This course will introduce you to the absolute essentials of the four stages of Project Management.
1. Does your Project have a Firm Foundation from Day 1?
2. What are the Ten Things You Need to Build into Your Project Plan?
3. Are You Really In Control of Your Project?
4. What are the Essential Disciplines for Closing Your Project?
Arguably the most important stage in your Project is the first stage, Project Definition.
Here you get to define what your project is, and what it is not.
Think of it as the foundation layer of your project - onto which you build the framework of your plans. This is the stage that can assure you of the success you want... or deny it to you.
Planning may not seem like a sexy activity, but you'd better believe it's at the heart of Project Management. And an essential part of a Project Manager's skill set too.
We have a lot of tools to support us in planning our projects, and in this Free Academy of PM program, we have assembled descriptions of a wide selection.
Projects a novel and uncertain. So, that means things may happen that you aren't expecting... and certainly did not plan.
That's why you need Risk Management. It's the primary way that Project Managers bring uncertainty under control.
As soon as you start managing your first project, you'll need to start leading people.
As a professional Project Manager, you need a strong awareness of the business and strategic context of your project.
And you also need to understand how to facilitate and lead change within the organization that is sponsoring your projects.
Agile Methodologies have become an important part of our project management toolkit - and not just for IT Project Managers.
Today, a large proportion of software projects, and a growing number of business projects are drawing upon Agile principles and toolsets. No project manager can afford to be ignorant of the basics.
So, in this Free course, we have collated videos that answer some of the basic questions, so you can quickly get up to speed with what's out there. That way, you can decide on what knowledge and learning will serve you best in your career.