ILM Level 5 - Managing Projects in an Organisation

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC339
  • Duration: 3 weeks x 6 hours
  • Price: £460.00
  • Times: 13:00-19:30
  • Delivery Type: FT

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Overview

The aim of this Unit is to develop understanding and ability to enable a person to manage projects as required by a practising or potential middle manager.

 

Be able to manage a project in an organisation

  • Assess the usefulness of project management tools and techniques for managing a project within own organisation
  • Plan the implementation of a project within own organisation
  • Communicate the project plans with appropriate colleagues and stakeholders, gaining agreement where necessary
  • Implement the project plan, monitoring progress against agreed targets

 

Be able to evaluate own ability to manage a project      

  • Use feedback from others to critically evaluate own ability to plan and implement a project, identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Create a self-development plan to improve own performance in managing projects
What will I study?

SECTION 1

               

  • Project sponsors, stakeholders and scope
  • Work breakdown and product breakdown structure
  • Gantt and bar charts, critical path analysis
  • Methods of reducing project times and costs
  • Resource analysis, and re-scheduling
  • Methods to monitor and evaluate project progress and final outcomes, including finance
  • Project communication methods
  • Links to change management
  • Information technology solutions
  • Benefits of project management
  • Key project management terminology
  • Characteristics of project managers
  • Organisational structures to support projects
  • Types of project; the project life cycle, PRINCE2
  • Feasibility studies; risk management techniques
  • Project team roles; critical relationships
  • Procedures for project closure

 

SECTION 2          

  • Using feedback from others to critically evaluate own performance
  • Techniques for collecting and analysing feedback from others, including 360 degree feedback
  • Personal development planning

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates would normally have completed the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management and/or be employed in a managerial role. An informal discussion with the Programme Leader is recommended to ensure that the qualification meets individual needs.

How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?

You may wish to consider our PRINCE2 qualifications or continue with the ILM suite of courses.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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