PMI 2021 Update

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Develop in-depth project management knowledge and skills based upon the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide.

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Exploring Project Management, Then and Now (2021 Update)
The history of business is the history of project management. Just as our ideas of how to conduct business continue to evolve, so do our conception of the project manager's role, the characteristics of a project, and the project life cycle itself. Traditional project management had its time and place, but today's landscape calls for innovation and adaptive leadership. In this course, you'll explore how project management approaches have evolved to address changing project environments. You'll learn about the transition from purely empirical, waterfall models of PM to more adaptive, hybrid, and agile project management techniques. 
10 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building and Training the Project Team (2021 Update)
You may be the project manager, but no project is an island. It requires teamwork, and project management means taking the proper actions to ensure the team works effectively to address the project characteristics and needs. In this course, you'll explore best practices for building a project team, including assessing the functional organization structure, resources management, and staffing plans. You'll also learn about tools like Responsibility Asset Matrices, RACI charts, multi-criteria decision analysis, and stakeholder analysis and how they are used to see the product vision to fruition. Finally, you'll look at how using political awareness, a project charter, and team ground rules will enable your team, including virtual team members, to work efficiently together.
10 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leading the Team (2021 Update)
A project manager is only as good as the project team they lead. Team development isn't simply a matter of telling others what to do and when to do it, but rather requires the team building, interpersonal skills, and communication models of agile leadership. In this course, you'll learn about best practices for leading a team, including the importance of diversity and inclusion, and team motivational theories like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, among others. You'll also explore the stages of team development, theories like servant leadership, and the barriers to communication, along with the communication methods and channels you can use to overcome them. 
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Engaging Team Members and Stakeholders (2021 Update)
Project management is more than just basic decision-making and scheduling. It's leadership. It's coaching, training, cross-training, and motivating. It requires both self-awareness and self-regulation, employing your emotional intelligence, or EQ, skills to keep a diverse team of professionals engaged and working effectively together. In this course, you'll learn about tools and techniques that project managers can use to engage team members and stakeholders, including effective decision-making and conflict management and resolution. You'll also explore how your social skills and empathy can be employed to keep you team motivated and on point.
9 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Supporting Agile Team Performance (2021 Update)
Project managers are leaders and as such, they are responsible for their team's performance. As Agile leaders, they must create Agile teams. In this course, you'll learn about Agile principles and Scrum frameworks, and the various events and tools that support team performance, like Sprints and Sprint Planning, the Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and a Sprint Retrospective. You'll also explore concepts such as adaptive planning, product vision, product roadmaps, storymaps, and backlog refinement, as well as information radiators, iteration, and task boards. 
10 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Selecting a Project Management Approach (2021 Update)
For those responsible for managing projects, understanding the project basics is essential. Project management is affected at every stage by the organization, the social environment, the project stakeholders, and many other aspects of the context in which the project is carried out. In this course, you will learn about project characteristics, including key terms and concepts and the project manager's role. You will also explore PM competencies, product and project life cycles, enterprise environmental factors, and organizational process assets that can influence project outcomes.
13 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Communicating Effectively (2021 Update)
Project management success entails effective project communications management. Whether with team members or other stakeholders, PMs must monitor the flow of information following a detailed communications management plan, and overcoming communication barriers as they arise. In this course, you will learn about communication methods, models, channels, and technologies that facilitate effective and efficient communication management. These include push and pull communication, the sender-receiver model, and other information management systems. Finally, you'll explore how to mold a communication requirements analysis. 
8 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Defining and Identifying Project Risk (2021 Update)
Managing risks means preparing ahead of time for all the things that could happen, good or bad. If you're responsible for project management, it's necessary to identify risks so that you can make a plan to deal with them. Project risk management improves the chance of project success enormously. In this course, you'll explore risk identification, including its attendant threats and opportunities and its probability and impact. You'll learn about establishing a risk threshold and risk tolerance based upon project assumptions and constraints. You'll also learn the value of root cause analysis and SWOT analysis when defining your project's risk appetite.
13 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Performing Risk Analysis (2021 Update)
Project risk management is a key responsibility of the project manager. It requires qualitative and quantitative risk analysis in order to assess risk probability and impact in order to prepare for and mitigate against factors that can derail the project. In this course, you'll explore using tools like a probability and impact matrix, risk categorization, and risk urgency assessments to define potential risks. You'll also learn about data gathering and representation techniques for risk modeling, including decision trees, tornado diagrams, and expected monetary value (EMV).
