The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines a project as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Project management is, therefore, the application of knowledge, skills, processes, methods and experience to achieve the project’s outcomes.
To be a successful Project Manager you need to have a results-orientated management style that relies on building collaborative relationships. A key factor that distinguishes project management from just ‘management’ is that it requires a final deliverable within a finite time-span (and budget), unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this a project professional needs a wide range of skills; often technical ability, and most certainly people management skills and good business awareness and insight.
Project Management is a central part of every business, and project management skills are in high-demand as companies recognize their importance to organisational success and the bottom line. Project management skills are applicable across all functional areas and business sectors.
This programme will support you to develop a range of skills, tools and techniques essential for the successful planning, implementation and management of projects, using traditional, lean and agile principles. This course has been designed to provide an end to end overview of the project management process and will provide the tools and frameworks to help you navigate through each phase of a project and identify issues that have the potential to jeopardise the project’s objectives. This comprehensive toolkit covers all aspects of the project management process and provides a solid foundation to any individual wishing to pursue a career in project management and also to pursue the professional certification.
This programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of project management principles and practices. It will teach you how to effectively manage the different phases of a project. You’ll learn the project management framework of; Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and close-down. It focuses on the management of people and teams necessary to achieve success through effective leadership. It also provides you with a pragmatic approach to overcoming project obstacles to continue to drive your project to completion.
This programme provides you with the skills required to manage a project within your organisation, and to identify any issues that have the potential to jeopardise the project’s completion. It not only provides you with a solid foundation to pursue a career in project management (and to achieve professional certification), it also supports you to structure your work and relevant projects within your own professional field to achieve successful project completion.
Possible careers within this field include: