Project Management: The Executing Phase

Project Management Course covering the executing phase of any size project using a proven methodology and processes
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Project Management: Executing Phase is designed for aspiring project managers, project team members and technical team members wanting to get more involved in project managing the implementation phase of a project.

This project management course is a follow-on course from Project Management: Planning, and is structured around the premise that all projects have a beginning, a middle and an end, and that all successful projects follow a standardised project management methodology.

Learn how to implement, monitor and control your projects using simple, repeatable project management processes guided by an easy to use project management methodology.

Supercharge your career, build on your project management skills and deliver the product of your project on time, under budget and to the absolute delight of your key stakeholders.

  • Learn all the project management processes and methods needed to complete the execution phase of your projects making sure all deliverables are completed, documented and accepted
  • Discover my Practical Project Management Methodology - making your projects easy to manage and control
  • Download a complete set of the only project management document templates and checklists you will ever need to manage the execution phase of your project successfully

Become a successful and practical project manager by introducing my Practical Project Management Methodology today so that you can plan, implement and bring all your projects to a successful conclusion

In this project management course you will learn:

  • My Practical Project Management Methodology
  • What project integration management is all about
  • How to manage stakeholders during the execution phase
  • How to manage and control changes to scope, cost and schedule
  • How to control your project scope
  • How to control your project schedule
  • How to develop your project team
  • How to manage and control your project budget
  • How to develop a risk response plan and take care of risk events
  • How to introduce quality assurance and quality control into your projects
  • How to select suppliers and manage the agreements made
  • How to produce and distribute effective communications to your stakeholders

The project management course consists of:

  • Video presentations
  • Complete set of downloadable project management document templates and checklists
  • Easy to do quizzes

And

  • Me - students can ask and comment on questions in the discussion area and I will be available to advise on any aspects of the execution phase of a project

See you on the inside…

Jeb Riordan, PMP

What are the requirements?

  • Previous experience working in a project environment would be advantageous, but not necessary as I will take you through all the processes used during the execution phase of a project

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be able to manage, monitor and control the execution phase of s project making sure all deliverables are accepted by using solid, repeatable methods and processes
  • Astonish the management and your stakeholders by demonstrating your new found project management skills and knowledge

What is the target audience?

  • This training program will be beneficial to all aspiring project managers, project team members and members of technical teams working in a project environment
  • Project managers wanting to enhance their career prospects by practising solid, repeatable project management processes
  • Project team members wanting to support their project managers showing initiative and self motivation by learning new project management skills
  • Members of technical teams wanting to get more involved in the management of the projects they are working in
  • Steering team members wanting to talk the same language

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Course
03:00

My mission is to 'Simplify the Complexity of Modern Project Management'.

This training program will provide you with all the skill, knowledge and tools to enable you to complete any size project on time, in budget and to the delight of your customer without the noise and complexity of modern project management

Section 2: Integration Management: Tying All Other Processes Together Nicely, Very Nicely
01:08

By the end of this section we will have reminded ourselves on the project management methodology we are using to manage and control the project activities. We will know what integration management is all about, how to manage stakeholders and how to control changes to scope, schedule and cost during the execution phase of our project

08:46

In this lecture we discuss the three layers of our project management methodology, Governance, Project and Production. We then determine the points in the project life cycle when mandatory milestone reviews and decision gate meetings are held

02:52

In this lecture we finally figure out what project integration management is all about. With initiating processes, closing processes and other process groups in between. And don't forget the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle for continuous improvement

05:18

After this lecture you will understand that communication is the key to managing stakeholders needs and expectations

02:44

The Power/Interest Grid compliments the Stakeholder Influence Matrix and the Power Map to complete a full analysis of our stakeholders. After this lecture you will be able to complete the Power/Interest grid for your project.

05:09

After this lecture you will understand the need to control all changes to scope, schedule and cost. Without strict control of these three elements our project will fail

04:30

We review the key points in section 2: Project Integration Management

Section 3: Scope Management: Scope control and scope verification two separate beasts
00:40

By the end of this section you will know the difference between scope control and scope verification, the importance of controlling scope creep and making sure we get paid for all the work we do

03:12

After completion of this lecture you will know the difference between scope control and scope verification. Also that both processes happen throughout the life cycle of the project

01:01

We review the key points in section 3: Scope Management

Quiz # 1
3 questions
Section 4: Resource Management: Managing and Controlling Resources Help Keep Costs Down
00:43

After completing this section you will understand that a highly competent and motivated team improves overall project performance and that SMART objectives really are smart

04:25

After this lecture you will understand that highly competent individuals make for highly motivated teams. And that team building exercises are not the only way to build a team

02:21

In this lecture we discus the various ways of overcoming “Murphy's Law” making sure the right resources are available at the right time without breaking the budget

04:15

In this lecture we discuss ways of optimising individual and team performance through regular feedback and formal performance appraisal

02:05

We review the key points in section 4: Resource Management

Section 5: Schedule Management: Keeping to Schedule the Most Visible Measure of Performance
00:58

By the end of this section you will appreciate that schedule delays are the most prominent sign of a project in trouble.

