Acing Project Management: Ultimate 7h Project Manager course
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Acing Project Management: Ultimate 7h Project Manager course

2 in 1 course to 1) Learn Project Management and 2) PERFECT your Project Management skills.
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4.4 (101 ratings)
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12,742 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 31 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will fully ace Project Management with the help of diagrams, templates, examples and practical/Real life situations
  • You will be able to simplify Project Management to increase your chances of success
  • You will be part of the top Project Managers club by following a practical 5 step framework to become the best Project Manager
  • You will quickly understand how this course, PMP and Prince 2 are all the same
  • You will be able to explain the difference between Agile and Waterfall
  • You will learn a backdoor way to potentially get into Project Management (part 3)
  • You will know exactly what to say at interviews to boost your chances to get that job
Requirements
  • Not thinking you can become a top PM with a 1 to 2 hours course. This course is long for a reason!
Description

If you ever wanted to understand project Management, become a project manager or bring your project management skills to the next level...

Then this course is for you.

My name is Ben, I have been a Project Manager for more than 20 years working for amongst others IBM, HP, large Financial companies and also Government agencies. I have also been coaching Project Managers for more than 10 years.

I have all the most respected Project Management certifications (PMP, Prince2, MSP, Agile Project Management) - and you know when I was doing those courses - I did not really enjoy them because when I did them I was already a PM and what I was hearing was not usable and so remote from what happens out in the field... and I thought I can do better maybe - to bring this knowledge to people interested in Project Management.

So I have learned from it and wanted to make a course that would provide you with all you need to understand project management - both the theory and the practical / real life components. I also wanted to make it more palatable by including diagrams, templates, plenty of examples and some quizzes.

As part of this course I also provide a framework to go beyond being just a standard project manager - to really ace it. A very concrete, step by step framework that if you follow - will really take you to the next level in project management, you would be out there with the best!

And finally this course includes an introduction to the most common methodologies/standards in Project Management (PMP, Prince2, Waterfall, Agile).

Ben

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in Project Management

  • People interested in becoming a Project Manager

  • Project Managers who want to up their game.

Course outline:

  • Introduction, tips to follow the course, introduction to Project Management, the Birth of Project Management legend.

  • Part 1: The full Project Management course (including all phases of Project Management, Practical view, how to simplify, with lots of diagrams and examples)

  • Part 2: A framework to ace it as a Project Manager, including the overall Project Management context and what to say at interviews.

  • Part 3: The course in context of some Project Management standards (PMP, Prince2, Waterfall, Agile)


Who this course is for:
  • Want to learn Project Management
  • Want to become Project Manager
  • Want to be out there with the best Project Managers
Course content
Expand all 114 lectures 07:39:15
+ Introduction
6 lectures 35:52

This lecture will provide you with an in-depth overview of the course. Skip it if you want to get straight into it!

Preview 14:56

Quick intro to the course: I will let you know what is coming next.

Preview 00:48

In this lecture I am suggesting several resources you can print (including a road map) or have handy for the course.

I also review some terminology that will be useful for the understanding of the course.

Finally a couple of tips will be mentioned!

Read this before starting the course: Tips and Terminology
04:50

A fun take on how Project Management might have started... This will provide an introduction to Project Management phases and facilitate the understanding of the phases in Project Management.

Preview 10:32

This lecture will provide a definition on Project Management and when it is needed.

What is Project Management?
01:49

This lecture is giving a high level view of what is expected from a Project Manager.

Role of the Project Manager
02:57

Check your understanding on what can be a project.

Quiz for the introduction
4 questions
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Introduction
2 lectures 02:02

This lecture is providing a quick introduction to Part 1 and how it is structured.

Preview 00:25

This lecture will provide you with an overview of the phases of Project Management

Overview of Phases
01:37
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Initiation Phase
17 lectures 01:18:26

This lecture will show you an overview of what we will learn in the Initiation phase.

Section overview: Initiation Phase
00:40

This lecture highlights the purpose of the Initiation phase: Why companies use it, and when do they skip it. A diagram will show the key components of this phase as well.

Purpose and key components of the Initiation Phase
03:39
Project Manager role in the Initiation phase
01:40
Project Charter Definition
02:07
Scope Definition during the Initiation phase
05:00
Costing during the Initiation phase
07:11

Includes Stakeholder Matrix and Communication Planning.

Stakeholder Management
13:07
Risk Management: Introduction
02:19
Risk types and risk outcomes
03:34
Risk Severity definition and Risk Register example
08:59
Risk Management: Tips
02:57
Project Structure: Introduction, basic structure and Project Office
06:41
Project Structure: Project outsourced
01:14
Project Structure: Steering committee
03:07
Examples: Project charter example
08:10
Examples: Some Initiation/Project Charter components
05:33
Initiation Phase wrap up
02:28

For this Quiz we will review some topics discussed during the Initiation phase.

