all the project management stages. Therefore, project managers must carry out risk evaluation to alleviate all the determined risks and effectively plan for the possibility of unprecedented risks.
The course will reveal to students that project management is not a solution to project problems and intricacies but a vital tool reflecting the continuous growth and renewal process during projects and in organizations. It allows project managers to minimize or otherwise mitigate the inherent risks they may face during the project life cycle while increasing their potential for success. The course has helped students understand the relevance of processes such as communication, leadership, collaboration, and problem-solving. To evaluate these factors and ensure the maximum understanding of the course by students, there will be a final assessment and project assignments that will help students instill the right attitude while strengthening their values and mindset to suit efficient and productive project managers. The successful completion of these assessments and project assignments will prove that they are ready to apply the course information in real-life settings.
Who will benefit from this course?
The individuals that will benefit from this course are those that are looking to venture into a career in project management. The course reveals outlines, skills, tools, and approaches necessary to make one an effective project manager. Taking this project management training course would offer the foundational knowledge on project management, which can be applied in various fields. Individuals that are currently working in managerial or specialized roles can significantly benefit from this course. You can employ the skills and knowledge from the course to significantly improve your capability in project management crucial in managerial roles.
Why should you take this course?
The reasons for taking this course can be reflected in the learning outcomes. The outcomes reflect the skills that you can gain from this course.
Delivery mode: The course is delivered online or e-learning method.
This course is suitable and qualify for the below categories;
- Short Executive Course
- Continuing Professional Development course (CPD).
Completion requirement for this course
This online course requires students to take a 30 multiple-choice assessment after studying all the modules involved.
To pass the assessment, student must score 50% or above. Assessments can be taken as many times as possible in order for the student or participants to get the pass mark.
Completion of this course should take 6 weeks.
After completion of the course, the candidate can download their eCertificate.
Automatic Associate Member for one year free of charge and shall enjoy all benefits.
Access to the YGLN (www.yglnetwork.com/subscription-plan) membership platform and enjoy all Benefits for 1 year free of charge. You get access to live events, publications and much more.
Ability to demonstrate your new skills on your CV and by sharing your course certificates with friends.
Online Workshop + Mentorship
There shall be a one (1) day workshop and mentorship session for all students on this programme at the end of your online study. Proceed to the registration form to select your availability date, pay for this programme, start and finish this online course.
We will send you an email a week to the online workshop and mentorship session.