Project Management Course: Project Monitoring, Control & EVM
What you'll learn
- How to distinguish yourself as a project manager.
- The essentials of monitoring and control.
- Earned value management techniques and how to effectively incorporate them into your monitoring strategy.
- Effective EVM reporting techniques.
- EVM metric interpretation.
- Effective project health monitoring methods.
- How to control your project and eliminate scope creep.
- How to ensure project success.
- Templates for the most effective status reporting methodologies.
- Effective project monitoring and control communication strategies.
- Practical examples and exercises on the course content.
- Much more!
- Internet access and a phone, tablet or PC
- Eagerness to learn
- Determination to work through the entire course
- Basic knowledge of project management (It will help, but it is not a must. The knowledge you learn here will help you immensely regardless of your current level).
Project management is an extremely intricate field and requires you to have knowledge in several technical areas of expertise. The 5 process groups ranging from project initiation to project closure are all very important pieces of the overall puzzle and you will need to master them all to distinguish yourself as one of the best project managers.
Depending on who you talk to, they may have different ideas on which of the process groups should be considered more or less important than the others. One thing that all those who are well versed in the field project management agrees on though, is the fact that exceptional project management is about delegating the actual project work and focusing your energy, as the project manager, on monitoring and controlling the health and status of your project. This is where you make the BIG difference, and where you catch the eyes of the client and upper management.
This course was designed to arm you with the essential knowledge you require to understand project health monitoring and the pivotal role it plays in project success.
The course covers all the project health monitoring essentials. We will also be looking at the importance of proper monitoring and control and how you can effectively and efficiently incorporate good Earned Value Management (EVM) practices into your monitoring strategy. We will also be working through some guided practical examples and you will have a chance to apply what you have learned on a few practical exercises. The course also places some emphasis on good control measures and we will work through guidelines that will help you effectively implement change control procedures. The course ends of with an assessment that will not only help you gauge what you have learned but also test you in a practical setting.
Furthermore we will also be sharing some project health reporting templates and pre-programmed Excel sheets that you can use and adopt for your own projects.
The course design caters for those who already have the foundational knowledge of project management and are familiar with the PMI project management methodology. Beginners are however welcome to take it up as well, as the course is structured to add value to all project management professionals.
If you are new to project management we suggest you take a look at our Project Management Fundamentals course before you take this one.
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring project managers looking to kick start their career in one of the fastest growing professions in the world.
- Beginner project managers looking for a comprehensive overview of project management.
- Intermediary project managers looking to build up toward the required 35 PDU's for PMP registration
- Any PMI certified Project Management Professional who wants to earn PDU's towards registration renewal
- Anyone who wants to improve on their project management efficiency.
- Project managers looking to further develop their skills.
- Project administrators, clerks and expeditors looking to take the next step and transition into project management.
EduGantt is a collective effort from two Udemy Instructors with the aim of providing meaningful, accessible, affordable and worthwhile Project Management Education that delivers a solid technical foundation supported by a practical and hands on delivery. Not onoy will you learn what project management is about, but also how to effectively implement PM best practices.
There is a global trend of an increasing talent gap between employers' need for skilled project managers and the availability of professionals to fill the required roles. Moreover the exorbitant time and monetary cost of tertiary education makes it impossible to fill the gap.
Our mission is to aid in closing this gap by providing affordable education and credential maintenance options to our students thus enabling them to take full advantage of future project management opportunities.
Our vision is to establish EduGantt as a household name in the project management E-learning environment by providing engaging, worthwhile and top quality courses.
Our aim is to become the "go to guys" for all project management education needs whether for those aspiring to get a foothold in a new industry or those who wish to maintain their valuable credentials.
Gerrit Fourie is a Professionally certified structural and project engineer (Pr.Eng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Engineering Honours specializing in Structural Engineering. He has a wealth of experience as a general manager, project manager, structural & civil engineer and mentor.
Gerrit is currently a co-owner and director of a civil engineering and project management consulting firm with more than 40 years industry exposure. He was previously employed with a consultancy focused mainly on the design and project management of bridge and port infrastructure. His first employment opportunity was as a graduate civil engineer and project manager with an engineering firm specializing in pavement engineering and project management, where he mostly worked on airport upgrade projects.
During his career as an engineer and project manager he has been involved in the successful completion of more than 30 projects ranging from R1.5mil to R450mil (AUD 150K to AUD 45mil) in value.
Gerrit is very passionate about the fields of engineering and project management and his main area of expertise is in construction project management. Although he is mostly involved in the management of construction projects, he has a solid foundation in project management fundamentals. That combined with his general management experience and involvement in other organizational level projects has enabled him to formulate a very effective project management methodology and also master the soft skills required for management. He also has a passion for teaching others and sharing the knowledge he has accumulated
Gerhard has an extensive background in business start-ups and leadership, which he obtained as the Relationship Manager at an Entrepreneurial Mentorship and Business Incubation Consultancy firm. He also gained valuable experience and insight in marketing while working as an account manager at an Education Management firm.
He brings an unquenchable energy to all his endeavors and he has a passion for helping and understanding people.
More than anything else, Gerhard fosters a burning desire to make a measurable difference in the lives of those around him and one of the ways in which he does this is by means of mentoring and teaching others with the main focus on empowering his students with the knowledge to better themselves.