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Gain an Understanding of How to Plan for a Project - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Project Planning

  2. Project Management Fundamentals

  3. Advanced Project Management

  4. Intermediate Project Management

  5. All You Need to Know About Project Management

  6. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively

  7. Understanding Project Management

  8. Effective Planning and Scheduling

  9. Risk Assessment and Management

  10. Online Time Management

1. Project Planning: Learn Everything You Need To Know About Project Planning

This course gives you the skills to get in on the ground floor of project planning without the pursuit of a project management certification. You will learn the skills and tools you need take a project idea through the various steps that are required to develop an approach that utilizes the correct procedures on the way.

Once you complete this course you will have learned several valuable new skills that will allow you to properly plan for a project. You will come away from this course knowing about project management basics and how to being project planning. You will learn about the Work Breakdown Structure, how to prepare a basic schedule and all about Resource Breakdown Structures. You will conclude this course by learning about project planning worksheets.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Distinguish between a Project Charter and Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Use a SOW to begin project planning.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure to determine tasks needed to complete a small project.
  • Create a project schedule based on project tasks and resources.
  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure to determine specific resources needed to complete a small project.
  • Complete a Project Planning Worksheet to act as a touchstone for project completion.

2. Project Management Fundamentals: Learn The Basics Of Project Management

The basics of project management can help you get things done at home and at work. This course will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices of project management.

In this course, you will learn what a project is and what a project manager does. You will also learn about the life cycle of a project. In particular, you will focus on the conceptual phase of project management, where you identify, prioritize, and scope a project idea.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is meant by a project.
  • Explain what project management means.
  • Identify benefits of projects.
  • Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle.
  • Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project.
  • Prioritize projects.
  • Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements.
  • Use project planning tools.
  • Contribute to creating a Statement of Work.

3. Advanced Project Management: Learn the Advance Skills in Project Management

It's easy to forget the "manager" part of your "project manager" title amongst all the activity during a project. However, it is crucial that you hone your management skills as they are an important part of your success as a project manager. There are also some advanced project management techniques that you can master to bring your projects to the next level.

In this course, you will focus on two areas of advanced project management. The first area is advanced project management techniques, such as communication plans and status meetings. The second area is general management skills, such as building a winning team and rewarding team members.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Think critically when choosing a project team.
  • Make the best of an assigned project team.
  • Help teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning unit.
  • Maximize productivity at team meetings.
  • Reward and motivate your team.
  • Develop and execute a communication plan.
  • Communicate with sponsors and executives more effectively.
  • Identify strategies for working with problem team members. 

4. Intermediate Project Management: Achieve Your Goals Through Project Management

Project management is not just for certain industries or job titles. Most of us are expected to complete assignments that are not a usual part of our job and to get the job done well, within a budget, and on time. This course will share some project management techniques that can help you achieve your goals. We recommend that you complete “Project Management Fundamentals” before beginning this course.

In this course, you will focus on the last three stages of the project life cycle: planning, execution, and termination. This includes identifying tasks and resources; using scheduling techniques like the work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, and network diagrams; preparing a budget; executing a project; and controlling changes.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify your project’s tasks and resources.
  • Order tasks using the Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Schedule tasks effectively.
  • Use basic planning tools such as a Gantt chart, PERT diagram, and network diagram.
  • Prepare a project budget.
  • Modify the project budget and schedule to meet targets.
  • Identify and manage risks.
  • Prepare a final project plan.
  • Execute and terminate a project.
  • Develop and manage a change control process.

5. All You Need to Know About Project Management: Boost Your Project Management Skills

This elearning version of Project Management: All You Need to Know takes your project planning skills and gives them a boost to into the realm of Project Management. You will learn how to take a plan and manage it through the steps it needs to reach a successful conclusion.

Upon completion of this course you will have developed valuable new skills that will allow you to competently manage a project. You will come away from this course knowing about project management basics and how to being project planning. You will learn about the project life cycle and project planning documents. You’ll learn about communications and how to deal changes and project tracking and also how to conduct status meetings. The course wraps up with a look at closing your project.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Know how to use simple tools to keep your project on track and on task while identifying risks.
  • Be able to develop a simple small project communications plan.
  • Understand simple tools to manage change and issues in your small project.
  • Know how to conduct an effective status meeting.
  • Be able to close out a project and determine lessons learned.

6. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively: Delegating Effectively

Effective delegation is one of the most valuable skills you can master. It reduces your workload while developing employee skills and preparing them for advancement. This course will explore the delegation process and give you the skills you need to start delegating effectively.

This course will teach you how delegation can make you more successful, ways that you can delegate, techniques for giving instructions, how to monitor delegation results, and how to give good feedback. You will also learn an eight-step delegation process that you can customize for any situation.

 Key Learning Objectives

  • Clearly identify how delegation fits into your job and how it can make you more successful
  • Identify different ways of delegating tasks
  • Use an eight-step process for effective delegation
  • Give better instructions for better delegation results
  • Recognize common delegation pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Monitor delegation results
  • Give effective feedback

7. Understanding Project Management: 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.

Key Learning Objectives

  • 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.

8. Effective Planning and Scheduling: Learn How To Use Planning And Scheduling Tools

Creating an accurate schedule is more of an art than a science. However, there are some tools and techniques that you can use to be as precise as possible. This course will introduce you to the most commonly used tools and show you how to apply them to everyday scenarios. We recommend that you complete “Intermediate Project Management” before beginning this course.

This course will teach you how to use a variety of planning and scheduling tools, including the work breakdown structure, network diagrams, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and Gantt charts. You will also learn how to properly estimate time, schedule resources, identify task dependencies, manage risks, communicate your schedule, and keep the schedule updated.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Identify and understand task relationships.
  • Estimate task durations and determine project duration.
  • Construct a network diagram.
  • Calculate the critical path of a project.
  • Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates.
  • Plan for risks.
  • Create a communication plan.
  • Effectively allocate project resources.
  • Update and monitor the project schedule

9. Risk Assessment and Management: Study Risk Assessment Management Course; Knowing How to Manage Risk and Hazards are Vital

Getting your Risk Assessment Management Course doesn’t mean that you will be able to predict, control or manage every risk. What it will do is put you in a great place to know what actions to take before, during, and after any unfortunate events that occur. Your preparedness will make it easier to mitigate the damage. Making the identification of hazards and risks a part of the daily business routine is vital for the overall health of the business. Providing a safe workspace is a non-negotiable requirement for every business owner.

Through our Risk Assessment Online Courses, you will gain an understanding of the not so obvious dangers and risks that are prevalent in your workplace. Having the proper methods to use when identifying hazards will give you greater ability to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Readily identify risks and hazards
  • Revise and update control measures as appropriate
  • Understand accident report fundamentals
  • Recognize different risk management techniques
  • Be able to describe and sketch out a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate risk management strategies effectively to the organization

10. Online Time Management: Study Time Management Course and Learn How to Manage Your Time and Get Things Done

The Time Management Online Certificate Course can equip you with the essential time management skills used by highly effective people. Regular uses of these techniques are the highest achievers in sport, business, and public service. Incorporating these skills into your daily routine will improve your ability to function at high levels, including extreme pressure situations.

These Time Management Online Courses will give you all of the skills you need to manage your workload effectively. The course will teach you the core philosophy of successful time management.  Simply explained, it is a focus shift from activity to results. Many "busy" people waste their working hours on non-productive activities, achieving little as a result.  You will learn how to avoid this trap and focus on the things that really matter.

Time management training online starts with goal setting. You will learn how to record, prioritize, and break down goals into projects, action plans, or easy task lists. You will learn the skill set required to support your planning process in easy and straightforward lessons.

Skills taught within our time management classes online include motivation, delegation, organization, crisis management, and much more.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Effectively and productively planning and prioritizing your daily activities
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Successfully managing crises
  • Organizing your workspace and workflow
  • Efficient delegation
  • Ritualizing your workload
  • Planning meetings effectively

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  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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The Ultimate Project Planning 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Project Planning Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Project Management Basics

  •     The Project Life Cycle
  •     Phase One - Initiating
  •     Phase Two - Planning
  •     Phase Three - Executing
  •     Phase Four - Closing
  •     Monitoring and Controlling
  •     Project Management
  •     The Role of a Project Manager
  •     Key Project Management Skills

Session 3: Beginning the Project Planning

  •     Project Charter
  •     What is a Project Charter?
  •     When do I use a Project Charter?
  •     Climate Change Training Program Exercise
  •     Statement of Work
  •     SOW: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 4: The Work Breakdown Structure

  •     Sample WBS
  •     Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 5: Preparing a Basic Schedule

  •     Critical Elements for Success
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Activity List
  •     Estimating Task Times
  •     Planning and Scheduling Your Garden Project
  •     Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 6: Resource Breakdown Structure

  •     What is a Resource?
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Availability and Skills
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 7: Project Planning Worksheet

  •     Planning Worksheet Information
  •     Planning Worksheet

A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 2 - Project Management Fundamentals Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Defining Projects and Project Management

  • What is a Project?
  • Summary
  • What is Project Management?
  • Process Groups
  • Nine Knowledge Areas
  • Who Are the Key Players?
  • Example

 Session 3: The Role of a Project Manager

  • Setting Your Sights
  • Improvement Proposal Form, Part One
  • Improvement Proposal Form, Part Two
  • Bringing the Team Together
  • Key Skill Areas

 Session 4: Pre-Assignment Review

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Planning Questions
  • Eight Aspects of a Project

 Session 5: How Can Projects Help Me?

  • The Benefits of Projects
  • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
  • Question

 Session 6: A Projects Life Cycle

  • The Life Cycle
  • Phase One: Conceptual
  • Phase Two: Planning
  • Phase Three: Execution
  • Phase Four: Termination
  • Milestones
  • Why Do Projects Fail?
  • How Can My Project Succeed?
  • Three Ways to End a Project
  • Stages of a Project

 Session 7: Selling a Project

  • Advice from Tom Peters
  • Gathering Support for Your Idea
  • Key Questions
  • The Priority Matrix
  • The Priority Matrix, Part One
  • The Priority Matrix, Part Two
  • Priority Quadrants, Part One
  • Priority Quadrants, Part Two

 Session 8: Creating a Vision

  • The Vision Process
  • Sample Brainstorming Diagram
  • Defining Objectives
  • Creating a Vision
  • Making Connections

 Session 9: Project Goals

  • Setting Goals with SPIRIT
  • SPIRIT Goals
  • Two Additional Criteria
  • Your Projects Goals

 Session 10: Using a Target Chart

  • Creating a Target Chart, Step One
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Two
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Three
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Four

 Session 11: Preparing Your Project

  • Things to Consider, Part One

 Session 12: Laying Out the Project

  • The Statement of Work
  • Defined Purpose
  • Statement of Scope
  • Project Deliverables
  • Goals and Objectives
  • SWOT
  • Cost and Schedule Estimates
  • List of Stakeholders
  • Authority Levels
  • Assumptions and Agreements
  • The Communication Plan
  • Individual SOW
  • Project Planning Worksheet

