Diploma in New Product Development Project Management via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 27 October 2017

Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s online Diploma in New Product Development Project Management course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of new product development project management: Project Initiation, Project Identification, Building the Project Management Team, Project Management Leadership, Project Management Planning and Organisation Process, Project Management Negotiation Skills, Project Management Conflict Resolution, Project Management Quality Management, Risk Management Strategy, Risk Management Strategy, Project Management Scoping and Time Management, Project Management Execution, Project Management Evaluation, Project Management Communication Skills, ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software, Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment, Setting up and Managing a Project, etc.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in New Product Development Project Management contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life new product development project management briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in New Product Development Project Management offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and prepare a real life new product development project management brief, which will enable you to develop your work portfolio. The course project is aimed at providing you with the confidence and ability to take on and create new product development project management strategies for any organisation.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in New Product Development Project Management course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4-6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • New Product Development Project Management Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from over 30 years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

The Role of the Project Manager

Project Delivery to Specific Timelines; Effective Communication Mechanism Implementation and Management; Introducing Key Planning Mechanisms; Budget Determination; Initiating Precise Quality Control Procedures; Undertaking a full Risk Assessment; Managing Change; Achieving Project Goals; Selection of the successful Project Team; The Project Manager as an effective Leader; Managing Conflict and Resolution; Managing the Project Process Integration.

New Product Development Project Initiation

Factors involved in Project Management Initiation Process; Planning at Initiation stage for successful Project outcome; Typical Project Management Life Cycle; Determining Size, Duration and Framework for the Project; Formulating the Project Organisation structure.

Project Identification

Project Management Project types ; Project Identification Process; Administrative Project Management; Construction Project Management; Planning and Design Project Management; Equipment and Systems Installation Project Management; Event Projects; Maintenance of Process Project Management; New Product Development Project Management; Research Project Management; Computer Software Development Project Management. Impact of Project Management Common Variables.

Building the Project Management Team

Project Identification Criteria for successful Team selection; Managing Virtual Teams situations; Team Training and Motivation; Communicating Problem Solving and Decision Making Techniques; Team Facilitation; Successful Team Building Techniques; Working with differing Cultures within the team; Establishing and Assigning Specific Measurable Roles to the Team.

Project Management Leadership: New Product Development

The Importance of The Leadership Role in Project Management; Leadership Communications; Getting and Giving Information; Understanding Group Needs and Characteristics; Knowing and Understanding Group Resources; Controlling the Group; Counselling; Setting the Example; Representing the Group; Problem-Solving; Evaluation; Contextual Leadership; Sharing Leadership; The Project Leader as a Manager of Learning.

Project Management Planning and Organisation Process

Initial Project Coordination; Planning Systems Integration; Planning the Work Breakdown Structure; Assigning Linear Responsibility Charts; Pure Project Organisation; Working with differing Organisational structures; The Organisational Matrix; Project Planning Control Systems; Developing a Crisis Plan.

Project Management Negotiation Skills

Negotiation Skills Overview; Pre Negotiation Elements; Information and Leverage Evaluation; Identifying the Type of Negotiation: Negotiation Analysis; Establishing Rapport; Clarifying Goals V Expectations; Setting the Negotiation Budget; Formulating the Plan; Negotiation Logistics; Opening Stance; Tactics; Concessions; Resolutions; Negotiation Closure, Documentation and Follow through.

Project Management Conflict Resolution

Stress Management Techniques; Conflict Resolution Overview; Identifying Opponents or Partners Approach; Adopting a Win /Win Scenario; Responding Creatively; Steps involved in Active listening; Levels of Assertiveness; Appropriate Response to Resistance; Managing Emotive Situations; Mapping Conflict; Mediation and Negotiation.

Project Management Quality Management

The Quality Control Planning Sequence; Outlining and Implementing Effective Quality Assurance Procedures; Mechanisms for Quality Management Reporting and Feedback; Managing Project Quality; The three Quality Management Processes; How Quality Management fits into the Project Life Cycle; The Evolution of Quality Systems thinking; The Cost of Quality Implementation; Prioritizing Project Quality Requirements; Project Quality Standards; SMART Quality Standards; Benchmarking; Quality Assurance Inputs and Tools and Techniques; Investigating QA Capabilities; Quality path vs. Critical Path; Quality audits; QA and change control.

New Product Development: Risk Management Strategy

Identification of potential Risks; Developing The Risk Management Plan; Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis; Creating and Effective Risk Response Plan; Monitoring and Control of Risks

Project Management Budgeting and Finance

Project Management Cost Estimating; Budgeting and Control Project Finance; Project Management Procurement Process; Purchase and Acquisitions Planning; Initiation and Control of external Contracts and Contractors; Selection of Vendors; Contract Closure and Administration.

