Project Management Crash Course
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Project Management Crash Course

If you've got a project you want to manage it, or it will manage you. Gain the tools you need to ace your next project.
3.2 (3 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.
10 students enrolled
Created by Eleventure Team
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Tackle project management with confidence & competence to deliver on-time & in budget
  • Improve your self-discipline & time management
  • Learn from diversity & treat everyone with respect
  • Understand how to strike a better work-life balance & get things done
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Requirements
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to download PDFs
  • You will need internet access. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari are preferred browsers to open links to interactive lessons
Description

Take your project management skills to the next level. In this course pack you’ll learn to manage your time, treat everyone with respect, and keep your cool under pressure. With these skills you’ll be better prepared to lead your team with confidence and hit moving targets with ease. It’s time to start mastering project management.

Course 1: Deliver Your Project
Take your project management skills to the next level, master the basics & keep everything on track.

• Build the Team 
• Define Boundaries

Course 2: Master Project Management
In this course you'll learn to create a rich team ecosystem & hit moving targets through iterative project management practices.

• Estimate the Work
• Prioritize, Assign, Track

Course 3: Tackle Time Management Troubles
Activate your self-discipline for better time management.

• Identify your time management starting point 
• Multiply your time with tools & smart management

Course 4: Make Meetings Work
Meetings matter. Learn how to lead & plan them.

• Invite the right people to your meeting 
• Achieve your meeting objectives

Course 5: Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
Foster a safe & respectful workplace by learning how to treat gender & sexual differences with respect.

• Show Respect for All
• Be the Change

Course 6: Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
Foster a safe & respectful workplace by learning how to treat ethnic & racial differences with respect.

• Say the Right Thing
• Make It Right

Course 7: Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
Understand & overcome the challenges of working in a multigenerational environment with these simple steps to leverage age diversity.

• Work Across Generations
• Focus on People

Course 8: Manage Workplace Stress
Identify & understand your stressors. Learn how to manage them with these techniques.

• Understand what causes stress & recognize the signs
• Stop the cycle of stress & relax

Course 9: Strike a Balance
Balance your life and your work by setting your priorities and factoring in some downtime.

• Determine your priorities & values
• Set smart & measurable goals

Now with enhanced mobile access, this nine course bundle includes dynamic video, tips from industry leaders, & downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete all courses.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you're new to project management this course will get you started
  • If you're a seasoned project manager, think of this as a refresher & a way to pick up some new ideas
  • Those who want to improve their self-discipline
  • Everyone seeking direction navigating workplace differences
  • Anyone balancing the stresses of the job with getting things done
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Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
02:03:06
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Course 1 - Deliver Your Project
6 Lectures 14:48

If you've got a project, you need to manage it before it manages you. Project management keeps your goals out in front of you and helps you focus your energy to get the job done.

Preview 01:19

If you don't know where you're going, you won't get there anytime soon. Learn how to define the project's goal so everyone's moving towards the same target.

Preview 02:58

You want the right people for the job, but forming your team is easier said than done. Find out what points you should consider when assigning roles for any given project.

Form the Team
02:59

You define the parameters of a project by determining its scope. Learn how to define scope through Agile project management techniques like user stories & the INVESTU criteria.

Define the Scope
03:10

Discover how to create top-down & bottom-up plans to keep track of project work & maximize efficiency.

Plan the Work
03:01

Consider this final piece of advice on managing risk as you take on project management.

1 More Thing about Your Project
01:21

Deliver Your Project
5 questions
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Course 2 - Master Project Management
6 Lectures 17:23

Take your project management skills to the next level. In part 2 of this course you'll learn to hit moving targets with skills such as estimating the work, how to manage change & what goes into making a schedule. Issues & changes can sometimes be one & the same, but with these skills you'll be more likely to handle them with ease. It's time to start mastering project management.

Preview 01:41

Start with a top-down estimate to get to your bottom-up estimate. Find how out how these two estimates work together to make your project successful.

Preview 03:17

Don't compromise your sanity for your schedule. Learn how to use tools like SQERTS & understand how top-down & bottom-up schedules can aid in keeping your project on course.

Make a Schedule
04:04

When an issue arises, know what type you have & how to handle it. Learn how to track issues, who you want to assign them to & what priority level they require.

Prioritize, Assign & Track
03:19

You want your project to adapt to the variety of changes that can happen. Find out what comes with particular changes & how you can work with, not against, them.

Embrace Change
03:50

Consider this final piece of advice on keeping open & transparent lines of communication as you work to master project management.

