Project Management Essential Training

The comprehensive guide for newbies to successfully learn Project Management and easily get the PMP certification.
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Project management – discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with ongoing business operations.

Welcome to project management essential training. I'll be teaching you how to manage your project effectively from beginning to end.

we'll begin by taking a closure look at the general concept of project management. I'll then take you to defining a project starting with identifying the problem to solve and how you're going to solve it.

Next, we'll discuss planning your project. We'll take a look at identifying the work that needs to be done, building a schedule and defining the grand rules for how you run your project

Finally I'll provide tips for launching your project and monitoring and controlling its performance so that you stay on time, and within budget.

Having the proper tools in your project toolbox is critical to running a successful project. I'll introduce you to this tools and how to use them effectively in project management essential training.


What are the requirements?

  • There is no requirement for this course. Anyone who want learn Project Management concepts can take this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start by building a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools in this course that covers the entire project life cycle.
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks and turn that plan into successful action.
  • Gathering and documenting requirements.
  • Track and report on project progress in the most effective way.
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management.

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals who are new to project management.
  • College or high School students interested in project management.
  • Aaccidental” project managers (for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs).
  • This course is probably not for you if you're a business analyst or Subject-matter experts from any field, manager responsible for projects or experienced project manager.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:45

In this lecture you'll have an idea about the project management, you'll know the instructor, the course goals and how it is designed to teach you the effective project management in the most effective way.

Section 2: Module 1: Exploring Project Management
01:40

Project management can be summed up as answering a few crutial questions. in this lecture I'll introduce you to this crucial questions to increase the likelihood of success for your project.

1 question

Quizzes provide you with a convenient and affordable way to check your progress. If your answer to the quiz is wrong, please go back and watch or read the related lecture and try again before you can move to the next lecture.

01:27

Most people think that project managers are really organised and good at getting things done. Project managers actually utilise a whole slew of skills !

This lecture gives you an idea about these skills and how to combine them in order to succeed in your career as project manager.

1 question

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01:28

Project management can be categorized into five measure processes to help guide a project successfully from beginning to end.

In this lecture we'll take a closure look at these categories.

1 question

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02:41

In this lecture, we're going to examine two common approches to project management, we'll also discuss how to identify which method makes scence for your project.

3 questions

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02:55

This lecture is a detailed introduction to software options, which will guide you to choose the best project programmes in order to make your job easier.

2 questions

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Section 3: Module 2: Initiating a Project
00:51

During the initiation process you identify the problem that the project is supposed to solve and you gather more information to define the project.

This lecture is a section's introduction, so I'll be sharing with you the key elements of a project summery, I'll also discuss identifying the project stakeholders and how you present your project summery to them to obtain approval.

1 question

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02:28

In the first chapter of this course, we've said that every project has a specific goal. The goal of a project is to accomplish something, like solve a problem, or take advantage of an oppportunity; this goal drives every decision in the project so you want to make sure you accuratelly describe the underline problem or opportunity.

This lecture will show you how to do this, the documents you'll produce for this purpose and the tools that are helpfull for you during that stage.

2 questions

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03:29

In the previous lectures we defined the problem that our project is attempting to solve. Now that the problem has been defined, we need to describe what the project is supposed to achieve. we do this by defining a project goal.

This lecture will help you to know what is a project goal? how it should be? what are:

  • The business objectives?
  • The financial objectives?
  • The quality objectives?
  • The technical objectives?
  • What is the project performance?

and how to document objectives well, make them measurable and realistic.

3 questions

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02:41

Once you know the goals and objective for the project, you're likely to find that there are more than one strategy from which to choose.

In this lecture we will examine how you can evaluate alternative strategies and select the right solution.

1 question

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03:21

In this lecture we're going to examine several techniques that are usefull for you to gather your project requirements: Business process modeling and use cases are examples of those methodolgies.

I'll show you how to put those and others into practice.

2 questions

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02:40

People expect to get something when a project is done, these results are called delivrables.

This lecture will teach you how to identify the end delivrables for your project then the intermediate delivrables you expect to receive, and how to define success criterea that are clear and quantifiable.

2 questions

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02:24

It is important that you protect your project by identifying assumptions and risks early on.

An assumption is something that someone takes to be true without confirming it. Different people can make different assumptions and if those assumptions aren't brought into the open someone will end up disappointed.

A risk is a situation or event with some probability of occuring that might negatively affect your project. Risks are event that may or may not rise; but will cause problems if they do occur.

You'll learn how to identify and document assumptions and risks in this lecture.

2 questions

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02:45

The project scope actually describes the boundaries of the project, that is what is included in the scope of the project and just as important what isn't included.

A scope statement helps you evaluate whether a project is doing what it should no more and no less, and whether the budget and other aspects make it worth while.

2 questions

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02:37

The term stakeholder means someone who has a stake in the outcome of the project. This includes the customer, the departments affected by the project, and even people who work on project tasks.

Sometimes, it can be challenging to determine who the stakeholders are for your project.

In this lecture, I'll show you how to identify stakeholders for your project in a step by step guid and how do you work with them effectively.

