At the focus of practical project management is a technique for keeping things simple and not getting stuck in long and cumbersome processes. Excellent project management practice is, however, remarkably essential and keeping it well-prepared and understanding the basics right will surely help you deliver a successful project.
The purpose of this exciting Deeply Practical Project Management course is to provide you with the necessary tools, knowledge and understanding of how to start, design, execute and conclude a project in the most efficient way possible. You’ll understand the practical explanation of project management and effective ways to use software tools to support the project management practices. Besides, you’ll learn how to deal with the concerns while managing ongoing projects and get plenty of tips to overcome those concerns.
What you’ll learn
- How to get stakeholder buy-in and senior management support at the beginning of your project, and maintain it throughout.
- The three fundamental messages of the PM triple constraint, how they inter-relate, and how they affect risk.
- How to plan your project VERY efficiently, so you know the scope, schedule, budget, and risks before you start.
- How to manage the top three drivers of project success to solve most of the problems on most projects.
- The critical importance of the project requirements, with best practices for documentation, review, and approval.
- How to build the work breakdown structure (WBS), your scope baseline, and when to break it down further.
- Why the precedence diagram is your most important tool for planning and managing your project.
- How to estimate the project resources, material, services, time, and cost, and handle estimating error.
- Why the critical path means schedule is more important than cost, with a step by step animated example.
- The key criteria for deciding whether to build or buy, and the best type of contract and award procedures.
- How to prepare and brief the project plan, provide options to meet the triple constraint, and stay truthful.
- How to build the project team, key hiring criteria, delegation, motivation, and resolution of personnel conflicts.
- How to manage scope so you find the things inevitably missed, but don’t make it so good that it just blows up.
- How to manage the critical path to focus on the most important items without getting bogged down in the weeds.
- How to manage the budget and its key drivers to obtain the best cost performance possible.
- How to identify the risks, mitigate them as early as possible, and stay within the risk budget.
- The two most effective things you can do to manage quality and ensure the customer is happy with the project result.
- How to use earned value management (EVM) to project cost and schedule performance objectively.
- How to communicate constructively with the stakeholders about the project status, and obtain their assistance when needed.
- How to use scenario based verification to ensure customer satisfaction with the project result.
- How to conduct lessons learned events to find out what did not go well and did go well, and easily gather them as you go.
- How to close your project team to ensure everyone is treated fairly and free to proceed to their next challenge.
- How to use the key software tools to support the project management life-cycle – WBS, precedence diagram, and Gantt chart.
- Six practice quizzes, get copies of nine key project management document templates and six summary checklists, and earn 16 PDU’s.
- Get recommendations for free open source software to support the project management process.
- Gain a deeply practical understanding of the PMI project management best practices for those that wish to obtain a PMP certification.
- No prior knowledge needed – covers the project management process from end to end, while providing a wealth of practical tips for those already experienced in project management.
Who is the target audience?
- Those that need to manage projects, and want a deeply practical description of how to use the project management best practices across the life-cycle.
- Anyone involved in projects that wants to understand the practical essentials of the project management process.
|Overview: Contents Of Overview Chapter||FREE||00:02:00|
|Overview: The Basics|
|Overview: What Is Project Management?||00:02:00|
|Overview: Where Projects Come From||00:02:00|
|Overview: Why Processes Are Useful||00:02:00|
|Overview: The PMI Framework|
|Overview: The Project Management Institute||00:02:00|
|Overview: Project Definition||00:01:00|
|Overview: Program Definition||00:03:00|
|Overview: The Five PM Stages||00:05:00|
|Overview: The PM Knowledge Areas||00:01:00|
|Overview: Project Players||00:03:00|
|Overview: Exercise: Baseline Your Project Players||00:01:00|
|Overview: Techniques & Tools|
|Overview: Two Basic Project Management Techniques||00:03:00|
|Overview: Project Management Software Tools||00:03:00|
|Overview: Strategic Plan|
|Overview: The Link To The Strategic Plan||00:02:00|
|Overview: Exercise: Link To Your Strategic Plan||00:01:00|
|Overview: The Triple Constraint|
|Overview: The Triple Constraint||00:06:00|
|Overview: Keys To Success|
