Course curriculum

  • 1
    Project Management Foundations
    • Course Overview
    • Assignment: Introductions
    • Course Checklist: Go to the Information Your Need the Most
    • Absolute Fundamentals of Project Management
    • Defining Projects and Project Management
    • Exploring the Project Management Life Cycle
    • Compare and Contrast: Predictive and Agile Project Management Methodologies
    • Key Project Stakeholders
    • Section wrap: Wrapping up Project Management Foundations
  • 2
    Core Project Management Principles
    • Section Overview: Core Project Management
    • Section Two - Core Project Management Principles
    • Section One - Project Management Foundations
    • Your role as a Project Manager
    • Key Skills for Project Management
    • Assignment: How can projects really help?
    • Your Project Life Cycle
    • Why do projects fail?
    • Why Organizations Launch Projects
    • Completing a Project
    • Selling a Project to Management and Customers
    • Creating a Project Vision
    • Establishing Goals for Your Project
    • Assignment: Crafting Project Goals
    • Using a Target Chart
    • Hosting a Project Kickoff Meeting
    • Planning and Executing Your Project
    • Section Wrap: Core Project Management Principles
  • 3
    Mechanics of Project Management
    • Section Overview: Mechanics of Project Management
    • Section Three - Mechanics of Project Management
    • Developing the Project Charter
    • Preparing Your Project
    • Planning the Project Work
    • What Really Needs to be Done?
    • People Are Resources: Labor Costs
    • Designing Your Work Breakdown Structure
    • How to Estimate Duration
    • Assignment: Estimating Activity Durations
    • Experimenting with Scheduling Techniques
    • Calculating Your Management Reserve
    • Using a Project Management Information System
    • Scheduling Approaches
    • Scheduling Advice for Project Management
    • Budgeting Tips and Tricks
    • Diving into Quality Management
    • Controlling Quality in Your Project
    • Section Wrap: Final Thoughts of Project Management Mechanics
  • 4
    Leading and Managing the Project Team
    • Section Overview: Leading and Managing the Project Team
    • Section Four - Leading and Managing the Project Team
    • Choosing Your Project Team
    • Determining Activity Resource Needs
    • Building Your Winning Team
    • Defining the Team Roles and Responsibilities
    • Leading Team Development
    • Managing Project Team Meetings
    • Reward Your Project Team
    • Section Wrap: Wrapping Up Leading and Managing the Project Team
  • 5
    Advanced Project Management
    • Section Overview: Advanced Project Management
    • Section Five - Advanced Project Management
    • Managing Project Risks
    • Performing Risk Analysis
    • Preparing the Final Project Plan
    • Getting Stuff Done: Project Execution
    • Controlling Changes in Your Project
    • Planning Project Communications
    • Communicating with Project Stakeholders
    • Communicating Bad News
    • Managing Project Communications
    • Communicating with Executives and Project Sponsors
    • Managing Project Meetings
    • Creating Status Reports
    • Exploring Scrum
    • Closing out Your Projects
    • Section Wrap: Wrapping Up Advanced Project Management Topics
  • 6
    Project Management Forms and Templates
    • Section Overview: Project Management Forms and Templates
    • Statement of Work
    • Project Charter
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Project Management Plan
    • Scope Management Plan
    • Project Scope Statement
    • 72 Milestone List
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Requirements Management Plan
    • Configuration Management Plan
    • Change Management Plan
    • Change Request
    • Change log
    • Assumption Log
    • Communications Management Plan
    • Stakeholder Management Strategy
    • Human Resource Plan
    • Activity List
    • Issues Identification and Tracking
    • Performance Report
    • Project Status Report
    • Quality Management Plan
    • Quality Checklist
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Project Acceptance
    • Operational Transfer Plan
    • Course wrap
    • Course checklist
    • Project Management Templates - all files