The Project Planning module covers the main skills needed to use project management software when managing projects. This includes preparing, monitoring, and overseeing different elements of a project such as time, costs, tasks, resources, priorities, and collaborators.
Regardless of sector, many roles have become more complex and involve greater accountability, more collaboration, and therefore closer management. Specialist software can help to support project management from conception to sign-off: giving oversight of all the inputs, outputs, and resources of a project.
Workers are increasingly expected to apply project planning skills to their daily tasks, regardless of what type of role they are in. These skills are no longer exclusive to senior managers or project managers.
Successful candidates will be able to use software to help with project management, including monitoring constraints, resources, and time. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident launching, supervising, and closing-off projects. They will be able to:
understand the conceptual principles of project planning and how software can support them
recognise the constraints and deadlines of a project
identify project resources and costs, and understand their relationships and impacts on each other
know how to create, modify, maintain, and monitor all the elements of a project
understand how to output from project management software to effectively report on projects
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Project Planning
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