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About this Course

Projects are being used more often in the public and private sectors to create value in a variety of ways. Numerous industries conduct projects; others, like the software and construction sectors, rely nearly exclusively on them. There is no such thing as a "typical" project; they can involve anything from planning events to putting in new IT systems, establishing new policies or procedures, moving offices, starting new branches, managing disasters, launching new goods or services, starting marketing campaigns, or even competing for large client contracts. Occasionally, consulting might also take the shape of a project.

Is this course for you?

If you want to learn the science of managing projects seamlessly, this course is for you. Whether you are a seasoned project manager, a beginner or someone looking for a project manager position, this course will be a useful resource for you. It offers industry insights from project managers in Pakistan and overseas to equip you with the skills and knowledge in this field.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, the learners will be able to:

  • explain the utility and context of Project Management as a profession and its role within and across organizations
  • identify mechanics, phases, jargon, skills, and tools that supplement project management processes
  • apply these tools and skills in managing projects
  • predict and adapt project management skills in different scenarios
  • access resources to discover potential career pathways in the field
  • Time Duration 3 weeks (2 hours per week)
  • Difficulty level Beginner to Intermediary
  • No classes required 100% Online
  • Prerequisites None
  • Language English
  • Self-Paced
  • Full Lifetime Access

Offered By

LUMSx

LUMSx is the center for online learning and professional development at LUMS. It extends LUMS’ excellence in teaching and research beyond its borders by leveraging technology and innovative pedagogy.

Instructors

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    Jazib Zahir
    COO Tintash
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    Dr. Kamil
    Phd Skema France

Outline

Module 0: Why Project Management?

In this module you will learn about myths and misconceptions regarding Project Management. You will also learn how the discipline varies across fields and which skills are gained that can be transferred to different domains.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How Project Management brings a science to the planning and execution of projects
  • How Project Management approaches maximize the chances of successful completion of objectives
  • Details on Project Management that would surprise people and make them realize how much depth there is to the subject
  • Helping learners understand the commonalities of project management across industries
  • Understanding some modifications that might be made across industries with different objectives and priorities
  • Understand that project management can be broken down into specific skills that need to be learned
  • 8 units
  • 35 minutes

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Module 1: Project Management

In this module you will gain knowledge about what a project entails, how to manage projects and the main components of a project lifecycle. In addition, you will learn about the role of a project manager and develop an understanding of various types of projects and their needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Familiarity with the terminology underlying a project
  • Constraints and trade-offs of a project
  • Phases of a project
  • Methods to measure the success of a project management effort
  • Identify the official role of Project Manager
  • Project Manager’s role as a facilitator
  • Differences between different types of projects
  • 15 units
  • 65 minutes

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Module 2: Phases of a Project Lifecycle

In this module you will go over the life cycle of a project. You will become acquainted with the different phases of a project, what happens in each phase and learn about specific tools that will enable you to effectively complete each phase in the cycle of a project.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinct phases of a project
  • Start and end of a project
  • Decision-making process to kicking off a project
  • Need for projects to be constantly monitored
  • Provide an overview of which aspects of the project need the most monitoring
  • Formal closing of a project
  • Real scenarios in which the project goes through all these phases and how it is evaluated
  • 15 units
  • 65 minutes

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Module 3: Project Management Methodologies

In this module, you will learn about multiple project management methodologies and understand the context in which each methodology lies. You will be able to compare and contrast different methodologies to choose the perfect fit for your project.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Different approaches to planning a project
  • Scenarios where these approaches might apply
  • Overview of how decisions on methodology are made
  • How this choice of methodology affects the resources used and the outcome
  • Project Management for remote/hybrid teams
  • Purpose of tools in formalizing projects
  • Using different tools for documentation, tracking progress, and measuring success
  • 15 units
  • 40 minutes

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Module 4: Project Risks

In this module, you will be able to understand and identify various risks associated with projects and how to respond to these risks. In addition you will go over project success and failures by learning from the experience of Project Managers working across different fields.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define risk and its types
  • Identify different types of risks
  • Scenarios in which risks arise and how they affect projects
  • Systematic approach to anticipating risks and addressing them
  • Why a post-mortem is conducted
  • The format and purpose of the post-mortem
  • 15 units
  • 45 minutes

