In this video, you'll explore several tips and strategies for managing technical teams.
- [Voiceover] Technical folks understand…technology inside and out.…Sometimes, better than they seem to understand other people.…At the same time, they're highly creative…so it's no surprise that managing them…is a little different than managing other team members.…First, it's important to help technical team members…understand the project's business objectives.…Technical people tend to focus on technology.…They're good at it and it's what they find interesting.…
When they understand the business side…of the project, they can help identify potential problems…and solutions that no one else would think of.…Second, it's also important for technical teams…to understand the project requirements…and how they support the business objectives.…Technical types often strive for perfection.…They also love to come up with cool solutions…which, unfortunately, might not be in the project scope.…Make sure that the work they're doing…fits the project's business needs.…
The drive for perfection can also…cause trouble during testing and defect resolution.…
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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