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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Finding Your Bearings as a Project Manager $74.95
Getting the Big Picture by Defining the Project's Scope and Team $74.95
Navigating through Changes and Conflicts in Projects $74.95
Taking Final Steps to Bring a Project to its Close $74.95
Mastering the Details of a Project's Schedule and Budget $74.95
Managing a Project to Minimize Risk and Maximize Quality $74.95

Bundle Price: $229.00
Total Savings: $220.70

Finding Your Bearings as a Project Manager

If you would like to learn the basics of what it means to lead a project – without all the technical jargon – this course is for you. You'll learn some of the foundational concepts, such as what a project is and what you'll be responsible for, and things you'll need to understand before planning begins. You'll also learn where to go to access useful information and how to identify the different types of people who will have an interest in the project – its stakeholders.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the attributes that all projects have
  • Identify the business reasons for a undertaking a project
  • Recognize the responsibilities of a project manager
  • Describe the factors within an environment that may influence a project
  • Identify sources of information to use when starting a project
  • Identify key stakeholders for a project
  • Recognize the actions to take when preparing to manage a project

Getting the Big Picture by Defining the Project's Scope and Team

At the start of any project – before you plan the budget or create the schedule – you need to develop a clear vision of what you want to achieve and how you'll get there. That involves clarifying what stakeholders expect to see in the end, all the tasks that will need to be carried out, the resources you will need, and who will be doing the work. In this course, you will learn how to nail down all those big-picture details so that your project gets off on the right foot.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify methods for identifying project requirements
  • Recognize activities involved in defining a project's scope
  • Describe how to break project work into manageable tasks
  • Identify the types of resources that every project needs
  • Describe how to pull together a project team
  • Identify the stages of team development
  • Make decisions about project work and how it will be carried out

Navigating through Changes and Conflicts in Projects

Of all the different types of skills and competencies a project manager uses, soft skills are the most important. The ability to communicate effectively with team members and negotiate between conflicting demands so stakeholders remain positive can mean the difference between success and failure. In this course, you'll learn how to handle it when someone requests a change to the project, how to create a plan for communicating with stakeholders, and approaches for dealing with conflicts that arise.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the law of triple constraints
  • Identify potential effects on a project when changes are not controlled
  • Sequence the steps for controlling changes on a project
  • Recognize the types of information that should be included in a communication plan
  • Recognize methods for managing conflict
  • Describe how to keep stakeholders positively engaged in a project
  • Recognize methods for managing project change, communication, and stakeholders

Taking Final Steps to Bring a Project to its Close

We'd all like to think that good scheduling and budgeting will ensure a project will stay on track until completion. The truth is, most projects go a little astray at some point along the way. In this course, you'll learn some tricks for correcting schedule variances and how to determine if your project is over or under budget. You'll also learn how to tell whether your project should be canceled and how to bring a healthy project to a successful close.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize methods for getting a project schedule back on track
  • Recall how to calculate values used in earned value management (EVM)
  • Calculate a project's cost performance index
  • Recognize when it is appropriate to cancel a project
  • Identify appropriate activities that accompany completion of work on a project
  • Identify administrative activities that should be carried out during project wrap-up
  • Recognize methods for effectively controlling schedule and cost performance and closing a project

Mastering the Details of a Project's Schedule and Budget

Once a project’s scope has been clearly defined with all necessary tasks identified, it's time to get into more detailed estimating and planning. Drawing on all the information from the initiation phase, you must now define how much time and money will be required to meet objectives and complete the project. In this course, you will learn how to develop the schedule and cost baselines and use them to monitor and measure performance throughout the project.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how to use methods for making project cost and time estimates
  • Recognize terminology used when creating a project network diagram
  • Describe how to create a project schedule
  • Determine a project's budget
  • Recognize mandatory and optional milestones for a project
  • Explain how to use project data to assess performance
  • Recognize the steps to creating and monitoring project schedule and cost baselines

Managing a Project to Minimize Risk and Maximize Quality

When starting a project, there are many things to consider. One key area is risk. You need to prepare ahead of time for all the things that could go wrong…or go right! Another key area is quality. How are you going to ensure that your product or service meets stakeholders' expectations? And then there's figuring out whether to do all the work in-house or outsource it to a third party. And how do you choose the vendors who will partner with you to minimize risk and maximize quality? This course will help you sort out all these considerations by explaining common methods and best practices related to managing risk, quality, and procurement.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the correct actions to take when planning for project risks
  • Describe common responses when risk events occur on a project
  • Recognize the principles of quality assurance
  • Identify methods for implementing quality control on a project
  • Describe how to conduct a make-or-buy analysis
  • Describe how to choose a vendor using multi-criteria analysis
  • Recognize methods for managing risk, quality, and procurement on a project
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