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Project Management Basics – #101

Individual Online Instructor-led Course $1,995

Learn the Basic Techniques of Project Management with Online Instruction & Live Practice

This course is for people in business, finance, government and the arts who want to add project management skills to their “tool box.” 

Project Management Basics – Individual Online Coaching

Master the basic skills by managing a project as you work privately with your instructor, an expert project manager. Learn to use real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. Master a proven step-by-step method for small and medium-size projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.

  • Learn how to plan projects and tasks: Ask the right questions of the boss, customer or client. Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage. Present the project plan to management for their approval.
  • Learn how to schedule and assign tasks: Build a schedule (we teach you how to use project software). Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible. Make clear assignments that tell your team what you expect.
  • Learn how to track and report progress: Track progress against the plan. Spot problems early when they are easier to fix. Plan corrective action. Make and present a professional status report.

Other Industry Specialty Courses :  Construction or  Healthcare or IT/IS or Consulting

Sample Course Materials

1. Meet the instructor and watch a scope lecture

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    2. Watch a “Project Manager in Action” video of a PM doing scope definition. See the wrong way, then the right way

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      Your instructor guides you through every step in a project during live video conferences

      • Private, customized hands-on training with an expert project manager
        • Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to complete the course
        • Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss your assignments in private video conferences
        • Practice running meetings & giving presentations live with your instructor

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       Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995 

      Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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      Our Credentials

      • We have been training project managers for over 25 years
      • This course earns 30 education hours (PDUs) from PMI®
      • Major universities have granted graduate school credit for this course
      • We have had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 17 years
      • Our staff consists of experienced project managers who have worked more than a decade in various industries

                          Project Management Basics Course Outline

      1. Define the Scope – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Define the project objectives: the scope (goal)
      • Use the scope to avoid uncontrolled changes
      • Uncover the limits on cost and schedule

      Scope Assignment – Live Scope Meeting with Sponsor 

      • Ask questions of the sponsor (played by your instructor) to define a clear scope
      • Gain their approval of the scope

      2. Gather Requirements – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Identify all the project stakeholders
      • Learn what the stakeholders need (requirements) from the project
      • Link their requirements to the project scope

      Requirements Assignment – Gather Stakeholders’ Requirements in Live Meetings

      • Meet with stakeholders (played by your instructor) to understand requirements
      • Define their deliverables
      • Use this information to manage change requests

      3. Build a Project Plan – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Plan using deliverables, resources and risks
      • Estimate time and cost
      • Identify risks and plan how to avoid them

      Project Software Assignment – Build a Plan and Work Breakdown Structure 

      • Present the plan to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
      • Answer their questions about the plan and gain their approval/support

      4. Create a Schedule – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Estimate and sequence the tasks using project software
      • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
      • Break down deliverables into team assignments

      Schedule Assignment – Add Task Sequencing, Estimating and Team Assignments 

      • Review the schedule, WBS, task sequence and estimates with your instructor
      • Make improvements after each review

      5. Trade-offs and Critical Path – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Develop alternative ways to do the project
      • Change the scope, schedule, costs and resources
      • Use the software to model ways to finish sooner and cut the cost
      • Develop trade-offs for the alternatives

      Trade-offs and Critical Path Assignment – Present Trade-offs to the Sponsor in a Live Meeting

      • Discuss the trade-offs with the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
      • Address their objections and reach consensus

      6. Manage Conflicts – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts
      • Use each one to lower the impact on the project schedule and budget

      Conflict Assignment – Watch a Video of Team Member Conflict and Resolve It

      • Determine the correct techniques to use for different conflict situations
      • Discuss your decisions with your instructor

      7. Track Progress/Report Status – Reading, Lectures and Videos

      • Forecast the completion date and costs
      • Update the schedule to show results to-date
      • Identify problems
      • Use the software to model solutions and forecast final dates and costs

      Status Report Assignment – Report Progress and Status in a Live Meeting

      • Update the schedule from team status reports
      • Spot problems and develop solutions
      • Present the status report to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
      • Answer their questions and address their concerns

      How Individual Online Coaching Works: Course Features

        Learn Project Management Online with Your Private Mentor

         Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995 

        Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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