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Comments about Project Management Distance Learning Course - Online
This diploma course is open to any one, and no prior knowledge is required. However, a reasonable level of literacy is expected in order to complete the assignments to a satisfactory standard.
Level 3 Award in Project Management Course Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.
As an UK Open Learning home learning student you will have access to your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. This will last for a full 12 months from the day you receive the course. To complete this course will take in the region of 90 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period to suit the student. However, you can work at your own pace.
Throughout the course manuals you will find exercises and multiple-choice questions to complete which will help you understand the knowledge element of the course. These are for your own use and do not need to be submitted to the college for marking.
You will also be required to submit comprehensive assignments based on your understanding and skills, to be marked by your tutor.
There is no word count for these assignments. However, you do have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.
What is project management?
Why use project management?
Benefits of project management
What do project managers actually do?
History of PM
Project management old and new
Modern scientific project management
The Fayol management model
Critical path method (CPM
Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)
The four basic organisational structures
Project Life Cycle
The four stage project cycle model
Milestones and hold points
The client’s feasibility study
Define the constraints on the project
Financial models for project selection
Return on investment
Discounted cash flow
Net present value
Project Estimating & Scope Definition
Ball-park cost estimate
Subdivision of project costs
Time related costs
Labour & staff costs
Material & logistics costs
Defining the scope
Project closeout report
Project Procurement Plan
What is required?
Communication of requirements to potential suppliers
Evaluation & selection of supplier
Review & evaluate tenders
Manage the Contract
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Producing a WBS
WBS numbering system
WBS and costing
Further breakdown of WBS
Network diagrams: WBS and critical path
Activities in series
Activities in parallel
Generation of logic
Activities: summing up
Resource availability – constraints on the project