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Project Management for Communicators

Understand the essentials of project management, its methodology and terminology. Be able to apply project management methodology to your own communications planning.

Our own research tells us that project management is a key skill for communicators, but that it is also often a skills gap. So we have put together an introductory course in project management especially for you. The course follows the syllabus for the Association for Project Management (APM) Fundamentals Qualification, which means that those who want to can take a short exam leading to the award of that qualification (an APM exam fee applies).

 

  • STARTS:
    20 February 2017
  • DURATION:
    Six weeks online
  • LEVEL:
    Introductory
  • LOCATION:
    Online

Course Syllabus

The syllabus covers:

  • Definitions
  • Benefits management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project planning
  • Risk and issues management in a project context
  • Scope and scope management
  • Change control
  • Business case
  • Project lifecycle
  • Project roles
  • Project communication, leadership and teamwork

The course will help you understand the nature of projects and how they differ from business as usual. We will talk about planning and critical paths, how to budget (really useful for communication we think) and keep the scope of the project under control.

Managing risks and issues is almost second nature to communication practitioners, but what does this mean in a project sense and how can we make the process work to the benefit of communication?

And, of course, we will be getting to grips with the language and concepts of project management including benefits management, change control, programme and portfolio management - what do they all mean? We will be doing a bit of jargon busting!

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Ann Pilkington MCIPR MSc Dip CAM

Ann Pilkington MCIPR MSc Dip CAM

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