Project Management short course

The course is intended for individuals who aspire to be project managers in the near future. The course will empower individuals with knowledge and practical skills to implement a project from beginning to end. 

1. Online notes part 1: Eight sequential steps of Project Management

Definition of project management and its 8 sequential steps.

LO1: Recall Project Steps

  1. Introduction

A project is usually deemed to be a success if it achieves the objectives according to their acceptance criteria, within an agreed timescale and budget. Key factor distinguishing project management from just 'management' is that it has final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process.

1.1. Definition of project management

Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. To get more information on definition go to http://www.managementstudyguide.com/project-management.htm 

1.2. Eight sequential steps in project management

1. Team Assembly

In creating your team make sure that you have different people from a variety of fields.

2. Project Initiation

It is important to have goals in mind before starting to brainstorm and specifications of your project.

3. Planning

It is expected of you to estimate, plan and oversee all phases of the project management phase.

4. Execution

Each task needs to be delegated to everyone to achieve efficiency in delivering results

5. Leadership

A leader must embody in themselves values of providing quality services.

6. Monitoring and Controlling

Highest quality is achieved by constant monitoring and project tracking.

7. Presentation

The project manager will have the responsibility in presenting to the clients.

8. Conclusion

At any project close there should be a complete documentation, audit and feedback.

For more information watch You-Tube video here

1.3. References

Westland, J. (2010). 8 Essential Project Management Steps A Project Manager Must Follow. Available: http://open-tube.com/8-project-management-steps-manager-needs-to-follow/

What is the difference between project management and management

Choose one correct answer from multiple choice below.

  • There is no difference they are the same
  • It has final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process
  • It has no final deliverable and a finite timespan while management has
  • Project management is ongoing while management has timesspan

Which steps form part of eight sequential steps of project management

Choose from given answers. There is more than one correct option, choose as many as you think you are correct.

  • Execution
  • sampling
  • Conclusion
  • Team assembly
  • praying
  • Monitoring and Controlling