Project Management Fundamentals for Executives
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Project Management Fundamentals for Executives

Delivering Exceptional Project Results: Successful “Hands-On” Management of Modern-Day Projects
4.5 (21 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the importance and the key principles of project management
  • Understand both the art and science of project estimation
  • Successfully engage in project negotiations
  • Learn how to initiate projects and write project charters
  • Learn about requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation
  • Understand how to conduct walk-throughs, inspections and peer reviews and why they're important.
  • Discover how to manage scope and customer expectations.
  • Learn how to control project risks, communications and tracking
  • Understand the benefits of lessons learned and how to capture them
  • Earn 4.5 PDUs
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Requirements
  • This course is an introduction to project management, no prior knowledge is required.
Description

Focused on a executive/strategic rather than academic/theoretical view of Project Management with lots of hands-on exercises, case studies and fun historical examples as well as tricks, tips and “guerrilla” tactics. Particular focus on soft skills to enable effective stakeholder communication. Completion of this course earns you 4.5 PDUs that may be applied to PMP certification/re-certification requirements. If you have any questions contact the instructor directly.

You may need this course if:

  • Projects experience budget, scope and time overruns
  • Unexpected issues and problems arise in the middle of projects
  • There always seems to be way more work than resources available
  • Your employees are working long hours and on weekends
  • Quality of the project product is low 
  • Communications seem to be ad-hoc; too often important stakeholders are not informed about key decisions
  • Project's requirements are never clearly defined
  • Scope increases, but the schedule slips because no additional resources are provided
  • Specifications are satisfied, but the customers are not
  • You seem to be spending more time fixing issues from previous releases rather than working on "new" products...
Who is the target audience?
  • Seasoned professionals or executives involved with projects
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
04:36:28
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Introduction
4 Lectures 50:13

Project Management - History, Philosophy, Economics
12:08

Current state of Project Management
08:30

Why invest in Project Management?
19:25
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Project Estimation
4 Lectures 49:59
The Art of Estimation
07:21

Are we good at estimation?
15:16

Estimates and probabilities
16:54

Understanding the estimating process
10:28
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Project Negotiation
4 Lectures 45:18
Are we supposed to negotiate on projects?
09:29

What is "Negotiation" – Part 1
09:29

What is "Negotiation" (Case Studies) – Part 2
12:01

How to present your estimates
14:19
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Project Initiation
3 Lectures 27:31
Initiating A Project
11:34

Stakeholders, budgets, schedules and risks
14:44

Module Summary
01:13
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Project Scope
3 Lectures 31:08
Introduction, M247 “Sergeant York” Case, Justification
13:00

How to elicit requirements
07:41

Types of requirements and their taxonomy
10:27
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Customer Walk-throughs, Technical Inspections and Peer Reviews
3 Lectures 24:59
Customer Walk-throughs, Technical Inspections and Peer Reviews
04:35

Reviews and Inspections: Why, What, How, and Challenges
09:03

Best practices: Reviews and Inspections
11:21
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Project Control and Key Management Concepts
5 Lectures 37:22
Managing Scope
05:00

Managing Customer Expectations
07:07

Managing Requirements
07:53

Managing Change
06:00

Risks, Communications, and Tracking
11:22
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Lessons Learned
2 Lectures 09:58
Why "Lessons Learned" is important
05:58

Slide Deck / Presentation

How to do "Lessons Learned" & Wrap-Up
04:00
About the Instructor
Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP
4.7 Average rating
112 Reviews
672 Students
7 Courses
Expert project/portfolio manager, author, and speaker.

An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries.