Project Management Essentials

  • 16 Courses | 12h 1m 50s
  • 9 Books | 21h 33m
  • 9 Audiobooks | 35h 7m 36s
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Tasked with leading a project? Learn core skills to bring your projects across the finish line on budget, on time, and within scope.


New Project Manager Essentials

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New Project Manager Essentials
For the new project manager, the essentials  – what you need to know to undertake your new responsibilities - are not always obvious. Project management involves a lot of moving parts.In this course, you’ll learn some of the foundational concepts, such as what a project and its project environment and scope are. You'll learn what you’ll be responsible for, and things you’ll need to understand before planning begins. You’ll also learn where to go to access useful information and how to identify the different types of people who will have an interest in the project – its stakeholders.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Defining a Project Scope and Team
Prior to begining any project – before you plan the budget or create the schedule – you need to develop a clear vision for what the project is to achieve and how it will achieve it.  That involves clarifying what stakeholders expect to see in the end, all the tasks that will need to be carried out, the resources you will need, and who will be doing the work. These are your project scope and the project team required. In this course you will learn about these aspects of project management. You'll learn how to complete a work breakdown structure to nail down all those big-picture details so that your project gets off on the right foot.
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Creating a Project Schedule and Budget
As a project manager, once your project scope has been clearly defined, it's time to estimate and plan. Drawing on information from the initiation phase, you must now determine how much time and money will be required to meet objectives and complete the project. In this course you will learn how to develop the project schedule and cost baselines for your project budget, and use them to monitor and measure performance throughout the project.
7 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing a Project to Minimize Risk and Maximize Quality
When starting a project, there are many things to consider. One key area is risk. Managing risks means preparing ahead of time for all the things that could go wrong…or go right! Another key area is quality. How are you going to ensure that your product or service meets stakeholders' expectations? And then there's figuring out whether to do all the work in-house or outsource it to a third party. And how do you choose the vendors who will partner with you in managing risk to maximize quality? This course will help you sort out all these considerations by explaining common methods and best practices related to risk management, quality management, and procurement.
7 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Navigating through Changes and Conflicts in Projects
Of all the different types of skills and competencies a project manager uses when managing projects, "soft" skills are the most important. The ability to communicate effectively with team members and negotiate between different demands enables the project manager to manage project conflict. Effectively resolving conflict helps stakeholders remain positive and can mean the difference between project success and failure. In this course, you'll learn about change management and dealing with conflict. You'll explore how to handle it when someone requests project changes, how to create a plan for communicating with stakeholders, and approaches for dealing with conflicts that arise.
7 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Taking Final Steps to Bring a Project to its Close
Managing projects is challenging, and even with good budgeting and scheduling, things can go wrong. The truth is, the path to closing a project is rarely straightforward; most projects go a little astray at some point along the way. In this course, you'll learn some tricks for correcting schedule variances and how to determine if your project is over or under budget. You'll also learn about successfully closing a healthy project and how to tell whether your project should be cancelled.
7 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Project Selection & Initiation
A project will typically provide some benefit to the organization, either tangible or intangible. Develop a foundational knowledge base of project selection and initiation, including the project life cycle and process groups.
10 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
Scope, Schedule, & Cost Planning
During project planning, baselines are established for scope, schedule, and cost. Develop a foundational knowledge base so you can effectively put principles to work in your own organization.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Resource & Risk Planning
During resource planning, the project team is selected, assignments are given, and risks are identified and evaluated. Acquire a foundational knowledge base reflecting the best practices for resource and risk planning.