Beginner’s Guide to Project Management | Video

Beginner's Guide to Project Management

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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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 13 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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