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Project Management for Non-Project Managers Part 1

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The evolution of business strategies has increased the importance of management having a thorough understanding of the products they produce. More and more employees are getting promoted from within to become project managers as they fully understand what they are producing and how best to meet the quality and quantity requirements set out by executive management. Project management, as a process, is the supervision and control of the work required to complete the project deliverable. Using established processes, coupled with the experience and skills of experienced workers, employers are able to develop project management skills from within. This course will enable individuals who are not professional project managers to learn the fundamentals of project management so they will be able to manage projects related to their area of responsibility within the organization.
  • identify the importance of effective project management to an organization
  • identify project management objectives and activities
  • match project roles and interested parties to their responsibilities
  • identify examples of the activities that take place during each phase of the project management process
  • match project manager roles with examples
  • identify the value of the project manager in an organization
  • determine the right amount of project management in given scenarios
  • match "bad manager" types to examples of their behaviors
  • identify examples of micromanagement
  • identify the management challenges posed by small to medium projects in given scenarios
Many people find themselves thrust into a project management role with no formal training or experience. When this occurs, it is important to be prepared to deal with the significant changes in your role. Your responsibilities broaden from managing yourself to managing others, from short-term to long-term goals, and from tangible to intangible issues. Time and experience will develop and refine your project management skills, but this course will prime you for the process of transitioning into a project management role. It will discuss the changes a new project manager may face, including the development of a successful project team.
  • recognize the importance of leadership in project management
  • recognize the types of project authority
  • identify what transitioning to project manager entails
  • recognize examples of the criteria for successful project managing
  • match the five stages of team development to their characteristics
  • manage the development of a project team in a given scenario
  • recognize the importance of management skills to a successful project
  • identify the appropriate management role to play in a given scenario
  • conduct an effective feedback session in a given scenario
Initiating and Planning are crucial phases in developing and executing any successful project. Companies that are embarking on a new project initiative must assign people to gather facts and decide what exactly they want to produce and how they are going to produce it. This course examines which factors should weigh in during the project selection process and how to effectively plan a project from beginning to end.
  • recognize the importance of successfully initiating a project
  • identify the steps of the Initiating phase of project management
  • identify the types of questions to ask to define a project and your role as the project manager
  • match project stakeholders to examples of their responsibilities
  • match each element of a project repository with its example
  • determine project charter requirements in a given scenario
  • recognize the importance of successfully planning a project
  • identify the steps of the Planning phase of project management
  • identify appropriate team members for a project in a given scenario
  • match imposed team issues with solutions
  • match activities that must be performed during the project Planning phase to their examples
  • recognize examples of the elements of a project plan
  • recognize the steps in creating the work breakdown structure
  • match the elements of a project communications management plan with examples
  • recognize the agenda of a kickoff meeting for a given project
The factors of a successful project almost always end up depending on how much money and time is needed to create a product worthy of the customer. This course will help you manage the constraints of time, money, and schedules, and how they relate to the overall quality of your project and product.
  • recognize the importance of managing project costs, schedules, and resources
  • recognize the importance of managing project quality
  • manage project performance variances in a given scenario
  • determine how to ensure customer satisfaction in a given scenario
  • identify the process improvement technique to use in a given scenario
  • match common fact-based management mistakes with examples
  • match empowered performance principles with examples
  • recognize ways that project management software can be used to manage projects
  • match report types to examples of their use
  • recognize the importance of properly managing a project
  • manage technical performance, the customer relationship, and team conflict in given scenarios
  • recognize examples of the activities involved in the change management process
  • match the risk management processes with their descriptions
The factors that can affect a project are numerous and often hard to pinpoint. Conducting meetings and using advanced tools, such as formulas and graphs, allow the project manager to properly define the health or status of the project. This course outlines how to conduct effective meetings and presents some troubleshooting tools that can be used during the project life cycle. It also presents the information required to close the project, which is the last stage in project management.
  • recognize the importance of being able to solve problems as a project manager
  • distinguish between open-ended and close-ended types of problems
  • match the cost management formulas to examples of their usage
  • match the project management activities associated with cost control to examples
  • match the activities associated with reporting project performance to examples
  • determine the appropriate quality control tool to use in given scenarios
  • recognize considerations for problem solving in given scenarios
  • match each consideration for the development of a recovery plan with its intended purpose
  • recognize the importance of closing a project successfully
  • recognize key project audit questions to ask in a given scenario
  • identify why a project is terminated in a given scenario
  • recognize the basic requirements for reviewing project team members
  • recognize how to reward project performance in a given scenario
  • match each task associated with project closure with its purpose

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