Project Management: Learn To Be Successful With Less Effort
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Project Management: Learn To Be Successful With Less Effort

Learn how to successfully manage projects when you have a day job that gets in the way of project priorities.
3.4 (23 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.
1,759 students enrolled
Created by Perry Wilson
Last updated 3/2017
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 37 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you will be able to identify when you have a project rather than just another task. You'll have the skills to keep the different priorities in control and deliver successful outcomes.
  • you will learn how to define a project
  • you will learn how important it is to deal with issues as they arise
  • you'll learn how to work with a team of people, or alone
  • you'll have the skills to manage the stakeholders who have an interest in your project
  • you'll learn how to keep everyone up to date on progress
  • complete the standard Project Management forms
  • a need to balance projects and day jobs so that you keep your reputation for getting things done well

When you have a reputation for getting things done, you can find yourself becoming the go-to person for managing projects. Often we need to do that off the side of our desks and that can mean things start to slip through the cracks.

This course will give you an understanding of the discipline of project management and the skills to get the project done without losing control of your 'real' job.

The course contains a series of lessons that will walk you through the stages of a project. You'll have template tools you can use to document, communicate and manage the project. You will have video examples of the basic Project Management Forms to refer to as you become accustomed to the professional delivery of projects. 

Who this course is for:
  • anyone who has to juggle a desk job with assigned projects
  • anyone who is worried that their reputaton for getting things done is in jeopardy
  • anyone who is trying to accomplish a goal and doesn't know how to manage the work involved
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 02:19:34
+ Introduction to the course
2 lectures 01:14

This lesson serves to introduce to me, and the slides you can download are an introduction to the course and jargon of Project Management to help you with the quiz. 

Preview 01:14

A quick test of the jargon to set you up for the course.

Jargon Quiz
6 questions
Answers to Quiz 1 with explanation
2 pages
+ The Basics of Project Management
2 lectures 02:53

You'll learn the 4 project phases and the reason why we spend time planning.

Preview 01:03

In this lesson we cover the people skills needed by successful project managers.

The skills of the successful project manager
+ Initiating the project
5 lectures 08:04

In this lesson we focus on the skills needed in initiation.

How to initiate the project for success

In this lesson we talk about scope, what's in, what's out and what the pitfalls are for not keeping track.

What are deliverables?

We touch on how scope creep happens in any project.

Project Scope

In this lesson we learn the components of a charter, and we review a basic project structure

The Project Charter
Refresher on terms
3 questions
Answers to Quiz 2 with explanation
2 pages
+ Planning the project
5 lectures 10:32

This lesson covers an overview of the planning process to set you up for the next lessons.

Preview 03:02

We learn the process for creating the work breakdown structure, which is a fundamental tool for identifying all of the work that needs to be included in the project.

The work breakdown structure

we learn about the project schedule and the difference between Duration and Effort

The project schedule

We cover the risk management strategies

Risk planning

We review the information from the last few lessons.

Review and refresh #2
4 questions
Answers to Quiz 3 with explanation
2 pages
+ Managing change
2 lectures 03:40

We identify the need for behavioral change management in project success.

planning for successful change

In this lesson we learn about the process of change and how to deal with resistance from the people who need to change

Preview 01:40
+ Communication
2 lectures 02:08

We touch on the reasons for strong communication planning

Communication planning

We learn about Stakeholders and how to create a stakeholder management plan

Stakeholders, what are they and how do I manage them
+ Excuting the project
3 lectures 02:14

In this lesson we talk about the skills a project manager needs to use in execution.

What is project execution?

In this lesson we learn about the status report.

Status reporting

A review of the material up to lesson 17

Material review #3
7 questions
Answers to Quiz 4 with explanation
3 pages
+ Managing risk and scope
3 lectures 02:50

This lesson covers the difference between issue and risk

Risk versus Issues

We look at the risk management log

Risk Management

In this lesson we learn about scope change and managing scope creep.

Managing scope change
+ Managing issues
1 lecture 03:19

We look at some common project issues and some suggestions on how to resolve them.

Common project issues
+ Project Documentation
1 lecture 01:50

A word about documentation.

what to document on a project