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 3 - Advanced Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Choosing the Project Team

  • Choosing the Team
  • Identifying Possible Candidates
  • Making it Happen
  • Tips for Getting the People You Need, Part One
  • Tips for Getting the People You Need, Part Two
  • Making the Best of an Assigned Team
  • Assigning Work
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams

 Session 3: Building a Winning Team

  • Why is Teamwork Important?
  • Maintaining Momentum
  • Staying Positive
  • Tips for Building a Winning Team
  • Summary
  • The Stages of Team Development

 Session 4: Managing Team Meetings

  • Starting on the Right Foot, Part One
  • Starting on the Right Foot, Part Two
  • Summary
  • Making Committees Work
  • Tips for Success
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Easy Ways to Reward Your Team

  • Top Ten Rewards

 Session 6: Developing a Communication Plan

  • The Five Components
  • Who
  • When
  • Why
  • What
  • How
  • How: Completing the Plan
  • Tips
  • A Word about Rumors
  • Communication Essentials
  • Case Study
  • Task Two

 Session 7: Communicating with Sponsors and Executives

  • Communication Excellence
  • Setting Expectations
  • Staggering Deliverables
  • Staying on Track
  • Meeting Tips and Tricks
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Dealing with Problem Team Members

  • Developing Understanding
  • Mutual Respect
  • Common Ground
  • Staying in Control
  • When to Walk Away
  • When Things Don’t Work

 Session 9: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 4 - Intermediate Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: What Really Needs To Be Done?

  •     Where Do We Start?
  •     Case Study
  •     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!
  •     Petes Cost List

Session 3: The Work Breakdown Structure

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

Session 4: Scheduling Techniques

  •     Preparing a Basic Schedule
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Formula for Estimating Time
  •     Sample Estimation Table
  •     Other Scheduling Factors
  •     Scheduling Checklist
  •     Planning Tool Options
  •     Activity Scheduling
  •     Planning Tools
  •     Action Planning Worksheets
  •     Milestone Charts
  •     PERT Diagrams, Part One
  •     PERT Diagrams, Part Two
  •     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

Session 5: Budgeting Tips and Tricks

  •     Budgeting Basics
  •     Estimation Techniques
  •     Gathering Information
  •     Budgeting Challenges
  •     Sample Template
  •     Petes Budget

Session 6: Assessing Project Risks

  •     Understanding Risks
  •     Common Risks
  •     Planning for Risk

Session 7: Preparing the Final Plan

  •     Planning Checklist
  •     Additional Documents
  •     Master Chart Sample

Session 8: Making it Fit

  •     Schedule and Budget Compression
  •     Compressing the Budget
  •     Notes
  •     Case Study
  •     Budget Template

Session 9: The Execution Phase

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

Session 10: Controlling Changes

  •     A Basic Process
  •     Sample Change Request Form

Session 11: Closing Out a Project

  •     Preparing for Closing
  •     Checklist of Tasks
  •     Lessons Learned

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 5 - All You Need to Know About Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Project Management Review

  •     The Project Life Cycle
  •     Phase One - Initiating
  •     Phase Two - Planning
  •     Phase Three - Executing
  •     Phase Four – Closing
  •     Monitoring and Controlling
  •     Project Planning Document

Session 3: Executing the Plan

  •     Managing Small Projects
  •     Keeping on Track
  •     Keeping on Task
  •     Scope Creep Video
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part One
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part Two
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part Three

Session 4: Communications Plan

  •     The Four Components
  •     Who
  •     When
  •     What
  •     How
  •     Tips
  •     Communications Plan Activity

Session 5: Changes and Project Tracking

  •     Controlling Changes, Part One
  •     Controlling Changes, Part Two
  •     Change Requests Tracking
  •     Making Connections
  •     Project Tracking Tools

Session 6: Status Meetings and Issues Management

  •     Status Meetings, Part One
  •     Status Meetings, Part Two
  •     Issues Management, Part One
  •     Issues Management, Part Two
  •     Status Meeting Exercise

Session 7: Closing the Project

  •     Closing a Project
  •     Other Project Closing Steps
  •     Lessons Learned
  •     Lessons Learned Final Activity

A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 6 - Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment Background

 Session 2: Why Delegate?

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Delegating
  • More on Delegation
  • Delegation Do's and Don'ts
  • Self-Assessment

 Session 3: What is Delegation?

  • Delegation Definitions
  • Four Basic Steps to Delegation
  • Levels of Delegation
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Guidelines for Success
  • What to Delegate
  • Lateral Delegation

 Session 4: Pre-Assignment Review

  • Pre-Assignment Review

 Session 5: Picking the Right Person

  • Demonstrated Skill
  • Employee Motivation
  • Matching Skills and People

 Session 6: The Delegation Meeting

  • Delegation Assignment Steps

 Session 7: Putting it into Practice

  • Case Study
  • Activity
  • Steps for a Delegation Meeting

 Session 8: Giving Instructions

  • Three Types of Instructions
  • Requests
  • Suggestions
  • Preparing Instructions

 Session 9: Monitoring Delegation

  • Why Should You Monitor Delegation?
  • How Do You Monitor?

