IT Project Management: Project Management Beginner

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  • 8 Courses | 7h 6m 36s
  • 4 Books | 30h 52m
  • 9 Courses | 9h 1m 54s
  • 4 Books | 30h 52m
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Explore the processes and tools required for planning, organizing, and overseeing information technology projects.

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Decision Making for Software Project Managers

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Project Management Tools: Understanding PM Tools

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Decision Making for Software Project Managers
Decisions are a critical responsibility in project management, but the process of making decisions can be difficult. In this 14-video course, learn to identify the key principles of decision making in a software environment, and explore what is needed to speed up the decision-making process. Discover skills to speed up the decision-making process; learn techniques to collect all necessary information for making informed decisions, and identify how to examine old information and compare it to current information to make informed decisions. Examine ways to obtain current information to make better decisions; learn techniques to anticipate future events based on information already collected; and view principles and approaches for embracing the fail-fast approach to decision making in Agile projects. Discover how to improve the decision-making process in an organization by flattening the decision-making structure; how decision making is different in an Agile environment versus traditional linear project management; and learn reasons why we tend to make poor decisions, particularly in environments where speed is imperative. Conclude the course by examining best practices for decision making.
14 videos | 52m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Stakeholder Communication: Software Projects & Stakeholder Communication
Stakeholders play a crucial role in software development projects, but understanding who stakeholders are, what their roles and interests are, and communicating effectively with stakeholders can be challenging. Key concepts covered in this 13-video course include the importance and elements of communication in software projects; learning how to define and identify stakeholders; and learning how to describe different types of stakeholders for software projects. First, learners observe how to specify types of stakeholders involved in a project, including their rights, responsibilities, ethical, and oversight obligations; learn how to gain access to stakeholders and its importance; and begin to understand challenges associated with stakeholder communication and how to overcome them. Next, learn to identify how Agile projects affect stakeholder communication; learn concepts of stakeholder engagement, how it is displacing stakeholder communication, and how to plan for engagement; and learn how to improve communication through active listening, and how customer feedback can be constructively obtained. Finally, learn different strategies for working with stakeholders to improve their participation; and examine best practices used to improve stakeholder communication.
13 videos | 42m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Project Management Needs vs. Expectations
Needs and expectations are easily confused. Project managers must therefore determine client/customer needs while managing expectations. In this 14-video course, learners discover the art of balancing needs and expectations in the context of project management. Begin by learning how to identify and understand client needs. Examine how to collect project requirements with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), guidelines, and the importance of separating expectations from requirements. Learn how to categorize client requests so they can be factored into requirements or rejected by categorizing priorities by using the MoSCoW Method (must-haves, should-haves, could-haves, and will not have). Learn how to create a balance between client needs and expectations. Delve into the role of the Project Manager and the importance of well-honed communication skills, and learn how to avoid distracting noise and buzz surrounding modern technology. Identify business needs; use Agile communication to understand needs; and view strategies, including communication best practices, to manage expectations. Finally, discover ways to set client needs and expectations, and learn best practices for resetting stakeholder expectations on projects.
14 videos | 44m
has Assessment available Badge Certification