Project Management for Small and Medium Businesses
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Project Management for Small and Medium Businesses

How to run projects with a minimum of overheads but with all of the necessary rigour
4.8 (2 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.
15 students enrolled
Created by Gren Gale
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 65 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Manage projects successfully
  • Understand project estimation and planning
  • Master the soft skills essential for successful project managers
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Requirements
  • You'll need basic PC skills in office products
  • A willingness to learn
  • A desire and motivation to manage projects
Description

If you're managing projects in a small or medium business, then this course is for you.  You might be a one person business who has outsourced an important piece of work to a contractor and wants to make sure that it's managed well or in a company with multi-million dollars of revenue and lots of projects going on.

We're not going to swap you with endless drivel and esoteric project management concepts. This course is designed to be succinct and to the point and provides tons of support material - 65 items - to provide you with the means to start managing projects now, rather than trying to remember what was said in lecture 20 of a 14 hour course.  

So why do you need this course? For a large organisation a project disaster is unlikely to have a significant impact on their bottom line.  For smaller companies however a project that costs significantly more than budgeted or takes much longer to deliver can result in a crisis.

Smaller companies don't need the huge overheads and mountains of paperwork implied big company methods like PMP and Prince 2 to run successful projects, but they do need sufficient rigour and process to assure on time and budget delivery.  This course delivers an out of the box, practical, tried and trusted method for project delivery integrated with project templates together with heaps of tips that will allow project managers in smaller enterprises to hit the ground running from day 1.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at managers running projects in smaller enterprises
  • You might be a one person business who has outsourced a piece of work to a contractor and wants to manage that well
  • Or in a company with multi-million dollars of revenue and lots of projects going on
  • Or you might be an 'accidental project manager' i.e. someone whose job title isn't project manager but who is involved in project management work
  • It is not aimed at project managers in companies with multi-billion dollar turnover with huge teams of project managers and support staff
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
02:08:12
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:59
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Introducing Projects
5 Lectures 09:48
Welcome to the course
01:56

About the tutor
00:56

Why bother with project management
02:17

A salutary tale
02:48

So what is a project
01:51
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How to deliver projects
1 Lecture 02:51
The project delivery process
02:51
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Building a business case
9 Lectures 28:37
What is a business case
02:28

Defining scope
04:02


Planning
03:42

Benefits
02:09

Presenting the business case
00:47


Bidding for work as a service company
02:16

Why business cases matter
02:33

Business Case
11 questions
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Start-Up
4 Lectures 11:35
The project sponsor and project board
03:07

The Project Initiation Document (PID)
01:44

The project plan
05:49

The Start-up meeting
00:55

Start-Up
5 questions
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Analysis
3 Lectures 07:55
Requirements capture
04:34

Review estimates, plans and risks
01:35

Producing requirements as a service company
01:46

Analysis
4 questions
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Design
4 Lectures 07:29
What is a design
02:58

Designing your testing
02:01

Review estimates, plans, risks and issues
01:34

Design as a service company
00:56

Design
4 questions
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Build
2 Lectures 02:52
Build the end product
01:56

Preparing for testing
00:56

Build
2 questions
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Test
4 Lectures 09:15
Testing
04:08

Test automation
01:06

Testing as a service company
00:55

Preparing for go-live
03:06

Test
3 questions
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Go-Live
1 Lecture 01:58
Implementation
01:58
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About the Instructor
Gren Gale
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
Project Management Consultant

An acknowledged expert in project management for small and medium businesses, Gren Gale has dedicated his working life to managing projects of all sizes effectively and efficiently.

Before establishing his own company in the UK, he led numerous teams in small organisations and blue chips alike, coordinating and running local, national and international programmes and change departments.

He is the author of two books on project management for small and medium businesses.

Founder and CEO of PM Results, a company set up to implement world class project management practices, he is a Prince 2 practitioner and Professional Scrum Master.