The Advanced Diploma in Project Management consists of the following 12 units:
Unit 1: Overview of Project Management
The first unit gives a broad overview of project management, including an introduction to its key concepts, an extensive exploration of the project manager roles, as well as the importance of project management.
Unit 2: Phases of Project Life Cycle
Unit 2 investigates the core elements of the project life cycle in great depth; project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and final project closure. On completing this unit, candidates are aware of what happens in each phase of the project life cycle and how they influence the outcome of the project.
Unit 3: Successful Project Integration Management
This unit explores how candidates can identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate all processes and activities in a project to ensure the success of that project. Essential project integration management processes such as project charter, scope statement, project plan, project control and project closure are investigated.
Unit 4: Project Scope Management Process
In the fourth unit, candidates examine product scope and also how to make, implement and publish a professional scope statement. It includes all the work required to complete the project successfully from collecting requirements which entails defining and documenting stakeholders need to meet project goals to controlling scope.
Unit 5: Main processes in Project time management
Optimising time is essential to the success of any project. The fifth unit emphasises the importance of efficient time management for projects. It explores the creation of a realistic project schedule along with different tools and techniques for time management.
Unit 6: Main steps in Project Cost Management
The sixth unit examines planning, estimating and controlling project costs. It guides candidates through the basics of project cost estimation, development of workable cost management plans and different teachings. On completion of this unit, candidates are able to plan, estimate, budget, fund, manage and control costs to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget.
Unit 7: Quality Management Process
The course moves on to explain the concept of Quality Management Process in unit 7. Candidates are exposed to the project manager’s responsibility to ensure the management and execution of high-quality projects. Quality management ensures that all project activities necessary to plan, design and execute the project without compromising quality are adhered to.
Unit 8: Project Human Resource Management
Unit 8 focuses on how to effectively communicate with the team, as well as control and manage the workforce during projects. This unit also exposes candidates to organisational planning, management and leadership required for project execution and how to assign responsibilities effectively.
Unit 9: Project Communication Management
Unit nine explores how important effective communication is for professional project management. Candidates learn essential insights and teachings on how to identify communication requirements, modalities and how to plan effective communication.
Unit 10: Successful Project Procurement Management
The tenth unit centers on procurement. It introduces the concepts of project procurement management and effective planning process. Candidates learn the steps involved in successful project procurement management. Candidates on completing this unit are able to procure items during projects and effectively manage vendors on the project.
Unit 11: Project Risk Management
Project Risk Management is one of the areas in which a project manager has to be competent. Candidates are introduced to project risk management concepts and extensively taught how to identify project risks effectively. The importance of S.W.O.T analysis and how to carry it out is also explored in this unit.
Unit 12: Global Project Management
The course concludes by focusing on a broad overview of project management as a global concept. Candidates are introduced to different global communication collaborative tools and techniques, global team selection, potential conflict sources that can arise when managing global projects and other possible challenges.