Our Project Management Techniques that Work course is created for project managers, project team members, business analysts, technical specialists, subject matter experts and other project stakeholders who would like to understand the field of project management and the skills and tools are used to successfully deliver projects. Our course is designed to introduce students to the key concepts of project management that can be leveraged at work and at home. Students will discover concepts, tools and ways to manage projects to achieve positive outcomes. Students will be able to apply these principles and techniques to sample projects and create links to their own projects.
* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.
Project Management Techniques That Work course content
The Project Management Techniques That Work course consists of 4 modules:
Project Management Techniques that Work Module 1 Project Planning
There are differences between projects and ongoing work and in module one, we will discuss the differences and how to apply the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. We will explore how to create SMART objectives for our projects and how to define the project objectives and deliverables. Wrapping up module one is project initiation, organizational strategy and the project selection process.
- The Importance of Project Planning
- The Difference between Projects and Ongoing Work
- Create a Project Charter
- Action Plans
- Project Initiation
Project Management Techniques that Work Module 2 Breaking it Down
In module two, students will look at the work breakdown structure and the techniques to create a WBS. We will explore the benefits of forming a WBS as well as explore the activities included and the cyclical process. There are several techniques used when creating a WBS and module two will explore each of these techniques. Having task sequencing is imperative when looking at how to determine project completion and in module two, we will review the steps involved in the process. Also included in module two is calculating the project’s critical path and how to develop a schedule.
- Techniques to Create a WBS
- Thought Mapping
- Task Sequencing
- Forward/Backward Pass
Project Management Techniques that Work Module 3 Knowing Your Stakeholders
Being aware of your stakeholders and how each affects a project is an important step in developing a project. In module three, we will look at how to identify your stakeholders and their attributes. Additionally, we will explore the nature of estimating and how to establish a plan for using resources and make better decisions. Also included in module three is how to assess the risk involved in a project and how to prioritize and respond to each.
- Stakeholder Management
- Stakeholder Attributes
- Stakeholder Register
- Managing Project Risks
- Resource Estimating
Project Management Techniques that Work Module 4 Communication
Module four explores the Communication Plan. We will discuss the communication model and look at how the project manager should communicate. Included in module four is who wants to be kept in communications with how a project is unfolding and the methods of communication with each. Additionally, this last module will explore how to execute, respond to changes with good change control practices, and successfully close the project.
- Communication Channels
- How to Communicate
- Communication Methods
- Good Change Control Practices
- Change Control Log
After completing the Project Management Techniques That Work course
After completing the Project Management Techniques That Work course, you should be able to:
- Identify project stakeholders and their interests
- Know how to create a scope statement and measureable project outcomes
- Know how to develop a work breakdown structure of project tasks
- Define a plan for project risks
- Identify how to develop a change control process
the Project Management Techniques That Work course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.