Project Management Essential Skills

Categories: General Skills
Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

In the past few decades, organizations have discovered something incredible: principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success. As a result, many employees are expected to understand project management techniques and how to apply them to projects of any size. This course will give you an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Define projects, project management, and project managers
Identify the importance of the PMBOK and PMI
Identify the five process groups and ten knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
Describe the triple constraint
Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
Create key project documents, including the statement of work, project planning worksheet, and project charter
Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
Understand and use the work breakdown structure
Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
Establish and use baselines
Monitor and maintain the project
Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project