Introduction to Project Management

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  • Lectures 23
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 4 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

If you are thinking to transition into project management or just want a refresher in project management tools and techniques, this course is for you. Discover how to lead a team and manage project constraints such as scope, time and resources. The course will enhance your proficiency in project management. Key topics include:

  • Overview of popular frameworks, e.g. PMI-PMP®, PRINCE2®, Agile, SDLC, Lean etc.
  • Developing a project charter
  • Defining a business case
  • Gathering requirements
  • Planning schedule, costs and communication
  • Reporting progress and managing stakeholders
  • Differentiating between risks and issues
  • Managing your team, schedule, costs and quality
  • Transitioning or closing a project

In addition to video lectures, the course also includes quizzes and supplementary material such as ready-to-use templates and forms.

This course is an introduction to project management concepts and tools. If you are an experienced project manager or want to prepare for the PRINCE2® or PMP® certification exam we recommend to use additional resources to cover exam relevant knowledge areas more in-depth.

Completion of this course may count toward certification or continuing education recertification. Please review the website of your professional association for further details on how to report professional development units (PDUs).

Sign up for this course to learn the fundamentals of project management today!

What are the requirements?

  • You are self-driven and motivated to learn
  • You can communicate fluently and professionally in English
  • You are willing to contribute to the course, including participating in the discussion forum and giving us feedback on how we can improve the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to speak project management language
  • Understand common project management approaches
  • Learn how to initiate a project by developing a charter and business case
  • Understand how to gather requirements and plan schedule, cost and communications
  • Learn how to execute a project managing schedule, scope, costs, issues, risks and communication
  • Know how to properly close or transition a project

What is the target audience?

  • Project team members, Junior Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Product Owners, Junior-level Product Managers, programmers, designers, testers, software engineers, executives, business owners, business analysts,
  • Note: PMP® candidates will need additional resources to prepare for the exam

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:31

This lecture provides a course overview.

Course goals include

  • Learn to speak project management language
  • Understand common project management approaches
  • Learn how to initiate a project by developing a charter and business case
  • Understand how to gather requirements and plan schedule, cost and communications
  • Learn how to execute a project managing schedule, scope, costs, issues, risks and communication
  • Know how to properly close or transition a project
13:39

This lecture covers project management terminology and history as well as roles, responsibilities and traits of a project manager.

13:28

This lecture provides an overview on common project management approaches.

5 questions

What do you remember from section 1.

Section 2: Definition Phase
05:56
In this lecture you will learn how to develop a project charter.
1 page

Learn to developing a project charter. Use this portfolio document in your next PM interview to showcase your skills.

06:56

In this lecture you will learn how to develop a business case.

1 page

Learn to developing a business case. Use this portfolio document in your next PM interview to showcase your skills.

5 questions

What do you remember from this section?

Section 3: Planning Phase
06:47

In this lecture you will learn how to gather requirements

09:41

In this lecture you will learn how to plan a schedule.

1 page

Learn to developing a project schedule. Use this portfolio document in your next PM interview to showcase your skills.

09:10
In this lecture you will learn how to plan costs.
05:25
In this lecture you will learn how to plan communications.
5 questions

What do you remember from this section?

Section 4: Execution Phase
10:35

In this lecture you will learn how to report project status and manage stakeholders.

04:36

In this lecture you will learn how to manage risks and issues.

08:24

In this lecture you will learn how to manage a team.

12:48

In this lecture you will learn how to manage a schedule.

14:54

In this lecture you will learn how to manage a costs.

07:34

In this lecture you will learn how to manage a quality.

5 questions

What do you remember?

Section 5: Closing Phase
04:18

In this lecture you will learn how to close a project.

Section 6: Bonus - Insights From Industry Experts
31:51

Yvonne Grayson is Managing Partner at PE Partners LLC which is providing enterprise program structure and project execution services to the financial services industry. Prior to that she was Director Client Delivery at ForeFront Inc which is a fast-growing business & technology consulting firm helping clients to integrate cloud apps with Enterprise systems such as SalesForce.com and other cloud CRMs with SAP and Oracle. Yvonne is a PMI certified Program and Project Manager with extensive expertise in multiple technology platforms and industries including banking, insurance, professional services and telecommunications.

25:25

Brian McRory is Assistant Director Project Management at Centerlight Health System. CenterLight Health System ranks among the nation’s leading resources for health care based in New York City. Brian has over 15 years Healthcare project management experience in the healthcare industry with deep expertise in electronic medical/health records and healthcare data and analytics. He earned an MBA from Pace University in New York City.

Section 7: Conclusion
10 questions

Test what you remember from the course.

Reading Recommendations
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01:25
This lecture summarized what you have learned after completing the course.

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Instructor Biography

Martin V., PSM, PMP, CSSBB, PM Trainer | 60,000+ Students | 135+ Countries

Martin V. has worked over 15 years in management and consulting roles. He has traveled extensively on global assignments for Financial Services and IT companies. During his tenure in banking, Martin helped to implement global payment standards and Self-Service for online and mobile banking platforms that move $2+ trillion in payment transactions daily. Moreover, he helped to deploy CRM tools and operations management best practices such as ITIL, Agile, and SDLC. Also, Martin facilitated large-scale business transformation initiatives in the insurance industry using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. In addition, he trained and consulted companies in EMEA on process automation and process-driven implementation of SAP solutions.

Martin has taught professionals in 135+ countries on project and IT operations management best practices. He has earned PMP, PSM and CSSBB as well a master's degrees in engineering and business.

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