Learn project management techniques to effectively manage simple projects and complex enterprise-wide initiatives. This course tackles the basics of project management, from building a project plan to managing resources.
- Hi, I'm Bonnie Biafore. Welcome to Project Management Fundamentals. This course is the beginning of a fascinating and rewarding journey, one that takes you through managing your projects effectively from beginning to end. We'll tackle planning a project, starting with identifying the problem to solve, and how you're going to solve it. We'll take a look at gathering requirements, identifying deliverables, assumptions, and risks.
I'll provide tips for kicking off project execution, making your project run smoothly, and working with your project teams. Then, we'll look at everything that goes into monitoring and controlling project performance, so you stay on time and within budget. Finally, I'll talk about how you wrap up a project. Having the proper skills and tools in your project toolbox is critical to delivering a successful project.
I'll introduce you to these skills and tools, and how to use them effectively, in Project Management Fundamentals.
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.
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- 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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