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PDA Project Management Modules

A typical PDA in Project Management program by open / distance learning – Course Contents

PDA – Project Management – G85G 15

Mandatory Units (4 credits required ):

Project Management: Project Justification and Planning

(Unit Code DV5H 35 – 2 credits)

This Unit is designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to prepare a project proposal including an outline project plan. The resultant skills will enable the candidate to develop a business case for a project which demonstrates its fit with the organisation’s business objectives and its viability based on the appraisal of a number of possible options.

This Unit is intended for project managers working in the public, private or voluntary sectors. They will be experts in their field of operation but without any formal project management qualifications. This Unit is designed to provide the project managers with the knowledge and skills to seek and gain approval for a project proposal based on a well developed business case and outline project plan.

On completion of this Unit, the candidate should be able to:

  • Produce the rationale for a project.
  • Assess the viability of a project proposal.

Project Management: Managing the Implementation of a Project

(Unit Code DV5J 35 – 2 credits)

This Unit is designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to run a project, which has been given approval to proceed to implementation. The resultant skills will enable the candidate to manage and control project resources including project relationships and the budget within the context of efficient management of risk and change.

This Unit is intended for project managers working in the public, private or voluntary sectors. They will be experts in their field of operation but without any formal project management qualifications. This Unit will enable project managers to manage the implementation of a planned and approved project and apply a process of controlled closure on its completion or early termination.

On completion of this Unit, the candidate should be able to:

  • Manage project relationships
  • Control a project budget
  • Monitor and control a project
  • Manage risks and issues
  • Evaluate and close a project
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