This comprehensive Project Management Diploma is one of the most in-depth training courses on project management online. It is ideal for project management practitioners and professionals who work in this field who are looking to sharpen their industry skills to take their career to the next level.
You will be guided by an experienced instructor, learning from case studies and practical exercises that will help you to gain extensive knowledge of the project management life cycle. It covers each stage, phase and process of managing a project in detail, including the tools and techniques required for successful project management. You will also learn about risk management and how to maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, customers and outside vendors.
Whether you are studying for your PMP exam or want to gain the skills to boost your earning potential, this practical training course will provide you with the credentials to do so, helping you to gain expertise in planning, overseeing and closing projects of all sizes and levels.
Who should take the course
This complete project management diploma is ideal for project management practitioners and those looking to take their career in the following roles to the next level:
- Project Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Project Administrator
- Project Director
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
In module one, we will explore the key project management topics that will be discussed in this course and the industry skills we will gain along the way.
In module two, we will learn the basics of project management, with an overview of the role and responsibilities of a Project Manager.
In module three, we will familiarise with the PMI framework, which is a global project management framework. It includes essential information on its tools, best practices, core values and networks.
In module four, we will expand our knowledge of the most widely used project management tools and techniques, that every PM should know. We will also gain a range of professional skills, from problem-solving to planning.
In module five, we will take a look at the strategic planning process, with step-by-step guidance on how to develop a strategic plan and implement a standard methodology.
In module six, we will learn about project management constraints and the limiting factors that could affect the overall success of your projects. It covers the different types of constraints, with examples.
In module seven, we will explore the key factors to project management success, as well as how to identify success factors and components in project management.
In module eight, we will gain a deeper understanding of the role, skills and responsibilities of a Project Manager, covering career path and requirements of the role in detail.
In module nine, we will take a look back at what we have learned in this chapter, revisiting and analysing the key points of each module.
In module ten, we will learn about the purpose of project initiation, with an overview of the fundamental steps of the project initiation process, to ensure your projects are well-structured, with clearly outlined goals.
In module eleven, we will gain a deeper understanding of the steps to successful project initiation, with guidance on how to define your projects’ purpose, scope and primary goals.
In module twelve, we will take a look at the role of the project sponsor and the different types of project customers. It covers essential information on what sponsors and customers expect from project managers.
In module thirteen, we will learn a range of project stakeholder management skills, deepening our understanding of the role of the stakeholder in projects, as well as the different types of stakeholders.
In module fourteen, we will learn to successfully define the scope of a project to determine your project’s goals and objectives. It also covers assumptions and constraints, and the conceptual solution.
Module fifteen, we will be trained on how to write a business case that supports project initiation, covering the key elements that should be included.
In module sixteen, we will learn what a project mandate is and why it is important. It covers what authority the project manager has and what should be included in a project mandate.
In module seventeen, we will learn how to write an effective project management charter, outlining the role and importance of the project charter, with step-by-step instruction.
In module eighteen, we will take a look back at what we have learned throughout this initiation chapter and the industry skills we have gained.
In module nineteen, we will take a look at the project planning process, principles and requirements. It covers the key topics that will be discussed in this chapter.
In module twenty, we will explore the project planning process in detail, with an overview of the steps to successful project planning.
In module twenty-one, we will learn about project planning requirements and objectives, including the phases of project planning and the documents required for a project.
In module twenty-two, we will explore different project planning software solutions, with tips on how to baseline your project plan.
In module twenty-three, we will look at some examples of project planning deliverables, covering the key points of the work breakdown structure, drawing tools, and the WBS dictionary.
In module twenty-four, we will learn about project planning logic, covering key topics such as the Precedence Diagram, the Precedence Diagram Process, and precedence diagram drawing tools.
In module twenty-five, we will learn how to estimate a project and why project estimation is important. It includes key estimating methods, including the Delphi Technique and guidance on how to handle estimating errors.
In module twenty-six, we will explore the project planning schedule in detail, including how to baseline a schedule and the critical path method.
In module twenty-seven, we will learn about project resource planning and levelling, with step-by-step guidance on how to baseline your resource plan.
