PM 101 - Introduction to Project Management

Foundation for your Success

The goal of this course is to provide project management methods, skills, tools, and techniques so you can successfully plan and manage projects that provide value to your organization.

Why should you purchase this course?

The three main reasons are:

1. Acquire Skills that will help you regardless of what industry you are in. 

 

This course provides insight into all the critical components of Project Management. The goal of this course is to provide project management methods, skills, tools, and techniques so you can successfully plan and manage projects that provide value to any organization

 

Clear Career Progression

 

When you choose project management as a career path, you could easily start as a project coordinator and quickly transition into some junior project management roles. After this, you can climb the ladder to managing your own projects and, with time, expand your skills to tackle more extensive and more complex projects. You will not need many years of experience for you to make the leap to managing programs and, eventually, portfolios.

 

With a career in project management, you can also opt to move sideways into one of the various related roles such as Project Office Manager or choose to specialize in one area and become an expert in resource allocation or scheduling.

 

In business today, some of the important qualities to succeed are IT skills, literacy, numeracy, and interpersonal relationship skills. In project management you will get the chance to become a well-rounded individual, skilled in planning, stakeholder interaction, team building, conflict resolution, time and cost allocation, and much more. These skills make it an ideal choice for personal development, as well as allowing you to pick up transferrable skills that will let you go to a variety of possible places if you ever wish to transition out of it.

 

It is generally accepted that there is no limit on well-educated, brilliant, hardworking, personable, ambitious and gifted people in the world of business. Therefore, the challenge for business is to find people who “CAN GET THINGS DONE AS PROMISED”. This is where the discipline of Project Management comes to the forefront. Project Management is all about getting things done successfully; thus, obtaining project management knowledge will help you establish a “FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SUCCESS” because you will understand what it takes to get it done, and will be the known as the person “Who can get it done”.

 

2. Find employment, stay employed, or advance – here are the jobs

 

You may have heard about the high salaries associated with project management. PM professionals draw attractive compensations because of their capabilities to take up challenges in some of the most complex scenarios. When you are employed in project management you can attract a competitive salary that will offer long-term stability. Large and medium-sized businesses require project managers to grow and succeed in their industries, hence the need to offer lucrative compensation to you as a professional.

 

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3. Get proof of your abilities by earning a certificate from the Employment Ready Institute which is independent of this Education Provider, and which is approved by industry. 

 

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Upon completion and obtaining a passing grade of 60% in this course, the learner is eligible to write an exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI) to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. Regardless of the stage of your career, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with -- project teams.     

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

  • 2

    Module 1 - Introduction to Project Management

  • 3

    Module 2 - Project Management Structure

    • Module 2 - Overview

    • Presentation: Terminology and Key Elements of Project Management

    • Presentation: Key Elements - Scope (things to do)

    • Assignment: Read the Case Study

    • Presentation: Key Elements - Project Statement

    • Assignment: Create Project Statement

    • Presentation: Key Elements - Project Priorities

    • Assignment: Create Project Priorities document

    • Presentation: Key Elements - Business Case

    • Presentation: 12 steps for Business Case Development

    • Assignment: Create the Business Case document

    • Presentation: How to Identify Stakeholders

    • Video: How to Identify Stakeholders

    • Assignment: Create Stakeholders Plan

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 2 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 2 - Project Management Structure

  • 4

    Module 3 - Initiate the Project

    • Module 3 - Overview

    • Presentation: Initiate the Project - Part 1

    • Video: 7 Steps to create Product Requirements

    • Assignment: Re-write Product Requirements

    • Presentation: Initiate the Project - Part 2

    • Assignment: Read the guideline for creating a Project Charter

    • Assignment: Create a Project Charter

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 3 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 3 - Initiate the Project

  • 5

    Module 4 - Identify the Work

    • Module 4 - Overview

    • Presentation: Identify the Work

    • Video: How to Create a WBS (Project Planning) using Sticky Notes

    • Assignment: Create a WBS

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 4 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 4 - Identify the Work

  • 6

    Module 5 - Estimate the Work

    • Module 5 - Overview

    • Presentation: Estimating the Work (Time and Cost)

    • A more in-depth explanation of Three-point Estimation

    • Video: One view of how to estimate time and cost

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 5 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 5 - Estimate the Work

  • 7

    Module 6 - Schedule the Work

    • Module 6 - Overview

    • Presentation: Schedule the work - Part 1

    • Assignment: Arrange in Sequence - (Easy)

    • Assignment: Arrange in Sequence - (Harder)

    • Video: Network Diagram

    • Presentation: Schedule the work - Part 2

    • Assignment: Create a Critical Path document

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 6 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 6 - Schedule the Work

  • 8

    Module 7 - Determine the cost - create a Budget

    • Module 7 - Overview

    • Presentation: Determine the cost

    • Assignment: Create a Top Down Cost plan

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 7 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 7 - Determine the cost - create a Budget

  • 9

    Module 8 - Complete the Plan

    • Module 8 - Overview

    • Presentation: Complete the Plan

    • Video: Risk Management steps

    • Assignment: Read explanation about creating a Risk Document

    • Assignment: Determine Risk

    • Video: Introduction to Procurement

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 8 -Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 8 - Complete the Plan

  • 10

    Module 9 - Do it - Execute the Plan

    • Module 9 - Overview

    • Presentation: Execute the Plan (Do it) - Part 1

    • Video: How to successfully Execute a plan

    • Presentation: Execute the Plan (Do it) - Part 2

    • Video: How to run a Project Team Meeting

    • Assignment: Ideas that contribute to excellent Meetings

    • Presentation: Execute the Plan (Do it) - Part 3

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 9 -Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 9 - Do it - Execute the Plan

  • 11

    Module 10 - Conclude the Project

    • Module 10 - Overview

    • Presentation: Conclude the Project

    • Video: Closing out a Project

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of Module 10 - Take a Quiz to test your understanding

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 10 - Conclude the Project

  • 12

    Module 11 - Enjoy and Learn from Success

    • Module 11 - Overview

    • Presentation: Enjoy and learn from your success

    • Video: How to capture Lessons Learned

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Module 11 - Enjoy and Learn from Success

  • 13

    Model 12 - Resources

    • Overview

    • PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms

    • Top Ten Project Management terms explained

    • Project Management - Templates

    • Explore Project Management Tools

    • Explore the Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • 14

    Final Exam - All Modules

    • Knowledge Check - This is the end of the course - Take the Final Quiz - All Modules (20 questions)

  • 15

    What is Next?

    • Congratulations!

    • This is the end of the course - here is what is next