Decision Making for Software Project Managers

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  • 14 videos | 52m 55s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification PMI PDU
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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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Identify the key principles of decision-making in a software development environment
    Specify what's needed to speed up the decision-making process
    Specify methods and tricks for speeding up the decision-making process in an organization
    Describe techniques used to collect all the necessary information for making informed decisions
    Identify how to examine old information and compare it to current information with the intent of making informed decisions
    Specify ways to obtain current information in order to make better decisions
  • Describe techniques used to anticipate future events based on information you've already collected
    Identify the principles and approaches for embracing the fail-fast approach to decision-making in software development
    Specify how to improve the decision-making process in an organization by flattening the decision-making structure
    Describe how decision making is different in an agile environment versus traditional linear project management
    Specify reasons why we make poor decisions, particularly in environments where speed in decision-making is imperative
    Identify the pitfalls and traps associated with making decisions, especially those on the fly
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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  • 6m 7s
    During this video, you will learn how to identify key principles of decision-making in a software development environment. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Requirements for Fast Decision-Making
    4m 4s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to specify what is needed to speed up the decision-making process. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Accelerating Decision-Making
    7m 19s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to specify methods and tricks for speeding up decision making in an organization. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Obtaining the Right Information
    3m 16s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe techniques used to collect all the necessary information for making informed decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Determining What's Relevant
    1m 54s
    In this video, you will learn how to examine old information and compare it to current information in order to make informed decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  How to Obtain Current Information
    4m 22s
    After completing this video, you will be able to specify ways to obtain current information in order to make more informed decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Looking Forward to Make Decisions
    3m 54s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe techniques used to anticipate future events based on information you have already collected. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Adopting a Fail-Fast Approach
    3m 51s
    Find out how to identify the principles and approaches for embracing the "fail-fast" approach to decision-making in software development. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Tweaking the Decision Hierarchy
    4m 27s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to specify how to improve the decision-making process in an organization by flattening the decision-making structure. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Decision-Making in Agile
    4m 16s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe how decision making is different in an Agile environment versus traditional linear project management. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Why We Make Poor Decisions
    3m 15s
    After completing this video, you will be able to specify reasons why we make poor decisions, particularly in environments where speed in decision-making is important. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Traps to Avoid
    3m 54s
    During this video, you will learn how to identify the pitfalls and traps associated with making decisions, especially those made on the fly. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Course Summary
    59s

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