The Role of the Project Manager
Project Delivery to Specific Timelines; Effective Communication Mechanism Implementation and Management; Introducing Key Planning Mechanisms; Budget Determination; Initiating Precise Quality Control Procedures; Undertaking a full Risk Assessment; Managing Change; Achieving Project Goals; Selection of the successful Project Team; The Project Manager as an effective Leader; Managing Conflict and Resolution; Managing the Project Process Integration.
Factors involved in Project Management Initiation Process; Planning at Initiation stage for successful Project outcome; Typical Project Management Life Cycle; Determining Size, Duration and Framework for the Project; Formulating the Project Organisation structure.
Project Management Project types ; Project Identification Process; Administrative Project Management; Construction Project Management; Planning and Design Project Management; Equipment and Systems Installation Project Management; Event Projects; Maintenance of Process Project Management; New Product Development Project Management; Research Project Management; Computer Software Development Project Management. Impact of Project Management Common Variables.
Building the Project Management Team
Project Identification Criteria for successful Team selection; Managing Virtual Teams situations; Team Training and Motivation; Communicating Problem Solving and Decision Making Techniques; Team Facilitation; Successful Team Building Techniques; Working with differing Cultures within the team; Establishing and Assigning Specific Measurable Roles to the Team.
Research and Development Project Management Leadership
The Importance of The Leadership Role in Project Management; Leadership Communications; Getting and Giving Information; Understanding Group Needs and Characteristics; Knowing and Understanding Group Resources; Controlling the Group; Counselling; Setting the Example; Representing the Group; Problem-Solving; Evaluation; Contextual Leadership; Sharing Leadership; The Project Leader as a Manager of Learning.
Project Management Planning and Organisation Process
Initial Project Coordination; Planning Systems Integration; Planning the Work Breakdown Structure; Assigning Linear Responsibility Charts; Pure Project Organisation; Working with differing Organisational structures; The Organisational Matrix; Project Planning Control Systems; Developing a Crisis Plan.
Research and Development Project Management: Negotiation Skills
Negotiation Skills Overview; Pre Negotiation Elements; Information and Leverage Evaluation; Identifying the Type of Negotiation: Negotiation Analysis; Establishing Rapport; Clarifying Goals V Expectations; Setting the Negotiation Budget; Formulating the Plan; Negotiation Logistics; Opening Stance; Tactics; Concessions; Resolutions; Negotiation Closure, Documentation and Follow through.
Project Management Conflict Resolution
Stress Management Techniques; Conflict Resolution Overview; Identifying Opponents or Partners Approach; Adopting a Win /Win Scenario; Responding Creatively; Steps involved in Active listening; Levels of Assertiveness; Appropriate Response to Resistance; Managing Emotive Situations; Mapping Conflict; Mediation and Negotiation.
Research and Development Project Management: Quality Management
The Quality Control Planning Sequence; Outlining and Implementing Effective Quality Assurance Procedures; Mechanisms for Quality Management Reporting and Feedback; Managing Project Quality; The three Quality Management Processes; How Quality Management fits into the Project Life Cycle; The Evolution of Quality Systems thinking; The Cost of Quality Implementation; Prioritizing Project Quality Requirements; Project Quality Standards; SMART Quality Standards; Benchmarking; Quality Assurance Inputs and Tools and Techniques; Investigating QA Capabilities; Quality path vs. Critical Path; Quality audits; QA and change control.
Risk Management Strategy
Identification of potential Risks; Developing The Risk Management Plan; Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis; Creating and Effective Risk Response Plan; Monitoring and Control of Risks.
Project Procurement Management
Procurement Management and Planning, Key Concepts, Roles, Developments, Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, Relevant Documents, Procurement Strategy.
Project Stakeholder Management
Identify Stakeholders, Stakeholder Engagement Planning and Monitoring, Internal and External Stakeholders, Dealing with Expectations, Benefits, Stakeholder Models, Conflict Management.
Research and Development Project Management: Budgeting and Finance
Project Management Cost Estimating; Budgeting and Control Project Finance; Project Management Procurement Process; Purchase and Acquisitions Planning; Initiation and Control of external Contracts and Contractors; Selection of Vendors; Contract Closure and Administration.
