Become a brilliant project manager

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5.0 hours Self-paced learning

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Created with Pearson - a global leader in education

Based on the best-selling book by Stephen Barker and Rob Cole


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Are you relatively new to project management and keen to develop your skills quickly? Or are you an experienced professional looking to refresh your skills? Either way, this course gives you a comprehensive overview of different areas of project management, including planning, risk and quality management, tracking costs and leading your team.

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Who this course is for


Do you have a burning desire to be a brilliant project manager? If so, this course is for you!
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What you will learn

  • 1

    Core project management skills: planning projects and dealing with risks and issues.

  • 2

    How to deliver quality, and plan and manage resources.

  • 3

    How to run effective meetings, use facilitation techniques and showcase leadership skills.

  • 4

    How to learn from mistakes and build experience.

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education logo

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book Brilliant project management by Stephen Barker and Rob Cole published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 9 topics

  • 1

    Get a strong start to a project Learn some of the basic elements that go into every project and what to include in a comprehensive plan. Find out how to get your project off to a smooth start.

  • 2

    Deliver quality Delivering quality is an essential part of project success. Learn how to define quality and make sure you are delivering it consistently and strategically.

  • 3

    Manage risks and issues Every project faces risks and issues. Find out how to identify them, what to do about them, and how to make this process efficient and sustainable.

  • 4

    Track costs and other resources A big question for any project is: ‘How much is it all going to cost?’ Here you’ll learn how to manage your resources and stick to your budget.

  • 5

    Lead effective teams Dive deeper into the social side of project management. Learn what goes into building and motivating a good team so that you can achieve sustainable results.

  • 6

    Host successful meetings Think more clearly about why you want to have a meeting, who to invite, and how you can achieve your meeting objectives.

  • 7

    Facilitate productive work Getting people to work well together can have a huge impact on how well you achieve your project objectives, so it’s good to boost your facilitation skills!

  • 8

    Learn project lessons There’s a lot you can learn from projects, especially from the mistakes. You can even use these mistakes to turn your future projects into bigger successes!

  • 9

    Build habits and grow This final topic will summarise the course and offer some helpful habits and resources to continue your learning experience.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 3 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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Here's what your fellow learners are saying about this course

  • “The course is just what I was looking for. ”

    Esther N. Kenyanya

  • “I am so impressed with how simple, direct and equally informative the presentations were...the easiest way to learn project management. I am looking forward to taking more course with Funzi and convince my team to do soo too.Thank you. ”

    – Okumu Sylvanus , Kenya

  • “Great learning for those who love project management”

    – Jacob Masila Kasimbi, Kenya

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