In module twenty-eight, we will take an in-depth look at cost management in project management, with guidance on how to estimate project cost. It also provides essential information on how to set up a cost account.
In module twenty-nine, we will learn about the procurement process, including procurement documents, how to select the winner and baseline your procurement planning.
In module thirty, we will learn risk management best practices, covering key topics such as planning and identification, response planning, the risk register, and critical chain management.
In module thirty-one, we will gain essential communications planning skills, learning about the types of communication used in project management and exploring the challenges to effective project communication.
In module thirty-two, we will learn why a project communication plan is important, with instructor-led guidance on how to create a solid project communication plan.
In module thirty-three, we will take a look back at what we have learned in this chapter and the industry skills we have gained along the way.
In module thirty-four, we will learn about the key topics that will be discussed in this chapter and the skills and practical knowledge we will gain throughout each module.
In module thirty-five, we will take a look at some strategies for promoting successful project execution. It explains the purpose of execution and why this third phase of the projectlifecylce is so important.
In module thirty-six, we will take a look at the individual roles within the project team, with guidance on how to build a project team, delegate work and manage people conflict.
In module thirty-seven, we will have a look at project communication modes, as well as explore the art of communication in project management, including expert tips and strategies.
In module thirty-eight, we will explore the first steps in the execution process, including guidance on how to conduct kickoff meetings and project requirements reviews.
In module thirty-nine, we will learn key strategies and skills for designing and building a project, with practical exercises and case studies.
In module forty, we will explore the problem identification phase in project management, with guidance on how to find root causes, as well as an overview of what need-identification is in project management.
In module forty-one, we will take a look back at what we have learned in this chapter and the industry skills we have gained throughout each module.
In module forty-two, we will learn what project monitoring and controlling involves, and the skills required to effectively monitor and control a project from start to finish.
In module forty-three, we will explore some key project monitoring and control techniques, exploring key topics such as managing expectations and monitoring skills.
In module forty-four, we will gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits of weekly status meetings, how weekly status meetings work and the fundamental steps to organise a weekly status meeting.
In module forty-five, we will learn how to manage project scope change, covering key topics such as change impact analysis, change approval, and organising project change control.
In module forty-six, we will learn about schedule statusing, schedule tracking and project fast-tracking. It covers essential information on time management strategies and steps for effective time management.
In module forty-seven, we will take an in-depth look at cost statusing and managing project cost. It teaches how to calculate project cost and set a budget for your projects.
In module forty-eight, we will explore the risk analysis and management process, covering the different types of risks in project management and how they can be mitigated.
In module forty-nine, we will gain a deeper understanding of earned value in project management, and why it is important. It provides essential information on earned value management systems.
In module fifty, we will learn about project quality management, exploring user review management tools, peer reviews and user reviews in detail.
In module fifty-one, we will explore different project solution options and persuasion techniques for managers which are required for negotiating with team members and stakeholders.
In module fifty-two, we will learn how to maintain a project’s heartbeat, taking a look at monthly statusing, how to create a monthly report, and organise your monthly review.
In module fifty-three, we will take a look back at what we have learned throughout this chapter and the industry skills and knowledge we have gained along the way.
In module fifty-four, we will explore the contents of the closing chapter, with an overview of the project management closing process.
In module fifty-five, we will take a look at the purpose of closing a project, including its phases steps to successful project closure.
In module fifty-six, we will explore the process of project contract closure and the stages of procurement, with examples. It covers essential information on how to maintain relationships with outside vendors and contractors.
In module fifty-seven, we will gain a deeper understanding of the project closing process and formal acceptance best practice.
In module fifty-eight, we will explore the lessons learned process and take a look at some examples of lessons learned in the project closing process.
In module fifty-nine, we will learn how to manage a team through a project’s closure, including how to provide feedback and analyse the project’s successes or failures.
In module sixty, we will learn how to write an end of project final report, with step-by-step guidance. It covers what should be included in a project report and how to structure the report.
In module nineteen, we will take a look back at what we have learned in this final chapter and the industry skills and knowledge we have gained along the way.