The institute Professional Graduate Certificate in Project Management helps enhance the prospects of a promotion for those already in project management or those aspiring to a senior project manager position. Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers.
Project management Professional qualifications are highly regarded all around the world because they provide a versatile range of skills for managing change and achieving project goals in any industry or business. As commercial projects typically require a range of resources and stakeholders to be managed, quality project management courses include everything from setting and tracking goals to leadership and risk management. Armed with the specific yet widely applicable skills provided in project management qualification, you’re able to assist both your employer and clients in achieving their business goals on time and within budget, whether you’re a project manager or in senior management.
A project management qualification equips you with strong planning abilities, including the capacity to set clear goals and realistic objectives, along with a schedule with specific stages to achieve the project goals. Budgeting, time frames, and resource estimates are typically covered by project management courses. You’ll learn skills for not only setting goals for achievement within a realistic budget and time, but also for reviewing and vetting costs and resource estimates. Project managers deal with multiple work streams on a daily basis. A good project management course gives you the competencies to priorities competing interests at each project stage, so that you can maintain high standards, best practice, and high customer satisfaction levels.
Upon completion of this programme by project management professional and practitioners are expected to:
- Setting project goals and objectives to effective management throughout each project stage and enhance communication
- Leadership skills and stakeholder management, documentation & records, and effective resource management
- Mastering information systems, managing changes and project risk, and widely applicable tools and techniques
The demand for project management professionals and practitioners is increasingly vital to many areas of business today as a result of organizations embarking on complex projects with the view in creating unique products and services. According to Ackah, D. (2016) in his research article “why many projects fail to complete in Africa”, planning projects require Professional Competence Baseline (PCB) in scope, budget, schedule and quality management which he describe as the major projects constraints known as the project trapezium. In Africa, many government projects are not completed on the scheduled project time.
This is because of delays which characterize projects in many places, including Ghana. For example, in the construction industry shortcomings like poor understanding of the project, lack of modern equipment, incompetent contractors, inadequate supervision, etc. result in delayed completion of projects, cost overruns and compromised quality. Due to its several circumstances, including political stability, relatively good governance and fast economic growth trajectory, Ghana is host to several and major development projects and landmark reforms. There is a plethora of on-going and competed projects which provide sufficient evidence of the characteristics that affect the fate of projects.
Many government projects suffer the peril of non-completion. This situation is much pronounced in government roads and bridges projects, hydropower projects, thermal power projects, housing projects, agricultural projects, educational policies & programmes, and directly affects the lives of the people and the government’s development agenda. The profession of project management is changing rapidly. Organizations have evolved their ability to define and implement new areas of work, with more integration of project management principles and more focus on the long-term benefits.
Project management, then, is established as the preeminent method for making change in organizations and businesses and project, programme and portfolio managers are leading the way. The professionals of tomorrow will work in distributed environments with overlapping and often conflicting stakeholder interests, challenged with too much information and not enough communication and judged by their ability to deliver products or services that align with short and long term strategies, to deliver benefits.
In order to avoid the menace of projects’ non-completion, regulating project professional and practitioners with professional’s certification has been identified as one of the root cause measure to adopt as mitigating measure. According to Martin J. Williams (2016), “Using an original database of over 14,000 small development projects in Ghana, I estimate that approximately one-third of projects that start is never completed, consuming nearly one-fifth of all local government capital spending”.
The link between cost, quality and profitability cannot be decoupled. As organizations source globally, they encounter enormous challenges with the managing project. The effective management of strategic project operations and distribution across the globe becomes a key management issue. This programme is aimed at training specialist project management professionals to address the inadequacies of personnel. The project management professional’s concentration includes the requirements needed to maximize exemptions for the university degree.
In addition, business and general education courses are incorporated to ensure professionals receive a well-rounded professional business education, with an emphasis on business decision-making and analysis, strategic management, and teamwork. The professional certification programme will offer those who are not planning on pursuing an academic degree the flexibility to choose electives specialization in level 6 from other project management areas and/or non-business courses.
At the end of the professional certification programme project management professionals would be skilled in expediting project management by prudently crashing certain activities, conducting Risk analysis, Resource allocation, use MS and Critical Chains.
Members of the Institute of Project Management Professionals Programmes will be awarded certificates upon completing all the professional practicum and course requirement of the institute programme. The institute, by its Professional Bodies Approval with National Revolution Council Decree (NRCD 143) 1973, registered TVET Center for Council for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (COTVET) and its affiliation with National Board of Professional & Technical Examination (NABPTEX), has autonomy to issue certificates and transcripts to members.
The institute issue the following certifications: Professional Academic Certification with Transcript, Membership Certification, & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certificates after the completion of all professional academic requirement, membership requirement, Continuous Professional Development programme each quarterly of the institute as stated by the institute code of conduct (Constitution).
Certificate of Participation to any person who attend the institute institute social responsibilities programmes, training, seminars, conferences, Continuous Professional Development, research, consultancy services, etc. All certificates issued the by the institute remains the property of the institute, and has the right to revoke those certificates and make it invalid.
The professional core learning methodology for Institute of Project Management Professionals includes BRICS model, BBRRIICCSS (BRICS) is a uniquely designed professional teaching learning methodology designed for the distance and online learning program where student member will learn the subjects in blocks. Block based learning is dedicated learning of one subject at a time, which focuses on more immersed learning. Structured program with dedicated Student Mentor support guarantees your success. Starting from orientation till your graduation, your success is taken care by committed and customer centric team.
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Participate in weekly discussions: You’ll never feel like you’re learning alone. Each week, you’ll chat with other students in your courses through message-board discussions. Ask questions, seek clarification, gain different perspectives, and broaden your own views. Faculty will be available to help guide the discussions.
Learning via Case Studies: Learning outcomes becomes very high and students becomes more knowledgeable via case studies. Easy way of learning concepts or logics from cases, motivates the students and increase their practical knowledge. Leads to higher job opportunities for the Texila students.
Apply what you learn to the real world: Capstone project has a purpose. You’ll gain skills and knowledge that many employers look for. Examples include building strategic operating plans and analyzing financial documents for business students, or developing change strategies for improving the care environment for nursing students. Plus, you’ll be able to apply what you’re learning to your day-to-day career.
Learning from recent researches: Today’s fast changing world, learning from recent researches as important to learn from peers and different sources. We provide opportunities to students to do article review in structured format with defined learning outcomes.
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