Strategic Project Management - Be Agile on Every Project
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Strategic Project Management - Be Agile on Every Project

Develop strategic thinking skills, apply them in the project environment and succeed with every single project.
3.6 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
62 students enrolled
Created by Igor Ovchinnikov
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to manage projects strategically
  • Understand strategic project management framework
  • Understand Agile project management
  • Develop a skill-set and a mind-set to succeed in every single project
  • Develop your strategic-thinking skills.
  • Understand how to succeed in every project.
  • Learn to assess, shape, and take advantage of your project environment.
  • Claim some PDUs (Professional Development Units) towards your PMI certifications.
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Requirements
  • An Open Mind And A Wilingness To Improve Yourself
Description

We live in a project-based world. Chances are, you go from project to project at work. Project management is a high-demand skill. Companies are more and more managed by projects and require PMI certifications. It is more and more essential to learn how to succeed on projects.

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to succeed with every single project? Why are some projects successful and others - not? How come, some project managers deliver results consistently and others - only occasionally? Is there a secret formula that can help you succeed?

By taking this Strategic Project Management course you will learn some powerful ideas that you can try at work in order to significantly increase your chances of success with any project that you and your company undertakes.

This course will help you understand your project environment. It will give you tips about how to take the maximum advantage of any environment.

This course is a strategic-thinking course. It is designed to help you develop your independent strategic thinking. You will learn both age-old and modern principles of strategic thinking and strategic behavior.

After you take and complete this course, you will have a better understanding of Agile project management and how to apply the principles behind Agile manifesto to any types of projects.

By the end of the course, you will be able to practice strategic project management concepts at work and will achieve clarity about what it means to manage strategically. Hopefully, you will also feel that you are more and more strategic in your behavior as a person and as a leader.

Who is the target audience?
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Portfolio Managers
  • Leaders of Project-Based Orgnizations
  • Anyone who believes in the value of independent thinking
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
02:23:24
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What Is Strategy? What is Strategic?
5 Lectures 13:28
In this section
00:52

Defining Strategy
04:56

Strategy is Popular - Lately
04:09

Defining Strategy - Homework
01:12

Levels of Strategy
02:19
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Strategic Assessment of Project Environment
10 Lectures 27:09

Enterprise Environmental Factors
02:57

It All Begins With Analysis
02:32

Sun Tzu Analytical Framework
03:18

Way
03:07

Weather
03:13

Terrain
03:06

Leadership
02:38

Doctrine
02:48

When You Are the Big Boss
01:51
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Natural Phenomena Of Strategy
7 Lectures 24:08
In this section
02:04

S-Curve: The Pattern of Temporary
05:12

Friction
04:13

Uncertainty
03:38

Fluidity
02:30

Disorder
03:13

Dilemma
03:18
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General Strategic Concepts
6 Lectures 24:59
In This Section
02:02

Initiative
04:18

Probing Moves
04:02

Moves With Multiple-Objectives
04:50

Potential
04:38

Cheng-Chi or Dual-Action Moves
05:09
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Be Agile On Every Project
10 Lectures 34:31
In This Section
01:28

What Is Agility? - Some Definitions
02:17

Decision-Action Cycle - OODA
06:24

OODA in a Supermarket
03:56

Agile Sailboat
03:42

OODA When Reporting Project Status
02:46

Agility Triangle
03:30

Agile Manifesto - Values
02:14

Agile Manifesto - Principles
04:36

While Reading Agile Manifesto
03:38
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Next Steps
2 Lectures 03:24
What is Next?
02:35

Bonus Lecture: Special Offers
00:49
About the Instructor
Igor Ovchinnikov
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