The Project Management Course: Beginner to Project Manager
Project Management is an exciting profession. Moving from one project to another, a Project manager constantly faces new businesses, new processes and systems, new people, and new situations. Such a dynamic environment helps you learn more all the time, and advances your skills much faster than traditional jobs do.
Developing the ability to structure chaos into a project, along with solid project management knowledge and skills, will make your endeavors more successful than ever – whether it is the performance of a big organization, your own career progression, a new business start-up, or even your personal life projects!
It’s no surprise that the demand for project managers is expected to be substantial in the years to come.
Our program is carefully designed to help anyone build knowledge and skills, grow the needed confidence, and start managing projects on their own!
This online course is unique, as it combines all critical lessons a PM should learn:
- Perform a complete Project Cases Study, learning what a Project Manager must do from the beginning until the very end
- Understand the fundamental project management theory, apply best practices and avoid common mistakes in your next project
- Learn how to use Gantt charts, Critical Path Method, Project Plan, Budget, and many other tools (GET 15+ project management templates). A brief tutorial on how to use MS Project is also included.
- Gain the professional and personal skills needed to become a great Project Manager
- MS Excel tutorial: learn how to create the 5 most important project management documents with MS Excel
- Learn Agile project management
- Master SCRUM and understand how to apply this project management methodology
- Waterfall or Agile? Learn the main differences, compare the Pros and Cons, and know which philosophy to apply in your next project
- Get promoted and apply what you learn here to the real business world, regardless of the industry
Why do you need project management skills?
- Promotions – Project managers acquire valuable technical skills, which makes them the leading candidates for senior roles within corporations
- Salary/Income – A project manager salary in the US starts from $60k and gradually rises as they move up the ladder
- Secure Future – there is a high demand for skilled project managers, and you won’t have to be concerned about finding a job
- Growth – this isn’t a boring job. Every day you will face different challenges that will enhance your existing skills and abilities
What you’ll learn
Gain the Project Management knowledge and skills, needed to manage an entire project on your own
Perform a complete Case Study of a Project, from the beginning until its end, observing real-life project scenarios
Receive 15+ Project Management templates and practical documents to help you structure and manage projects
Understand the Project Manager role and acquire the skills needed to become successful in the profession
Study both Waterfall and Agile project management, performed with Scrum
Learn the fundamental theory and best practices of Project Management
MS Excel: learn how to use MS Excel to create the 5 most important project management documents
- Lectures 98
- Quizzes 14
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 4
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Section 1: Welcome to the course! Introduction to projects and Project Man…
- 1. What does the course cover?
- 2. What is a Project?
- 3. Why do companies execute projects?
- 4. Download all course materials
- 5. What creates the demand for projects? Prioritization and selection of projects
- 6. What is a Project Manager? What is their commitment in a project?
- 7. What are the skills and the knowledge a Project Manager must have?
- 8. Projects: a History lessson
- 9. Project management terminology
- Quiz 1: Introduction Quiz
Section 2: The project phases
Section 3: The initiation phase
- 11. What is the Initiation Phase about? Define the project goals
- 12. What is involved in a business case?
- 13. What does scope cover?
- 14. Who performs the feasibility study and what does it involve?
- 15. What goes into risk assessment? What are expectations?
- 16. How to create a Project Charter?
- 17. Case Study 1
- Quiz 2: Initiation Phase
Section 4: The planning phase
- 18. What is Planning? Why is it important? What happens if it is not done correctly?
- 19. Why is Planning so critical in Project management?
- 20. What is the cost of Change in projects?
- 21. What to do before you start?
- 22. Project management insights
- 23. Scope Planning
- 24. Scope Planning (continued)
- Quiz 3: Planning – Intro & Scope
Section 5: The planning phase - timelines and schedules
- 25. How to estimate when planning?
- 26. The planning fallacy, optimism bias, illlusion of control
- 27. How much to buffer?
- 28. Identifying dependencies
- Quiz 4: Planning – Estimation and Dependencies
- 29. Identifying the critical path
- 30. Using the Gantt chart to plan the project work streams
- 31. Building the project schedule (+ MS Project tutorial)
- 32. How to build a milestone table and its uses
- Quiz 5: Planning – CPM and Gantt
Section 6: The planning phase - cost
Section 7: The planning phase - Expectations, Assumptions and Ri…
Section 8: The planning phase - Change process
Section 9: The execution phase - Meetings
Section 10: The execution phase - Project Diary
Section 11: The execution phase - Managing the team and work
Section 12: The monitoring and control phase
- 52. What is monitoring and control
- 53. Controling in a PM environment
- Quiz 9: M & C – Intro
- 54. How to check if a project is on schedule
- 55. How to see if a project is on budget
- Quiz 10: M & C – Time and Cost
- 56. How to perform quality control
- 57. Keeping the risk log updated
- 58. Dealing with change proposals
- Quiz 11: M & C – Quality and Change management
Section 13: The execution phase - Issue management
Section 14: The closure phase
Section 15: MS Excel for Project Management
- 64. Introduction
- 65. Tracker 1: High-level
- 66. Tracker 2: Standard tasks
- 67. Tracker 3: Few steps & statuses
- 68. Project Management Logs
- 69. Actions, Issues, Dependencies Log
- 70. RAIDD Log
- 71. RAIDD Log – Structures
- 72. Risks Log
- 73. Project Management Logs – Outro
- 74. Project Schedule
- 75. Gantt Chart (months)
- 76. Gantt Chart (weeks)
- 77. Budget – Simple Table
- 78. Budget – Time & Materials 2
- 79. Formatting Tips & Tricks
- 80. MS Excel for Project Management: Conclusions
Section 16: Agile project management
Section 17: SCRUM
Section 18: Agile vs Waterfall
Section 19: You are now a PROject Manager!