Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Learn how to lead project teams with success

Digital transformation and the rise of large scale infrastructure projects has created a growing demand for more project-oriented jobs worldwide. On this course, you will go beyond the fundamentals of project management and improve your knowledge so you’re better prepared to lead projects in the future.

You will focus on ensuring your projects deliver the intended benefits to stakeholders whilst being on time and within budget. You will learn how to choose the best approach to projects and develop the leadership and management skills needed to grow effective project teams.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • The skills a project manager needs to master
  • Demands placed on a project manager
  • Identifying and evaluating stakeholders
  • Lines of communication
  • Ethics in projects

Week 2

  • Managing in situations of volatility and uncertainty
  • Managing complexity and ambiguity
  • Linear, iterative and hybrid project lifecycles
  • Selecting the right approach
  • Developing project agility

Week 3

  • Forming and developing project teams
  • Launching projects
  • Conditions for success
  • The power of social, identity and cognitive diversity
  • Developing and safeguarding project teams

Week 4

  • Managing quality in a project
  • The costs of quality
  • Preparing a quality plan
  • Managing resources
  • Looking at the critical chain
  • Dealing with conflict

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for people working on and leading projects in their work but who may not see themselves as professional project managers. It also offers the opportunity for people to explore project management as a career.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

  • Established1969
  • LocationMilton Keynes, UK
  • World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020