Project Management Fundamentals for Professionals
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Project Management Fundamentals for Professionals

Delivering Exceptional Project Results: Successful “Hands-On” Management of Modern-Day Projects
4.4 (55 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Conduct walk-throughs, inspections and peer reviews and why they're important.
  • Define project management and why it's important.
  • Understand the benefits of lessons learned and how to capture them.
  • Understand both the Art and Science of project estimation.
  • Successfully engage in project negotiation.
  • Write a project charter and understand why it's important.
  • Manage scope and customer expectations.
  • Control projects: risk, communications, and tracking.
  • Define project scope.
  • Earn 7.5 PDUs
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Requirements
  • This course is an introduction to project management, no prior knowledge is required.
Description

Focused on a practitioner's rather than academic 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 7.5 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?
  • Young professionals who are just entering the workforce.
  • “Technical resources” whose work is crucial to the project success.
  • Professionals who are not certified project managers but manage projects anyways.
  • Project and program managers who run projects and supply executives with key information.
  • Sales and Marketing people who interact with customers and gather their feedback and requirements.
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
07:36:11
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Introduction
1 Lecture 17:35
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Project Management - History, Philosophy, Economics
5 Lectures 56:41
Module Overview
02:25

History of Project Management
15:39

Current state of Project Management
15:48

Why invest in Project Management? – Part 1/2
06:57

Why invest in Project Management? – Part 2/2
15:52
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The Art of Estimation
5 Lectures 49:45
Module Overview
02:42

Are we good at estimation? - Part 1/2
07:45

Are we good at estimation? - Part 2/2
13:34

Estimates and probabilities
16:50

Understanding the estimating process
08:54
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Project Negotiation
5 Lectures 56:05
Module Overview
02:19

Case Study: Operation Husky
07:44

What is "Negotiation"
20:45

How to present your estimates
14:51

Case Study: ABC Software e-Merchant 5.0
10:26
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Initiating A Project
4 Lectures 45:57
Module Overview
02:12

Problems and Opportunities
15:03

Stakeholders, budgets, schedules and risks
19:38

Exercise: Project Charter
09:04
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Project Scope - Requirements elicitation, analysis, and documentation.
6 Lectures 01:13:28
Module Overview
01:34

M247 “Sergeant York” Story
16:27

How to elicit requirements
14:25

Types of requirements and their taxonomy
13:35

Sample Requirements Documents – Part 1/2
19:35

Sample Requirements Documents – Part 2/2
07:52
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Customer Walk-throughs, Technical Inspections and Peer Reviews
4 Lectures 32:43
Module Overview
01:18

Case Study: Lost at Sea
05:00

Reviews and Inspections: Why, What, How, and Challenges
09:05

Best practices: Reviews and Inspections
17:20
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The Science of Estimation
4 Lectures 36:40
Module Overview
01:30

Scheduling and work breakdown structure
13:37

Network Diagrams
05:58

Wide-Band Delphi and PERT
15:35
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Managing Scope and Customer Expectations
5 Lectures 35:10
Module Overview
02:05

Case Study: "Le Grand Hotel"
05:18

Managing Expectations
09:34

Managing Requirements
12:03

Managing Change
06:10
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Project Control: Risks, Communications, and Tracking
3 Lectures 35:15
Module Overview
02:11

Communications
13:08

Performance Tracking and risks
19:56
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About the Instructor
Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP
4.6 Average rating
140 Reviews
833 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.