 Session 10: Practicing Delegation

  • Decision One
  • Your Employees
  • How Do You Monitor?
  • Decision Two
  • Decision Three
  • Decision Four
  • Decision Five

 Session 11: Giving Feedback

  • The Ingredients of Good Feedback
  • Characteristics of Effective Feedback
  • Case Studies

 Session 12: Becoming a Good Delegator

  • Characteristics of Effective Delegators

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Short-Term Goals and Rewards
  • Long-Term Goals

Course 7 - Understanding Project Management Online Certificate 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

Course 8 - Effective Planning and Scheduling Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Projects and Schedules

  •     Making Connections

Session 3: The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  •     What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
  •     Sample WBS
  •     The Role of a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Steps for Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable-Based
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Activity-Based
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable/Activity-Based
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Formats
  •     Indented List
  •     Spreadsheet
  •     Organizational Chart
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
  •     Sample Numbering
  •     What is a Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary?
  •     Samples
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 4: Estimating Activity Durations

  •     Estimating Tips and Techniques
  •     Sample Spreadsheet
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Activity List
  •     Resources
  •     Estimating Activity Durations
  •     Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 5: Camping Case Study

  •     Camping Case Study

Session 6: Identifying Task Dependencies

  •     About Task Dependencies
  •     Washing a Car
  •     Key Questions
  •     Dependency Definitions
  •     Task Dependency Types
  •     FS: Finish-to-Start
  •     SF: Start-to-Finish
  •     FF: Finish to Finish
  •     Case Study: Trip to New York

Session 7: Aligning Resources with Activities

  •     Definitions
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Availability and Skills, Part One
  •     Availability and Skills, Part Two
  •     Availability and Skills, Part Three
  •     Resource Calendars
  •     Stages of Resource Scheduling
  •     Definition
  •     Allocation
  •     Aggregation
  •     Leveling
  •     Considering the Constraints
  •     Resource Turnover
  •     Case Study: Planning an Outdoor Concert
  •     Task Two
  •     Task Three

Session 8: Project Planning

  •     Network Diagrams
  •     About Activity on Node Diagrams
  •     Sample Activity on Node Diagram
  •     About Activity on Arrow Diagrams
  •     Sample Activity on Arrow Diagram
  •     Critical Path Method
  •     Sample Project
  •     Creating a Network Diagram
  •     Starting Network Diagram
  •     Perform Forward Pass through Network
  •     Perform Backward Pass through Network
  •     Determine Slack
  •     Establish the Critical Path
  •     Critical Path Exercise
  •     Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  •     The PERT Formula
  •     Creating Time Estimates
  •     Making Connections
  •     The Value of PERT
  •     About Gantt Charts
  •     Sample Gantt Chart One
  •     Sample Gantt Chart Two
  •     Gantt Chart Exercise

Session 9: Scheduling Software

  •     Choosing the Right Tools
  •     How Do You Know What Software is Best For You?
  •     Open Workbench
  •     Microsoft Project

Session 10: Uncertainty and Risk Management

  •     About Risk Management
  •     Sample Risk Register
  •     Risk Management Planning
  •     Identification of Risk
  •     Quantification of Risk
  •     Responding to Risk
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk
  •     Mini Case Study
  •     Pre-Assignment Review

Session 11: Communication Strategies

  •     About Communication
  •     Purpose
  •     Information Required
  •     Frequency
  •     Method
  •     Tips for Successful Communication
  •     Team Members
  •     Project Stakeholders
  •     Project Team
  •     Other Special Target Groups/End Users
  •     Cross-Functional Teams
  •     Communication Exercise

Session 12: Creating a Viable Schedule

  •     Creating a Schedule
  •     Common Scheduling Problems (Part One)
  •     Common Scheduling Problems (Part Two)

Session 13: Updating and Monitoring the Schedule

  •     Schedule Updates
  •     Frequency of Updates
  •     Receiving Updates
  •     Format for Updates
  •     Format for Updates
  •     Better Predicting
  •     Schedule Monitoring
  •     Case Study
  •     Questions

Session 14: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 9 - Risk Assessment and Management Online Certificate Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Identifying Hazards and Risks

  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • Consult with employees
  • Likelihood scale

Module Three - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 1)

  • Unique to your business
  • Walk around
  • Long term and short term
  • Common issues

Module Four - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 2)

  • Ask "What would happen if....?"
  • External events
  • Worst case scenarios
  • Consequence scale

Module Five - Everyone's Responsibility

  • See it, report it
  • If it's not safe, don't do it
  • Take appropriate precautions
  • Communicating to the organisation

Module Six - Tracking and Updating Control Measures

  • What is a Control Measure?
  • Your business procedures
  • Are they adequate?
  • Updating and maintaining

Module Seven - Risk Management Techniques

  • Reduce the risk
  • Transfer the risk
  • Avoid the risk
  • Accept the risk

Module Eight - General Office Safety and Reporting

  • Accident reports
  • Accident response plans
  • Emergency action plan
  • Training and education

Module Nine - Business Impact Analysis

  • Gather information
  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Analyse information
  • Implement recommendations

Module Ten - Disaster Recvoery Plan

  • Make it before you need it
  • Test, update and repeat
  • Hot, warm and cold sites
  • Keep documentation simple and clear

Module Eleven - Summary of Risk Assessment

  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed?
  • Are current control measures sufficient?
  • If not, change control measures

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Online Time Management Course

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

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Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Gain an Understanding of How to Plan for a Project - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Project Planning

  2. Project Management Fundamentals

  3. Advanced Project Management

  4. Intermediate Project Management

  5. All You Need to Know About Project Management

  6. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively

  7. Understanding Project Management

  8. Effective Planning and Scheduling

  9. Risk Assessment and Management

  10. Online Time Management

1. Project Planning: Learn Everything You Need To Know About Project Planning

This course gives you the skills to get in on the ground floor of project planning without the pursuit of a project management certification. You will learn the skills and tools you need take a project idea through the various steps that are required to develop an approach that utilizes the correct procedures on the way.

