Learn how to run meetings efficiently and effectively as a project manager.
- Meetings chew up time and energy…that people could be using to get project work done,…and because meetings include several people,…they rack up cost more quickly than other work.…But sometimes, they're the best way to work and communicate.…If you hold the meeting, make it count.…The first step to a productive meeting…is to know what you're trying to accomplish.…
Identify the purpose of the meeting,…and the results you're trying to obtain…such as approval to move forward…or to resolve an issue.…Second, create an agenda.…You can use an agenda to make sure you cover every item,…keep the discussions on topic,…and to finish your meeting on time.…On your agenda, list the topics to discuss…and include your time estimate for each topic.…
The more people you have in a meeting the harder it is…to get things done.…That's why the third step is to limit the attendees…to the people you need to accomplish your goal.…Fourth, give attendees a chance to prepare.…Schedule the meeting when it works for the attendees,…and send the meeting invitation ahead of time.…
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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