Project Management Essentials

  • 16 Courses | 11h 52m 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.

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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 | 18m 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.
10 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
Communication, Changes & Documentation
During the execution of project work, the project manager is responsible for communicating project performance. Develop a foundational knowledge base for communication, changes, and documentation in projects.
10 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Controlling Project Work & Closing
While controlling project work, the project manager must assess project performance and document lessons learned at closing. Explore Agile methodologies, traditional project management methodologies, and practices for closing projects.
10 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Planning & Controlling the Project Schedule
It's important to remain up-to-date with project management practices, so you can effectively put them to work. Examine the forward and backward pass, total float and free float, and schedule compression techniques.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Project Management Practical Exercises
To be effective and successful, it's important to remain up-to-date with project management practices. Gain experience using practical exercises, including earned value management, communication channels, and make or buy analysis.
10 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
Quality & Procurement Planning
During project planning, quality assurance processes are established to ensure that the deliverable meets requirements. Explore up-to-date project management practices for quality and procurement planning.
10 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
Planning Documents
Documenting your project work provides useful assets for reference purposes for both the current project and future ones. Examine the importance and benefits of documenting a project, and how to work with common project documents.
10 videos | 43m available Badge
Documents & Terminology
Constant project monitoring against the plan helps identify and address variances to keep the project on track. Explore various project documents used, and common terminology and acronyms used to aid in communication.
10 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Successful Project Management, 5th Edition
Successful Project Management provides a detailed and realistic series of steps to effectively manage your project. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Trevor L. Young

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Managing Multiple Projects
Managing Multiple Projects discusses workplace reliability and project priorities. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Irene Tobis, Michael Tobis

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The Influential Project Manager: Winning Over Team Members and Stakeholders
Explaining how to set and meet ambitious goals for you, your team, and your stakeholders, this book describes how to listen actively to influence others and details how you can build partnerships that can pay dividends for a lifetime.
Book Duration 3h 16m Book Authors By Alfonso Bucero

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Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started, and Collaborate with Technology
Showing project managers how to lay a solid foundation for virtual collaboration, this book provides the latest information, success stories, and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles.
Book Duration 3h 28m Book Authors By Elizabeth Harrin

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Successful Project Management, 5th Edition
Covering the more technical aspects of a project from start to completion, this essential guide contains tried-and-tested techniques covering project conception and start-up, how to manage stake holders, effective risk management, project planning, launch and execution.
Book Duration 2h 3m Book Authors By Trevor L. Young

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Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success, Second Edition
Including an Appendix with new case studies, expanded assessment tools, and templates, this definitive guide shows how project sponsors and project managers can develop the skills they need to manage successful projects.
Book Duration 3h 54m Book Authors By Alfonso Bucero, Randall L. Englund

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Project Management Essentials For Dummies
Providing all the information and guidance you need to plan your projects with confidence and deliver them on time, this comprehensive resource will help you unlock the keys to project management success, gain the know-how to assess your strengths and weaknesses to maximise your project management potential, find proven ways to motivate your project team, and so much more.
Book Duration 2h 57m Book Authors By Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny

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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right, Third Edition
Complete with checklists, charts, examples, and tools for easy implementation, this handy guide is filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to get complex projects completed on time and on budget.
Book Duration 3h 27m Book Authors By Tom Kendrick

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Great Lessons in Project Management
Presenting a collection of stories describing the events surrounding particular challenges a project manager may face, this book will help managers validate their own good practices and help them avoid the pitfalls so many have encountered on their projects.
Book Duration 2h 8m Book Authors By David Pratt
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

Successful Project Management, 5th Edition
Successful Project Management provides a detailed and realistic series of steps to effectively manage your project. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 25s Audiobook Authors By Trevor L. Young

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The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership, Second Edition
In The Strategic Project Leader, Jack Ferraro presents the innovative model of the leadership competency pyramid to create a new approach to leadership in turbulent times. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 8m 28s Audiobook Authors By Jack Ferraro

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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices
A Manager’s Guide to Project Management provides you with greater insight into implementing effective project management strategies in your organization. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 12m 38s Audiobook Authors By Michael B. Bender

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Communications Skills for Project Managers
Communications Skills for Project Managers delves into managing projects successfully by using compelling communication methods. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 20m 23s Audiobook Authors By G. Michael Campbell

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The Influential Project Manager: Winning Over Team Members and Stakeholders
The Influential Project Manager discusses various techniques and approaches that will help you develop and improve your skills to become a more effective project manager. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 56s Audiobook Authors By Alfonso Bucero

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Critical Chain: Project Management and the Theory of Constraints
This audio edition presents powerful, yet simple techniques to solve project management's toughest problems.
Audiobook Duration 7h 27m 12s Audiobook Authors By Eliyahu M. Goldratt

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Succeeding with Senior Management: Getting the Right Support at the Right Time for Your Project
This audio edition explains how to engage the upper ranks by thinking like an executive, establishing relationships early on, and keeping them informed about progress. Read by the author.
Audiobook Duration 5h 44m 22s Audiobook Authors By G. Michael Campbell

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The Project Manager's MBA: How to Translate Project Decisions into Business Success
In this audio edition, authors Dennis Cohen and Robert Graham teach project managers how to make day-to-day decisions from an upper-management perspective.
Audiobook Duration 10h 15m 8s Audiobook Authors By Dennis Cohen, Robert Graham

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The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership, Second Edition
This audio edition will help project managers lead with confidence in temporary, ambiguous team structures that execute risk-laden work in an increasingly agile project environment.
Audiobook Duration 10h 20m 4s Audiobook Authors By Jack Ferraro
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