Once you complete this course you will have learned several valuable new skills that will allow you to properly plan for a project. You will come away from this course knowing about project management basics and how to being project planning. You will learn about the Work Breakdown Structure, how to prepare a basic schedule and all about Resource Breakdown Structures. You will conclude this course by learning about project planning worksheets.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Distinguish between a Project Charter and Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Use a SOW to begin project planning.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure to determine tasks needed to complete a small project.
  • Create a project schedule based on project tasks and resources.
  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure to determine specific resources needed to complete a small project.
  • Complete a Project Planning Worksheet to act as a touchstone for project completion.

2. Project Management Fundamentals: Learn The Basics Of Project Management

The basics of project management can help you get things done at home and at work. This course will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices of project management.

In this course, you will learn what a project is and what a project manager does. You will also learn about the life cycle of a project. In particular, you will focus on the conceptual phase of project management, where you identify, prioritize, and scope a project idea.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is meant by a project.
  • Explain what project management means.
  • Identify benefits of projects.
  • Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle.
  • Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project.
  • Prioritize projects.
  • Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements.
  • Use project planning tools.
  • Contribute to creating a Statement of Work.

3. Advanced Project Management: Learn the Advance Skills in Project Management

It's easy to forget the "manager" part of your "project manager" title amongst all the activity during a project. However, it is crucial that you hone your management skills as they are an important part of your success as a project manager. There are also some advanced project management techniques that you can master to bring your projects to the next level.

In this course, you will focus on two areas of advanced project management. The first area is advanced project management techniques, such as communication plans and status meetings. The second area is general management skills, such as building a winning team and rewarding team members.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Think critically when choosing a project team.
  • Make the best of an assigned project team.
  • Help teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning unit.
  • Maximize productivity at team meetings.
  • Reward and motivate your team.
  • Develop and execute a communication plan.
  • Communicate with sponsors and executives more effectively.
  • Identify strategies for working with problem team members. 

4. Intermediate Project Management: Achieve Your Goals Through Project Management

Project management is not just for certain industries or job titles. Most of us are expected to complete assignments that are not a usual part of our job and to get the job done well, within a budget, and on time. This course will share some project management techniques that can help you achieve your goals. We recommend that you complete “Project Management Fundamentals” before beginning this course.

In this course, you will focus on the last three stages of the project life cycle: planning, execution, and termination. This includes identifying tasks and resources; using scheduling techniques like the work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, and network diagrams; preparing a budget; executing a project; and controlling changes.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify your project’s tasks and resources.
  • Order tasks using the Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Schedule tasks effectively.
  • Use basic planning tools such as a Gantt chart, PERT diagram, and network diagram.
  • Prepare a project budget.
  • Modify the project budget and schedule to meet targets.
  • Identify and manage risks.
  • Prepare a final project plan.
  • Execute and terminate a project.
  • Develop and manage a change control process.

5. All You Need to Know About Project Management: Boost Your Project Management Skills

This elearning version of Project Management: All You Need to Know takes your project planning skills and gives them a boost to into the realm of Project Management. You will learn how to take a plan and manage it through the steps it needs to reach a successful conclusion.

Upon completion of this course you will have developed valuable new skills that will allow you to competently manage a project. You will come away from this course knowing about project management basics and how to being project planning. You will learn about the project life cycle and project planning documents. You’ll learn about communications and how to deal changes and project tracking and also how to conduct status meetings. The course wraps up with a look at closing your project.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Know how to use simple tools to keep your project on track and on task while identifying risks.
  • Be able to develop a simple small project communications plan.
  • Understand simple tools to manage change and issues in your small project.
  • Know how to conduct an effective status meeting.
  • Be able to close out a project and determine lessons learned.

6. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively: Delegating Effectively

Effective delegation is one of the most valuable skills you can master. It reduces your workload while developing employee skills and preparing them for advancement. This course will explore the delegation process and give you the skills you need to start delegating effectively.

This course will teach you how delegation can make you more successful, ways that you can delegate, techniques for giving instructions, how to monitor delegation results, and how to give good feedback. You will also learn an eight-step delegation process that you can customize for any situation.

 Key Learning Objectives

  • Clearly identify how delegation fits into your job and how it can make you more successful
  • Identify different ways of delegating tasks
  • Use an eight-step process for effective delegation
  • Give better instructions for better delegation results
  • Recognize common delegation pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Monitor delegation results
  • Give effective feedback

7. Understanding Project Management: 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.

Key Learning Objectives

  • 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.

8. Effective Planning and Scheduling: Learn How To Use Planning And Scheduling Tools

Creating an accurate schedule is more of an art than a science. However, there are some tools and techniques that you can use to be as precise as possible. This course will introduce you to the most commonly used tools and show you how to apply them to everyday scenarios. We recommend that you complete “Intermediate Project Management” before beginning this course.

This course will teach you how to use a variety of planning and scheduling tools, including the work breakdown structure, network diagrams, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and Gantt charts. You will also learn how to properly estimate time, schedule resources, identify task dependencies, manage risks, communicate your schedule, and keep the schedule updated.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Identify and understand task relationships.
  • Estimate task durations and determine project duration.
  • Construct a network diagram.
  • Calculate the critical path of a project.
  • Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates.
  • Plan for risks.
  • Create a communication plan.
  • Effectively allocate project resources.
  • Update and monitor the project schedule

9. Risk Assessment and Management: Study Risk Assessment Management Course; Knowing How to Manage Risk and Hazards are Vital

Getting your Risk Assessment Management Course doesn’t mean that you will be able to predict, control or manage every risk. What it will do is put you in a great place to know what actions to take before, during, and after any unfortunate events that occur. Your preparedness will make it easier to mitigate the damage. Making the identification of hazards and risks a part of the daily business routine is vital for the overall health of the business. Providing a safe workspace is a non-negotiable requirement for every business owner.

