Discover what’s involved in managing communication, change, and quality while the project is underway.
- [Voiceover] During planning…you created plans for managing communication,…changes, and quality.…Now that the project is in progress,…it's time to put those plans to work.…First, you and your team move communication…from plan into action.…Everyone creates and sends out information…and retrieves and stores whatever info comes in,…all according to plan.…And while you're communicating,…don't forget that you also need to implement…your stakeholder management plan…to maintain support for the project.…
Let's take a minute to talk about reports.…For example,…sending out status reports once a week is typical.…You might ask your team for status…mid-day on Fridays.…Status reports usually cover what's happened,…the work that was scheduled,…work that was completed,…and work that didn't go according to plan.…Include any variances and how you plan…to correct them.…In addition,…include problems or issues,…along with the steps you plan to take…to resolve them.…
Finally, produce and distribute reports…for that week's accomplishments,…
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.
- 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
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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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