2 questions

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01:48

Now that the project is defined you need to get approval from stakeholders to proceed to planning. Obtaining approval is important because you need comittement from project stakeholders to make a project a success.

The best way of obtaining approval is a face to face sign off meeting.

I'll teach you the best practices for this kind of meetings and the meeting's agneda contents.

1 question

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01:54

Now that the project is approved the final step of the initiating process is writing a project charter.

This lectures teaches you the importance of that document, the items that shall be included in it, and the best practices for its publication.

1 question

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Section 4: Module 3: Planning a Project
00:50

During the planning process, you identify the work that must be done, who's gonna do it, how long everything will take, when things will happen and how much it will cost.

This lecture is an introduction to the planning phase of a project. I'll teach you how you run the project, such as how you'll communicate, manage change and risks, and insure the quality during that phase.

2 questions

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01:42

After you get the go ahead to start planning your project, the first thing you do is identify the work that has to be done. The work break down structure is the key to planning out a project and managing it effectively.

In this lecture you'll understand what a WBS is, and how it is structured.

1 question

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02:30

In the previous lecture we defined what a work breakdwon structure is, now I'm going to explain how to build one.

1 question

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01:47

To make sure your team knows what to do, create work package documents that describe the work identified in the WBS in detail.

This lecture you'll see the how to create a work packages document, the items that must be included in it, and how it does more than describe the work, it also identifies how you know the task is complete? and whether it was completed correctely.

2 questions

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02:07

A WBS identifies the work people have to do, to complete the project but it doesn't tell you how long the work will take or when it can be performed.

The schedule is one of the more important aspect of your project, it tells you how long the project will last and when you will need the people who will do the work.

In this lecture you'll learn how to do that in a step by step guide.

1 question

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02:45

As project manager, you should understand every person's role and responsability in the project, likeways your team members should know the chain of command and understand their own personal roles and responsabilities within that chain.

This lecture teaches you what is a responsibility matrix and how to build effective one in a step by step guide.

2 questions

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02:45

The total cost of a project, that is the budget, is almost always important.

As a project manager, you estimate the total project cost, by calculating the cost to complete all the work. In some cases you present that budget to management and they decide weither the project makes financial sense.

This lecture shows you your role in building a budget and how to examine the costs that make up a project price tag.

1 question

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03:06

Every project faces risks: if you don't plan for how you will deal with them you end up putting out fires which can cost your project time and money and increase the pressure on your people.

In this lecture we'll cover identifying risks we can anticipate but also those that we can't predict and the commonly used method for responding to small risks and the uknown risks.

1 question

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02:49

After you identified risks, the next step in developing a risk management plan is to assess each risk you've identified.

We'll see how to build a risk management plan for your project and defining how you will monitor risks and measure responses through out this lecture.

1 question

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02:25

During planning, you put together a communication plan that helps you get the right information to the right people in the most effective way.

This lecture teaches you the way you implement that plan so your audiences get the informations they need as effenciently as possible.

1 question

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03:25

By the end of this lecture you'll be able to define the quality standards that are required, how you will measure quality, and how you will determine that the results meet the qulity standards you set. Once the project is on the way you begin monitoring and measuring results and evaluating whether they meet the quality standards you set.

1 question

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03:39

Changes are unavoidable so the only solution is to manage them.

By watchin this lecture, you'll be able to :

  • Know the items that you want to control, such as the project scope, requirements, or the entire project plan
  • Build a group that reviews change requests and decides whether to approve them
  • Define a change managemengt process to use when someone requests a change
  • Evaluate the impact of the change
  • Add the request to the project plan if it is approved
  • Track where change requests are in your process
  • Use the change request log to record the status of the submitted change requests
1 question

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Section 5: Module 4: Building a Project Schedule
04:48

Estimating time and cost accurately is important because those estimates affect your project schedule and budget which, in turn, could determine whether it makes sense to run the project. If you estimates are low a project might get approved when another project will deliver better results, in addition low estimates make meeting expectations almost impossible. If you estimate too high a worht while project might not be approved or a project could take longer and cost more because people tend to take time and money you give them.

This lecture will teach you the most commonly used estimating techniques.

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02:23

A key part of building a schedule is getting tasks in the right order when one task can start or finish is often controlled by the start or finish of other tasks.

This lecture will show you the different types of task dependencies and how to use them effectively for building your project schedule.

1 question

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02:16

By understanding the relationship between work, durtation, and units; you can assign people to work on tasks, to get the schedule do what you want.

This lecture will teach you how work, durtation, and units are related and how to assign people in different ways to make the schedule do what you want.

1 question

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In this lecture you'll be able to know what milestones are and how much they are helpful to reschedule the projec start date just by moving the starting milestone to a later date, and to highlighting progress you've made in between the project start and finish

01:45

As you assign people to project tasks think about all the factors that affect people's productivity. The closer is your model, you resources assignement to reality, the easier it'll be to keep your project on time.

This lecture teaches you how to make your project schedule realistic so your project's actual performance is as close as possible to what you planned.

