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Project & Team Management

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Project & Team Management to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Much of Project Management depends on the Manager’s ability to think creatively, to act with originality and generally to be flexible in his/her approach to issues. This course will indicate the areas in which standards should be set.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Objectives of the Course
      • The Task
      • The Team
    • Projects and Project Management
      • What is a Project?
      • What is Project Management?
      • What are the Benefits of Project Management?
      • What is Project Success?
      • Why do Projects Fail?
  • Lesson Two
    • Project Profile Definition
      • Introduction
      • Risk Assessment
      • High Structure – Low Technology
      • High Structure – High Technology
      • Low Structure – Low Technology
      • Low Structure – High Technology
      • Risk Reduction
      • Risk Management Tools
  • Lesson Three
    • Risk assessment Questionnaire
    • Structuring the Organisation
      • Introduction
      • The Traditional Organisation
      • The Line-Staff Organisation
  • Lesson Four
    • Structuring the Organisation (continued)
      • The Pure Project Organisation
      • The Matrix Organisation
      • Organisation Structure and Data Processing
    • Structuring the Team
      • Introduction
      • The Controlled Centralised Team
      • The Democratic Decentralised Team
      • The Controlled Decentralised Team
      • Selecting your Team Structure
  • Lesson Five
    • Planning the Project
      • Introduction
      • Why Projects Fail
      • The Statement of Work
      • The Phased Approach
      • The Basic Approach to Planning
      • Types of Plans
  • Lesson Six
    • The Planning Logic Path
      • Breaking Down the Work
      • Estimating
      • The Estimating Process
      • Scheduling
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Planning Logic Path (Continued)
      • Scheduling (Continued)
      • Scheduling Exercise for Changing a Tyre
      • Budgeting
  • Lesson Eight
    • Delphi Technique
    • Controlling the Project
      • Introduction
      • The What and How of Project Control
      • The Controlling Logic Path
  • Lesson Nine
    • Controlling the Project (Continued)
      • The Controlling Logic Path Continued)
      • The Project Management Information System
      • PMIS Example
      • PMIS Documentation
  • Lesson Ten
    • The Project Management Information System (Continued)
      • PMIS Documentation (Continued)
    • Exercise
      • Plug Project
  • Lesson Eleven
    • Building the Team
      • Group Development
      • Immature Member-oriented Group
      • Efficient Task-oriented Group
      • Mature Integrated Group
      • Team Critique
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Project Management and PC Packages
      • Computerised Project Management
      • Software Features Offered
      • Project Software Evaluation
    • Course Notes and Exercises

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.