Practical Project Management Essentials - A Crash Course
What you'll learn
- Approach to Practical project management in quick time
- Importance and Different Feasibility study before start of any project, business or entreprenuership.
- Concepts in capital budgeting for selection of projects/ business - NPV, IRR, Breakeven & Accounting Rate of return.
- Earned value Management - Monitoring planned vs actuals
- Critical Path, Floats and Gantt Chart in project scheduling
- Tips to manage project successfully
- Essential Project Management documents
- Effectively managing triple constraints in project
- Interest in Project management
- Planning to PMP certifcation, particularly on formulas
Project management might turn out to be daunting task, if a PM does not understand the basic PM concepts, technique and frame work . On similar line, CAPM / PMP certification might look difficult if one does not have basis undertanding on Project management concepts and approach.
At the core of practical project management is an ability for keeping things simple. Not getting bogged down in lengthy and unwieldy processes. It does not mean cutting corners. Good project management practice is still necessary; it is about keeping it lean and mean. This, and getting the basics right, will help you deliver a successful project.
Following these basic principles will give your project a good start:
Keep it simple!
Identify the stakeholders
Ask who benefits?
Gain agreement to proceed
Deliver the plan
Follow the project idea through to use
This unique crash course is designed in such a way to provide anyone with interest on project management with good understanding on project management concepts.
It also focusses on some of the analytical calculation which is very much is in practical project managment as well as for certification like,
Feasibity study - NPR, IRR, breakeven, Accounting Rate of Return - Prior start of project or the justification for the project, which are not looked at post starting the project, so a project manager might not focus on these. However, a project manager need to understand this prior starting any project which is in unique nature.
Planning followed by execution and control is critical for success of the project. Here, project metrics and calculation are critical to check planned vs actual while excuting the projection and a project manager need to have a good understanding on,
Earned value Management.
Critical Path, Floats.
Also, if you are interested in PMP certification, PMBOK would look much easier to understand post completing this course.
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring Project Manager
- Aspiring to take up PMP certification
Having over 25 + years of IT industry experience (Product development, Consulting & Training).
His last engagement was with Oracle India (initially with consulting and then with Oracle university) , which was for more than 12 years. Prior to this, had worked with Cap Gemini (formerly iGate Global Solution), GE to name a few.
Had managed projects and programs in Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence implementations in the range of 3000 man days with revenue about 6mil US$ per year. These projects are on industry domains, such as Oil and Gas, Process Manufacturing, Hi-Tech Retail & Telecom across the globe.
Was awarded with "pace setter" , "best managed " project awards in recognition of efforts in project management.
He was also instrumental in design, development and roll-out of Graduate Hire program on Oracle Products stack for partner IT services companies in recent times.
Right from college was fascinated about devices and sensor interaction with computer, which made him focus on micro-controller in early 90's and that eventually attracted him towards field of Internet of things and Machine learning, AI these days.
Due to his vast experience, he has crafted varied unique courses in Udemy related project management, Internet of things, ERP & BI, Database modeling and design, SQL, Linux and more importantly on Cloud Infrastructure. Has plans to create more, as his passion has been on knowledge acquisition and sharing.
He is certified as
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Professional.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Associate.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Cloud Operations Associate.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security 2021 Certified Associate
Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud 2021 Certified Specialist
Oracle Machine Learning using Autonomous Database 2021 Certified Specialist
Also certified in Python, IOT by NPTEL (Govt of India ) recently.
He holds a degree in engineering (Computer science) with MBA and a certified PMP since 2007