Learn how to identify risks that your projects could face.
- [Voiceover] Every project faces risks.…If you don't plan for how to deal with them,…you spend too much time putting out fires,…and that can cost your project time and money…and make everyone involved with the project uneasy.…To avoid that drama, you first have to identify…the risks your project faces.…Risks you're aware of are called known unknowns,…such as misrouted shipments or weather delays.…To help you get started, here are some examples…of things that can introduce risk to projects.…
Technology might not work the way it's supposed to,…cost more than you expect, or not show up when you need it.…A widely dispersed project team can increase risk,…such as delays due to time zone differences,…miscommunication due to different languages or cultures,…or lack of teamwork because remote team members…haven't developed effective working relationships,…lack of detail, such as specifics on deliverables,…due dates, or who will work on your project,…can lead to all sorts of problems.…
Limited options, such as needing people with rare skills…
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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