1 More Thing about Project Management
01:12

Master Project Management
5 questions
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Course 3 - Tackle Time Management Troubles
11 Lectures 18:56

Effective time management skills are essential to your business & personal success. Time is the one resource that renews every day, so it's never too late to start fresh & learn to be more productive.

Preview 01:28

To understand how you can better balance your time, you need to know how you currently spend it. Find out how to identify where your time management skills need work.

Preview 01:31

Be proactive, begin with the end in mind & put first things first. Learn how to use these three steps & the importance of goal setting to get your time management on track.

Plan for Progress
01:03

SMART goals are a way to set & create goals that are actually workable. Master the SMART goals & you'll be well on your way to better time management.

Set SMART Goals
02:17

Time management means you probably need to wrestle with procrastination. Learn about the different types of procrastination & see which kind you often struggle with to understand where you can make the most effective change.

Take Control of the Clock
03:08

You & your time are limited commodities. Find out how to respect your time & value yourself more in the process.

Value Yourself
01:02

Interruptions can take up valuable moments in your day. Figuring out how to manage interruptions, both before & after they happen, can add time back to your schedule.

Manage Interruptions
02:25

Feel like you're wasting your time in meetings? Find out how to reclaim that time & make meetings more efficient.

Manage Meetings
01:03

Odds are you have quite a few powerful time management tools at your disposal; you just have to know how to use them. Discover different techniques to make readily available time management tools work for you.

Utilize Your Tools
01:56

The Law of Diminishing Intent can stall any good idea or project. Understanding why LODI happens & what you can do to keep it at bay will keep you moving forward.

Overcome LODI
01:53

Think about this final piece of advice on the 80/20 rule as you develop better time management.

1 More Thing about Time Management
01:10

Tackle Time Management Troubles
5 questions
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Course 4 - Make Meetings Work
6 Lectures 09:43

Meetings are like cookies! With the proper preparation and the right mix of ingredients, you'll end up with a palatable solution everyone can enjoy.

Preview 01:28

To produce workable outcomes, 80% of your work will be done before the meeting. Find out how to prepare to get your meeting on track before it happens.

Preview 02:25

An agenda helps everyone prepare for the meeting. Discover how to develop a clear agenda that's easy for everyone to follow along.

Plan the Agenda
01:42

Chances are if you're organizing the meeting, you'll be facilitating it as well. But there are other roles you'll want to assign before the meeting happens. Understand who you'll need to invite and which roles you'll need to clarify ahead of time.

Assign Key Roles
01:15

After the meeting concludes, you'll want to create an action plan geared towards achieving the meeting objectives. Find out the key steps to creating an action plan and how you can build one with your team.

Take Action
01:36

Consider this final piece of advice on asking for feedback after you've concluded a meeting.

1 More Thing about Meetings
01:17

Make Meetings Work
5 questions
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Course 5 - Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
6 Lectures 15:18

Failure to treat differences with respect can lead to uncomfortable situations & maybe even legal trouble. Opt to treat everyone with respect instead & enrich your workplace.

Preview 01:47

Words are powerful tools that can be used to help or hurt others. Discover the definitions behind some common terms relating to gender & sexual differences to help you say the right thing.

Say the Right Thing
05:09

It's uncomfortable when we make mistakes, especially if those mistakes hurt someone. Learn what you can do to make it right when things go wrong.

Make It Right
02:40

Workplace discrimination remains a terrible reality for many individuals. Understand your role in ending discrimination & what you can do if you experience discrimination or harassment at work.

Show Respect for All
02:23

Lead the charge by being the change you wish to see at your organization. Find out the steps you can take to embrace diversity & make your workplace open & welcome.

Be the Change
01:59

Consider this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect gender & sexual differences.

1 More Thing about Gender & Sexual Differences
01:20

Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
5 questions
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Course 6 - Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
6 Lectures 14:34

Failure to treat differences with respect can lead to uncomfortable situations & maybe even legal trouble. Opt to treat everyone with respect instead & enrich your workplace.

Preview 01:49

Words are powerful tools that can be used to help or hurt others. Discover the definitions behind some common terms relating to racial & ethnic differences to help you say the right thing.

Say the Right Thing
04:54

It's uncomfortable when we make mistakes, especially if those mistakes hurt someone. Learn what you can do to make it right when things go wrong.

Make It Right
02:32

Workplace discrimination remains a reality for many individuals. Understand your role in ending discrimination & what you can do if you experience discrimination or harassment at work.

