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What you will learn - Learn The Most Essential Part Of Project Management
  • Identifying Risks
  • Evaluation Method
  • Planning Questions
  • Eight Aspects of a Project
  • Communication Excellence
  • Setting Expectations
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Project Management
Get BIG Savings with our Ultimate Risk Assessment Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses
  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Project Management Fundamentals
  3. Advanced Project Management
  4. Intermediate Project Management
  5. Project Planning
  6. All You Need to Know About Project Management
  7. Understanding Project Management
  8. Effective Planning and Scheduling
  9. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively
  10. Organizational Skills
1. Risk Assessment: Learn The Most Essential Part Of Project Management

Risk management has long been an essential part of project management, but it has also become an increasingly important part of organizational best practices. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of risk management.

In this course, you will learn about the seven R’s and four T’s that traditionally represent the key activities of risk management. This will give you a framework that you can customize for a single project, a department, or an entire company.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define risk and risk management.
  • Describe the COSO ERM cube and ISO 31000.
  • Establish a risk management context.
  • Describe the 7 R’s and 4 T’s that form the framework of risk management activities.
  • Design and complete a basic risk assessment.
  • Determine the appropriate response to risks and create a plan for those responses.
  • Describe the key components of reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of a risk management program.
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. 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.
6. 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.
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. Delegation: The Art Of 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
10. Organizational Skills: Organizational Skills Online Certificate Course

The Organizational Skills Online Certificate Course gives you access to the skills that will provide substantial benefits to your business and personal life. Organizational skills training will deliver measurable benefits in general productivity and project management.  Taking organizational skills classes can even have a positive effect on memory and retention skills. Our Organizational Skills Online courses will deliver improvements in management skills, time management and communication skills.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Critically look at existing practices that are not organized
  • Know the critical value of a workable filing system
  • Use strategic planning to effectively prioritize your timetable, work projects and daily tasks
  • Establish effective ways of saving information and storing supplies
  • Organize your personal and workspaces effectively
  • Know how to resist procrastination and focus on meeting deadlines
  • Plan to stay organized in the future

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

Course 1 - Risk Assessment Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Risk

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Defining Risk and Risk Management
  •     Types of Risks
  •     Examples of Risk
  •     What is Risk Management?
  •     Establishing Your Risk Management Context
  •     Key Models
  •     ISO 31000 Standard and Guide 73

Session 3: Risk Management Activities

  •     The Seven R’s And Four T’s

Session 4: Assessing Risk

  •     A Risk Assessment Process
  •     Sample Template
  •     Identifying Risks
  •     Evaluation Method
  •     General Motors
  •     Task One: Risk One
  •     Task One: Risk Two
  •     Task One: Risk Three
  •     Task Two

Session 5: Responding to Risks

  •     Risk Responses
  •     Key Considerations
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Two)

Session 6: Resourcing Controls

  •     Identifying and Evaluating Controls
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Three)

Session 7: Reaction Planning

  •     The Worst-Case Scenario
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Four)

Session 8: Reporting and Monitoring

  •     The Reporting Structure
  •     Reporting and Monitoring Framework
  •     Reporting Checklist
  •     Monitoring Checklist

Session 9: Reviewing and Evaluating the Framework

  •     A Review Checklist
  •     Scaling the Program
  •     Back at Work

Session 10: 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 - 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 6 - 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 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
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Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


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


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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours per course
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About This Course
What you will learn - Learn The Most Essential Part Of Project Management
  • Identifying Risks
  • Evaluation Method
  • Planning Questions
  • Eight Aspects of a Project
  • Communication Excellence
  • Setting Expectations
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Project Management
Get BIG Savings with our Ultimate Risk Assessment Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses
  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Project Management Fundamentals
  3. Advanced Project Management
  4. Intermediate Project Management
  5. Project Planning
  6. All You Need to Know About Project Management
  7. Understanding Project Management
  8. Effective Planning and Scheduling
  9. Delegation: The Art Of Delegating Effectively
  10. Organizational Skills
1. Risk Assessment: Learn The Most Essential Part Of Project Management

Risk management has long been an essential part of project management, but it has also become an increasingly important part of organizational best practices. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of risk management.

In this course, you will learn about the seven R’s and four T’s that traditionally represent the key activities of risk management. This will give you a framework that you can customize for a single project, a department, or an entire company.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define risk and risk management.
  • Describe the COSO ERM cube and ISO 31000.
  • Establish a risk management context.
  • Describe the 7 R’s and 4 T’s that form the framework of risk management activities.
  • Design and complete a basic risk assessment.
  • Determine the appropriate response to risks and create a plan for those responses.
  • Describe the key components of reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of a risk management program.
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. 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.
6. 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.
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. Delegation: The Art Of 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
10. Organizational Skills: Organizational Skills Online Certificate Course

The Organizational Skills Online Certificate Course gives you access to the skills that will provide substantial benefits to your business and personal life. Organizational skills training will deliver measurable benefits in general productivity and project management.  Taking organizational skills classes can even have a positive effect on memory and retention skills. Our Organizational Skills Online courses will deliver improvements in management skills, time management and communication skills.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Critically look at existing practices that are not organized
  • Know the critical value of a workable filing system
  • Use strategic planning to effectively prioritize your timetable, work projects and daily tasks
  • Establish effective ways of saving information and storing supplies
  • Organize your personal and workspaces effectively
  • Know how to resist procrastination and focus on meeting deadlines
  • Plan to stay organized in the future

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

Course 1 - Risk Assessment Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Risk

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Defining Risk and Risk Management
  •     Types of Risks
  •     Examples of Risk
  •     What is Risk Management?
  •     Establishing Your Risk Management Context
  •     Key Models
  •     ISO 31000 Standard and Guide 73

Session 3: Risk Management Activities

  •     The Seven R’s And Four T’s

Session 4: Assessing Risk

  •     A Risk Assessment Process
  •     Sample Template
  •     Identifying Risks
  •     Evaluation Method
  •     General Motors
  •     Task One: Risk One
  •     Task One: Risk Two
  •     Task One: Risk Three
  •     Task Two

Session 5: Responding to Risks

  •     Risk Responses
  •     Key Considerations
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Two)

Session 6: Resourcing Controls

  •     Identifying and Evaluating Controls
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Three)

Session 7: Reaction Planning

  •     The Worst-Case Scenario
  •     Case Study: General Motors (Part Four)

Session 8: Reporting and Monitoring

  •     The Reporting Structure
  •     Reporting and Monitoring Framework
  •     Reporting Checklist
  •     Monitoring Checklist

Session 9: Reviewing and Evaluating the Framework

  •     A Review Checklist
  •     Scaling the Program
  •     Back at Work

Session 10: 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 - 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 6 - 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 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
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Requirements

Entry requirements:

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