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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:
Furthermore, in every video lecture in this course we will:
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.
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|Section 1: Welcome To the Course!|
|Section 2: Introduction to Project Management|
Work As a Series of ProjectsPreview
|Lecture 3||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.
|Lecture 4||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
|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
|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
Task Node Format and Information
Needs and Skills Inventories
Work Effort and Scheduling
Project Risk Planning
"Forward Pass" Calculations
"Backwards Pass" Calculations
Critical Path Analysis
Review Quiz: Planning Process
|Section 5: Controlling and Monitoring Processes|
Reports, Reports, Reports!
Updating Progress and Estimates
Learn More & Test Yourself! Updating Progress and Estimates
Responding to Variances
Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
Forecasting Based on EVA
The Escalation Strategy Hierarchy
Review Quiz: Controlling and Monitoring Processes
|Section 6: Project Closing and Analysis|
Client Acceptance Procedure
Further Reading: Guidelines For Managing Projects
Installing Project Deliverables
Documenting the Project
Writing the Final Report
Learn More & Test Yourself! Project Closing Procedure
Review Quiz: Project Closing and Analysis
|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
Further Reading : Scrum Resources
Test Yourself! Scrum Core
Learn More & Test Yourself: WIKISPEED and Agile Project Management
Applications & Limitations
Review Quiz: Agile Project Management
|Section 8: Final Exam|
Ideas To Results: Project Management Final Exam
Final Research Paper: Internet Marketing Trends
Final Project: Building a Marketing Plan
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