Show Respect for All
01:57

Lead the charge by being the change you wish to see at your organization. Find out the steps you can take to embrace diversity & make your workplace open & welcome.

Be the Change
01:57

Think about this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect racial & ethnic differences in the workplace.

1 More Thing about Racial & Ethnic Differences
01:25

Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
5 questions
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Course 7 - Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
6 Lectures 09:03

Working in a multigenerational workplace may cause conflict, but it also provides a wealth of learning opportunities for all involved.

Preview 01:05

The generation you belong to may subtly shape how you view the world. Understand why awareness of your generational viewpoint is a valuable asset to make the most out of your workplace.

Identify Your Generation
01:11

Which generation are you a part of? Discover the broad differences between the generations & see where you fall. 

Align History & Generations
02:47

Generalizations can lead to misunderstandings & false expectations. Learn how to accommodate age diversity & see your coworkers as unique individuals.

Focus on People
01:42

Many organizations partner colleagues together to learn from one another. Consider the different ways you might leverage generational diversity to share knowledge within your team.

Learn From One Another
01:07

Think about this final piece of advice on bringing your team together for monthly learning sessions as you navigate the 4 generational workplace.

1 More Thing about Navigating the 4 Generational Workplace
01:11

Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
5 questions
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Course 8 - Manage Workplace Stress
7 Lectures 12:51

Most of us are so used to being stressed out that we think that we're okay, as long as we are not lying in a heap on the floor from total exhaustion. Even if you don't think that a situation is stressful, it could still be interpreted by your body as a stress inducing situation. Learn to recognize stress & its effects.

Preview 01:32

Understand the two branches of your autonomic nervous system & how they contribute to your fight or flight stress responses.

Deconstruct Stress
04:07

When you are better able to regulate how you respond to day to day stress, it gives your body a break from elevated cortisol levels. Learn more about cortisol & how to keep it at bay.

Reduce the Effects
01:29

Try out these strategies to reduce stressors in your workplace. When you activate “rest & digest” you deactivate “fight or flight.”

Maintain Rest & Digest
01:48

Meditation is a simple & inexpensive technique you can use to increase self-awareness & reduce negativity. Meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Learn more about all of the benefits this can bring.

Meditate
01:22

Movement based stress relief also activates Parasympathetic benefits. Sometimes movement based mediation can be an easier starting place for people with busy, active minds. When we get our bodies moving, it gives our minds something to think about. Take a yoga pose to quiet your mind & body.

Take a Yoga Pose
01:30

Think about this final piece of advice & control worry by changing your internal self-talk. It's time to be good to yourself & manage workplace stress.

1 More Thing to Manage Stress
01:03

Manage Workplace Stress
4 questions
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Course 9 - Strike a Balance
6 Lectures 10:30

What does work-life balance mean to you? Use these best practices to put your personal & work life in sync.

Preview 01:12

The best balance between work & your personal life is something that you get to decide based on your own individual priorities. The good news is that you can get some help putting all of the pieces together.

Find Your Balance
00:52

Take a look at what you value & redefine balance as the proportional fit that works best to keep your life steady & stable. Then try these tips to build in short-term flexibility. Give yourself permission to do what works for you!

Redefine Balance
03:36

Quiet your internal over-achiever & think about these questions to help you evaluate your goals & priorities. Spend some time answering them authentically & you'll realize more happiness & less regret.

Evaluate Priorities
02:11

It's important that you respect your recharge time. Use these strategies to give yourself the time & space you need to be your best possible self.

Schedule Downtime
01:25

Think about this final piece of advice & don't be afraid to say no to the things that threaten your ability to strike a balance.

1 More Thing to Strike a Balance
01:14

Strike a Balance
5 questions
About the Instructor
Eleventure Team
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Let's face it - a lot of elearning out there is downright boring. The truth is, everyone wants the skills they need to do their jobs well. That's where Eleventure comes in. It's critical, on-the-job skills people need. It's fast. It's fresh. It's action based & it's designed and developed by award winning and veteran author, presenter & trainer, Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning.

Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. She teaches LLAMA (Agile project management) and instructional design classes, kicks off new design projects and makes sure everyone's having a good time. Elearning guru by day, and ice hockey goaltender by night, Megan is devoted to not only delivering outstanding work, but also creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion, and fun. Megan and her team have developed elearning for a variety of industries and topics including food ingredients, industrial chemicals, medical, non-profit, human resources, sales, marketing, and IT. Megan holds a BS in Communications with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and an MBA, both from Cornell University.

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