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In this course I've covered the major processes of project management and explained many techniques for managing projects effectively; however, there are many sources of information you can explore to learn more. Here are a few books I recommend. My book, Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project, covers both project management and how to use Microsoft Project and other programs to perform many of your day-to-day tasks.

What's next?

In this course I've covered the major processes of project management and explained many techniques for managing projects effectively; however, there are many sources of information you can explore to learn more. Here are a few books I recommend. My book, Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project, covers both project management and how to use Microsoft Project and other programs to perform many of your day-to-day tasks.

It comes with examples and templates you can download to use on your own projects. I also recommend Project Planning, Scheduling and Control by James P Lewis. It's engaging, easy to read, and filled with useful information. Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun is a practical and pragmatic guide to getting the right things done in the right way. Mr. Berkun offers plenty of real-world examples from his career of managing projects. The Project Management Institute is a not-for-profit organization that advocates the project management profession.

PMI has several levels of certification, such as the project management professional, or PMP. To obtain your certification you have to have a number of hours of experience, complete accredited training, and pass a certification exam. Prince2 is another project management methodology, which originated in the United Kingdom. The Prince2.com web site includes links for training options. You can also become certified in this methodology.

Many colleges and universities now offer certificates and degrees in project management. You can find accredited degree programs in project management on the Project Management Institute web site. I recommend that you apply the skills you've learned from this course and then in a few months, come back and watch it again. You'll find that becoming a successful project manager is a learning experience that can last a lifetime.

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Project Management Fundamentals

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Bonnie Biafore
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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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