|Overview: Exercise: Project Success & Failure||00:01:00|
|Overview: The Standish Group Chaos Report||00:02:00|
|Overview: The Top 3 Drivers Of Project Success||00:07:00|
|Overview: The Project Manager|
|Overview: The Role Of The Project Manager||00:03:00|
|Overview: Project Manager Requirements||00:03:00|
|Overview: Communications Essentials||00:06:00|
|Overview: Team Formation||00:02:00|
|Overview: Team Foundations||00:07:00|
|Overview: Negotiation Essentials||00:05:00|
|Overview: Leadership Essentials||00:03:00|
|Overview: Exercise: Your Project Manager Development||00:01:00|
|Overview: Chapter Summary|
|Overview: Summary Checklist||00:07:00|
|Initiation: Contents Of Initiation Chapter||00:02:00|
|Initiation: The Purpose Of Initiation||00:03:00|
|Initiation: The Project Manager Role||00:02:00|
|Initiation: The Sponsor & Customer|
|Initiation: The Sponsor & Customer||00:02:00|
|Initiation: The Project Stakeholders||00:02:00|
|Initiation: Stakeholder Analysis||00:01:00|
|Initiation: Exercise: Baseline Your Stakeholders||00:01:00|
|Initiation: The First Level Scope|
|Initiation: The Project Objective||00:04:00|
|Initiation: Assumptions & Constraints||00:02:00|
|Initiation: The Conceptual Solution||00:01:00|
|Initiation: Exercise: Baseline Your Initiation Scope||00:01:00|
|Initiation: The Business Case|
|Initiation: The Business Case||00:03:00|
|Initiation: The Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR)||00:04:00|
|Initiation: Example – Business Case BCR & ROI||00:06:00|
|Initiation: Exercise: Baseline Your Business Case||00:01:00|
|Initiation: The Project Manager & Mandate|
|Initiation: The Project Manager & Mandate||00:02:00|
|Initiation: The Project Charter|
|Initiation: The Project Charter||00:03:00|
|Initiation: Exercise: Baseline Your Project Charter||00:01:00|
|Initiation: Chapter Summary|
|Initiation: Summary Checklist||00:02:00|
|Planning: Contents Of Planning Chapter||00:03:00|
|Planning:The Purpose Of Planning||00:02:00|
|Planning:The Core Project Team (CPT)||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Gather Your Core Project Team||00:01:00|
|Planning:From Objective To Requirements||00:03:00|
|Planning:Requirements – A Long-Time Challenge||00:01:00|
|Planning:Example – Health System||00:01:00|
|Planning:Importance Of Requirements||00:02:00|
|Planning:Requirements Key Points||00:03:00|
|Planning:Requirements Document & Approval||00:02:00|
|Planning:Example – Buying Chairs||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Project Requirements||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Solution Definition||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Project Solution Definition||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)||00:02:00|
|Planning:Examples – Aircraft, Shed, Supper, Standards, Process||00:06:00|
|Planning:WBS Key Points||00:02:00|
|Planning:The WBS Dictionary||00:01:00|
|Planning:Deliverables → Work Packages → Activities||00:02:00|
|Planning:WBS Drawing Tools||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your WBS||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Precedence Diagram||00:02:00|
|Planning:Kinds Of Links, And Leads And Lags||00:03:00|
|Planning:Examples – Generic, Shed, Supper, Standards, Process||00:06:00|
|Planning:Precedence Diagram Process||00:04:00|
|Planning:Precedence Diagram Patterns||00:02:00|
|Planning:Precedence Diagram Drawing Tools||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Precedence Diagram||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: The Power Of Estimation||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Statistical Power Of Multiple Estimates||00:03:00|
|Planning:Factoring For Productivity & Availability||00:03:00|
|Planning:An Estimating Spreadsheet||00:01:00|
|Planning:PERT & Straight 3-Point Techniques||00:06:00|
|Planning:The Delphi Technique||00:04:00|
|Planning:Handling Estimating Error||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Estimate Your Project||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Gantt Chart||00:03:00|
|Planning:Example – Gantt Chart||00:02:00|
|Planning:The Critical Path||00:02:00|
|Planning:Critical Path Process||00:03:00|
|Planning:Example – Critical Path Process||00:01:00|
|Planning:Example – Forward Pass||00:04:00|
|Planning:Example – Backward Pass||00:03:00|
|Planning:Example – Critical Path With Float||00:04:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baselining Your Schedule||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Schedule Milestones||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Setting Your Milestones||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Resource Plan||00:01:00|
|Planning:The Project Cost Baseline||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Project Cost||00:01:00|
|Planning:Deciding To “Build Or Buy”||00:03:00|
|Planning:Selecting The Winner||00:03:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Procurement Planning||00:01:00|
|Planning:Standard Risk Statement Form||00:03:00|
|Planning:Other Risk Elements||00:02:00|
|Planning:The Risk Register||00:04:00|
|Planning:Critical Chain Management||00:03:00|
|Planning:Risk Buffer Allocation||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Risk Budget||00:01:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Communications Plan||00:01:00|
