Online Project Management Course

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Here at Shaw Academy we believe in the value added when skilled project managers are involved in projects. During this 4 week introductory course you will receive insights into the world of project management, its core concepts and methodologies. Recent statistics show that over 15.7 million new project management jobs will be created this year alone! What are you waiting for? Get started on the course that can change your life for the better and open up a world of possibilities!


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8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

8 hours +

Pathway to EQF Diploma

Lesson 1 - What is Project Management?

In this lesson you will be introduced to the world of project management and the different processes and methodologies that guide the industry. You will understand the different roles and responsibilities of the team members that make up a project.

Lesson 2 - Project Initiation Phase

In the project initiation phase we will look deeper into topics such as project scope, deliverables, goals, objectives and milestones. The different influence and interest of stakeholders within a project. We will evaluate different project documents such as the stakeholder register and project charter.

Lesson 3 - Defining the Project Plan

The world of project planning will be broken down into key elements such as work breakdown structures, project dependencies, estimation techniques and Network diagrams.

Lesson 4 - Planning cost, time and quality

The journey through the project management phase continues into the second part of the planning phase. Cost management will be broken down into the four primary phases namely: determining budget, cost control. costs incurred and estimating costs. Quality management will be discussed in terms of customer satisfaction, quality assurance, quality control and estimating techniques.

Lesson 5 - Planning for change, risk and communication

In this lesson we will discuss change management, managing procurement with vendors and risk management. These are all essential function within a project!

Lesson 6 - Project execution and monitoring and communication

The project execution phase will be discussed throughout this lesson. We will tackle topics such as the different tasks involved in a project monitoring and controlling and finally some project leadership techniques.

Lesson 7 - Project closure

Nearing the end of module one topics around project closure will be discussed. Vital elements including lessons learned and closeout reports.

Lesson 8 - Introduction to Gantt charts

In this lesson we venture into Monday.com for a practical demonstration of Gantt chart. The dependencies we discussed in previous lessons will be broken down into more detail and applied in the Gantt chart.


Jessica B.

I started the Foundation course with Shaw academy on the 4th of January this year, and I can honestly say that it was by far the most rewarding and informative beginning course into photography. The clarity in which everything was explained and the attention to each individual's questions was outstanding! The support team is incredibly professional and patient. I can honestly say without a doubt that I am more confident in my work as a budding photographer and look forward to doing many more courses through Shaw Academy! #SimplyTheBest

Matthew Leonard

I'm doing the Photograph course and it's amazing!! I'm only 4 lessons in and I've already learned so so much. They break it down really well for everyone to be able to understand. I had no idea I would be learning this much from an Internet course. I would recommend this to everyone what wants to use their camera and get into photography.

Holly G.

I am doing the photography course and I must say it is fantastic. My tutor Tom is very friendly and he takes his time to explain things so that even beginners can understand. The info is broken down into each lesson so that its not too overwhelming. Very enjoyable lessons so far and it has already helped me make improvements to my photography. Look forward to the rest of the lessons and the further improvements these will make to my photography.


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