Individual Online Mentoring Thru the Course & A Year Afterward $1,995
Learn the basic techniques of project management. This course is for professionals in business, finance, non-profits, government and the arts who want to add project management to their “tool box.”
(Industry specialty projects: IT/System, Construction, Healthcare, Consulting)
Project Management Basics – Individual Online Mentoring $1,995.00
Master the basic skills by managing a project as you work privately with 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 be able 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
You will be able to schedule and assign tasks to your team
- Build a schedule using project software (several choices)
- Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible
- Make clear assignments that tell your team what you expect
You will be able to track and report progress
- Spot problems early when they are easier to fix
- Plan your corrective action
- Make a professional status report
We also Offer Industry Specialty Courses:
Construction Project Basics
Healthcare Project Basics
IT/IS Project Basics
Consulting Project Basics
Live Meetings & Presentations with Your Mentor
Learn a simple method with templates that you can use on your real projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.
You work with your mentor as you manage every step in a project
- Private, customized hands-on training from an expert project manager
- Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to finish
- Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss assignments in private video conferences
- Practice running meetings & presentations live with your instructor
Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995
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- We have been training project managers for over 25 years
- We are a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®
- PMI® has approved this course for 30 education hours (PDUs)
- Major universities have approved this course for graduate school credit
- 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.
Course Modules: What you will learn and how you will practice the new skills
Skills & Techniques in Reading & Lectures
1. Define Scope – Learn to ask the right questions of the boss to understand what they want the project to do. Next, learn how to use a strong scope (goal) statement that will avoid uncontrolled changes to the project. Then learn to uncover the major limits on cost and schedule.
2. Gather Requirements – Learn how to ask the department heads the right questions to document what they need from the project. Next, link their requirements to the project goals they support. Uncover all the requirements so you can address them early in the project.
3. Build Project Plan – Learn to design a plan covering deliverables, resources and project risks. Also make initial estimates of time and cost. Next, identify risks and plan how to avoid them. Build a Power Point slide show of your project plan and then present it to management.
4. Then, create a Work Breakdown & Schedule – Learn how to sequence and estimate your tasks using project management software. Then learn how to build a project work breakdown structure (WBS). It details all the deliverables your team will produce. Next, break down your high-level deliverables into assignments for your team members. Finally, create clear performance expectations for each assignment.
5. Tradeoffs & Critical Path – Learn to develop alternative ways of doing the project by changing the scope, duration, costs and resources. Develop trade-offs between them for the department heads to consider. Then optimize your schedule to cut the project’s cost and duration.
6. Conflict Management – Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts and when to apply them. Learn how to use these techniques to lower the impact of conflicts on your project schedule and budget.
7. Tracking & Status – Learn to give the department heads accurate forecasts of the project completion date and final cost. Then update your project schedule to show actual results to-date and identify problems. Finally, use the software to model solutions and forecast the final dates and costs.
Practice in Live Meetings & Presentations
1. Lead a live project planning session with your instructor who plays the roles of the boss and department heads. Ask them questions to define a clear scope (goal) for the project that will solve their problems. Then gain their approval of the scope.
2. Next, run a live requirements meeting with each department head (role-played by your instructor). Gather their requirements and define the deliverables each department must produce using those requirements. Finally, learn how to use this information to manage requests for changes.
3. Then present your plan & slides to the user department heads (role-played by your instructor). Outline your approach to the project and give them information on the requirements. Answer their questions about your plan and gain their approval and support.
4. Next, review your schedule with your instructor when you complete the WBS, task sequences and estimates of work and time. Discuss your schedule’s strengths and weaknesses in live meetings with your instructor. Make improvements after each review.
5. Then in a live presentation to the department heads (role-played by your instructor), discuss trade-offs between scope, resources, duration and cost to give them options for the project. Handle any objections they may have.
6. Next, watch a video of a conflict between two team members. Decide the correct technique to manage the conflict and discuss it with your instructor.
7. Last, using status data from your team, update your schedule, spot problems and develop solutions. Present the status report to the department heads (role-played by your instructor) using Power Point slides. Answer their questions.