identify the differences between traditional and agile project management and how to choose the right approach for a project.
- [Voiceover] Let's examine two common approaches…to project management.…We'll also look at how to identify which method…makes sense for your project.…We previously talked about the five main process groups…in project management.…When each one occurs one after another,…it's known as traditional project management,…or the Waterfall Approach.…Waterfall project management works well…when the project goal and solution…are clearly defined, and the scope and deliverables…are clear cut.…
Because you understand what needs to be done,…you can step through each project management…process group once from start to finish.…The more you know about the project,…the better the Waterfall Approach works.…Simple projects with little uncertainty…are great candidates, because you know…what needs to be done,…and how to handle issues that arise.…With familiar technology, your team can be productive,…because they know the potential problems…and how to work around them.…
A team that has worked on similar projects in the past…can be more productive, because they understand…
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
How to develop requirements4m 19s
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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