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One Month Project Management

Learn Project Management in Under One Month
4.5 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,056 students enrolled
Created by One Month .com
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • refine your PM skills through working on projects of your own.
  • effectively communicate with your team.
  • use professional project management tools & techniques to manage the scope of your projects.
  • properly manage time and schedule.
  • keep your goals in check.
  • accurately assess risk.
  • keep your stakeholders happy along the way.
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Requirements
  • Nope! This course is designed for complete beginners.
  • Fluency in English
  • Come self-driven and motivated to learn!
Description

Have you always wanted to get into project management, but weren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you’re finding yourself responsible for projects and project teams— even though that’s not on your business card. One Month Project Management will help you save time and money and successfully take your projects from ideation to reality.

You’ll get a great overview of the practicalities of Project Management and putting what you’ve learned to work right away, regardless of what field you’re in. This course is designed to give you hands-on, immediately applicable knowledge including email optimizations, schedule planning, work breakdown structures, and more.

Taught by Alex Bisker, Project Manager at 18F.

Who is the target audience?
  • Someone looking to get into PM to see if this is a career track they are trying to go into.
  • Someone who has taken on the duties of a Project Manager (at a startup, or agency) and needs to use the skills on a day to day basis.
  • The developer that needs to know the basic tenets of project management. So that they don’t build a website that they don’t need.
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
02:58:24
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Week 1
15 Lectures 51:29

Welcome to the wonderful world of Project Management. Is this course right for you? If you ever need to manage a project, probably.

Welcome!
01:08

What exactly is Project Management? We summarize the complexities and clarity of everything - time management, risk assessment, scope creep - good project management entails.

What's In A Name?
01:23

The phases, or steps, of successful project management are (spoilers) initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure. In this lesson, we dive into what that means.

Going Through A Phase (Of Project Management)
01:46

Let's begin at the beginning: with asking questions of the sponsors and stakeholders behind the project; and with the logistics you have to tame. Plus, the project manager's secret weapon.

Initiation Phase: With Great Power, Etc...
06:24

Projects fail when you fail to plan - so let's talk about the importance of the planning phase and tools like WBS and scheduling that will help you actually deliver deliverables.

Spec-Tacular Planning
06:41


In this lesson, we cover all the forces project managers have to bear in mind as they plan: time, cost, and scope. We visualize these constraints with the not-actually-ominous Iron Triangle. Pythagoras would be proud.

The Iron Triangle
04:17

Stay PERT, everyone! Now we get into the grit (and nit?) of estimating your project completion time and developing workable schedules.

A Brief History Of (Estimating) Time
09:39

Now we turn to cost - the resources and personnel you have available for a given project. Designing a project with cost in mind will make everyone above and below you happy.

Resource Costs Are People!
02:08

What do schedules actually look like? One of the most common and useful tools for schedule creation is the magnificent Gantt Chart.

Gantt You Break It Down?
02:07

Welcome to our discussion of scope, in which we tell you to (constructively) say no to power, to decide what can and can't be accomplished, and to look at your project with a bird's eye.

Scoping Out Your Scope
02:25

A sponsor with a very Southern accent has a project she'd like you to manage.

Alice Needs a Cake
00:18

In this challenge, use what you know about the small bakery you project manage to formulate a sponsor interview for Alice and her jaunty scarf.

Challenge 1 - Go Ask Alice
00:32

In this next phase of the challenge, the sponsor gives you all the context and requirements for her project. Listen closely.

Alice Explains It All
02:42

In this part of the challenge, it's time to create a WBS form and a Gantt chart which addresses all your sponsor's requests.

Challenge 2 - You May Now Schedule Your Deliverables
00:24

We discuss the constraints, risk, deliverables, and dependencies of the great cake challenge. There's a lot of options and variety for how to solve the problems. But we'll work through a few possible solutions.

Example Answers: Colorin' The Frame
09:35
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Week 2
10 Lectures 34:08

In the execution phase, we translate goals and deliverables into tasks to achieve them. Or, in our example project management challenge, to achieve tasty, tasty cake.

Execution: Let's Do This Discrete Series Of Things!
00:57

As we enter the execution phase, it's time to talk about task management systems. We're going to go through several in detail, but this lesson gives you some important ideas to keep in mind about them.

Who Manages The Tasks? (Task Managers)
01:21

Welcome to Trello, a flexible and open source task-manager. Its boards, lists, and cards are perfect for organizing your projects, deliverables, and tasks.

