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Description

This course, Project management: The start of the project journey, introduces projects

what they are, how they come about, responses to problems and planning. It explores the role of key players including the project manager, feasibility studies, decision making and project life cycles.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Define what a project is
  • Understand the importance of risk
  • Define the questions a decision maker needs to ask
  • List the main activities and tasks of a project manager
  • Consider phased development, prototype approaches or agile methods.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
    • Conception: ‘The journey begins’ 00:15:00
    • What is a project? 00:20:00
    • Organisations and ‘players in the game’ 00:30:00
    • The project environment: strategic planning 00:25:00
    • Two investigative tools 00:20:00
    • Organisational objectives 01:00:00
    • Summary 00:15:00
    • Feasibility 00:15:00
    • The feasibility study 00:20:00
    • Technical feasibility 00:45:00
    • Financial feasibility 01:00:00
    • Risk and uncertainty 00:20:00
    • Summary 00:20:00
    • Making decisions 00:10:00
    • A model for decision making 00:15:00
    • Aids to decision making 00:25:00
    • Summary 00:15:00
    • Projects: the life cycle, the project manager and success 00:15:00
    • Project life cycles 00:25:00
    • Promoting project success 00:20:00
    • Why manage projects? 00:15:00
    • What does a project manager do? 00:15:00
    • Summary 00:10:00
    • Software development 00:15:00
    • Software is a different kind of product 00:15:00
    • Development processes 00:45:00
    • Summary 00:15:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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