Project Management Tools and Techniques
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Project Management Tools and Techniques

Discover the secrets of projects and project management. PMI terminology. PMBOK. Earn PDUs.
4.5 (119 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
550 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basics of Project Management and the terminology
  • Work on projects independently and in teams

  • Know how to create a project charter

  • Develop a project plan
  • Build a precedence diagram and calculate Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start, Late Finish and the Slack or Float of the Activities
  • Determine the Critical Path of the project
  • Use ProjectLibre to enter a Project, Create the Gantt and allocate Resources
Requirements
  • Be able to understand counting, calculations
  • Have a basic understanding of Normal distribution, standard deviation
Description

The course “Project Management Tools and Techniques”, introduces the participants to the “Art of Project Management”. It provides the participants with the necessary vocabulary, definitions and terms and terminology. The course guides the participants through a project in 10 easy to implement steps combining theory and practical applications. After completing the course, the participants will be able to apply their freshly obtained knowledge in their day-to-day jobs.

Project Management has become a need for any company to survive in these fast changing times. Successful projects drive companies and determine their success over other companies.

This course follows the PMI standards and terminology. It is a practical application of how project should be run to be successful. Training has been defined as a major contributor towards project success of projects. This training will provide you all you have to do in a logical and step by step approach.

The Project Management Tools and Techniques course starts with evaluating where projects come from and how projects are selected. This is followed by definitions of important terminology every project manager should know about and after the introduction of the project management process and life cycle, the projects is divided in 10 logical steps that will help you to make your projects a success.

Projects and the Project Management environment change constantly. Project Managers have to adjust to these changes constantly. Since the industry went "lean", the lean revolution also influenced projects and project management. Lean principles have changed the way projects are done today. Project Management was typically done in a deterministic way, using waterfall, and that lead to problems in many projects. A deterministic approach is NOT flexible and changes are discouraged, complex and even avoided even when they would be necessary. The deterministic approach has lead to project disasters in a specific type of projects. In an adaptive approach, lean approach, projects are managed differently, there is more freedom to manage changes.

In Project Management Tools and Techniques, both waterfall, agile and kanban are discussed and compared. You will understand how to apply these principles in your projects to increase success. The tools and techniques presented in the course can be used in waterfall and agile environments.

After completing the course, you will have reviewed more than 80% of the tools and techniques that are described in the PMBOK, sixth edition. Taking this course will prepare you for your future certification exams and of course for you new job as Project Manager. The practical and logic approach of this course will give a head start over your colleagues and competitors for promotions and jobs.

The course Project Management Tools and Techniques is based on PMI terminology and follows the PMBOK, sixth edition. You can use the certificate of the course to claim the training hours for your certification application or for claiming PDUs when you are PMI certified. The course contains about 14.5 hours of video materials, additional tests after each section and a final test at the end of the course, in total 7 hours of time for tests. During the course, you will have the opportunity to complete practical exercises that will give you even more practical training time.

Those of you who want to claim the training time or PDUs for certification at the PMI, can claim the total course time of 21.5 hours. In case you are audited, you can contact us to give you the certification to proof your participation in this course.

When you claim PDUs or use the course to specify your formal training you can use the following information to complete the application related to the talent triangle:

Provider: De Ceuster Academy @ APraCom, s.r.o.

Technical: 13
Strategic & Business: 3.5
Leadership: 5

Content

-       Introducing Project Management Definitions, Terms and Terminologies

-       The Project Management Process and Life cycle

-       Define the project

-       Generate Tasks

-       Determine Resources, Roles and Responsibilities and Develop estimates

-       Define Task Interdependencies and Analyze Critical Path

-       Develop Schedule

-       Perform Resource Loading and Leveling

-       Generate Project Budget

-       Uncertainty and Risks in Projects

-       Develop Risk Management Plan

-       Project Execution, Follow up and Reporting

-       Project Close-Out Phase and lessons learned

-       Case studies/Exercises

-       Final Test

-       Certificate of Completion


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe what a project is and what the major steps are to define, plan, execute, monitor & control and close out a project

  • Paraphrase the main terminology related to projects according to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, 2017

  • List the main steps in the project life cycle: define, plan, execute, monitor and control and close out

  • Decompose a project and create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and identify tasks to complete

  • Create a project schedule using the Precedence Diagramming Method, calculate and interpret the critical path

  • Allocate resources to Activities and calculate duration and cost of individual tasks

  • Calculate the time phased and cumulative budget and S-curve

  • Determine the critical path position of the project

  • Identify, Qualify and Quantify Project Risks

  • Create a risk management plan

  • List advantages and disadvantages of projects

  • Apply the tools and techniques on an in-class project and projects in their company

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners with interest in Project Management
  • Experienced Project Managers who want to review the basics of Project Management
  • Certified Project Managers who want to register for additional PDUs
  • People who want to profit from the techniques of project management to improve their daily efficiency and become better in their work
Course content
Expand all 167 lectures 14:38:52
+ Introduction
7 lectures 20:27
Learning Outcomes of the Course
03:25
Overview of the Course Content
04:51
Project Management and the PMI
01:17
Reference Documents
02:38
Practical Arrangements
02:07
Recapitulation of Section 1
01:18
+ Introduction to Project Management. Terminology & Definitions
16 lectures 01:06:21
Introduction of the section
02:43
Learning Outcomes of Section 2
01:54
Examples of Projects
01:44
Defining a Project
04:13
Projects, Processes and Programs
04:46
Managing Projects
02:26
Functions of the Project Manager
03:45
Project Management Process
04:42
Project Management Definition
01:22
Skillset of the Project Manager
06:47
Benefits of the Project Manager
03:39
Scope Traingle
04:39
Creep, Gold Plating and the Pain Curve
06:18
Organizational Structures
07:29
Power of the Project Manager
07:07

