The Diploma in Project Management consists of the following 9 units:
Unit 1: An overview to Project Management
The first unit in this course introduces candidates to the concept of project management. It gives an overview of the roles of the project manager as well as explains the importance of project management in the workplace.
Unit 2: Phases of Project Life Cycle
The phases of project life cycle are discussed in unit two. It investigates the elements of project life cycle – project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and project completion.
Unit 3: Project Integration Management
Unit three drills candidates on how to effectively use available resources to ensure the adequate coordination of project resources. This unit also highlights the processes of project integration management such as the development of Project Charter and Project Management Plan, Controlling of project work, performing Integrated Change Control and Project Closure..
Unit 4: Project Scope Management
The forth unit of the Diploma in Project Management proceeds to explain the processes of project scope management which are Planning, Controlling and Closing. Here, candidates learn the skills required to gather data and information in exceeding the expectations of the clients and stakeholders. Candidates on completing this unit are able to schedule project tasks and resources, such that projects are tackled in the allotted time and within budget.
Unit 5: Project Time Management
Time management is a core skill crucial to the successful management of projects. This third unit expounds on the various steps of Project Time Management. In these steps which include Activity Definition, Activity Sequencing, Activity Resource Estimating, Activity Duration Estimating, Schedule development and Schedule control, candidates are introduced to ways to correctly analyse timelines and properly schedule project tasks.
Unit 6: Project Cost Management
Effective cost management is one of the basic skills any good project manager must possess. In this unit, candidates are exposed to core cost management activities including planning, estimation budgeting, financing, and control among others. Overall, candidates are taken through practical scenarios that enhance quick thinking and efficiency. At the end of this unit, candidates would have learnt the required skills needed to complete a project without exceeding the budget.
Unit 7: Project Quality Management
High-quality deliverables separate good project managers from quacks. This unit provides candidates with the needed skills that ensure that all activities required to design, plan and implement a project are observed with respect to the project purpose and objective. It also introduces candidates to procedures of effective management of conformance (preventive) and nonconformance (correction) costs. At the end of this unit, candidates are able to handle and deliver projects that exceed clients’ expectations.
Unit 8: Project Human Resource Management
The sixth unit of Project Management course educates candidates on processes to take to effectively manage a project team. The roles of a project manager in ensuring the project team act ethically and professionally at all times are also explained. At the end of this unit, candidates are equipped with strong communication and organizational skills needed to coordinate a team.
Unit 9: Project Procurement Management
The last unit of Project Management Diploma Course deals with the necessary skills required in purchasing needed goods and services for projects without exceeding the budget. By simplifying the processes of project procurement, candidates are trained on how to specify and select procurement items, as well as signing contract, managing timely performance and contract changing and closing contract.