Through our Risk Assessment Online Courses, you will gain an understanding of the not so obvious dangers and risks that are prevalent in your workplace. Having the proper methods to use when identifying hazards will give you greater ability to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Readily identify risks and hazards
  • Revise and update control measures as appropriate
  • Understand accident report fundamentals
  • Recognize different risk management techniques
  • Be able to describe and sketch out a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate risk management strategies effectively to the organization

10. Online Time Management: Study Time Management Course and Learn How to Manage Your Time and Get Things Done

The Time Management Online Certificate Course can equip you with the essential time management skills used by highly effective people. Regular uses of these techniques are the highest achievers in sport, business, and public service. Incorporating these skills into your daily routine will improve your ability to function at high levels, including extreme pressure situations.

These Time Management Online Courses will give you all of the skills you need to manage your workload effectively. The course will teach you the core philosophy of successful time management.  Simply explained, it is a focus shift from activity to results. Many "busy" people waste their working hours on non-productive activities, achieving little as a result.  You will learn how to avoid this trap and focus on the things that really matter.

Time management training online starts with goal setting. You will learn how to record, prioritize, and break down goals into projects, action plans, or easy task lists. You will learn the skill set required to support your planning process in easy and straightforward lessons.

Skills taught within our time management classes online include motivation, delegation, organization, crisis management, and much more.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Effectively and productively planning and prioritizing your daily activities
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Successfully managing crises
  • Organizing your workspace and workflow
  • Efficient delegation
  • Ritualizing your workload
  • Planning meetings effectively

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This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

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  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

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The Ultimate Project Planning 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Project Planning Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Project Management Basics

  •     The Project Life Cycle
  •     Phase One - Initiating
  •     Phase Two - Planning
  •     Phase Three - Executing
  •     Phase Four - Closing
  •     Monitoring and Controlling
  •     Project Management
  •     The Role of a Project Manager
  •     Key Project Management Skills

Session 3: Beginning the Project Planning

  •     Project Charter
  •     What is a Project Charter?
  •     When do I use a Project Charter?
  •     Climate Change Training Program Exercise
  •     Statement of Work
  •     SOW: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 4: The Work Breakdown Structure

  •     Sample WBS
  •     Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 5: Preparing a Basic Schedule

  •     Critical Elements for Success
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Activity List
  •     Estimating Task Times
  •     Planning and Scheduling Your Garden Project
  •     Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 6: Resource Breakdown Structure

  •     What is a Resource?
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Availability and Skills
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 7: Project Planning Worksheet

  •     Planning Worksheet Information
  •     Planning Worksheet

A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 2 - Project Management Fundamentals Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Defining Projects and Project Management

  • What is a Project?
  • Summary
  • What is Project Management?
  • Process Groups
  • Nine Knowledge Areas
  • Who Are the Key Players?
  • Example

 Session 3: The Role of a Project Manager

  • Setting Your Sights
  • Improvement Proposal Form, Part One
  • Improvement Proposal Form, Part Two
  • Bringing the Team Together
  • Key Skill Areas

 Session 4: Pre-Assignment Review

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Planning Questions
  • Eight Aspects of a Project

 Session 5: How Can Projects Help Me?

  • The Benefits of Projects
  • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
  • Question

 Session 6: A Projects Life Cycle

  • The Life Cycle
  • Phase One: Conceptual
  • Phase Two: Planning
  • Phase Three: Execution
  • Phase Four: Termination
  • Milestones
  • Why Do Projects Fail?
  • How Can My Project Succeed?
  • Three Ways to End a Project
  • Stages of a Project

 Session 7: Selling a Project

  • Advice from Tom Peters
  • Gathering Support for Your Idea
  • Key Questions
  • The Priority Matrix
  • The Priority Matrix, Part One
  • The Priority Matrix, Part Two
  • Priority Quadrants, Part One
  • Priority Quadrants, Part Two

 Session 8: Creating a Vision

  • The Vision Process
  • Sample Brainstorming Diagram
  • Defining Objectives
  • Creating a Vision
  • Making Connections

 Session 9: Project Goals

  • Setting Goals with SPIRIT
  • SPIRIT Goals
  • Two Additional Criteria
  • Your Projects Goals

 Session 10: Using a Target Chart

  • Creating a Target Chart, Step One
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Two
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Three
  • Creating a Target Chart, Step Four

 Session 11: Preparing Your Project

  • Things to Consider, Part One

 Session 12: Laying Out the Project

  • The Statement of Work
  • Defined Purpose
  • Statement of Scope
  • Project Deliverables
  • Goals and Objectives
  • SWOT
  • Cost and Schedule Estimates
  • List of Stakeholders
  • Authority Levels
  • Assumptions and Agreements
  • The Communication Plan
  • Individual SOW
  • Project Planning Worksheet

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 3 - Advanced Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Choosing the Project Team

  • Choosing the Team
  • Identifying Possible Candidates
  • Making it Happen
  • Tips for Getting the People You Need, Part One
  • Tips for Getting the People You Need, Part Two
  • Making the Best of an Assigned Team
  • Assigning Work
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams

 Session 3: Building a Winning Team

  • Why is Teamwork Important?
  • Maintaining Momentum
  • Staying Positive
  • Tips for Building a Winning Team
  • Summary
  • The Stages of Team Development

