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Project Management is of growing importance to organisations because it deals effectively with the management of change. Organisations are beginning to realise that the traditional form of management cannot deal with the dynamics and resulting chaos of the modern economic, social and business environment. Project management is a method for organisations to achieve profitability targets, but just as significantly; it is a ‘culture’ that will assist most people to improve their personal performance.
A high level of project failures worldwide, many of which could be avoided if proper methodologies and tools were used.
Our Online Diploma in Project Management is applicable to all industries and sectors, and also for large and small companies. Students can be either practising project managers, prospective project managers or other busy professionals who feel that a knowledge of project management will be beneficial for their career development. Project management is a ‘culture’ that will assist most people to improve their personal performance.
- Explain the characteristics of organisational approaches to project management
- Understand the core competencies required to make an effective project manager including communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation and team building skills
- Understand the concepts of stakeholders, success criteria and critical success factors in the context of projects
- Evaluate the importance of effective management of the project life cycle
- Be able to apply methods, tools and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects and for managing risk
- Create a project plan
- Understand the various roles and the importance of the project office.
Includes defining the project in strategic terms, especially in terms of its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.
Involves the devising of a project plan capable of achieving the project objectives, continuously refining requirements, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), establishing project controls and seeking approval for the plan.
The execution stage includes progressive elaboration of the project’s plan whilst coordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish the planned objectives.
This is the process of ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly, using earned value to identify variances from plan, responding to risk triggers and taking corrective action as necessary.
The final stage includes the formalised acceptance of the project or phase, the documentation of lessons learned, record archiving as well as contract review and audit.
About Dublin Business School
Established in 1975, Dublin Business School offers business and law courses including programmes in art, social science, media, humanities and psychology fields. As Ireland’s leading independent college, DBS continues to grow and build its reputation. The courses are offered through innovative teaching and learning methods and are focused and relevant to domestic and international students. With a student population of more than 9000, DBS offers over 100 accredited programmes on full time mode as well as online.
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