|Planning: The Project Plan|
|Planning:The Project Management Plan||00:06:00|
|Planning:Final Project Plan Review||00:02:00|
|Planning:Exercise: Baseline Your Project Plan||00:01:00|
|Planning: Chapter Summary|
|Execution: Contents Of Execution Chapter||00:01:00|
|Execution: The Purpose Of Execution||00:02:00|
|Execution: The Project Team|
|Execution: Building The Project Team||00:03:00|
|Execution: Project Team Key Points||00:04:00|
|Execution: Functional Organizations||00:01:00|
|Execution: Projectized Organizations||00:01:00|
|Execution: Matrix Organizations||00:01:00|
|Execution: Management Of Matrix Organizations||00:02:00|
|Execution: Matrix Personnel Allocation||00:02:00|
|Execution: Team Motivation||00:03:00|
|Execution: Managing People Conflict||00:06:00|
|Execution: Exercise: Gather The Project Team||00:01:00|
|Execution: Communication Modes||00:02:00|
|Execution: First Steps|
|Execution: Kickoff Meetings||00:03:00|
|Execution: Project Requirements Review (PRR)||00:02:00|
|Execution: Exercise: Take Project First Steps||00:01:00|
|Execution: Design & Build|
|Execution: Design Before Build||00:02:00|
|Execution: Exercise: Design & Build Your Project||00:01:00|
|Execution: Problem Identification|
|Execution: Finding Root Causes||00:02:00|
|Execution: Chapter Summary|
|Execution: Summary Checklist||00:05:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Contents|
|Monitoring & Control: Contents Of Monitoring & Control Chapter||00:01:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Introduction|
|Monitoring & Control: The Purpose Of Monitoring And Control||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Expectations||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: The Weekly Heartbeat|
|Monitoring & Control: The Weekly Status Meeting||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Exercise: Organize Your Weekly Meeting||00:01:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Scope|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Scope Change||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Change Impact Analysis||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Change Approval||00:09:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Exercise: Organize Your Project Change Control||00:01:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Time|
|Monitoring & Control: Schedule Statusing||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Schedule Crashing & Fast-Tracking||00:07:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Cost|
|Monitoring & Control: Cost Statusing||00:01:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Cost||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Risk|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Risk||00:09:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Earned Value Management (EVM)|
|Monitoring & Control: EVM Overview||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: EVM Metrics||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: EVM Cost Projections||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: EVM Schedule Projections||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: EVM Meaning||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Example – EVM||00:04:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Managing Quality|
|Monitoring & Control: Quality, Deming, And Fit For Purpose||00:06:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Peer Reviews||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: User Reviews||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: User Review Management Tool||00:05:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Problem Resolution|
|Monitoring & Control: Solution Options||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Persuasion Techniques||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: The Monthly Heartbeat|
|Monitoring & Control: Monthly Statusing||00:03:00|
|Monitoring & Control: One Page Monthly Report||00:02:00|
|Monitoring & Control: The Monthly Review||00:04:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Exercise: Organize Your Monthly Review||00:01:00|
|Monitoring & Control: Chapter Summary|
|Monitoring & Control: Summary Checklist||00:06:00|
|Closing: Contents Of Closing Chapter||00:01:00|
|Closing: The Purpose Of Closing||00:02:00|
|Closing: Contract Closure||00:02:00|
|Closing: Change Management||00:03:00|
|Closing: Scope Verification||00:02:00|
|Closing: Scenario Based Scope Verification||00:02:00|
|Closing: Practical Delivery Criteria||00:02:00|
|Closing: Transition To Operations||00:01:00|
|Closing: Exercise: Close Your Project Scope||00:01:00|
|Closing: Lessons Learned|
|Closing: The Lessons Learned Process||00:02:00|
|Closing: Team Closure|
|Closing: People Transition||00:02:00|
|Closing: The Project Celebration||00:02:00|
|Closing: Exercise: Manage Team Closure||00:01:00|
|Closing: The Final Report|
|Closing: The Project Final Report||00:02:00|
|Closing: Exercise: Finalize Your Final Report||00:01:00|
|Closing: Chapter Summary|
|Closing: Summary Checklist||00:04:00|
|Order your Certificate||00:00:00|
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