Project Preparation Certification
Project preparation – a term that may sound self-explanatory – has many obvious and not-so-obvious elements that contribute to its successful implementation. However, before learning what proper project preparation entails, it is important to know what it is and the way in which it is crucial for a successful project outcome.
Project preparation, as implied by its name, is the stage of a project whereby all the planning occurs. If you think about important events, such as vacations, a wedding or when buying a home, all require some sort of planning. This is because a planning phase is crucial in many respects but primarily in regards to achieving project goals.
Project preparation can include extensive research, preliminary design, developing concepts, identifying operational cost and estimates for capital, as well as sources of funding and consulting stakeholders.
It is always a good idea to do as much research as possible in respect of the project and the industries associated with it. Research is a key component of project planning and helps to create a solid project plan. This not only helps in confidently supporting a claim but also in achieving the end goal, which is the sole purpose of a project.
A project team and others who are involved in the planning stages should always be kept in the loop in the preparation phase, as they will be able to assist in building a solid successful plan and, ultimately, ensuring a successful project completion.
What you will Learn in this Course:
- How to identify what a project is, why it’s being initiated and how to define its purpose
- How to identify a project’s stakeholders
- How to identify issues, risks and opportunities
- The importance of budget estimation and cost management
Who can take the Project Preparation Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Project Preparation Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.