So its important to dive deep and manage the schedule of every works package

07:06

After this lecture you will understand why maintaining the baseline schedule is not only necessary for contractual reasons but also because of the impact on cost and profitability.

We also discussed ways of getting back on track by de-scoping, crashing and fast-tracking the scope of work

02:26

We review the key points in section 5: Controlling Schedule

Section 6: Cost Management: Critical to Project Success for You and Your Sponsor
00:40

By the end of this section you will be able to track costs and monitor the real health of your project using Earned Value Analysis techniques

02:45

After this lecture you will appreciate the need to monitor costs at all times. Staying within budget, spending according to plan and all additional cost being covered by an approved change request

01:07

We review the key points in section 6: Project cost management

Quiz # 2
3 questions
Section 7: Risk Management: Don’t Panic. It’s all about Executing the Risk Management Plan
00:53

By the end of this section you will know how to plan your responses to potential risk events and be able to take control of the situation if ever a risk event actually happened

03:31

In this lecture we discus ways of eliminating or reducing the impact of potential risk events. And based on the Pareto Principle we make concrete do=able plans for the top 20% risk events

02:08

After this lecture you will not panic! You will not procrastinate. When a risk event actually happens you just execute the plan - without delay

01:53

We review the key points in section 7: Risk response planning and controlling risk when it appears on the horizon

Section 8: Quality Management: Quality Assurance and Control Required for a Quality Project
01:02

By the end of this section you will know the difference between quality assurance and quality control; appreciate the need for independent quality audits and know how to check the quality of the product as well as the quality of the project

02:40

After this lecture you will understand the benefits of quality audits being performed by a specialist team outside of the project organisation

04:22

After this lecture you will know the difference between quality assurance and quality control. And that corrective action plans need to be implemented immediately a problem is identified

02:27

We review the key points in section 8: Project Quality Management

Section 9: Procurement Management: Select Suppliers Manage Contracts. Don’t Forget the NDA
00:40

By the end of this section you will be able to select preferred suppliers through a three-step process of preparing the bid documents, sending out requests for quotations and finally selecting preferred suppliers using predefined selection criteria

07:11

In this lecture you will learn how to prepare document sets for inviting bids, sending out invitations and evaluate submissions

02:57

In this lecture we discuss the relationships between buyer and seller, and the major activities needed to manage the agreement between them

03:33

We review the key points in section 9: Procurement in the execution phase of a project

Quiz # 3
3 questions
Section 10: Communication Management: Keeping Stakeholders Informed Efficiently Effectively
00:49

By the end of this section you will understand that project success may well depend on how well project team members communicate with each other and how well skate holders are kept informed of the status of the project at all times, good and bad…

02:48

After this lecture you will be able to collect, and distribute project data efficiently and effectively. And hopefully automatically, using proven templates from previous projects

01:36

By the end of this section you will appreciate that making sure the information needs of stakeholders are satisfied really improves the relationship between stakeholders and the project team

05:20

By the end of this lecture you will understand that forecasting future performance is more important than reporting on the past performance

02:58

We review the key points in section 10 : Project communications in the execution phase of a project

Section 11: Summary, Bonus' and Where to Next
05:11

A summary of our discussions during the execution phase of our project

00:43

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Instructor Biography

Jeb Riordan, PMP, Project Management Consultant

My name is Jeb Riordan and I've been a project manager for, well, too long.

Primarily in the telecommunications sector I have managed multi-million dollar projects in more than ten different countries, including, the UK, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Cambodia and the Caribbean.

I am a past member of the UK based Association for Project Management (APM) and the USA based Project Management Institute (PMI).

Although no longer a member of any professional institution I have maintained my PMI Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) status because it includes an element of continuing professional development (and it looks good on my resume!)

Oh, I also gained the Advanced Project Management Certificate from the International Institute for Learning. That was a long haul; simulating the NASA moon landing project.

Over the years, I have observed many projects failing because the project manager is overwhelmed with the need to adopt the latest fad in managing projects and managing people; losing sight of the real project objectives - On time, below budget and delighted stakeholders.

My mission is to simplify the complexity of modern project management by encouraging project managers, team members and stakeholders to focus on well proven, repeatable, solid practical project management processes making even the most complex of projects easy to monitor, control and complete successfully.

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