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
4.3 (27 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2017
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
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 this course is for:
  • Seasoned professionals or executives involved with projects
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 04:36:28
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Project Initiation
3 lectures 27:31
Initiating A Project
11:34
Stakeholders, budgets, schedules and risks
14:44
Module Summary
01:13
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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