Learn the Basics of Project Management

Learn the essentials of project management with this course for the job you want.

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  • Lectures 18
  • Video 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

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?

  • 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

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Curriculum

Section 1: About This Course
05:00

Welcome to the course! Please watch this video first before proceeding further. It gives an overview of what you will be learning and how to navigate through the course.

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Section 2: Newbie or PMP certification?
Newbie?
Article
Section 3: Introduction to Project Management
01:09

Section 4: PMI’s PM Knowledge Areas
03:55

3 questions
Quick Assessment of what you have learned thus far and how it applies to you in the real world.
Section 5: The Project Life Cycle
02:52

Section 6: Selecting and Initiating the Project
02:00

Section 7: The Project Charter
04:55

Section 8: Defining the Project
04:58

Section 9: Planning the Project
05:26

Section 10: Scheduling the Project
11:50

Section 11: Implementation Project Execution and Control
02:31

Section 12: Project Closure
03:58

Section 13: Preparing for the PMP exam?
PMP exam questions
Preview
Article
Section 14: BONUSES
BONUS #1 - FREE eBook on Organization & Efficiency
Article
BONUS #2 - FREE eBook on Project Management Made Easy
Article
Bonus #3 - Project Management eBook
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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, my PMP certification, and have done consulting work for small to large firms for over 20 years. I specialize in Project Management, Business Analysis, Internet Marketing, and Quality Management. I hope you enjoy my courses on Udemy! :)

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