Course provided by Open Learning

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of governance, and level of support, will vary considerably between projects of different types and complexity. This course, Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO), considers project governance and how we can tell if it is effective. Project administration may range from informal support to a dedicated PMO. We look at the tasks and support which a project manager might need and, if there is a PMO, how this fits with the relationship between project manager and the organisation.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the principles of effective governance of projects
  • be aware of the roles and responsibilities of those involved in project governance such as project board, project sponsor, project manager and Project Management Office
  • recognise the different types of Project Management Office and the services they provide
  • identify good governance or make recommendations to improve governance by using project experience
  • understand the importance of good communication between all stakeholders in project governance.