Technical Project Management
Video Course

Project Planning Tools

11 Lessons Intermediate

About this course

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.

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Course Structure

MOSCOW Analysis

Scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. Luckily we have a great tool to use called MOSCOW Analysis.

Capabilities-Based Planning

Capabilities Based Planning (CBP) is an important way of starting your project planning process. So what is Capabilities Based Planning, exactly?

Functional Specification

On software and technical projects, there is a chain of project definition deliverables, and one of them is the Functional Specification. So, what is a Functional Specification?

Planning Poker

Estimating project work package times and the times it will take to build products or deliverables is one of the most difficult parts of Project Management. One great tool is Planning Poker. It comes from the world of Agile Project management, and Scrum, but is far more widely applicable.

What is a Deadline

They sound scary. They are scary. What is a Project Deadline and how does it differ from a Milestone?

Milestone Planning

Planning is fundamental to all Project Management, and one of the most basic and robust approaches to planning is Milestone Planning.

PERT Chart

When it comes to project planning and estimation, there are a few 'go-to' tools that every project manager should know, and one of them is the PERT Method. So, what is a PERT Chart?

Critical Path Method

The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the core planning and control methodologies that project managers use. So, what is the Critical Path Method?

Critical Chain

The Critical Path Method is well known. And you have just watched a video about it. But, what is a Critical Chain?

RACI Chart

RACI Charts are rightly one of a Project Manager's favourite tools. So what is a RACI Chart, and how does it relate to a Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC)?

Linear Responsibility Chart

Knowing who is slated to do what is a crucial part of project management. Following our previous lesson on RACI Charts, this video looks at RACI's cousin the Linear Responsibility Chart. But what is it?