 Session 4: Managing Team Meetings

  • Starting on the Right Foot, Part One
  • Starting on the Right Foot, Part Two
  • Summary
  • Making Committees Work
  • Tips for Success
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Easy Ways to Reward Your Team

  • Top Ten Rewards

 Session 6: Developing a Communication Plan

  • The Five Components
  • Who
  • When
  • Why
  • What
  • How
  • How: Completing the Plan
  • Tips
  • A Word about Rumors
  • Communication Essentials
  • Case Study
  • Task Two

 Session 7: Communicating with Sponsors and Executives

  • Communication Excellence
  • Setting Expectations
  • Staggering Deliverables
  • Staying on Track
  • Meeting Tips and Tricks
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Dealing with Problem Team Members

  • Developing Understanding
  • Mutual Respect
  • Common Ground
  • Staying in Control
  • When to Walk Away
  • When Things Don’t Work

 Session 9: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 4 - Intermediate Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: What Really Needs To Be Done?

  •     Where Do We Start?
  •     Case Study
  •     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!
  •     Petes Cost List

Session 3: The Work Breakdown Structure

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

Session 4: Scheduling Techniques

  •     Preparing a Basic Schedule
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Formula for Estimating Time
  •     Sample Estimation Table
  •     Other Scheduling Factors
  •     Scheduling Checklist
  •     Planning Tool Options
  •     Activity Scheduling
  •     Planning Tools
  •     Action Planning Worksheets
  •     Milestone Charts
  •     PERT Diagrams, Part One
  •     PERT Diagrams, Part Two
  •     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

Session 5: Budgeting Tips and Tricks

  •     Budgeting Basics
  •     Estimation Techniques
  •     Gathering Information
  •     Budgeting Challenges
  •     Sample Template
  •     Petes Budget

Session 6: Assessing Project Risks

  •     Understanding Risks
  •     Common Risks
  •     Planning for Risk

Session 7: Preparing the Final Plan

  •     Planning Checklist
  •     Additional Documents
  •     Master Chart Sample

Session 8: Making it Fit

  •     Schedule and Budget Compression
  •     Compressing the Budget
  •     Notes
  •     Case Study
  •     Budget Template

Session 9: The Execution Phase

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

Session 10: Controlling Changes

  •     A Basic Process
  •     Sample Change Request Form

Session 11: Closing Out a Project

  •     Preparing for Closing
  •     Checklist of Tasks
  •     Lessons Learned

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 5 - All You Need to Know About Project Management Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Project Management Review

  •     The Project Life Cycle
  •     Phase One - Initiating
  •     Phase Two - Planning
  •     Phase Three - Executing
  •     Phase Four – Closing
  •     Monitoring and Controlling
  •     Project Planning Document

Session 3: Executing the Plan

  •     Managing Small Projects
  •     Keeping on Track
  •     Keeping on Task
  •     Scope Creep Video
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part One
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part Two
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk, Part Three

Session 4: Communications Plan

  •     The Four Components
  •     Who
  •     When
  •     What
  •     How
  •     Tips
  •     Communications Plan Activity

Session 5: Changes and Project Tracking

  •     Controlling Changes, Part One
  •     Controlling Changes, Part Two
  •     Change Requests Tracking
  •     Making Connections
  •     Project Tracking Tools

Session 6: Status Meetings and Issues Management

  •     Status Meetings, Part One
  •     Status Meetings, Part Two
  •     Issues Management, Part One
  •     Issues Management, Part Two
  •     Status Meeting Exercise

Session 7: Closing the Project

  •     Closing a Project
  •     Other Project Closing Steps
  •     Lessons Learned
  •     Lessons Learned Final Activity

A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 6 - Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment Background

 Session 2: Why Delegate?

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Delegating
  • More on Delegation
  • Delegation Do's and Don'ts
  • Self-Assessment

 Session 3: What is Delegation?

  • Delegation Definitions
  • Four Basic Steps to Delegation
  • Levels of Delegation
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Guidelines for Success
  • What to Delegate
  • Lateral Delegation

 Session 4: Pre-Assignment Review

  • Pre-Assignment Review

 Session 5: Picking the Right Person

  • Demonstrated Skill
  • Employee Motivation
  • Matching Skills and People

 Session 6: The Delegation Meeting

  • Delegation Assignment Steps

 Session 7: Putting it into Practice

  • Case Study
  • Activity
  • Steps for a Delegation Meeting

 Session 8: Giving Instructions

  • Three Types of Instructions
  • Requests
  • Suggestions
  • Preparing Instructions

 Session 9: Monitoring Delegation

  • Why Should You Monitor Delegation?
  • How Do You Monitor?

 Session 10: Practicing Delegation

  • Decision One
  • Your Employees
  • How Do You Monitor?
  • Decision Two
  • Decision Three
  • Decision Four
  • Decision Five

 Session 11: Giving Feedback

  • The Ingredients of Good Feedback
  • Characteristics of Effective Feedback
  • Case Studies

 Session 12: Becoming a Good Delegator

  • Characteristics of Effective Delegators

 Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Short-Term Goals and Rewards
  • Long-Term Goals

Course 7 - Understanding Project Management Online Certificate 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

Course 8 - Effective Planning and Scheduling Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Projects and Schedules

  •     Making Connections

Session 3: The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  •     What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
  •     Sample WBS
  •     The Role of a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Steps for Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable-Based
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Activity-Based
  •     Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable/Activity-Based
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Formats
  •     Indented List
  •     Spreadsheet
  •     Organizational Chart
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
  •     Sample Numbering
  •     What is a Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary?
  •     Samples
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 4: Estimating Activity Durations

