Project management: the start of the project journey
Project management: the start of the project journey

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Project management: the start of the project journey

Project management: the start of the project journey

Introduction

This free course introduces projects: what they are and how they come about as a result of ideas, responses to problems and planning. Key players in the project game are introduced. The course then looks at how feasibility studies are carried out. Technical, social, political, environmental and financial feasibility are explored and assessed. Decision making tools are discussed. Once a proposal for action has been accepted by management, a project results. This course looks at various ways of organising the life cycles of projects and what the project manager’s job consists of.

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