Project Resource Management
Plan Resource Management, Estimate Activity Resources, Acquire Resources, Managing and Developing your Team, Control Resources,
Resource Breakdown, Tools, Techniques, Outputs.
Research and Development Project Management: Scoping and Time Management
Project Management Scoping Overview; Utilising the Work Breakdown Structure; Developing The Project Scope Statement; Project Management Scope Planning; Defining the Project Scope; Verifying Project Scope; Implementing Scope Control; Time Management Activity Definition; Effective Activity Sequencing; Managing Efficient Activity Resource and Duration Estimation; Schedule Control; Developing the Schedule in line with Project Timelines.
Project Scope Management
Scope Management Planning, Collect Requirements, Documentation, Traceability, Define Scope, Create WBS, Validate Scope, Control Scope, Predictive life cycle, Adaptive life cycle.
Project Schedule Management
Schedule Management and Planning, Define Activities, Sequence Activities, Estimate Activity Durations, Develop Schedule, Control Schedule, Benefits, Project Schedule Network Diagrams
Research and Development Project Management: Execution
Managing the Team; Managing the Stakeholders; Project Status; Reporting Progress; Communications Register; Maintain Project Records; Change Management; Managing a Risk Issues Log; Focussing on Status Reports; Utilising the Project Diary; Crisis Management; Time Management Process; Cost Management Monitoring; Expenses Register; Acceptance Management Process; Procurement Register Maintenance; Execution Phase Review.
Research and Development Project Management: Evaluation
Post Project Review; Project Objectives v Project Outcomes; Benefits to the Organisation and Investment Return of the Project; Collation and Collection of Project Records; Evaluation of Performance; Review of contractors Performance; Team Review; Recommendations for future Utilisation.
Project Management Communication Skills
Effective Communications Planning; Distribution of Information; Communications Reporting Structures; Optimisation of Performance Reporting; Dealing with Stakeholders.
ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software
ProjectLibre is a free open source project management software application. It is designed to manage small to medium sized projects and contains all the tools necessary to manage various types of projects including extensive reporting facilities. ProjectLibre is also compatible with Microsoft Project making transfer of projects easy and straightforward.
Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment
Introduction to ProjectLibre; Downloading & Installing the Application. The ProjectLibre screen environment: Gantt Charts, Using Network Diagrams, the Resources View, the Work Breakdown Structure Chart, the Resources Breakdown Structure Chart, the Reports Screen, the Task Usage Detail Screen, the Resource Usage Detail Screen, the Histogram Screen.
Setting up and Managing a Project
Setting up a New Project; Creating Sub Tasks, Setting Task Durations, Setting Task Dependencies, Modifying a Task, Adding Notes to a Task, Adding Resources to your Project. Work and Material Resource Types, Assigning & Modifying a Resource, Assigning Costs to a Resource, Adding Notes to a Resource. Inserting Milestones in a Project; Tracking your Project using Baselines, Creating Project Reports. Common Project Management Terms, Resources and References.
Preparation and Research; Speech Content; Subject Matter and Objectives; Speech Delivery and Variety; Body Language, Eye Contact, etc.; Presentation Aids e.g Visuals, etc.; Management of Locations and Audiences; Presentation Structure.
Project Management Course Project Brief
The Project is an important part of the Project Management Course. Each Project Management Course participant is given the project brief. Participants are asked at the end of the Project Management Course to produce a Pitch Proposal with their recommendations to the examiners. This gives participants the opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained during the Project Management Course in a focused way and develops Pitching skills.
Project Management Course: Methods of Training
Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.
Project Management Course: Subject Experts
Full support is available from our subject experts by email at the end of each module and an ongoing basis during the Project Management Course.
Project Management Course: Who Should Apply
Anyone working in the general business sector in a senior or support role which is likely to require Project Management Skills. The Project Management Course would also benefit anyone who plans to pursue a career in Management and the management of various areas of a business entity.
Project Management Course: Qualifications
Successful candidates are awarded the Diploma in Project Management (Research and Development) at Pass, Credit or Distinction level.
next start date: 6th November 2020
Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
Course Fees: 795.00 GPB
To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.
Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.