Project Management and its Role in Effective Business

Online Expert Track in Project Management & Business & Management

Implement effective project management & planning and execution to boost business performance

How can you become a better project manager, and what are the principles driving effective project management within an organisation?

This Expert Track has been put together to offer you the chance to cover everything you need to know about good project management.

You’ll be able to learn how to deliver strategic change and transformation through the management of projects in organisations.

You’ll also be able to develop your understanding of the stages, tools and techniques required for project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure.

What makes an effective project manager?

This ExpertTrack explores what it takes to successfully plan and execute a project while considering the wider business context in which the project operates.

You’ll consider a typical day in the life of a project manager and learn the key competencies of an agile project manager, as you explore scrum and waterfall models, project initiation, phases and extended life cycles.

Understand change management and minimise business risk

You’ll have the opportunity to learn the differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis (including the Probability and Impact Matrix) and how to make a risk management plan in order to control, minimise and prepare for potential project hazards.

The project management skills and techniques within this ExpertTrack can be useful across a variety of positions and industries, whether you’d like to start or improve a career in project management, or you just want to add the methodologies to another role entirely.

Project management Industry statistics

  • Median base salary£39,000
  • UK job openings/month7,320

Source: Glassdoor’s Best Jobs (2019)

Key skills you will learn

  • Creating a business case
  • Project phases
  • Project processes
  • Project prioritisation and selection
  • Stakeholder management
  • Managing change
  • Agile management
  • Knowledge management
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Leading a team
  • Organisation
Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of project management within organisations to deliver successful change.
  • Demonstrate competence in planning a project within a given organisational context.
  • Investigate the application of project management methodologies and techniques used to organise and plan project time, cost, resources and people.
  • Explore how cultural, communication, leadership and teamwork affect international project management.

Experience required

If you work in project management or are looking to add project management to your professional skills, this ExpertTrack will equip you with the technical and practical knowledge you need to manage and execute on projects effectively.

It’s recommended that you have up to two years of experience in the field of project management whether as a student or in your own career, as some industry understanding will be useful.

Getting started

This Expert Track is designed for anyone interested who wants to understand the fundamentals of project management in the context of an organisation.

It will be of particular interest to professionals and individuals interested in project management – especially aspiring project managers, project managers looking to take their career to the next level, and people in other careers such as engineering looking to gain project management skills.

Expert Track course overview

Prove you’re job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your Expert Track.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.
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Join an Expert Track to master new skills in your chosen specialist area. Work through a series of topic-focused courses at your own pace, and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate award which proves your expertise.

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Pay a monthly subscription fee of ₹900 for as long as it takes you to complete the ExpertTrack. You can learn at your own pace and cancel at any time.

Earn digital certificates

Receive a certificate for every completed course and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate.

Become an expert

Use your specialist training to progress further in your career or build expertise in areas you’re passionate about.

World-class learning with Coventry University

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  • LocationCoventry

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