Complexity is the challenge in project management. Adding a lot of complex processes won’t help. Simplicity and practicality is the solution.
This course provides a deeply practical description of how to use the Project Management Institute (PMI®) best practices to manage your projects through every phase of their life-cycle. The PMI processes are mapped across the project time-line, and the specific actions you need to take, and documentation you need to prepare, are explained at each step in a cohesive, easy to follow thread. The use of software tools to support each step of the process is described. Templates are provided for all the key project management documents. At the end of the course you will not only understand project management, you will be able to implement it.
The material has been refined for more than ten years with feedback from thousands of people from dozens of organizations in both industry and government. It is proven, practical, and complete, providing an end-to-end road-map that you can use as a checklist to apply the PMI process to your projects of any size, in any domain, to maximize their scope, schedule, cost, and risk performance.
Whether you have a project you need to manage right now, or just wish to get a solid grounding in deeply practical application of the PMI processes, this course can help. It’ll also help you have more fun. Done right, project management is fun. I hope you have the most possible fun on all the projects you manage in the future!
William (Bill) Stewart is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has managed projects from $250K to $55M using the PMI processes, and has delivered more than 200 project management courses onsite to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for the Canadian Federal government, large corporations, academia, and founded a software startup. He has hands-on experience with project management, systems integration, systems engineering, and software engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science for discovery of an algorithm that creates geodesic domes from spherical distributions in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. He has refined this course for more than ten years to provide the most deeply practical description of how to get the most benefit from the PMI processes on real projects.
William Stewart is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has delivered more than 200 onsite project management courses to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for the Federal government, large corporations, academia, and founded a software startup, and has hands-on experience with project management, risk management, systems integration, systems engineering, and software engineering.
Bill is currently a consultant and trainer helping industry and government work better and get more done. Previously, he founded and ran the cloud company Cirrus Computing for ten years. Before that, he spent 12 years with Lockheed Martin Canada, where he served as the company System Engineering Manager and Software Manager, Project Manager for several system integration projects from $250K to $55M, and in a range of senior roles on other projects from $140M to $3B.
His first job was with the Canadian Public Service, to establish and manage a computing centre supporting 4,500 personnel, where he developed and deployed software to manage enterprise-wide course scheduling, resource management, personnel management, and payroll, and developed and taught two programming courses accredited by Seneca College.
Bill received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick for a thesis on algorithms that build geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. While at UNB, he also taught eleven undergraduate courses and served as Principle Investigator on a secure network modeling project. His professional training includes Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Risk Management, System Architecture, and System Engineering. He has taught courses in Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Cost and Schedule Control, and Negotiating.
Bill is author of the first web published book "The Living Internet" with contributions from many creators of the Internet. He wrote the original "The Fun Standard", a collection of best practices for having organizational fun. His paper on public financing of political parties was credited in the Canadian House of Commons when the federal party financing bill passed in 2003. He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife and two children.