In this video, you'll explore at a high level what goes into planning a project.
- [Voiceover] During planning, you define the project in more detail. Identifying additional objects, fine-tuning requirements, and fleshing out deliverables, success criteria, assumptions, and risks. You also identify the work that must be done. Who's going to do it, how long everything will take, when things happen, and how much it'll cost. Planning also includes how you'll run the project, such as how you'll communicate.
Manage change and risk and ensure quality. All of this information goes into documents that, together, represent the project plan. The completed project plan doesn't get put on a shelf to gather dust. You put it to use once the project work gets started. To direct the people working on your project, to keep track of how the project is going, to correct course, if necessary, and to communicate with stakeholders.
Are you ready to explore the components of a project plan? We'll start with defining a project and then dive into developing an overall plan. Because a project schedule is a key component of your plan, an entire chapter is devoted to how you build one.
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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