21 Steps to Successful Project Management
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21 Steps to Successful Project Management

Utilising good practice while knowing how to avoid common project management mistakes
4.2 (43 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
8,898 students enrolled
Created by Wolf Matejek
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The 6 stages of a project
  • How to define business objectives and benefits
  • How to plan the project
  • Defining the project budget
  • Getting the right resources
  • Monitoring and reporting project progress
  • Conducting structured testing
  • Conducting post-implementation
  • Learning the lessons
  • ... and much more
  • Some basic understanding of project management
  • Desire to learn more about project management

Projects are the way organisations/businesses do things and introduce change to their ways of working. This may include process changes or the implementation of new IT systems or software applications.

Either way, Projects bring about change that improves services to customers, increase operational effectiveness and change processes and ways of working.

Employees in all kinds of roles participate in projects, so what exactly is project management and how is it being managed? 

This course takes you through 21 steps of a project, from early conception and scope definition to delivery, evaluation, and lessons learned. Throughout the course, you will learn about good project management practices as well as learning about common mistakes that could be made along the way.

This course will help those new to project management to manage and/or contribute to projects more effectively, and for those people who have been involved in project management previously to broaden their skills and knowledge.

Who this course is for:
  • Employees who may be tasked to manage a small project for their employer
  • Anyone who wants to improve their project management skills and knowledge
  • Someone who wants to learn about project management, best practice and how to avoid mistakes
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 01:34:16
+ Introduction to Project Management
2 lectures 11:59

In this section we will be looking at the 21 steps that are being covered in this course, as well as defining what a project is.

Preview 01:29

A project is made up of 6 individual 'building blocks' or stages. In this section you will learn what those 6 stages are called and what they represent.

Step 1 - The 6 Stages of a Project

You've just learned that there are 6 defined steps to a project.

3 questions
+ The Definition Stage
1 lecture 06:30

Do you have adequate business sponsorship and leadership?

Step 2 - Establishing Sponsorship and Leadership

Let's recap...

1 question
+ The Initiation Stage
1 lecture 02:27

Have you defined and understood the business objectives and benefits?

Step 3 - Defining Business Objectives and Benefits
+ The Planning Stage
4 lectures 17:02

Have you developed a detailed project plan?

Step 4 - Planning the Project

Is your project a manageable size?

Step 5 - Ensuring the Project is Manageable


1 question

Have you defined a detailed budget for your project - and is the money readily available?

Step 6 - Defining the Project Budget


1 question

Are you managing the project risks?

Step 7 - Managing the Project Risks


1 question
+ The Execution Stage
4 lectures 20:32

Have you appointed an experienced project manager? Is he/she the best person for the PM role?

Preview 05:53

Do you have experienced and effective user representation?

Step 9 - Getting Customer Representation
Step 10 - Defining Team Roles and Responsibilities


1 question
+ The Monitoring and Control Stage
7 lectures 25:28
Step 12 - Monitoring and Reporting Progress
Step 13 - Communicating Project Progress
Step 14 - Consultation and Leadership
Step 15 - Collecting Realistic User Requirements
Step 16 - Defining your Approach
Step 17 - Conducting Structured Testing
Step 18 - Creating an Implementation Plan


3 questions
+ The Closure Stage
4 lectures 10:18
Step 19 - Conducting the Post Implementation
Step 20 - Realisingthe Business Benefits
Step 21 - Learning the Lessons


1 question
Step 22 - Celebrate the Project Success - PLUS Free Resources