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Module 5: Key Competencies

This module will be your key to understanding what competencies you require to successfully complete projects and manage teams which involve various stakeholders. You will also learn from anecdotal and experiential evidence from our expert project managers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Mindset of a Project manager
  • Importance of sponsors/stakeholders to a project
  • Conflict management scenarios that arise in projects and how to address those
  • Negotiating with internal and external stakeholders and what approaches a PM can take
  • The role of a PM in creating a positive culture in a company or team
  • 15 units
  • 45 minutes

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Module 6: Organizational Context to Project Management

It is highly valuable to understand the context in which your organization operates. Therefore, in this module you will be able to understand the organizational context and how to drive change as a Project Manager. You will also learn how to decipher which organizational structure may be most effective and appropriate to use in your context.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the structure of an organization and why it is important
  • Why a PM needs some intuition for the kind of change that arises in the context of any organization
  • Think through a framework on how to define the change and how to take a systematic approach to implementing and monitoring it
  • Discuss how change management on a project fits into a larger organizational change management effort
  • Emphasizing what part of the onus is on the PM and where the PM has to let go
  • 15 units
  • 25 minutes

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Module 7: Become a Project Manager

This module offers all the practical ways in which you can understand project management and learn about the ethical considerations of the role. It outlines potential career pathways in the field and where and how to get certified as a Project Manager. Additionally our experts will also guide you through their experience in the field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand that PM ethics are a subset of company ethics
  • Be familiar with ethical scenarios that might arise and how best to deal with them
  • Mapping project management on to careers both in terms of how to enter and how to progress
  • Certifications in project management
  • Think about day-to-day responsibilities of a project manager
  • 17 units
  • 45 minutes

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Shareable Certificate

Upon completion of the course, you receive a signed certificate from the institute. You can share this certificate in the certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Instalments

You can purchase this course by paying the amount in two instalments.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "Applying for Instalments". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing and your email id that you used to register on the platform.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs. They will share bank account details and the first instalment amount.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. If the course has a free track then you will be enrolled in that track and given full access to the course once you make the second payment within 30 days.
  6. If the course does not have a free track then you will be given access to the course once you make the second payment within 30 days.

Note: Please make sure to pay the second instalment no later than 30 days.

Student Discount

If you are a student then you can avail 15% discount on this course. if a discount is already running on the course then this discount will be applied on the discounted course price.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "Student Discount". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing, your email id that you used to register on the platform, your CNIC, your most recent semester challan fee, and your university/school ID.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs after confirming your details. They will share bank account details and the discounted amount that you have to pay for the course.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. Within 24hrs of confirmation, our team will enroll you in the course and you will receive an enrollment email.

Note: You can avail this discount even if you have opted for instalment payment method. This discount is not offered during Pre-launch Sale.

LUMS Staff Discount

If you are a member of the LUMS staff you can avail 10% discount on this course. if a discount is already running on the course then this discount will be applied on the discounted course price.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "LUMS Staff Discount". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing, your email id that you used to register on the platform, and a picture of your LUMS employee ID card.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs after confirming your details. They will share bank account details and the discounted amount that you have to pay for the course.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. Within 24hrs of confirmation, our team will enroll you in the course and you will receive an enrolment email.

Note: You can avail this discount even if you have opted for instalment payment method. This discount is offered during Pre-launch Sale.

This is considered one of the best online project management courses if you are associated with projects at work or interested in a project management position to learn the jargon, techniques and best practices for project management.
Yes, this course is entirely online.
This course is a collaboration between ilmX and LUMSx. LUMSx is the center for online learning and professional development at LUMS. You can check out their website from here.
No, this course contains reflection journals, assessments and reading resources in addition to course videos.
Yes, you can complete this course at your own pace and your progress will be saved.
You have to score at least 60% to pass this course.
Yes, you will get a certificate at the end of this course.
No, you must watch all the videos and attempt all the assessments to get a course certificate.
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