1 question

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02:19

The critical path is the sequence of tasks in your schedule with longest duration.

This lecture will shows you what is a slack, how you identify whether or not a task has slack, and how to edit the tasks' early start, early finish, late start and late finish dates without affecting the preoject due date.

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01:52

The critical chain approach helps deliver projects on time or earlier than expected.

You'll be able to know how the critical chain approach schedules tasks to occur as late as possible, how it focusses on resource limitations to identify the important task to manage, and how it uses buffers to give a project breathing room.

In addition to that you'll know how to add buffers at the end of each sequence of tasks and how to add a project buffer at the end of the project to protect the overall project finish date.

1 question

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03:17

In this lecture I'll describe two techniques for shortening your schedule: Fast tracking and Crashing.

Whether you fast-track or crash, keep in mind that the critical path can change. Some tasks might become non critical and others may turn into critical tasks.

Be sure to review the critical path after every adjustement to make sure that the next task you work on is still on the critical path.

1 question

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01:21
Once the customer and stakeholders have approved the project plan it is time to save your project baseline.

In this lecture I'll be teaching you what is a baseline, how to save it, and how to use it to evaluate progress and project performance.

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Section 6: Module 5: Running a Project
01:01

The executing process starts with lining up the people and other resources you need to perform the project.

In this lecture you'll be able to help the team members get familiar with their assignements, set up a place to store project information and save a baseline of your plan that you'll use to compare with actual performance

1 question

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04:26

The executing process starts when the project plan has been approved and project plan can finally begin.

The first step in the executing process is usually procurement. You might work with a core team for the initiating and planning processes, but executing is when you bring on the rest of the team and acquir equipment and materials the project requires.

In this lecture you'll learn how to get vendors' proposals or bids and evaluate the responses using the criterea you identified then you select the winner. The selection process depends on the size and complexity of the project: it is given in this lecture as a form of a step by step guide.

3 questions

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01:43

Developing your project team into a finally tuned machine is important, beacause you'll get more productivity from your people and higher quality results.

Bruce Tuckman's forming, storming, norming and performing is one model that describes the typicall phases that the teams go through.

In this lecture you'll know more about this model and how to put it in practise for your project.

1 question

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01:20

The data you need depends on what the customer and other stakeholders consider important. Because schedule and budget usually top the list, information about hours worked and money spent are givens.

This lecture is a step by step guide to obtain the information you need about tasks.

1 question

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02:50

Earned value analysis evaluates how much a project has earned based on work that's been completed. In other word a project earned value by completing work.

You'll truely appreciate earned value when you understand how basic project measures can be deceiving.

This lecture will make you interested in using earned value measures on your projects and will teach you how to perform those measures.

1 question

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02:17

As project manager, you're always communicating what's going on to other people, like team members who do work or stakeholders who want to know status.

This lecture is a step by step guide to reporting your project progress.

You'll be able to:

  • Gather the information you need from your team
  • Produce and distribute reports to the audiences
  • Report problems or issues along with the steps you planned to resolve them
  • Adjust your reporting system, to insure that your project communication is as effective as possible.
1 question

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02:25

In this lecture I'll explain some of the more common financial measures organisations use to evaluate project performance, That way as you run your project you can make sure you're meeting management's expectations. Financial calculations for projects are known as capital budgeting analysis. These measures look at the return on the money invested in a project. You need to know how much a project costs, how much a project saves or earns and when money flows in or goes out.

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01:40

A project is a bouncing act trying to maintain equalibrium between scope, schedule, cost, and quality and sometimes other measures.

In this lecture I'lll discuss how to make changes when your project goes off course.

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01:44

During the planning process, you created plans for how you would manage changes, risks and quality. Now that the project is in progress; you perform the steps in those plans to manage changes, handle the risks that occur, and control quality.

Remember managing change, risk and quality isn't a one time effort, while your project is running continuesly watch for change requests, monitor risks, and measure quality.

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Section 7: Module 6: Closing a Project
00:50

In this lecture I'll introduce the last section of the course. I'll introduce briefly the activities that close the project which we're going to see in detail in the rest of this section.

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El mustapha Ben Bihi, Mechanical Inspector, CPA Marketer & Business management

My name is Mustapha. I am online instructor and  marketer at Udemy.

I recommend you to connect with me via social media to know more about me and to get the latest updates about the topics and courses I'm teaching.

I was in charge of the quality control at SFR (Société Française de Radiotélécommunication) which is the second telecommunication services provider in France. My responsibilities were to:

  • * Monitor or observe operations
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  • * Discuss inspection results with the production management team

Few months ago I was level 2 ultrasonic inspector at VVI Co. Ltd., managing a team of 4 technicians that runs the inspection of pressure vessels and pipeline for many companies such as: MISA (Maritime Industrial Services Arabia Co. Ltd.) , BHI ( Bilfal heavy industry Co. Ltd.), ZSI (Zamil Steel Industry Co. Ltd) and more.

I'm passionate about personal development,engineering, social media, and information technology. I've taught hundreds of students online and offline. And I'm so excited to share my experiences with udemy students.

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