Project management is a start-to-finish approach to getting things done and making projects more successful. It’s a profession, but it’s also a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and manage project work more effectively. Project management can be used to guide small, simple projects as well as complex enterprise-wide initiatives.
In this course you’ll be fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. We will explain the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, we will provide tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
Defining the components of a project
What it takes to be a project manager
Using project management software like Microsoft Project
Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
Managing project resources, including people
Managing project risk
Initiating a project
Identifying and managing stakeholders
Identifying requirements and deliverables
Developing a project plan
Building a project schedule
Assigning resources to tasks
Understanding the critical path
Running the project
Closing a project
Who this course is for:
Students interested in Project Management.