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Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management Online Course

The Project Management Institute defines project management as, “The application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.” This course will give you the project management tools that you need to plan, manage, and execute small to medium sized projects.

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Execute Projects Effectively And Efficiently

The Project Management Institute defines project management as, “The application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.” This course will give you the project management tools that you need to plan, manage, and execute small to medium sized projects. This in-depth course will take you through all aspects of project management. First, you will consider what a project is and what a project manager does. Then, you will work through the four stages of the project life cycle: conceptual, planning, execution, and termination. You will also learn some supporting skills, like teamwork, communication, and presentation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Have a better ability to sell ideas and make presentations.
  • Know simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking your project.
  • Have methods for keeping the team focused and motivated.
Online Access: Study the course online with an internet connection, by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone. Certificate of completion: A certificate of completion will be provided, when you finish the course.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment
  •     Why a Project?
  •     How Does This Fit Into the Course?
  •     Applying the Learning

Session 2: What is a Project?

  •     What is a Project?
  •     Definitions of a Project

Session 3: Project Management Basics

  •     What is Project Management?

Session 4: Pre-Assignment Review

  •     Eight Project Categories

Session 5: How Can Projects Help Me?

  •     The Benefits of Projects
  •     Case Study: Mary Marvelous

Session 6: A Projects Life Cycle

  •     The Life Cycle
  •     Phase One
  •     Phase Two
  •     Phase Three
  •     Phase Four
  •     Milestones
  •     Why Do Projects Fail?
  •     Overview of Success Factors
  •     Three Ways to End a Project

Session 7: Selling a Project

  •     Tom Peters
  •     Bringing Ideas Forward
  •     Selling Your Project
  •     The Priority Matrix
  •     Using the Matrix
  •     Priority Quadrants

Session 8: Preparing Your Project

  •     Things to Consider

Session 9: Preparing Your Project

  •     A Project Managers Skills
  •     To Be Completed By Proposer
  •     To Be Completed By Proposers Manager
  •     Bring the Team Together
  •     Key Skills

Session 10: Project Goals

  •     Goals with SPIRIT!
  •     Project Goals
  •     Making Connections

Session 11: Laying Out the Project

  •     The Statement of Work
  •     Defined Purpose
  •     Project Deliverables
  •     To Be Completed By Proposers Manager
  •     Goals and Objectives
  •     SWOT
  •     Cost and Schedule Estimates
  •     List of Stakeholders
  •     Authority Levels
  •     Assumptions and Agreements
  •     The Communication Plan
  •     Individual SOW
  •     Project Planning Worksheet
  •     Time Management
  •     Cost Controls
  •     Results Expected
  •     Approvals
  •     Writing Reports
  •     Four Stages in Report Writing
  •     Basic Formats

Session 12: Project Risks

  •     Risk Tolerance Exercise
  •     About Risks
  •     Reducing Risks
  •     Sources of Risk
  •     Constraints

Session 13: Contingency Planning

  •     Contingency Planning
  •     Components of a Contingency Plan

Session 14: What Really Needs To Be Done?

  •     Beginning to Plan
  •     Preparing a Basic Schedule
  •     Estimating Time
  •     Estimating Time Exercise
  •     Float Time
  •     Scheduling Checklist
  •     Activity Scheduling
  •     Scheduling My Project

Session 15: The Work Breakdown Structure

  •     The Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample WBS

Session 16: Planning Tools

  •     Two Basic Tools
  •     Milestone Charts
  •     PERT
  •     PERT Diagrams
  •     Along the Critical Path
  •     Gantt Charts
  •     The Network Diagram
  •     Revealing Workflow
  •     Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram
  •     More About Network Diagrams
  •     Network Diagrams Conclusion
  •     The Flow Chart

Session 17: Budgets

  •     Component Costs
  •     Budget Methods
  •     Making Connections
  •     Costs and Time
  •     Budget Controls

Session 18: Teamwork

  •     Why is Teamwork Important?
  •     Building a Winning Team
  •     Tips for Building a Winning Team

Session 19: Developing Teams

  •     Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
  •     Checklist for Success
  •     Team Development
  •     Forming
  •     Storming
  •     Norming
  •     Performing
  •     Adjourning

Session 20: Teamwork

  •     Introduction
  •     Individual Action Steps

Session 21: Communication Tips

    Communicating as Project Manager

Session 22: Closing Out a Project

  •     Closing Smoothly

Session 23: Team Meetings

  •     Coordinating Team Meetings
  •     During the Meeting
  •     Effective Meeting Management
  •     Making Committees Work
  •     Assigning Work

Session 24: Presentation Primer

  •     Project Management Presentation
  •     Presentation Strategies
  •     Speaking with Confidence

Session 25: Project Presentations

  •     Preparation Time
  •     Evaluation Worksheet

Session 26: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

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Whereas hard skills are usually mechanical skills that have been learned, soft skills are somewhat harder to teach. Effective instruction will enhance latent and dormant abilities in the student. 

Interacting with people is a critical part of most jobs. The better your employees are able to interact with others, the better the results will be. Soft skills can make a crucial difference in internal communication, customer service and sales situations.

People with a broad range of soft skills are valued for their adaptability as they are able to transfer their skills from one workplace role to another with comparative ease.

Employers who have a customer service component in their business are particularly appreciative of employees who have a range of soft skills that are appropriate for customer service roles. Good customer service leaves a lasting impression. Great soft people skills can make all the difference.

Skill Builder Pro is an online membership to over 300 of the most important soft skills courses, that your can study from any device, including computer or mobile phone.
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  • Only 3 to 6 hours of study is required
  • Delivered 100% on-line 24/7
  • Study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  • Certificate of Completion

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