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Introduction to Project Management

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Course Overview

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Course Description

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  • MODULE 1 • 4 LESSONS

    CURSE OVERVIEW


    • Course Guidelines
    • Learning Objectives+Exerciser 1
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment

  • MODULE 2 • 10 LESSONS

    WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE DONE


    • What Really Needs To Be Done
    • Where Do We Start
    • Case Study + Exercise 2
    • Sample Resource List, Part One
    • Sample Resource List, Part Two
    • Sample Resource List, Part Three
    • How Far Do You Go
    • Sample Cost List
    • No One Works For Free
    • Pete’s Cost List

  • MODULE 3 • 4 LESSONS

    THE WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE


    • The Work Breakdown Structure
    • About Milestones
    • About the Work Breakdown Structure
    • Sample WBS

  • MODULE 4 • 26 LESSONS

    SCHEDULING TECHNIQUES


    • Scheduling Techniques
    • Preparing a Basic Schedule + Exercise 3
    • Gathering Resources
    • Formula for Estimating Time
    • Sample Estimation Table + Exercise 4
    • Other Scheduling Factors
    • Scheduling Checklist
    • Planning Tool Options
    • Activity Scheduling
    • Milestone Charts
    • PERT Diagrams, Part One
    • Along the Critical Path
    • Gantt Charts
    • Computer-Created Gantt Charts
    • Creating a Gantt Chart
    • Network Diagrams
    • Sample Network Diagram
    • Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram
    • Other Things to Know about Network Diagramming, Part One
    • Other Things to Know about Network Diagramming, Part Two
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Flow Charts
    • Sample Flow Chart

  • MODULE 5 • 7 LESSONS

    BUDGETING TIPS AND TRICKS


    • Budgeting Tips and Tricks
    • Budgeting Basics
    • Estimation Techniques
    • Gathering Information
    • Budgeting Challenges
    • Sample Template
    • Pete’s Budget

  • MODULE 6 • 4 LESSONS

    ASSESSING PROJECT RISKS


    • Assessing Project Risks
    • Understanding Risks
    • Common Risks
    • Planning for Risk + Exercise 6

  • MODULE 7 • 4 LESSONS

    PREPARING THE FINAL PLAN


    • Preparing the Final Plan
    • Planning Checklist
    • Additional Documents
    • Master Chart Sample

  • MODULE 8 • 6 LESSONS

    MAKING IT FIT


    • Making it Fit
    • Schedule and Budget Compression
    • Compressing the Budget
    • Notes
    • Case Study
    • Budget Template

  • MODULE 9 • 4 LESSONS

    THE EXECUTION PHASE


    • The Execution Phase
    • Key Tasks
    • Maintaining the Rhythm
    • The 95% Phenomenon

  • MODULE 10 • 3 LESSONS

    CONTROLLING CHANGES


    • Controlling Changes
    • A Basic Process
    • Sample Change Request Form ***

  • MODULE 11 • 4 LESSONS

    CLOSING OUT A PROJECT


    • Closing Out a Project
    • Preparing for Closing
    • Checklist of Tasks
    • Lessons Learned

  • MODULE 12 • 4 LESSONS

    PERSONAL ACTION PLAN


    • A Personal Action Plan
    • Starting Point + Exercise 7
    • Where I Want to Go + Exercise 8
    • How I Will Get There + Exercise 9

  • MODULE 13 • 4 LESSONS

    WRAPPING IT UP


    • Summary
    • Recommended Reading List
    • Post-Course Assessment
    • Digital Workbook Submission