Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Project Management (Research & Development) course features:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Effective Communications Planning; Distribution of Information; Communications Reporting Structures; Optimisation of Performance Reporting; Dealing with Stakeholders.
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.
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 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.
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.
Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.
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.
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.
Successful candidates are awarded the Diploma in Project Management (Research and Development) at Pass, Credit or Distinction level.
I was very happy with the diploma in Project Management. The course allowed me the opportunity to up skill in my own time during a busy period in my life, trying to juggle my time with a busy working schedule, family, and sport.
I have just completed the online Diploma in Project Management and it has been a great experience. Coming from a medical background and needing to keep the brain stimulated I decided to try something different and opted this course. Firstly Fitzwilliam Institute were fantastic in all aspects, from communicating information about the course, conducting live consultations, the signing up process and most of all fantastic support throughout the course.
Not having a clue about Project Management or never having studied any aspect of management previously, the course was delivered and conducted in a very adaptable way, with excellent course notes and feedback throughout.
Project Management is specialized in its own right, but anyone doing or planning to do this course will learn an array of management skills that are useful and practical in all areas of life and professional development and I would highly recommend this course for anyone who would like to veer into a career in Project Management or someone just like me who was looking for something different away form the morn of our daily career.
While participating in the course I was promoted to a Supervisors position and firmly believe this was due to me undertaking this course and of the knowledge I had gained from it.
Once again I highly recommend this course!
I must say I really enjoyed the whole experience of doing the online diploma in Project Management. I got great support from my tutor. So a big Thank You to Zerlina for all the help along with way. I would recommend this online course to anyone who would be interest in project management. - Julie Loftus, Lionbridge
On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)
The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.
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: 995.00 EUR
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.
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