You Say Goodbye, I Say Trello
07:23

The next task management system we examine is Basecamp. While it's more geared towards professional project management, it's customizable for an infinite variety of projects.

Safe On Basecamp
07:06

Welcome to the third task manager on our tour: Asana. It has similar functionality to Trello and Basecamp, but a lot of customization, and circle icons, all its own.

Asana Is Buckets Of Fun
03:49

As you move through your project, screen sharing problems can facilitate meetings and check-ups with remote contractors, freelancers, or coworkers across the office.

Other Tools - Screen Sharing Is Caring
01:51

While Google Spreadsheets and Excel are perfectly find for scheduling and project management, Team Gantt has a lot of power and flexibility specifically for project management. Let's go through it.

Other Tools - Go Team Gantt
05:52

What other tools do you have to help execute a project? Everything. Everything that helps you communicate with your team is a valuable tool.

Other Tools - Avoid A Failure To Communicate
01:10

In our continuing project management challenge, this next step is to take everything you've planned and input it into a task management system.

Challenge 3 - Dive Into Task Managers
00:33

Trello again! In this next project management exercise, we look an example of how a task manager can display all the deliverables you need and the schedule in which you need to roll them out.

Example Answer - On-Trello-Boarding Our Cake
04:06
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Week 3
10 Lectures 42:56

As a project manager, you need to both active listen and be listened to. So how does that work? We talk about the monitoring or control phase, which is really all about effective leadership.

How To Win Friends And Make Them Keep To A Schedule
02:37

Talking about talking: we cover some best practices for communicating with your team, active listening, and some of the pitfalls of ineffective communication all project managers should watch out for.

Another Post On The Wall: Communication
08:24

You have 175 new ways people ignore their emails! In this lesson, we discuss strategies to keep information you send via email clear, concise, and out of the spam folder.

Emails Are The Worst
08:21

Meetings don't have to play out like a Dilbert comic. We cover how project managers can make them concise, comprehensive, and, dare we say it, useful.

Be The Leader You Want To See In The Meeting
04:40

Your job as a project manager entails a lot of damage control. Here we talk about steps you can take to put out whatever fires you can't prevent.

When Everything is On Fire
04:20

In this lesson, we cover some of the types of problems - from scope creep and schedules to stupidity - you're likely to encounter. Watch for what to watch out for.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (A Lot).
04:41

Change we can believe in. Here's how to handle it and have protocols in place so that whatever change occurs, it never derails your project.

Spare Some Change
02:52

What do you do when you're done? We cover how to effectively close out a project, and learn from it for the next one.

Closing Time
02:23

Now it's time to slip your project manager hat on and put all these communication tips into practice. Look at these emails and see if they're effective.

Challenge 4: Pull Out Your Red Pen
00:20

Are all your edits in? Good. We go through the challenge emails in depth to discover what they do well and where they fall short - or run long.

Example Answers - ONA-ing The Difference
04:18
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Week 4
7 Lectures 09:46

This week, you're ready to tackle your very own project. You'll assess risk, define your constraints, create schedules, and, in short, be a project manager. It'll be fun. Promise.

Step 1: Have Your Cake And Kickstart It Too
01:34

Begin at the beginning with a sponsor interview! This will help you as a project manager to head off risk and develop the version of your project any high school yearbook would vote Most Likely To Succeed.

Ask Your Sponsor Anything
02:47

Time to analyze this and analyze that: make a WBS to identify your project's deliverables and use an Iron Triangle to understand how best to work within your project's specific constraints.

Pumping Iron (Triangles)
01:48

Never start a land war in Asia and never start a project without making a full list of all the risks you could run into. Check out our Risk Management video for more tips.

Not Just A Game Of Global Domination
00:46

Time to set your schedule. Plan out the nuts and bolts with a Gantt Chart, which will let you see interdependencies and manage your project efficiently.

Scheduling: Declare Your Interdependence
00:39

Now that you've done all your scheduling and pre-planning, take your project to task. Use a free task manager system to set up all your deliverables and deadlines so your team can get to work!

Any Way You Want It, That's The Way You Task Manage It
00:52

Now that you've gone through the steps of setting up your own project, you can actually start being a project manager. Utilize your resources in the One Month Project Management Community and use everything you've learned to accomplish your own project, or anyone else's.

The 5th Element - Of Project Management
01:20
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Bonus Content
4 Lectures 40:05
Risk Management
08:16

Sponsor Interview In Action
13:27

Real World Project Management
15:32

Community Challenge
02:50
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