The goal of this course is to allow you to develop the tools and techniques that you need in order to successfully manage a small or medium-sized project. This includes any project under a $5 million budget, using 100 resources or less, with a completion date within a year. The resources can be taken from multiple locations, referred to as being co-located. We will discuss the tools and certifications you need in order to attain great results.
In terms of teams and leadership, we will cover several strategic approaches, including the conceptual approach, spontaneous approach, normative approach, methodical approach, and how these approaches lead to roles. Also discussed will be the P.E.P. cycle of trust, commitment, and accountability.
Additionally, we will cover project communication and the channels involved. We will dive into stakeholder management and how to recruit the right people.
We will then outline the basics of project management, defining the scope and requirements, and developmental methodologies.
Lastly, we will discuss effective budgets and schedules, highlighting sequencing, Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), stages of budget development, and the Critical Path Method (CPM). This will segway into project performance, which involves measuring results, and change management, which addresses managing change and action items.