Project Management: Learn To Be Successful With Less Effort

Learn how to successfully manage projects when you have a day job that gets in the way of project priorities.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

When you have a reputation for getting things done, you can find yourself becoming the go-to person for managing projects. Often we need to do that off the side of our desks and that can mean things start to slip through the cracks.

This course will give you an understanding of the discipline of project management and the skills to get the project done without losing control of your 'real' job.

The course contains a series of lessons that will walk you through the stages of a project. You'll have template tools you can use to document, communicate and manage the project.

What are the requirements?

  • a need to balance projects and day jobs so that you keep your reputation for getting things done well

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to identify when you have a project rather than just another task. You'll have the skills to keep the different priorities in control and deliver successful outcomes.
  • you will learn how to define a project
  • you will learn how important it is to deal with issues as they arise
  • you'll learn how to work with a team of people, or alone
  • you'll have the skills to manage the stakeholders who have an interest in your project
  • you'll learn how to keep everyone up to date on progress

What is the target audience?

  • anyone who has to juggle a desk job with assigned projects
  • anyone who is worried that their reputaton for getting things done is in jeopardy
  • anyone who is trying to accomplish a goal and doesn't know how to manage the work involved

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
01:14

This lesson serves to introduce to me, and the slides you can download are an introduction to the course and jargon of Project Management to help you with the quiz. 

6 questions

A quick test of the jargon to set you up for the course.

Answers to Quiz 1 with explanation
2 pages
Section 2: The Basics of Project Management
01:03

You'll learn the 4 project phases and the reason why we spend time planning.

01:50

In this lesson we cover the people skills needed by successful project managers.

Section 3: Initiating the project
02:50

In this lesson we focus on the skills needed in initiation.

01:09

In this lesson we talk about scope, what's in, what's out and what the pitfalls are for not keeping track.

01:48

We touch on how scope creep happens in any project.

02:17

In this lesson we learn the components of a charter, and we review a basic project structure

Refresher on terms
3 questions
Answers to Quiz 2 with explanation
2 pages
Section 4: Planning the project
03:02

This lesson covers an overview of the planning process to set you up for the next lessons.

02:38

We learn the process for creating the work breakdown structure, which is a fundamental tool for identifying all of the work that needs to be included in the project.

02:48

we learn about the project schedule and the difference between Duration and Effort

02:04

We cover the risk management strategies

4 questions

We review the information from the last few lessons.

Answers to Quiz 3 with explanation
2 pages
Section 5: Managing change
02:00

We identify the need for behavioral change management in project success.

01:40

In this lesson we learn about the process of change and how to deal with resistance from the people who need to change

Section 6: Communication
00:41

We touch on the reasons for strong communication planning

01:27

We learn about Stakeholders and how to create a stakeholder management plan

Section 7: Excuting the project
01:15

In this lesson we talk about the skills a project manager needs to use in execution.

00:59

In this lesson we learn about the status report.

7 questions

A review of the material up to lesson 17

Answers to Quiz 4 with explanation
3 pages
Section 8: Managing risk and scope
00:48

This lesson covers the difference between issue and risk

01:23

We look at the risk management log

00:39

In this lesson we learn about scope change and managing scope creep.

Section 9: Managing issues
03:19

We look at some common project issues and some suggestions on how to resolve them.

Section 10: Project Documentation
01:50

A word about documentation.

Section 11: Closing a project
01:44

The reasons for closing a project with methodology

01:00

We look at the project closing document

00:44

We talk about the value of easily accessible lessons learned

01:16

How and why we file our documentation

00:36

Remember to celebrate

8 questions

A quick test of your knowledge before we finish

Answers to Quiz 5 with explanation
2 pages
05:01

An example of a project run from beginning to end

Section 12: Course summary and close
01:30

Course summary and list of documents

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Instructor Biography

Perry Wilson, Author and Project Manager

Perry Wilson lives in New Westminster, BC and writes under the pen name P.A. Wilson. She is a project management consultant and has more than 30 years of people and project management wisdom to share.

As an author, her love of fantasy and mystery led her to reactivate her lifelong drive to tell stories at the age of 50. Participating in National Novel Writing Month in 2008 woke the author in her resulted in the first Madeline Journey: Off Track.

Since then, she's advised and mentored budding authors on how to take the next step toward getting published.

As a member of both the Vancouver Writer's Social Group and The Federation of B.C. Writers, she has developed a method of uncovering the writing style of an author and helping them blossom.

As a Project Management Consultant, she has helped clients manage people through massive organizational change and delivered projects ranging from construction of new buildings to improving operational efficiency.

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