  •     Estimating Tips and Techniques
  •     Sample Spreadsheet
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Activity List
  •     Resources
  •     Estimating Activity Durations
  •     Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 5: Camping Case Study

  •     Camping Case Study

Session 6: Identifying Task Dependencies

  •     About Task Dependencies
  •     Washing a Car
  •     Key Questions
  •     Dependency Definitions
  •     Task Dependency Types
  •     FS: Finish-to-Start
  •     SF: Start-to-Finish
  •     FF: Finish to Finish
  •     Case Study: Trip to New York

Session 7: Aligning Resources with Activities

  •     Definitions
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Availability and Skills, Part One
  •     Availability and Skills, Part Two
  •     Availability and Skills, Part Three
  •     Resource Calendars
  •     Stages of Resource Scheduling
  •     Definition
  •     Allocation
  •     Aggregation
  •     Leveling
  •     Considering the Constraints
  •     Resource Turnover
  •     Case Study: Planning an Outdoor Concert
  •     Task Two
  •     Task Three

Session 8: Project Planning

  •     Network Diagrams
  •     About Activity on Node Diagrams
  •     Sample Activity on Node Diagram
  •     About Activity on Arrow Diagrams
  •     Sample Activity on Arrow Diagram
  •     Critical Path Method
  •     Sample Project
  •     Creating a Network Diagram
  •     Starting Network Diagram
  •     Perform Forward Pass through Network
  •     Perform Backward Pass through Network
  •     Determine Slack
  •     Establish the Critical Path
  •     Critical Path Exercise
  •     Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  •     The PERT Formula
  •     Creating Time Estimates
  •     Making Connections
  •     The Value of PERT
  •     About Gantt Charts
  •     Sample Gantt Chart One
  •     Sample Gantt Chart Two
  •     Gantt Chart Exercise

Session 9: Scheduling Software

  •     Choosing the Right Tools
  •     How Do You Know What Software is Best For You?
  •     Open Workbench
  •     Microsoft Project

Session 10: Uncertainty and Risk Management

  •     About Risk Management
  •     Sample Risk Register
  •     Risk Management Planning
  •     Identification of Risk
  •     Quantification of Risk
  •     Responding to Risk
  •     Monitoring and Controlling Risk
  •     Mini Case Study
  •     Pre-Assignment Review

Session 11: Communication Strategies

  •     About Communication
  •     Purpose
  •     Information Required
  •     Frequency
  •     Method
  •     Tips for Successful Communication
  •     Team Members
  •     Project Stakeholders
  •     Project Team
  •     Other Special Target Groups/End Users
  •     Cross-Functional Teams
  •     Communication Exercise

Session 12: Creating a Viable Schedule

  •     Creating a Schedule
  •     Common Scheduling Problems (Part One)
  •     Common Scheduling Problems (Part Two)

Session 13: Updating and Monitoring the Schedule

  •     Schedule Updates
  •     Frequency of Updates
  •     Receiving Updates
  •     Format for Updates
  •     Format for Updates
  •     Better Predicting
  •     Schedule Monitoring
  •     Case Study
  •     Questions

Session 14: A Personal Action Plan

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

Course 9 - Risk Assessment and Management Online Certificate Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Identifying Hazards and Risks

  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • Consult with employees
  • Likelihood scale

Module Three - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 1)

  • Unique to your business
  • Walk around
  • Long term and short term
  • Common issues

Module Four - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 2)

  • Ask "What would happen if....?"
  • External events
  • Worst case scenarios
  • Consequence scale

Module Five - Everyone's Responsibility

  • See it, report it
  • If it's not safe, don't do it
  • Take appropriate precautions
  • Communicating to the organisation

Module Six - Tracking and Updating Control Measures

  • What is a Control Measure?
  • Your business procedures
  • Are they adequate?
  • Updating and maintaining

Module Seven - Risk Management Techniques

  • Reduce the risk
  • Transfer the risk
  • Avoid the risk
  • Accept the risk

Module Eight - General Office Safety and Reporting

  • Accident reports
  • Accident response plans
  • Emergency action plan
  • Training and education

Module Nine - Business Impact Analysis

  • Gather information
  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Analyse information
  • Implement recommendations

Module Ten - Disaster Recvoery Plan

  • Make it before you need it
  • Test, update and repeat
  • Hot, warm and cold sites
  • Keep documentation simple and clear

Module Eleven - Summary of Risk Assessment

  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed?
  • Are current control measures sufficient?
  • If not, change control measures

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Online Time Management Course

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

17.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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"If you are considering taking any “Courses for Success”, I would highly recommend it. I have always been a firm believer it’s important to always sharpen your skills. You are never too old to learn more. I found the courses very helpful, interesting and easy to understand.
The term “Courses for Success” helped me in my current position to succeed. After completing the courses, I gave my manager the completion certificates. Recently I received a promotion too."
Valencia Marie Aviles - 5 STAR REVIEW
"I had a very good experience with my course. It has helped me to get multiple jobs and prepared me for almost everything I would need to know. The course was very informative and easy to understand and broken up perfectly to be done in a short amount of time while still learning a good amount! I would recommend Courses for Success to anyone trying to get abs certifications for job advancements, it is well worth it!"
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"I have absolutely enjoyed the materials from Courses for Success. The materials are easy to understand which makes learning enjoyable. Courses for Success have great topics of interest which make you come back for more.
Thank you Courses for Success for being part of my learning journey and making education affordable!"

Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

18.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

19.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

20.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

21.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

22.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go.

23.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

24.  Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

25.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

26.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

27.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

28.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in.  

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Course Summary

Course ID: CFS03PP10CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: Study at your own pace
Duration: 60-80 Hours for total bundle
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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