Study the Project Manager Body of Knowledge and learn what makes a good project manager, a good team leader (not just a manager), and how to manage a team and complete a series of projects. Follow a well-planned, stringently laid out course that will prepare you to be a project manager and get the official Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Project managers are the lifeblood of any project. They are responsible for organizing teams, creating manageable deadlines, and completing those deadlines. They must work with a wide range of different professionals and know how to communicate with each professional in their “own language” whether that be computer science, economics, or marketing. Project manager positions will open up and the industry will see a 6% growth in the next 3 years, increasing rapidly to 2027.
Project managers are the leaders of their given project, and as such must take on a significant amount of responsibilities. Project managers must understand the basics of many different fields and be able to understand the challenges that each might face in order to manage well.
This lesson discusses Project Schedule Management and how it establishes focused workflows.
The discussion details the pertinent elements that make up a Schedule Management Plan:
Learners are made to understand that Project Schedule Management has a strategic advantage.
This lesson tackles Project Cost Management. The discussion stresses its importance and why it is considered one of the pillars of Project Management no matter the industry it is contextualized in.
This lesson also discusses the Four Steps in Project Cost Management:
This lesson defines Project Quality Management. This lesson defines the term "quality" in the context of Project Quality Management through the following concepts:
The lesson also tackles the elements that make Project Quality Management effective.
This lesson discusses Project Resource Management. The lesson tackles the resources that Project Managers have to take into account like Finances, Staffing, Space and Rooms, Equipment, and Technology, etc.
The discussion defines "resource" in the context of Project Resource Management and other key terms like Utilization, Resource Plan, and Duration.
This lesson also details the best practices for Project Resource Management.
This lesson defines Project Communication Management and its three (3) primary processes:
This lesson goes into the details of a Project Communication Management Plan and how it can be implemented smoothly.
This lesson discusses Project Management and delineates its processes integral. It tackles the different project risk types that Project Managers need to navigate through.
The segment discusses the steps in the management of risks:
This lesson explains Project Procurement Management and the 4 steps important to it:
This lesson also discusses the role of the Project Manager in Procurement. This part stresses that while the Project Manager has authority to go into agreements with contractors, oftentimes, the Project Manager is not the one who implements the contract provisions.
This lesson discusses Project Stakeholder Management and why it is important to prioritize stakeholders.
This lesson also outlines the major points of the process:
This lesson delves into the most preferred and practiced techniques for Project Management:
This segment also recommends certain tools like time sheet software and customizable organization boards that efficiently aid the Project Manager.
This lesson discusses project delivery within an Agile environment. The lesson describes what an Agile environment is and what Project Management is like in such.
This lesson also tackles the benefits of using an Agile approach to Project Management.
Be the bridge between every level of communication. Learn how to effectively communicate and work on projects, how to manage, improve and grow a team, and how to set expectations and meet those expectations for upper management.
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