Ideas To Results: How To Be A Project Manager

Successful PM takes planning, leadership and collaboration. Learn to lead your projects and business to great results!
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  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Businesses today are facing more complex issues than ever before. Business professionals are expected to collaborate and execute in time-bound projects across the organisation. Competent project managers are in demand, for they are relied upon, for balancing the elements of cost, time, scope, people, and other resources to achieve business goals.

Simply put -business outcomes are “effect" of well managed projects, and therefore it would not be an overstatement to say that project management strategies drive organisational success.

But, to become an effective project manager, you need to have thorough understanding of resource dynamics, dependencies, tools and techniques, and an ability to manage unforeseen events to keep the project on track. As you would know, this is no way an easy task and that is the very reason, competent project managers bring in immense value to the organisations. Organisations not only requires a great degree of collaboration between people across locations but also an effective project management rigour that would go a long way making products, services and operations result oriented, flexible and, above all, sustainable.

This course is beneficial for anyone transitioning into project management role, starting a career, or even already working as a project manager. You would always want to learn and relearn intricacies of effective project management and build on the knowledge at any stage of your career. If this describes you in any way, this is the right course for you. It will enhance your proficiency in project management by enabling you to lead projects efficiently and utilise best known tools and techniques available to manage time, scope, and resources.

Sign up for this in-depth course to gain vital insights into successful project management including:

  • Scoping of projects – understanding needs, setting goals of the project and defining objectives.
  • Project break down structures – requirements, work, work packages, sequencing, scheduling and dependencies.
  • Project budgeting, risk planning, slack and critical path analysis.
  • Reporting, forecasting, escalation management and handling scope creeps.
  • Handing over the deliverables, documentation and closure.
  • Agile project management – iterative and adaptive continuous design and flexible scope and how it compares with traditional project management.

Furthermore, in every video lecture in this course we will:

  1. Introduce the concept and relate it with context and learning needs
  2. Develop on the subject matter and use examples in current business context to further explain the core principles
  3. Concentrate on what you need to know in these complex business environments
  4. Provide references and exercises to develop scenario based learning
  5. Use practical frameworks, what has been learned and proven and what you may exercise to enhance your abilities.
  6. Help you learn application of tools and techniques in the context of business challenges and realities on the ground.
  7. Test you to recall and reinstate learning along with specially designed exercises.

Upon completion of this course, you will grow not just in terms of fundamentals but also in terms of deploying tools, techniques and managing people for successful project management.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn and enhance knowledge in the area of project management
  • Intermediate level of English
  • A notebook to be used as a learning diary and to take notes and complete exercises

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the demands of modern business environment and how project management strategy affects organisations
  • Get a handle on project management fundamentals- stages, control, critical paths and closure.
  • Master project planning for effective use of the human resources and physical resources.
  • Learn how to use tools and techniques to manage projects successfully
  • Understand how to divide work using a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Learn how to visualize activities and dependencies using a project network diagram.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of traditional project managemnet and agile project management.

Who is the target audience?

  • Business professionals with specialisations in other functional fields, in need to implement project management rigour
  • Analysts advancing into project management roles
  • Professionals and managers in the role of coordinating projects
  • Operations, business planning and process improvement professionals
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to make their work and time more efficient.
  • Project management students or professionals in need of additional resources for project management certification exams.
  • Team leaders

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Section 1: Welcome To the Course!
Section 2: Introduction to Project Management
Work As a Series of Projects
10 pages

Project management helps facilitate change. Many organizations, including national governments, are adjusting utilize and analyze big data. Learn more about the project management challenge presented by big data by reading the attached document.

28 pages

Project management helps facilitate change. Many organizations. including national governments, are adjusting to utilize and analyze big data. Learn more about the project management challenge presented by big data by reading the attached document.

Further Reading: Project Management Community
Review Quiz: Introduction to Project Management
3 questions
Section 3: Initiating Processes
Recruiting A Project Manager
Key Parties in the Project
Recognizing Project Needs
From Needs To Goals
Defining Project Objectives
Writing A Scope Statement
Opposition to Scope Statement
Review Quiz: Initiating Processes
12 questions
Section 4: Planning Process
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Further Reading : Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
True Story : NASA Virtual Project Management (PM) Challenge 2014
Requirements Breakdown Structure
Work Breakdown Structure
Work Breakdown Structure - Review Assignment
Breaking Work Into Work Packages
Project Network Diagrams
Further Reading: Project Execution Plan for the lon Beam Laboratory
Project Network Diagram - Review Assignment
Estimating Project Time Duration
Depicting Dependencies
Task Node Format and Information
Scheduling Resources
Needs and Skills Inventories
Work Effort and Scheduling
Project Budgeting
Project Risk Planning
"Forward Pass" Calculations
"Backwards Pass" Calculations
Critical Path Analysis
Review Quiz: Planning Process
29 questions
Section 5: Controlling and Monitoring Processes
Reports, Reports, Reports!
Updating Progress and Estimates
Learn More & Test Yourself! Updating Progress and Estimates
2 questions
Responding to Variances
Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
Forecasting Based on EVA
Project Meetings
The Escalation Strategy Hierarchy
Scope Creep
Review Quiz: Controlling and Monitoring Processes
13 questions
Section 6: Project Closing and Analysis
Client Acceptance Procedure
Further Reading: Guidelines For Managing Projects
Installing Project Deliverables
Documenting the Project
Post-Implementation Audit
Writing the Final Report
Learn More & Test Yourself! Project Closing Procedure
1 question
Review Quiz: Project Closing and Analysis
9 questions
Section 7: Agile Project Management
Agile Vs. Traditional Project Management
Further Reading : The Agile Manifesto
Further Reading : Turn on a Dime: Leveraging Agile Development with Virtual Team
Attributes of Agile Project Management
Learn More & Test Yourself! The 12 Principles Of Agile Project Development
2 questions
Further Reading : Scrum Resources
Test Yourself! Scrum Core
1 question
Learn More & Test Yourself: WIKISPEED and Agile Project Management
14 questions
Applications & Limitations
Review Quiz: Agile Project Management
3 questions
Section 8: Final Exam
Ideas To Results: Project Management Final Exam
50 questions
Final Research Paper: Internet Marketing Trends
Final Project: Building a Marketing Plan

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Instructor Biography

Global Finance School, Online Finance and Management Education

Global Finance School, Instructed by Mr. Simanovsky, has been leading innovation in the field of financial studies for over 30 year. Mr.Simanovsky has written 27 bestsellers books on Finance education, including Finance for Beginners, Statistics for Beginners, and Stock Market for Beginners.

Mr. Simanovsky, who also co-founder of Meitav Group, an Asset Management and Investment Banking firm with over 7 billion USD under management, brings his real life experience to create a pragmatic learning experience, especially suited to professionals aspiring to advance in financial positions.

With over 3 decades of experience, Mr. Simanovsky and his team of finance professionals and e-learning experts from around the globe developed an extraordinary ability to explain and teach financial topics by providing a wide variety of easy to access high quality business education tools.

Global Finance School is known for its unique teaching style that sets to make finance a fun topic, intuitive to understand, and very engaging.

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