Project Management: Beyond the Basics
link Source: www.futurelearn.com
date_range Starts on April 6, 2020
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assignment Level : Introductory
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timer 12 hours in total

About the content

Discover what it takes to become a project manager and lead effective teams with this online project management course from The Open University.

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Syllabus

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
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Instructors

Giacomo Carli
Giacomo is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School. He holds a work experience in project management both in consulting companies and in EU research projects.

Matthew Moran
I am Head of Transformation at The Open University and lecturer in the OU Business School, and I speak, write, consult and advise on strategy, project and product management and organisational change

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The Open University

The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based throughout the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. There are also a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1000 members of academic and research staff and over 2500 administrative, operational and support staff. 

The OU was established in 1969 and the first students enrolled in January 1971. The University administration is based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, but has regional centres in each of its thirteen regions around the United Kingdom. It also has offices and regional examination centres in many other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units.

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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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