LECTURE Develop Schedule

In this process, the project manager, typically with the aid of project management software, builds the project schedule.

This is a lecture video on Develop Schedule, from the Planning Process Group and the sixth process in the Time Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Verify Scope

This is a lecture video on Verify Scope, from the Monitoring and Controlling Process Group and the fifth process in the Scope Knowledge Area. In this process, the project manager obtains the stakeholders’ formal approval of the deliverables they want from the project.

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LECTURE Estimate Activity Durations

In this process, the project manager makes estimates of the duration for each of the project tasks.

This is a lecture video on Estimate Activity Durations, from the Planning Process Group and the fifth process in the Time Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Determine Budget

This process directly follows Estimate Costs and the project manager creates the time-phased budget for the project, rolling up the cost for each activity.  We also create the cost baseline.

This is a lecture video on Determine Budget, from the Planning Process Group and the third process in the Cost Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Manage Stakeholder Engagement

In this process, the project manager and project management team address the stakeholders’ requirements and expectations for the project.

This is a lecture video on Manage Stakeholder Engagement, from the Executing Process Group and the third process in the Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Manage Communications

In this process, the project manager gathers and distributes information to all the project stakeholders, following the process laid out in the communications management plan.

This is a lecture video on Manage Communications, from the Executing Process Group and the second process in the Communications Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Perform Quality Assurance

Following the process improvement plan,  we improve the processes used to manage the project and the processes that create project deliverables.

This is a lecture video on Perform Quality Assurance, from the Executing Process Group and the second process in the Quality Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Report Performance

PMI divides the information used in and produced by a project into three categories. In order of increasing refinement, they are:

  • work performance data
  • work performance information
  • work performance reports.

We might start with the status report from a team member which has the number of hours worked and their estimated hours required to complete the task. That work performance data is processed by the project manager and combined with other facts into work performance information. That might be a variance report for a project showing the planned and actual completion date for all of the tasks and estimates for the final project completion.

The project manager takes that data and combines it with other facts to create a work performance report. These reports include a status report for presentation to the project sponsor or a recommendation on a change request.

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LECTURE Plan Communications Management

In this process we produce the communications management plan which details how we’ll communicate with the project sponsor, project team and project stakeholders during the project, based on their different communication needs and requirements.

This is a lecture video on Plan Communications Management, from the Planning Process Group and the first process in the Communications Knowledge Area.

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