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Learn the Basics of Project Management

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Created by Natalie Disque
Last updated 6/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • A computer with an internet connection
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Project Management
  • Anyone thrown into the PM role
  • Beginner Project Managers
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Curriculum For This Course
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About This Course
3 Lectures 06:47

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.

Preview 05:00

$100k Salary for PM's
01:47

Project Managers (especially PMP certified PMs) on average make $100,000 per year salary. Here's the proof.

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Newbie or PMP certification?
1 Lecture 00:32
Newbie?
00:32
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Introduction to Project Management
1 Lecture 01:09

What is Project Management?
01:09
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PMI’s PM Knowledge Areas
1 Lecture 03:55

Project Management Knowledge Areas from PMI
03:55

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

The Project Life Cycle
02:52
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Selecting and Initiating the Project
1 Lecture 02:00

Selecting and Initiating the Project
02:00
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The Project Charter
1 Lecture 04:55

The Project Charter
04:55
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Defining the Project
1 Lecture 04:58

Defining the Project
04:58
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Planning the Project
1 Lecture 05:26

Planning the Project
05:26
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Scheduling the Project
1 Lecture 11:50

Scheduling the Project
11:50
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About the Instructor
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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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