Project Management: Best Practices From 9 Years Consulting

Learn How to Increase Your Job Productivity on Projects Without Certification! Use Unique Time Management Techniques.
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  • Length 5.5 hours
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Updated 11/2016

*** This course is constantly being updated -> 3-4 new lectures every month! ***

BEWARE: This course is not for everybody! Join the course and learn a complete new approach to project management which is totally different from memorizing hundreds of pages in a text book that often won't help you at all. If you want to hear an honest aproach which is proven in dozens of projects (which I personally finished since 2007) then this is your course.

The course is designed to save you hundreds of hours being frustrated with the traditional project management methods. Especially if you figured out already that PMP, PRINCE2 and IPMA certifications will not necessarily help you reach project milestones because most of the classical methods are either not really applicable or you are not told how exactly to use them.

The key of successful project management is not memorizing dozens of models and processes: the key is organizing yourself while motivating and communicating with others.

This course is designed to give you genuine advice and tools to set up your projects and deliver them on time and in quality. I will tell you enough of my best practices to outperform most traditional project managers you know.

I have been a project manager for around 10 years and delivered dozens of projects on time and in quality. I also took many classes / am certified on project management (PRINCE2) and other areas of expertise (i.e. ITIL, TOGAF). 

However, the problem is that I see huge gaps between theory and practice. In other words: In the seminar everything seemed so practical and later it turned out it's not.

This course is for Project Managers, Developers, Managers, Software Engineers, Team Leads as well as Team Members who want to substantially succeed in their project work.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no pre-requisites. I will explain you all the tools and techniques - and very important - the mindset to be a successful project manager.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to increase your job productivity to the max. This course is designed particularly for project managers and project members.
  • You will be able to work much more efficiently on your projects. That includes having more time to be creative or do multiple projects at a time.
  • Learn and understand some intuitive ways to work fast and effectively on projects.
  • You will be able to see behind the curtains of team dynamics, i.e. why those are often the reasons of missing deadlines or failing projects.

What is the target audience?

  • People who are fed up with standard project management tools and methods.
  • Project managers or members who tried the book methods before (i.e. MS Project / Gantt charts as 'problem solvers') and figured out they often won't work or at least don't solve the actual problems.
  • Someone who wants to understand the team dynamics which often are the main cause of issues in projects.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Welcome!
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Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
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02:18
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Section 2: Productivity Hacks & How to Accomplish Fast Success
Make It Look Easy
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04:25
How to Use Parkinson's Law for Yourself
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03:57
How to Work on Your Project Schedule Every Day
06:13
Plan with All-Day Events in Your Calendar
03:08
Work on One Thing You Hate Every Day
03:38
How to Manage Your Emails
08:38
Don't Waste Your Final Hour
03:47
Definition and Advantages of Bulk Work
03:15
Why You Need 2-Dimensional To Do Lists
10:39
The Biggest Mistake: Doing Nothing
06:02
Use the Story Telling Method When a Project Seems Too Complicated
05:02
Think Big, Act Small - Mini Habits
03:51
Killer Trick: Dynamic to Do Lists to Ensure Equilibrium of Tasks
19:27
Update Notes
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Section 3: Team Dynamics: How to Use Clean & Dirty Tricks
How to Park a Project (Dirty Trick 1)
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03:42
How to Park a Project (Dirty Trick 2)
05:36
People like to Be Asked (More Than One Time)
03:36
You Should Schedule Your Follow-Ups, Too!
03:13
Why People Often Don't Do What Was Discussed
05:33
It Is Your Own Responsibility to Position Your Topics
04:14
You Can Always Change Course
05:22
The Columbo Method (Especially for Project Managers)
05:45
Discuss About the Details!
04:47
Ask the People: What Is Your Biggest Concern?
08:38
Trick for Conf Calls: 'This Is How I Understand the Task'
02:51
Communication Tips: E-Mail vs. Phone Call
13:23
The Difference Between Poor and Good Meetings
15:01
When the Meeting Should End
07:18
Why Most People Seem to Do Nothing on Their Own
03:47
Update Notes + Planned Lectures
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Section 4: Goal Setting: How to Create Milestones and Deliver on Time
Welcome to Goal Setting!
03:41
The Three Main Problems in Every Project
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07:21
First Thing: Draw the Critical Path
14:16
Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Planning: When to Use What?
04:33
Stakeholders: the Most Important Types and How to Deal with Them
09:18
Use the "Thread Method" to Bring Order into Complexity
12:40
Why You Should Lead with Questions
03:25
There Is Always a Next Step
03:33
Try to Take a Look into the Future!
08:09
Avoid Blind Flying at All Cost
11:49
Beware - Every Project Plan Is Obsolete After 24 Hours!
01:55
Always Be the Rainmaker
04:05
Always Remember: Project Management Costs Time!
12:10
Please Take Advantage of Intuitive Notes
14:52
My Very Famous Action Item List (Part 1)
14:51
My Very Famous Action Item List (Part 2)
13:04
Update Notes + Planned Lectures
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Instructor Biography

Sebastian Glöckner, Make Things Happen!

Hi!

Do you know that feeling one day ahead of vacation when you sort out your
projects, send overdue emails and suddenly get a lot things done? For me every day should be as successful as that! And I would like to share enough knowledge with you to make that happen.

I work as a project manager, entrepreneur and management consultant for more than 15 years. I love to deconstruct systems, improve processes and bring projects to success (and did that already for various customers all over Europe).

Currently I work full time as a project manager and process expert. My daily business it to make things faster and manage multiple things at the same time.


I am into time- and self management. I love improving myself and assist others in working faster and with better results. 

In the past decade I studied various resources about time management, project management, and self management. Doing that I came to the conclusion that 80% of the common "self management tips" do not work as promised. That's why I developed invented my own system for being as productive as possible.

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