Project management

Project management


This short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, explores the different stages of the life cycle of a project and offers guidance on each. It also presents different tools and techniques often used or discussed in project management, and looks at the different people involved in a project. 


Learning outcomes


  • You will be able to describe the different nature of objectives
  • You will understand the four stages in a project life cycle
  • You will know the different types of individuals who may be involved in a project
  • You will understand the tools and techniques used in project management, such as:

    Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) 

    Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) 

    Pareto analysis

    The Delphi technique

    Gantt chart

    Critical Path Analysis (CPA), amongst others

  • You will know when to mark a project as complete 
  • You will be able to evaluate a project once complete and know what success and failure looks like
  • You will be cognizant of legal and ethical requirements when conducting projects


Advantages of this course


  • When managing a project, you will be concerned with converting the objectives into distinct packages of work. The way those packages of work are then managed depends on a number of factors, such as available resources or the specific nature of the objectives. This course will guide you through this process, and will also outline the importance of the closure and evaluation stage; an often overlooked part of project management. 
  • Training is given through a filmed tutorial, references to websites for reading, presentations on ‘Project implementation plans’ and ‘Tools and techniques’, and a good practice video
  • There is suggested extended reading to give both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
  • An additional activity encourages you to reflect on your learning


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