9 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing Project Risks (2021 Update)
All projects face risks. Effective project risk management can be the difference between success or failure for a project manager. The ability to monitor risk and create strategies to implement risk responses is key to effective project management. In this course, you learn about the role of risk owner, and how to run risk audits and risk reassessments. You'll explore variance and trend analysis, technical performance measurement, reserve analysis, and responses to negative and positive risks. Finally, you'll learn how to assess risk triggers and secondary risks.
8 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Engaging Stakeholders (2021 Update)
Successful project management requires strong stakeholder management skills. Stakeholder engagement requires you to identify stakeholders and establish the levels of engagement necessary for each. In this course, you'll explore the communication methods and management and interpersonal skills necessary to meet and manage stakeholder expectations and needs. You'll learn about performing stakeholder analysis and using power-interest grids to complete a stakeholder engagement assessment matrix to provide insight into who needs to be communicated with in which circumstances.
10 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Planning and Managing the Project Budget (2021 Update)
Project management requires some financial savvy. Project cost management involves cost estimates, vendor bid analysis, and determining realistic budgets and then keeping them on track. While terms like cost aggregation and baseline, reserve analysis, and earned value management (EVM) are initially daunting, with some background and work, these tasks and tools can be understood and mastered. In this course, you'll learn to the basics of creating budgets and estimating and controlling costs. You'll explore cost forecasts, estimating using methods like estimate to complete (ETC), estimate at completion (EAC), cost performance index, and bottom-up and analogous estimating. 
15 videos | 1h 12m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing the Project Resources (2021 Update)
Project managers must play close attention to resource management. They must assess the project's needs, in terms of both materials and staffing, create organizational charts and position descriptions, and acquire all of the necessary resources. Further, managing human resources also requires interpersonal skills to build and manage teams. In this course, you'll learn about planning, estimating, acquisition, and coordination of project resources. You'll also explore meeting training and development needs, setting ground rules, and strategies for mixing virtual and collocated team members. Finally, you'll learn how to apply personnel and team performance assessments and conflict management skills. 
9 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Planning the Project Schedule (2021 Update)
Part of project management is creating and keeping to a schedule. PMs must list, define, and sequence a project activity list, including activity attributes and product milestones, and they must take into consideration lead and lag time. It can be a lot to keep track of. In this course, you'll explore methods for creating workable project schedules using tools like a work breakdown structure (WBS) and methods like precedence diagramming, network diagrams, and analogous estimating. You'll also explore parametric and three-point estimating and tools for defining activities. 
11 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Performing a Critical Path Analysis (2021 Update)
Successful project management involves effective plan schedule management. Performing a critical path analysis is a proven way to create a strong, workable project schedule. In this course, you'll learn about the critical path method and the use of project schedule network diagrams. You'll explore aspects of planning like total and free float, leads, lags, and forward and backward passes. Finally, you'll learn to properly sequence activities for maximum efficiency and success. 
12 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing the Project Schedule (2021 Update)
Successfully managing projects requires monitoring activities to discover and correct any project schedule variance, evaluating the effective schedule changes on all project activities, and making adjustments as required to minimize risk to your project schedule. In this course, you'll learn about scheduling tools and techniques for creating project calendars and controlling the project schedule. You'll explore concepts like earned value management (EVM) and schedule performance index (SPI) that will aid you in resource smoothing and leveling and managing schedules more efficiently and effectively.
7 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Establishing Quality Standards (2021 Update)
For project managers, ensuring project quality meets customer expectations is paramount. Close attention to grade, precision, and accuracy enhance your effectiveness in quality management and help you plan and monitor quality standards at every stage of the project to ensure customer satisfaction. In this course, you'll explore tools and techniques for managing quality, like cost-benefit and root cause analysis, Pareto analysis, and the 80/20 rule. You'll also learn about using visual tools like scatter diagrams, control charts, and histograms to convey quality information and help discover the factors that threaten it.
12 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Delivering Project Quality (2021 Update)
In many ways, project management is quality management. To provide products or services that are of a consistently high quality, you’ll need a project management methodology that focuses on continuous process improvement initiatives and adherence to applicable industry standards. In this course, you'll explore industry standards and process methodologies like Lean, Six Sigma, Kanban, ISO 9000, and the International Organization for Standardization. You'll also learn about using tools like value stream mapping and quality metric for project quality and process improvement.