Initiation phase Quiz
8 questions
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Planning Phase
22 lectures 01:10:22

This lecture will provide an overview of what we will learn in the Planning phase section

Section overview: Planning Phase
00:44
Purpose of the Project Planning phase
02:58
Project Manager role in the Planning phase
02:10
Project Management Plan
01:25
Scope: Introduction and Requirements matrix
03:57

This lecture will provide an overview of a tool that can be used to split requirements and also P Mgt tasks

Scope: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
02:19
Scheduling: introduction
02:04
Scheduling: Breaking down the Execution phase
03:16
Scheduling: Examples of breaking down Execution using defined model
03:36
Scheduling: Steps to produce schedule with simple example
06:08

This Lecture will introduce you to 3 types of schedule used for Project Management

Scheduling: Main schedule types
05:25
Costing: Introduction for Costing in Planning
01:10
Costing: Using Fixed Price and Time & Material to define Project costing
03:58
Costing: Fixed Price and Time & Material Example
02:37
Costing: Schedule based budget example
02:24
Costing: Budget contingency
01:46
Quality: Planning for quality Introduction
00:49
Quality: Planning for Quality what to check.
05:00

In this lecture we will review various types of testing that can be used to apply quality to the final product.

Quality: Types of Testing and example on how they show on the Gantt Chart
06:53
Project Management Plan Example
07:13
Planning phase wrap up
02:09

This Quiz will check your understanding on some points reviewed during the Planning phase.

Planning phase Quiz
7 questions
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Execution Phase
23 lectures 01:16:36

This lecture will provide an overview of what we will learn in the Execution phase section

Section overview: Execution Phase
00:48
Purpose of the Execution phase
03:39
Project Manager role in Execution
01:47
Scheduling: Introduction to tracking Schedule in Execution phase
01:20
Scheduling: Critical path definition
02:39
Scheduling: Monitoring the schedule
03:56
Scope Management: Introduction
01:20
Scope Management: How to track scope changes: Change control
07:47
Issue Management: Introduction and Issue Register
05:54
Issue Management: Most common issue
05:35
Project Meetings: Introduction and 2 main types of meetings
03:59
Project Meetings: What to discuss depending on type of meetings
03:12
Project Meetings: Minutes and Template
05:04
Project Reporting: Introduction What to include
03:22
Project Reporting: Defining the RAG status
03:17
Project Reporting: RAG Status with tolerances
02:14
Project Reporting: Example of a report and Template
01:24
Costing: Budget Introduction and tracking actuals
01:45
Costing: Tracking Budget month by month with Example
04:56

This lecture will provide an overview of what Earn Value means and how it can be used to track budgets

Costing: Tracking Budget - Introducing Earned Value with one simple example
03:10
Costing: Tracking Budget - Earned Value formula and 2nd more complex example
05:39
Using Earned value for Scheduling
01:57
Execution phase Wrap up
01:52

In this quiz will we review some of the things we have learned on the Execution phase

Execution Phase quiz
8 questions
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Closing Phase
4 lectures 13:02

This lecture will provide an overview of what we will learn in the Closing phase section

Section overview: Closing Phase
00:35
Purpose of the Closure Phase
01:49

This lecture includes Post Implementation Review and all closure activities

Closure phase activities
09:12
Project Closure wrap up
01:26

Check your knowledge on the Closing phase

Closing phase Quiz
3 questions
+ Part 1 - Project Management course: Wrap up
3 lectures 18:31
Part 1: Review of all phases and key activities
11:29

This lecture will provide a summary of what I think Project Managers focus should be on each phase.

Preview 05:21
Part 1: Project Management course final words
01:41
+ Part 2 - Acing Project Management: The Framework
19 lectures 01:35:09

This lecture will provide an overview of what we will learn in the Part 2

Part 2 section overview
01:01

In this Lecture we describe the context Project Managers are facing when they take on a new job or a new project.

Preview 05:38

We continue with describing the context of Project Management

Project Management context: Part 2
08:33
Introducing the Acing Project Management Framework
02:29

This lecture will teach you a great way to monitor Stakeholders "happiness" towards you.

Project Manager Expectation Matrix
08:05
Project Manager Expectation Matrix example
09:18
4 Golden rules: introduction to the rules
01:54
4 Golden rules: Rule #1
03:49
4 Golden rules: Rule #2
02:40
4 Golden rules: Rule #3
06:13
4 Golden rules: Rule #4
11:14
5 Artefacts to have in perfect order
04:10
Artefact 1 and 2
02:24
Artefact 3, 4 and 5
06:49
Artefacts to have in perfect order: wrap up
01:25
Key Dangers to look out for
09:17
3 things to know from memory
05:55
Project Log
03:39
+ Part 2 - Acing Project Management: Interview tips
5 lectures 16:19

This lecture will provide a list of most common questions being asked to Project Managers at interviews.

Interviewing: Introduction
01:25
Interview tips: Part 1
04:18
Interview tips: Part 2
03:00
Interview tips: Part 3
04:07
Interview tips: Part 4
03:29
+ Part 2 - Acing Project Management: Wrap up
1 lecture 05:48
Part 2 wrap up - review of key points
05:48