Diploma in Project Management

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Diploma in Project Management

The Diploma in Project Management will open up new career opportunities in a growing global market. According to the Project Management Institute (US) there is a huge lack of qualified personnel in project intensive companies (20 million +).

The Diploma in Project Management provides you with in depth knowledge and skills within professional project management. This industry-recognized diploma will help establish you as an expert in project management, while also demonstrating career commitment to current and prospective employers.

Target group

The program for the Diploma in Project Management is well suited to project managers, line managers, resource owners, project team members and those who works or wants to work with professional project management.

Course modules and content

Module 1: Project Management Essentials

Project Management Essentials provides you with unique insight into and understanding of project management. Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is built around best practices currently used in successful projects and in modern project-intensive companies. You'll learn project management skills through a unique training approach linking learning objectives, theory, practice, examples, case studies and quizzes. Your skills can immediately be applied to your job.

Project Management Essentials provides you with the concepts, processes, methods, techniques and tools you will need to manage each stage of the project life cycle. It will also teach you how to work within organisational and project constraints, define objectives and manage stakeholder expectations. You will discover how to get the most from your project management team, define roles and responsibilities, and plan, monitor and control the project on the basis of current practices in successful projects. In this course, you will learn how to complete tasks on time and within budget to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.

If you are new to projects and project management, the course will help you to quickly become a valuable project team member. If you are an experienced project manager or project team member, the course provides a valuable and fresh overview of project management and will provide you with new insights into this fast-evolving profession. Our best feedback actually comes from people with project management experience.

Learning objectives

  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, methods and techniques
  • Understand project organisations and the interface with the functional organisation; define roles and responsibilities
  • Define business and project objectives – understand client and supplier perspectives
  • Planning, monitoring and controlling projects – applying simple, proven methods and techniques
  • Risk management, quality management and change management – ensuring that you meet objectives
  • Stakeholder and communication management – managing expectations.
Module 2: Applied Project Management

Professional project management means taking an active role in finding the optimal way to deliver the project objectives and coordinate all tasks so that these are implemented effectively. It includes continuously monitoring the project and its environment, so that corrective actions can be taken before uncertainties, deviations and changes lead to significant consequences for the project.

Learning objectives

  • Understand how professional project management should be carried out according to international best practices
  • Have gained knowledge about methods and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling the project
  • Know how to plan and monitor a project throughout the project lifecycle
Module 3: Project Planning and Control

The concept of the “triple constraints” is one of the keystones of project management. The triple constraints are scope (quality), time and cost. Projects are about delivering a product or a service within defined quality criteria, on time and within budget. In this course, you will gain solid skills in planning, monitoring and controlling the scope, time and cost constraints throughout the project phases.

Meeting quality criteria, on time delivery and cost targets are challenges for all projects. You will learn how to establish a solid and robust project plan, including scope planning using the WBS (work breakdown structure), scheduling using network and Gantt techniques, and cost estimating and budgeting using proven estimating methods. You will learn how to define the work and calculate a realistic critical path. You will establish a cost estimate by allocating resources to tasks, aggregating project costs and making allowances for risk. You will learn how to monitor and control progress in the execution phase, as well as how to manage changes and deviations to avoid scope creep and margin leakage. By using Earned Value analysis, you will be able to report on project status and forecast future performance. In this course, you will learn in detail how to complete the task on time and within budget to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the concept of planning, monitoring and controlling projects; scope, time and cost
  • Create project management strategies at start-up
  • Create a realistic and robust project plan
  • Create a WBS, a schedule with a critical path and a cost estimate using sound assumptions and constraints
  • Monitor and control project progress – manage changes and deviations
  • Establishing project status and calculating forecasts based on the Earned Value technique
  • Use best practice examples to significantly improve project outcomes.
Exam: Diploma in Project Management

Criterias

In order to take the exam in Diploma in Project Management you need to complete e-learning module 1, 2 and 3.

About the exam

The exam is online and can be completed from your own computer. It consists of 70 multi multiple choice questions and you have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

Recommended literature
  • Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel. Project Management: A managerial approach John Wiley & Sons. 8th edition 2011. ISBN 0470533021
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Harold Kerzner. Advanced Project Management. Best practices on implementation. John Wiley & Sons. 2nd edition 2004. 847 sider. ISBN 0471472840
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Office of Government Commerce. 2009.
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