Implementing the project
The focus of this course is on implementing a project. The first part considers how the activities of a project start. Although planning and action run side by side, it is often difficult to initiate action to progress the first tasks. Once things start to happen, the project enters a new stage. Management of the project changes, from stimulating the initial action to monitoring and reviewing it in order to control the project's progress. Control systems are essential in managing a project of any size, to ensure that the project achieves its intended outcomes. It is very rare for a project to run smoothly, however, and anyone managing a project can expect to have to keep up the momentum and to solve problems that arise. Good communications contribute a great deal to the process, and help all the stakeholders in developing a shared understanding of how the project is progressing. This course addresses each of these considerations in turn.
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