11 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing the Project Scope (2021 Update)
Efficient project management means planning carefully and controlling the project scope. Scope management requires creating the work breakdown structure (WBS), establishing baseline requirements, and validating and controlling the scope management plan. In this course, you'll explore project scope management, including working with focus groups and facilitating workshops and group creativity sessions to gather project requirements and document them. You'll also learn about using tools like WBS dictionaries, project scope statements, and variance analysis to help avoid scope creep and keep your project on track and on schedule.
17 videos | 1h 25m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Implementing a Procurement Strategy (2021 Update)
Project management includes planning the procurement process to obtain the materials, products, and services required for your project. This means having a procurement management process in place to identify suitable vendors, evaluate proposals, manage relationships with sellers, monitor procurement activities, and make changes and corrections when necessary. In this course, you'll explore methods and strategies to plan, conduct, and control the procurement process, from bidding and estimates to statements of work (SOW) to records management. You'll learn about contracts, procurement management tools and techniques, and make-or-buy analysis. 
11 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Integrating Project Activities and Changes (2021 Update)
Successful project management requires a high degree of coordination, and integration management skills are required to enable a project team to handle change requests and keep projects on course from initiation and planning to successful project closure. In this course, you'll explore techniques and strategies for the integration and coordination of all project activities and changes, including change control and configuration management. You learn about the project charter and project management plan, and techniques for directing, managing, monitoring, and controlling project work. And you'll learn about version control using change logs and control boards, and how to use work performance data to maintain a schedule baseline and bring your project in on time, even as changes inevitably occur.
12 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Maintaining Project Artifacts and Knowledge (2021 Update)
To help an organization grow and experience superior performance, it's necessary for project managers to learn from past experiences. Preserving lessons learned can then be incorporated when managing projects in the future, resulting in fewer mistakes, lower costs, more accurate estimates, and many other project efficiencies. In this course, you'll explore the project manager's role in maintaining project artifacts and project knowledge, and how they bolster overall organizational knowledge and foster continuous improvement. 
10 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Understanding Agile Fundamentals (2021 Update)
Project leadership is Agile leadership. Agile projects use short work iterations and incremental development of products that focus on business priorities and customer value. In this course, you'll learn about fundamental Agile concepts that are essential to managing projects, including the Agile values and Agile principles. This course also covers the phases of the Agile project management model, and introduces you to the most common Agile methodologies and frameworks. Finally, this course introduces key activities for managing Agile projects, including creating a product vision and project charter, and the best contract and documentation types. 
11 videos | 43m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Communicating and Engaging Teams and Stakeholders (2021 Update)
Agile projects are only successful when the project team is cohesive, productive, and engaged. As an Agile project manager, you must encourage active involvement to ensure your team has a clear understanding of project requirements and stakeholder expectations. In this course, you'll learn about characteristics of effective stakeholder engagement when managing Agile projects. You'll explore important Agile project management tools and techniques, such as team development strategies, developmental mastery models, and shared product vision. You'll learn how effective communication and facilitation techniques like Agile games foster collaboration and cooperation in the Agile team. Finally, you'll recognize the benefits of collocated Agile teams when managing projects, including osmotic learning and communication. 
12 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Prioritizing and Delivering Value (2021 Update)
Properly estimating and prioritizing project requirements is critical when planning projects. When managing Agile projects, you need to be able to map out the work necessary for your product release. In this course, you'll learn about vital Agile planning activities including creating personas and wireframing. You'll explore value-based prioritization methods, and you'll learn about tools and techniques like the MoSCow model, Kano model, 5 Whys, fishbone diagrams, story mapping, and value stream mapping. You'll also learn about key risk management and product quality, testing, and integration strategies you can use when managing Agile projects to help ensure you are creating and maintaining their intended value as they progress. 
13 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Estimating Agile Project Work (2021 Update)
Properly estimating activities and effective time and resource management are critical when planning projects. In this course, you'll explore common Agile estimation techniques used when managing projects, like story points and ideal days, identifying any adjustments that need to be made, and completing your release plan. You'll explore setting work in progress limits and implementing project buffers. This course also covers recommended project time management processes for monitoring and tracking progress at both the iteration and project levels. Finally, you'll learn about key Agile exam concepts such as muda or waste, the Kanban system, work in progress, Little's Law, and process cycle efficiency. 
