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Diploma in Project Management
What is Project Management?In this lesson you will be introduced to the world of project management and the different processes and methodologies that guide the industry. You will understand the different roles and responsibilities of the team members that make up a project.
Project initiation phaseIn the project initiation phase we will look deeper into topics such as project scope, deliverables, goals, objectives and milestones. The different influence and interest of stakeholders within a project. We will evaluate different project documents such as the stakeholder register and project charter.
Defining the project planThe world of project planning will be broken down into key elements such as work breakdown structures, project dependencies, estimation techniques and Network diagrams.
Planning cost, time and qualityThe journey through the project management phase continues into the second part of the planning phase. Cost management will be broken down into the four primary phases namely: determining budget, cost control. costs incurred and estimating costs. Quality management will be discussed in terms of customer satisfaction, quality assurance, quality control and estimating techniques.
Change control and risk managementIn this lesson we will discuss change management and how to handle risk management. These are all essential function within a project!
Procurement & User acceptanceThe project execution phase will be discussed throughout this lesson. We will tackle topics such as planning for procurement and how to receive acceptance from users.
Project Execution & LeadershipIn this lesson you will learn about the different tasks involved in executing a project, as well as different leadership styles that can be applied.
Monitoring & ControllingThis lesson covers the 10 processes within the monitoring & controlling process
Intermediate in Project Management
Lead any team with confidence and strategyManaging and leading teams are essential to the success of any company. Managers and leaders need the skills to lead any team with confidence and strategy. This lesson gives you the tools you need to better approach team management. This lesson will look at delegation and team management tools.
Develop your coaching skillsManagers and leaders need to take control of their coaching skills. Coaching is a skill that you need to develop and understand to be an effective coach. This lesson will give you the insight to understand coaching, coaching skills and how to prepare as a coach.
Your guide to EQ and how to use persuasionThis lesson will explore the importance of emotional intelligence. We will look at the difference between EQ and IQ. Furthermore, we will look at EQ tools and the use of persuasion. This lesson is fundamental for most managers and leader. This is a lesson that you will want to share with your team.
Why managers and leaders need to master the skill of conflict management
This lesson deals with conflict management, terms and approaches. It starts with the importance of conflict management, explores how to negotiate in conflict situations and how to be assertive. The lesson aims to assist new managers and leaders in understanding these concepts and help experienced managers and leaders refine their skills and approaches.
Why leader invest in learning and developmentLearning and development is not just an HR task. Companies and employees need managers and leaders to invest in training and development. This means that leaders and managers understand the importance of training and development and how to approach the different tasks. This lesson explores building a learning culture and your learning and development fundamentals.
Lead with vision, values and purpose
This lesson explores the importance of vision, values, and purpose. It further looks at strategic alignment and how to use a company vision to build long-term purpose.
How to lead and manage the company cultureCulture management impacts so many aspects of the company. It impacts the employees you attract, the performance of employees and ultimately, the profits of the company. Managers and leaders need to get involved ASAP. This lesson looks at organisational culture, barriers to change and your role as the manager and leader.
Organisations often fall short in the area of employee engagement - an aspect of team management that requires attention and involvement from the manager/leader. This lesson explores several aspects related to employee engagement and provides tools to get started.
Advanced in Project Management
The importance of diversity management
Diversity management is a vitally important topic to discuss. Employees, customers, and other stakeholders look at how an organisation manages and promotes inclusion and diversity. Diversity and inclusion programs are non-negotiable, and managers and leaders must become involved. This lesson provides insight and tools to approach diversity and inclusion management with confidence.
Organisational design is a topic that often receives insufficient attention in management and leadership training. Managers and leaders need a basic understanding of how to set up an organisation to understand the flow of communication, work, and to be in a position to identify any areas that need attention. This lesson explores the concept of organisational design and its various facets.
How to be strategic
Effective strategic thinking and planning can take any manager or leader to the next career level. This lesson investigates the tools needed to expand thought processes and planning ability and further explores efficient time management.
Invest in your career path
Many of us feel stuck in our careers at some point. This lesson explores the concept of a career path, creating a career plan as well as what to consider when changing a current career path.
In a competitive work environment, personal branding can be a key success factor and differentiator. This lesson looks at the importance of personal branding, how to network, and how to attract the attention of organisations as potential employers.
Stress management for the workplace
Stress is almost an accepted aspect of today's often tough employment environment. This lesson looks at the impact of stress on the body and mind and explores methods of coping with and managing stress. This lesson enables you to create a plan for your own stress management as well as workshops and coaching sessions for employees and teams.
It is all about the skills
The fast-paced change to the labour environment (through technological and other advances) makes upskilling and reskilling of employees, managers and leaders to be fit for the future job market, vital for almost every organisation. This lesson looks at essential skills, the need for reskilling, and the skills of the future.
Build your resilience
This final lesson of Module 3 focuses on resilience. Resilience allows individuals to overcome obstacles and grow and is something that needs to be invested in, for it to be part of an organisation's culture. This lesson explores what resilience is, how to build resilience and concludes with practical activities.
Proficient in Project Management
We’re going virtual
With the changing face of the global work environment, working remotely has become the norm rather than the exception for many organisations and employees. Mastering virtual tools as managers and/or leaders is therefore non-negotiable. This lesson delves into what virtual management and leadership mean in the business world.
Team tools to use for modern managers and leaders
Building on the discussion in the first lesson, the second lesson of Module 4 explores the importance of virtual interviews and what the onboarding process in an organisation typically encompasses. Effective interview and onboarding tools and processes are vitally important in a changing environment and managers and/or leaders may require upskilling in these areas.
Remote team management
This lesson builds on the concept of onboarding, as discussed in the second lesson of Module 4. It explores virtual onboarding and how to manage different personalities online. Finally, the lesson deals with the important issue of mental health in a work environment.
Psychological safety is one of the most important aspects of a team environment - allowing a team to outperform others. It allows for the creation of an ideal work environment for employees. This lesson explores this very important concept and provides workshop examples to use with any team.
Team building tools
Whilst team building events usually provide opportunities for social interaction between co-workers, they often miss the mark when meeting other organisational objectives. This lesson looks at planning and hosting effective team building events that will provide a greater return on investment for an organisation.
This lesson focuses on the importance of strategic awareness in the business world. It further explores the concept of strengths-based leadership and why it can be so impactful.
Adaptive leadership allows managers and leaders to be flexible and prepared for unexpected contingencies. This lesson focuses on adaptive leadership and builds on concepts and terms learned in previous lessons.
Scanning the environment
This final lesson of the course focuses on how to scan the environment and explores the importance of looking for opportunities and staying ahead of competitors.