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Project Management Fundamentals
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Project Management Fundamentals

with Bonnie Biafore

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Bonnie Biafore, and this is Project Management Fundamentals. This course teaches you how to manage your projects more effectively from beginning to end. We'll begin by taking a closer look at the general concepts of project management. I'll then take you through defining a project, starting with identifying the problem to solve and how you are going to solve it. Next, we'll discuss planning your project. We'll take a look at identifying the work that needs to be done, building a schedule, and defining the ground rules for how you run your project.
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  1. 1m 29s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      30s
  2. 11m 30s
    1. Defining a project
      2m 29s
    2. Defining project management
      1m 38s
    3. Understanding what it takes to be a project manager
      1m 23s
    4. The five processes of project management
      1m 12s
    5. Traditional vs. agile project management
      2m 23s
    6. Exploring project management software options
      2m 25s
  3. 26m 16s
    1. Initiating a project
      48s
    2. Writing a problem statement
      2m 17s
    3. Defining project goals and objectives
      3m 9s
    4. Choosing a strategy
      2m 36s
    5. Gathering requirements
      3m 37s
    6. Understanding deliverables and success criteria
      2m 48s
    7. Identifying assumptions and understanding risks
      2m 30s
    8. Creating a scope statement
      2m 41s
    9. Identifying stakeholders
      2m 20s
    10. Obtaining approval
      1m 39s
    11. Writing a project charter
      1m 51s
  4. 27m 51s
    1. Planning a project
      51s
    2. Understanding work breakdown structures
      1m 47s
    3. Building a work breakdown structure
      2m 12s
    4. Defining work packages
      1m 43s
    5. Building a schedule
      1m 52s
    6. Identifying resources
      2m 45s
    7. Building a project budget
      1m 59s
    8. Identifying risks
      3m 1s
    9. Creating a risk management plan
      2m 41s
    10. Setting up a communication plan
      2m 18s
    11. Developing a quality management plan
      3m 12s
    12. Setting up a change management plan
      3m 30s
  5. 19m 35s
    1. Estimating
      4m 15s
    2. Creating dependencies between tasks
      2m 13s
    3. Understanding work, duration, and units
      2m 21s
    4. Using milestones
      1m 19s
    5. Making a realistic schedule
      1m 33s
    6. Understanding the critical path
      2m 7s
    7. Understanding the critical chain method
      1m 41s
    8. Shortening a schedule
      2m 56s
    9. Documenting a baseline
      1m 10s
  6. 29m 22s
    1. Running a project
      1m 2s
    2. Executing a project
      4m 3s
    3. Understanding team dynamics
      1m 37s
    4. Managing team resources
      3m 7s
    5. Gathering data
      1m 13s
    6. Evaluating progress
      1m 29s
    7. Understanding earned value analysis
      2m 53s
    8. Reporting on progress
      2m 15s
    9. Understanding financial measures
      2m 31s
    10. Communicating effectively
      3m 19s
    11. Running meetings effectively
      2m 25s
    12. Getting a project back on track
      1m 40s
    13. Managing change, risk, and quality
      1m 48s
  7. 8m 53s
    1. Closing a project
      52s
    2. Gaining customer acceptance
      1m 14s
    3. Documenting lessons learned
      2m 27s
    4. Preparing a close-out report and archiving
      2m 26s
    5. Closing contracts and accounts and transitioning
      1m 54s
  8. 2m 4s
    1. What's next?
      2m 4s

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Project Management Fundamentals
2h 7m Beginner Dec 14, 2011

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Discover how to more efficiently manage your business projects. Author Bonnie Biafore lays out a set of principles and examines the concepts behind project management, from defining the problem, establishing project objectives, and building a project plan to meeting deadlines, managing team resources, and closing the project. The course also provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.

Topics include:
  • Understanding projects and project management
  • Exploring project management software options
  • Gathering requirements
  • Identifying deliverables and success criteria
  • Creating a scope statement
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Building a work breakdown structure
  • Identifying resources
  • Building a schedule
  • Creating a risk management plan
  • Developing a change management plan
  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Gathering data
  • Evaluating project schedule and cost performance
  • Documenting lessons learned
  • Closing contracts, accounts, and transitioning
Subjects:
Business Project Management Business Skills Education Student Tools Teacher Professional Development
Author:
Bonnie Biafore

Welcome

Hi! I am Bonnie Biafore, and this is Project Management Fundamentals. This course teaches you how to manage your projects more effectively from beginning to end. We'll begin by taking a closer look at the general concepts of project management. I'll then take you through defining a project, starting with identifying the problem to solve and how you are going to solve it. Next, we'll discuss planning your project. We'll take a look at identifying the work that needs to be done, building a schedule, and defining the ground rules for how you run your project.

Finally, I'll provide tips for launching your project and monitoring and controlling its performance so that you stay on time and within budget. Having the proper tools in your project tool box is critical to running a successful project. I'll introduce you to these tools and how to use them effectively in Project Management Fundamentals.

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