This module can  be taken as a Standalone course or Short Course for Credit.
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  • Establish and reaffirm a baseline of student knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of project and programme management;
  • Introduce key principles, processes, tools and techniques underpinning project and programme management;
  • Raise awareness of the published Bodies of Knowledge, methods and other guidance, the need to challenge and the opportunity to improve;
  • Establish links and ‘carry-overs’ to future modules.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • CostShort Course for Credit fee - £860
    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,490

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:

  • Evaluate the basic theoretical concepts that underpin effective project management and its links to programme management
  • Assess the relationship between business strategies, portfolios, programmes and projects

Skills and Other Attributes:

  • Appraise project management tools and techniques, and be aware of their intelligent application and limitations
  • Assess appropriate use of a range of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills to a variety of project scenarios
  • Evaluate what is meant by appropriate governance in project and programme management and be able to define the responsibilities of key players

Core content

  • Project, programme & portfolio management concepts
  • Bodies of Knowledge & Methodologies (APM, PRINCE2, P2M, PMI, MSP, MoP)
  • Life Cycle, principles & processes
  • Business Case & Investment Appraisal
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting & Cash Flow
  • Earned Value Management
  • Project and Programme Organisation Structures & Roles
  • Estimating & Risk Management
  • Multi-cultural Management
  • Role of the Project / Programme Support Office

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Defence and Security Programme - Leadership and Management MSc

Find out more about short course credit points.


How to apply

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