Understand how to make sure a project delivers what it's supposed to
- Project Scope describes the boundaries of a project,…that is, what's included in the project…and, just as important, what isn't included.…Scope Management is what you do…to ensure that your project includes all the work required…to complete the project, no more, no less.…The first step is putting together a Scope Management Plan.…Basically, you document how you're going to define,…validate, and control Project Scope.…
The second step is identifying and documenting…project requirements needed…to achieve the project objectives.…For most projects, the list of requirements you develop…overwhelms the time, resources, and money that's available.…In that case, something's gotta give.…That's why the next step is to Define Scope,…that is, weed out requirements…that aren't absolutely necessary,…kind of like deciding that you really don't need dessert…after a big meal.…
In this step, you prepare a Project Scope statement…to document what is and isn't included in scope.…The project team has to work to deliver the project scope,…
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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