17 October, 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management | Video

Welcome to our Beginner’s Guide to Project Management. It’s not really for dummies, or for idiots. Because that’s not who you are. But there’s no shame in being a beginner: we all started at the beginning!

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In this video, I’ll introduce you to all the basics a beginner project manager needs.

We’ll cover:

  1. What is a project, and what is project management?
  2. The two sorts of project management:
    1. ‘traditional’, predictive or planned PM
    2. ‘agile’, adaptive PM
  3. The Project Lifecycle of a planned project
  4. The core concept of all project management (traditional and agile)
  5. The eight steps in a predictive project – and the core skills of any project

This video won’t make you into a fully-formed project manager. But it will give an absolute beginner all the basic information you need to get started.

So, what next?

This site has a lot of videos that pick up on topics we’ve covered here, in more detail. And, you’ll also find plenty more free material, as well as low-cost introductory courses, and fully comprehensive training programs.

Are you a manager, who needs to pick up the basics of project management?

If you enjoyed this video, and want similar content, but in a written form, check out this article: ‘Project Management for Managers’

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Mike Clayton

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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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