New Product Development Project Management: Scoping and Time Management

Project Management Scoping Overview; Utilising the Work Breakdown Structure; Developing The Project Scope Statement; Project Management Scope Planning; Defining the Project Scope; Verifying Project Scope; Implementing Scope Control; Time Management Activity Definition; Effective Activity Sequencing; Managing Efficient Activity Resource and Duration Estimation; Schedule Control; Developing the Schedule in line with Project Timelines.

Project Management Execution

Managing the Team; Managing the Stakeholders; Project Status; Reporting Progress; Communications Register; Maintain Project Records; Change Management; Managing a Risk Issues Log; Focussing on Status Reports; Utilising the Project Diary; Crisis Management; Time Management Process; Cost Management Monitoring; Expenses Register; Acceptance Management Process; Procurement Register Maintenance; Execution Phase Review.

Project Management Evaluation

Post Project Review; Project Objectives v Project Outcomes; Benefits to the Organisation and Investment Return of the Project; Collation and Collection of Project Records; Evaluation of Performance; Review of contractors Performance; Team Review; Recommendations for future Utilisation.

New Product Development Project Management: Communication Skills

Effective Communications Planning; Distribution of Information; Communications Reporting Structures; Optimisation of Performance Reporting; Dealing with Stakeholders.

ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software

ProjectLibre is a free open source project management software application. It is designed to manage small to medium sized projects and contains all the tools necessary to manage various types of projects including extensive reporting facilities. ProjectLibre is also compatible with Microsoft Project making transfer of projects easy and straightforward.

Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment

Introduction to ProjectLibre; Downloading & Installing the Application. The ProjectLibre screen environment: Gantt Charts, Using Network Diagrams, the Resources View, the Work Breakdown Structure Chart, the Resources Breakdown Structure Chart, the Reports Screen, the Task Usage Detail Screen, the Resource Usage Detail Screen, the Histogram Screen.

Setting up and Managing a Project

Setting up a New Project; Creating Sub Tasks, Setting Task Durations, Setting Task Dependencies, Modifying a Task, Adding Notes to a Task, Adding Resources to your Project. Work and Material Resource Types, Assigning & Modifying a Resource, Assigning Costs to a Resource, Adding Notes to a Resource. Inserting Milestones in a Project; Tracking your Project using Baselines, Creating Project Reports. Common Project Management Terms, Resources and References.

Presentation Skills

Preparation and Research; Speech Content; Subject Matter and Objectives; Speech Delivery and Variety; Body Language, Eye Contact, etc.; Presentation Aids e.g Visuals, etc.; Management of Locations and Audiences; Presentation Structure.

Project Management Course Project Brief

The Project is an important part of the Project Management Course. Each Project Management Course participant is given the project brief. Participants are asked at the end of the Project Management Course to produce a Pitch Proposal with their recommendations to the examiners. This gives participants the opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained during the Project Management Course in a focused way and develops Pitching skills.

New Product Development Project Management Course: Methods of Training

Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.

 

Project Management Course: Subject Experts

Full support is available from our subject experts by email at the end of each module and an ongoing basis during the Project Management Course.

 

Project Management Course: Who Should Apply

Anyone working in the general business sector in a senior or support role which is likely to require Project Management Skills. The Project Management Course would also benefit anyone who plans to pursue a career in Management and the management of various areas of a business entity.

 

Project Management Course: Qualifications

Successful candidates are awarded the Diploma in New Product Development Project Management (Dip. NPD. Proj. Mgt.) at Pass, Credit or Distinction level.

I was very happy with the diploma in Project Management. The course allowed me the opportunity to up skill in my own time during a busy period in my life, trying to juggle my time with a busy working schedule, family, and sport.

Jack Tanner

I have just completed the online Diploma in Project Management and it has been a great experience. Coming from a medical background and needing to keep the brain stimulated I decided to try something different and opted this course. Firstly Fitzwilliam Institute were fantastic in all aspects, from communicating information about the course, conducting live consultations, the signing up process and most of all fantastic support throughout the course.
Not having a clue about Project Management or never having studied any aspect of management previously, the course was delivered and conducted in a very adaptable way, with excellent course notes and feedback throughout.
Project Management is specialized in its own right, but anyone doing or planning to do this course will learn an array of management skills that are useful and practical in all areas of life and professional development and I would highly recommend this course for anyone who would like to veer into a career in Project Management or someone just like me who was looking for something different away form the morn of our daily career.
While participating in the course I was promoted to a Supervisors position and firmly believe this was due to me undertaking this course and of the knowledge I had gained from it.
Once again I highly recommend this course!

Cathal Murphy

I must say I really enjoyed the whole experience of doing the online diploma in Project Management. I got great support from my tutor. So a big Thank You to Zerlina for all the help along with way. I would recommend this online course to anyone who would be interest in project management. - Julie Loftus, Lionbridge

Julie Loftus

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 27th October 2017

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.

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