Learn how to assign resources that affect your project schedule.
- [Voiceover] Suppose you've put the project tasks…in sequence, and estimated their durations.…You still won't know what your schedule…really looks like until you know how many people…you get to work on each task and when they're available.…Let's take a look at how tasks…change due to resource assignment.…Duration is the length of time between…when a task starts and when it ends.…Work, also called effort, is the number of…hours or days someone works on a task.…
If you get more or fewer people than you planned for,…your task durations will change.…Let's see how that works.…Suppose you estimated that the…conference center equipment installation…is going to take five people four days to complete.…How much work is that?…It's eight hours per day, per person,…so that's 40 work hours per day…for four days, or 160 work hours.…What if you only get four people?…How long will the task take then?…Get your calculator or abacus out and follow along.…
There's still 160 hours of work, but now…the team of four can only work 32 hours each day.…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
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- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
How to develop requirements4m 19s
4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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