14 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into the Project Scope (2021 Update)
Keeping your project focused, on time, and on budget means keeping a close eye on project scope. Project management requires understanding project requirements and the project lifecycle. In this course, you'll learn about planning and management of the project scope from traditional and Agile project management perspectives. You'll explore how the product scope, vision, and minimum viable product (MVP) play into the planning process. Finally, you'll learn different methods and tools for scope planning. 
10 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into the Project Schedule (2021 Update)
Project management, in part, means time management. Your project characteristics, scope, and available resources will all play a role in defining the schedule activities and milestones, but it's up to you to create and maintain the schedule for efficient progress. In this course, you'll explore the planning and management of the project schedule from traditional and Agile project management perspectives. You'll learn about creating a schedule management plan, the use of Gantt charts, product roadmapping, and forward and backward passing. You'll also learn about Agile-specific processes like Scrum, product backlog, and sprint planning. 
9 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into Project Costs and Estimates (2021 Update)
Project management means being in charge of the purse strings, and that means being responsible for budgeting. In order to budget effectively, project managers need to understand the ins and outs of costs and estimates, fulfilling project requirements. In this course, you'll explore the planning and management of the project budget from traditional and Agile project management perspectives. You'll learn about the project lifecycles and how to use predictive tools to make plan-driven, solid estimates to control costs and keep the project in scope. 
9 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into Project Quality (2021 Update)
No matter how well planned, scoped, and budgeted, a poor quality result means poor project management. Project quality is paramount. In this course, you'll explore the factors that help determine project quality and how it is achieved. You'll learn about acceptance criteria, quality audits, and quality assurance, and how they are used to ensure projects are completed successfully. Finally, you'll learn how to use accuracy, grading, gold plating and the definition of done to bring a quality project to the finish line. 
9 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into Project Procurement (2021 Update)
Whether products or services, procurement is a major part of project and project risk management. Recognizing risks, threats, and opportunities is crucial when making decisions around vendors and vendor contracts. In this course, you'll explore tools and process around project procurement, including SWOT and make-or-buy analysis, and quantitative and qualitative risk analysis. You'll learn about common contract types, vendor selection, and managing vendor performance. Finally, you'll also learn about understanding the use of risk registers, risk reports and audits, and risk response and ownership in relation to procurement. 
10 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Deep Dive into Project Risk (2021 Update)
Managing risk is a significant part of the project manager's job. It involves planning for threats and opportunities, both known and unknown, and preparing a risk response that will keep the project on track. In this course, you'll explore the planning and management of project risk from both traditional and Agile project management perspectives. You'll learn about tools like risk and sensitivity analysis, SWOT analysis, and expected monetary value (EMV), and the role of the risk owner. You'll also learn how risk audits and tolerance can help to avoid, share, and mitigate threats to you project. 
10 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Planning and Managing Project Compliance (2021 Update)
No project is an island. Project managers must know, understand, and reckon with the environment in which their project lives, and they must comply with it. Be it regulatory compliance, workplace safety issues, or corporate social responsibility considerations, all projects require compliance governance. In this course, you'll explore planning and managing project compliance, including identifying compliance requirements, establishing performance metrics, assessing compliance, and taking action to correct noncompliance. You'll also learn about aspirational goals to exceed compliance standards, including project ethics, team diversity, and values. 
9 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Assessing the Business Environment and Changes (2021 Update)
No project exists in a vacuum. It is always going to be subject to organizational culture, enterprise environment factors, and the company's risk appetite. And that's just some of the internal issues. The market landscape is a whole other layer. As a project manager, you must be aware of, and plan for, all manner of change. In this course, you'll learn best practices for change control, including adapting to internal and external changes, change requests and integrated change control, monitoring approved changes for effectiveness, and the Agile approach to change. You'll explore the relationship between project changes and risk, as well as how processes like relative prioritization, adaptive planning, and backlog refinement can help you avoid scope creep and keep your project on track even as the winds of change are blowing. 
10 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Delivering Project Benefits and Value (2021 Update)
The point of any given project is the benefit, the value, it provides. Project management requires continually keeping the payoff in mind. Whether that is increased revenue, efficiency, effectiveness, or more intangible benefits, value delivery is at the heart of any project. In this course, you'll explore the delivery of project benefits and value, and how project success means more than providing tangible value. You'll learn about the concepts of intangible value, including engaging stakeholders, and ensuring the project deliverable is perceived to be valuable and useful. You'll also learn techniques for prioritizing requirements, gathering feedback, reducing inefficiency and waste, and increasing throughput. Finally, you'll review the concepts of organizational value and value-based management. 
10 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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