Project Management: Learn To Be Successful With Less Effort
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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.
4.2 (15 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.
1,705 students enrolled
Created by Perry Wilson
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
  • complete the standard Project Management forms
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  • a need to balance projects and day jobs so that you keep your reputation for getting things done well

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. You will have video examples of the basic Project Management Forms to refer to as you become accustomed to the professional delivery of projects. 

Who 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 For This Course
42 Lectures
Introduction to the course
2 Lectures 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. 

Preview 01:14

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

Jargon Quiz
6 questions

Answers to Quiz 1 with explanation
2 pages
The Basics of Project Management
2 Lectures 02:53

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

Preview 01:03

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

The skills of the successful project manager
Initiating the project
5 Lectures 08:04

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

How to initiate the project for success

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

What are deliverables?

We touch on how scope creep happens in any project.

Project Scope

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

The Project Charter

Refresher on terms
3 questions

Answers to Quiz 2 with explanation
2 pages
Planning the project
5 Lectures 10:32

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

Preview 03:02

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.

The work breakdown structure

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

The project schedule

We cover the risk management strategies

Risk planning

We review the information from the last few lessons.

Review and refresh #2
4 questions

Answers to Quiz 3 with explanation
2 pages
Managing change
2 Lectures 03:40

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

planning for successful change

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

Preview 01:40
2 Lectures 02:08

We touch on the reasons for strong communication planning

Communication planning

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

Stakeholders, what are they and how do I manage them
Excuting the project
3 Lectures 02:14

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

What is project execution?

In this lesson we learn about the status report.

Status reporting

A review of the material up to lesson 17

Material review #3
7 questions

Answers to Quiz 4 with explanation
3 pages
Managing risk and scope
3 Lectures 02:50

This lesson covers the difference between issue and risk

Risk versus Issues

We look at the risk management log

Risk Management

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

Managing scope change
Managing issues
1 Lecture 03:19

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

Common project issues
Project Documentation
1 Lecture 01:50

A word about documentation.

what to document on a project
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Perry Wilson
3.9 Average rating
138 Reviews
9,205 Students
7 Courses
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.