Learn the Basics of Project Management to Make $100k salary

Learn the essentials of PM. Buy this course NOW to learn PM and land the $100k/yr job you want! Course updated 12/30/14
  • Lectures 13
  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

At the end of this course, you will have the essential knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Project Management. You will learn:

  • The definition of project management
  • To identify the distinguishing characteristics of a project
  • How to employ commonly used techniques for selecting projects from a list of candidate projects
  • Determine how the PMI's knowledge areas can be used to improve project performance
  • Name the key stakeholders in a project and determine ways of keeping them "on task" during the phases of the project
  • Effectively use the components of a Project Charter
  • Write SMART project objectives that will help define the project's scope
  • Document and clearly communicate project assumptions
  • Develop a procedure for managing changes in the project once it's under way
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate activity duration
  • Understand the "Triple Constraint" in project management and how each one affects the other
  • Calculate the critical path for a project and develop a strategy for keeping the project on track, identify, quantify, and prioritize risks in managing projects
  • Create a communications plan for reporting project progress and issues
  • How to use tools to measure project progress in terms of time, cost and deliverables
  • Develop a strategy for managing project resources by using a responsibility matrix (RACI) for assigning project activities to resources
  • Capture valuable lessons learned and use them to define and improve project management practices for future projects.

This course is a 10,000 view of the Project Management topic. It is NOT a PMP certification course, although areas that the PMI teach are covered. If you are already a PM and are looking for certification type of courses, this course will be too basic for you. This course is intended for an audience of people who already do project management as a role or are newbies getting into the area. It provides an overall look at the different topics so that you can understand the jargon thrown around in the industry. It will help explain the tools used and the processes to follow.

If you are looking for a deeper dive into any of the areas of this course or anything Project Management related, shoot me an email, as I can do a one-on-one session with you or create an entire course specifically on that topic.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer with an internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 13 lectures and 51 mins of content!
  • Learn the definition of project management
  • Identify the distinguishing characteristics of a project versus other processes in the organization,
  • Employ commonly used techniques for selecting projects from a list of candidate projects
  • Determine how the PMI's 9 knowledge areas can be used to improve project performance
  • Name the key stakeholders in a project and determine ways of keeping them "on task" during the phases of the project
  • Break a project down into logical phases and specify the primary activities that occur in each phase
  • Effectively use the components of a project charter and appropriately scale each of them based on the size of the project
  • Document and clearly communicate project assumptions
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate activity duration
  • Understand the "Triple Constraint" in Project Management
  • Calculate the critical path for a project and develop a strategy for keeping the project on track
  • Identify, quantify, and give priorities to risks in managing a project
  • Create a communication plan for reporting project progress and issues
  • Develop a strategy for managing project resources
  • Capture lessons learned to improve on future projects

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in Project Management
  • Anyone thrown into the PM role
  • Beginner Project Managers

Curriculum

Section 1: About This Course
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Section 2: Introduction to Project Management
01:09

Section 3: PMI’s PM Knowledge Areas
03:55

Quick Assessment
3 questions
Section 4: The Project Life Cycle
02:52

Section 5: Selecting and Initiating the Project
02:00

Section 6: The Project Charter
04:55

Section 7: Defining the Project
04:58

Section 8: Planning the Project
05:26

Section 9: Scheduling the Project
11:50

Section 10: Implementation Project Execution and Control
02:31

Section 11: Project Closure
03:58

Section 12: Preparing for the PMP exam?
PMP exam questions
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Instructor Biography

Natalie Disque , Online Training at its best


I have been teaching online courses for universities since 2001 and greatly enjoy giving back my knowledge to those who seek it. I have my Masters in IT and my Bachelors in Business, and have done consulting work for small to large firms for over 20 years. I specialize in Project Management, Business Analysis and Quality Management. I hope you enjoy my courses on Udemy! :)

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    • Seanna Nichol

    Great introductory course!

    This was the first course I took on Udemy and I really enjoyed it! It was a great overall introduction to Project Management and has helped me get a grasp on starting, working through and completing projects. A couple of the tutorials did cut out early, which is more of a technical glitch than anything to do with content. I have now signed up for a number of other courses and look forward to completing those! Thank you! Seanna

    • Melissa Misthal

    Great Crash Course in PM

    Provides a thorough, high-level overview of project management. I am brand new to PM and was able to follow most of the slides. Natalie is well spoken and enjoyable to listen to.

    • Jay Wilkinson

    End of every video is cut off.

    You should have 2 seconds of silence at each end of the video. These all have about -1 seconds. Also there were numerous typos and misreadings.

    • Joshua Dale

    The Basics

    If you are new to Project Management you will find a useful plethora of information. The pace is quick but one can simply replay the videos. This class is great if have no previous Project Management experience.

    • Syd Brat

    good materials

    not a big fan of PMs or PMP stuff but it is important - you want to have checks and balance, plus the discipline keeps things organized. the course covers everything at the right level. definitely concise but bit pricey.

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