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.
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.
A quick test of the jargon to set you up for the course.
In this lesson we focus on the skills needed in initiation.
In this lesson we talk about scope, what's in, what's out and what the pitfalls are for not keeping track.
We touch on how scope creep happens in any project.
In this lesson we learn the components of a charter, and we review a basic project structure
This lesson covers an overview of the planning process to set you up for the next lessons.
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.
we learn about the project schedule and the difference between Duration and Effort
We cover the risk management strategies
We review the information from the last few lessons.
We touch on the reasons for strong communication planning
We learn about Stakeholders and how to create a stakeholder management plan
In this lesson we talk about the skills a project manager needs to use in execution.
In this lesson we learn about the status report.
A review of the material up to lesson 17
This lesson covers the difference between issue and risk
We look at the risk management log
In this lesson we learn about scope change and managing scope creep.
We look at some common project issues and some suggestions on how to resolve them.
A word about documentation.
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.