For this quiz, you have 30 minutes to complete all the questions.

test
5 questions
Recapitulation of Section 2
02:47
+ Project Management Process and Life Cycle
12 lectures 01:32:17
Introduction to Section 3
04:07
Learning Outcomes of Section 3
03:10
Where do Projects come from?
09:15
Evaluation of different Solutions, Project Selection
17:01
The Project Management Process
11:13
Progressive Elaboration and Rolling Wave
06:26
Other Project Environments
08:55
The Project in 10 Steps
04:33
Project Management Knowledge Areas
11:42

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 2
3 questions
Request for Feedback
00:53
Recapitulation of Section 3
03:39
+ Project Definition and Initiation
13 lectures 01:45:26
Introduction to Section 4
04:00
Learning Objectives
02:15
Identification and Analysis of Stakeholders
15:20
Parameters for Project Identification
13:07
Using of Words in the Charter
07:23
Defining Project Success
14:50
Project Definition Process
03:26
Project Definition Step 1
16:18
Project Definition Step 2
05:49
Project Definition Step 3 and Content of the Charter
05:23
Model Project Charter
09:11
Case Study - The Lexus Case
06:07

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 3
5 questions
Recapitulation of Section 4
02:17
+ Define Requirements and Scope. Build Work Breakdown Structure
11 lectures 01:02:09
Introduction to Section 5
01:16
Learning Outcomes of Section 5
01:52
Requirements
10:38
Project Scope
10:38
Decomposition of a Project
06:44
Building a WBS in Tree and Table Format
06:30
Completing the WBS and the WBS Dictionary
05:35
Examples of WBS
07:54
Decomposing up to Activity Level
05:29
Uses of the WBS
03:33

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 8
3 questions
Recapitulation of Section 5
02:00
+ Roles and Responsibilities. Estimates
9 lectures 01:17:06
Introduction to Section 6
05:40
Learning Outcomes of Section 6
02:45
Identification of Resource Needs to complete Activities
05:26
Assigning Resources to Activities
05:29
Estimating Duration of Activities
13:36
Types of Activities
03:21
Calculating Activity Duration using PERT
25:41
Effect of Stakeholders on Activity Duration
09:43

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz
5 questions
Recapitulation of Section 6
05:25
+ Define Dependencies and Critical Path
15 lectures 01:21:53
Introduction to Section 7
03:42
Learning Outcomes of Section 7
03:29
Chronological Order of Activities
05:53
Diagramming Methods
10:17
Precedences, Lead and Lags
05:03
Developing the Precedence Diagram using PDM
04:34
Precedence Diagramming - Example
02:22
Identifying Paths through the Network
02:51
The Critical Path Method - The Precedence Diagram
01:11
The Critical Path Method - Forward Pass - Calculate ES an EF
06:51
The Critical Path Method - Backward Pass - Calculate LS and LF
06:22
The Critical Path Method - Calculate Slack or Float, Identify the Critical Path
04:24
Define the Critical Path and Alternative Calculation
11:18
Project Duration Reduction
09:31

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 6
5 questions
Recapitulation of Section 7
04:05
+ Develop the Project Schedule
11 lectures 47:17
Introduction to Section 8
04:17
Learning Outcomes of Section 8
02:18
How to make a Gantt or Harmonogram?
06:58
Exercise Gantt with the Activities in ES Position
02:41
Exercise Gantt with the Activities in LS Position
02:11
Introducing ProjectLibre
05:22
Making Gantt with ProjectLibre
04:01
ProjectLibre - Live Demo
12:39
Uses of Gantt
04:18
Quiz 8
3 questions
Request for Feedback
00:36
Recapitulation of Section 8
01:56
+ Resource Loading, Smoothing and Leveling
9 lectures 57:12
Introduction to Section 9
02:42
Learning Outcomes of Section 9
01:49
Adding Resources to the Project
07:57
Principles of Resources Loading and Verification Process
07:47
Three Step Evaluation of Resource Activity - Exercise
05:16
Finding a solution for Resources Issues
06:35
Adding Resources to Project Libre
08:19
ProjectLibre Live Demo
14:57

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 8
3 questions
Recapitulation of Section 9
01:50
+ Generate the Project Budget
14 lectures 01:10:10
Introduction to Section 10
02:49
Learning Outcomes of Section 10
03:08
Importance of Cost Management and Budgeting
04:37
Defining the Different Costs
04:10
Estimating Costs
08:25
Tangible and Intangible Costs
05:49
Different Types of Budget Loading
04:44
Time Phased Budget
02:59
Cumulative Budget
03:35
Budget ES, LS, PS and Critical Path Position
07:06
Earned Value Parameters
05:08
Project and Company Budget
05:07
Exercise - Critical Path Position
11:20

For this Quiz you have 30 minutes to complete all questions

Quiz 9
5 questions
Recapitulation of Section 10
01:13