Essentials of Project Management, e-learning Edition
How to Lead Your Team and Deliver Your Projects
Delivering projects on time, on budget, with desired scope is no small order. Statistically speaking, the odds are not in your favor. The margin for error with projects has all but shrunk in most organizations. We just cannot tolerate projects that don't deliver.
I still refer to your Project Management class as the best training and instruction I've had. I enjoyed your class and use many of the insights you gave us nearly every day.
Pam (2 years after the program)
So, how do we successfully deliver more consistently, in the real world where there are no 5 Easy Steps to Successfully Delivering Projects? Our Essentials of Project Management workshop is a very practical way to get your organization on track to consistently delivering successful projects. And now, this proven workshop is available in an e-learning format.
The individuals that I spoke to when we left class agreed that this is by far the best we have attended. Thank you, and I will be putting these skills learned to use starting now for the project I have been assigned to as PM.
Project managers, project leads, business analysts, team leaders, project team members, and stakeholders. We've had salespeople, administrative assistants, engineers, and more take this workshop and learn how to deliver. This course can be an important part of your preparation for Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. Or, if you're already certified, this course allows you to earn PDUs to maintain your certification.
Bottom-line: If you need to deliver projects, this workshop is for you.
By the end of this e-learning program, you will be able to:
I’ve been attending seminars with our company for 22 years now and Andy Kaufman is, by far, better than all the speakers combined over that time span. You hit a homerun with this guy!
Essentials of Project Management participant
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Welcome! (2:30)FREE PREVIEW
What makes it difficult for you to deliver your projects?FREE PREVIEW
Introduction to the Program
Participant Materials to download
Introduction to Week 1 (1:01)FREE PREVIEW
About Project Management Institute (PMI)®FREE PREVIEW
Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: Understanding the Hierarchy and the Scope of Your ResponsibilityFREE PREVIEW
We're Talking About Project Management: What is It?FREE PREVIEW
The Role of a Project Manager: Introduction to an Exercise
Who is One of The Best Project Managers You Have Worked With?
The Role of a Project Manager: What Do They Do?
Rolling Wave Planning: How to Put Together a Flexible Plan to Keep You On Track (13:22)
The Project Management Triangle: A Model for How to Respond to Changes to Your Project
Applying the Learning: Assignment
Contributing Factors to Project Success and Failure
Phases and Lifecycles: What Are They and How Do They Help?
What is Agile? And What Is It Not?
Making Sense of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with Agile Projects
Organizational Influences That Impact How We Deliver Projects
Introduction to the People Side of Project Management
Language and Culture
How Much of Your Success Depends on Your People Skills?
Introduction to "People Styles"
How to Score Your Self-Questionnaire Results
Understanding Your Style (and the Styles of Those You Work With)
Difficult Stakeholders? Here's How to Apply the Learning
Summary of the People Styles: Strengths and Challenges
What Does This Have to Do With Project Management?
Share Your Thoughts: What Does This Have To Do With Project Management?
Improving Your Effectiveness by Flexing Your Style
How Project Managers Can Use Style Flexibility (Demonstration)
Some Things To Keep In Mind as You Apply This Learning
It's a Wonder Communication Even Works! Common Breakdowns To Watch Out For
Want to Improve Your Communication? Be Aware of the Illusion of Transparency
People Can't Read Our Minds
How to Navigate Conflict On Projects
End of Week Quiz
Discussion about Week 1 content
Worksheets for case study exercises
Initiating Projects: "The Expert"
Introduction to Week 2
How Do You Decide Which Projects To Invest In?
The Project Manager's Role in Initiating
Introducing the Project Charter
How Do You Know, In Practical Terms, If Your Project Is Considered a Success?
Getting Agreement on Success Criteria
Ideas for Defining High-Level Requirements During Initiating
Why It's Critical to Identify Stakeholders Early in Your Project
Project Charter Example
Initiating Wrap Up
Introduction to Project Planning
Understanding the Project Scope
Identifying Project Deliverables
Identifying Project Constraints
Why "Don't Assume" Is Terrible Advice
What's Not In Scope? Documenting Exclusions
End of Week Quiz
Overview of the Discussion Exercise
Discussion about Week 2 content
Introduction to Week 3
What is a WBS and Why Is It So Important?
Overview of Work Packages
Getting Down to the Activity Level: How Low Do You Go?
Tips for Creating a WBS
Example tool: Mindmapping
Example tool: Trello
Example tool: Asana
Introduction to Estimating
Discussion: When You Need More Time Than You've Been Given
Strategies to Help You Influence Others for More Time
Estimating Lessons: Part 1
Estimating Lessons: Part 2
Some Productivity Killers to Keep in Mind When Estimating
Estimating Topics: Effort, Duration, and Accuracy
Some Initial Estimating Techniques
The 3 Point Technique: Part 1
The 3 Point Technique: Part 2
Week 3 Quiz
Week 3: Discussion
Week 4 Introduction
How to Sequence Your Work for Maximum Efficiency
Sequence Activities Demonstration
Sequence Activities Exercise
Leads and Lags
Developing and Compressing a Schedule
Free Excel Templates for Schedules
Balancing Demand and Capacity
Understanding Critical Chain
Understanding Critical Path
How to Calculate Critical Path on the PMP® or CAPM® Exams
Planning in the Real World
Intro to Risk Management
Plan Risk Management and Identify Risks
Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan, Implement, and Monitor Risk Responses
Risk Management Example
Risk Management Assignment
Risk Management Wrap-Up
Change Control Example
Introduction to Closing
What do you Do When Closing a Project?
Closing a Project
Gold Sheet Planning
Discussion about Week 4 content
The Rest of the Story
Practice Worksheet for 3-Point Estimates and Standard Deviation
Practice Worksheet for Network Diagram and Critical Path
Even more information about how to calculate critical path!
Program Feedback Survey
This was chocked full with useful tools, some of which seem like evolved species of my rudimentary attempts. These (the WBS, estimation strategies) are the r...Read More
This was chocked full with useful tools, some of which seem like evolved species of my rudimentary attempts. These (the WBS, estimation strategies) are the reasons I joined this course!Read Less
Strongly recommend this. I already hold the PMP credential and took this for hours toward recertification. I'm glad I did. Excellent coverage of PM fundament...Read More
Strongly recommend this. I already hold the PMP credential and took this for hours toward recertification. I'm glad I did. Excellent coverage of PM fundamentals with real-world applicability. There are several assignments to complete and submit. Andy replies with helpful insights. Great training! I will take the advanced course for my next recertification.Read Less