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Introduction to Project Management

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Course Syllabus(200 Lessons)

PM101 - Section 11 - Final Exam
1 lessons

Course Description

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.
This course is brought to you by Experts Exchange, in partnership with Career Academy, who is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (#4058).
PMI, Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMP, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), CAPM, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), PMI-RMP, PMBOK, PgMP, PULSE OF THE PROFESSION, THE PMI TALENT TRIANGLE and The PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Details

9h 47m 45s


Martin VanDerSchouw
As a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, I currently serve as president & CEO of LookingGlass Development, LLC., a provider of project management tools, training, and consulting. For 3 years I served on Project Management Institute's International Board of Directors as well as PMI®'s Chair of Performance Oversight, Chair of External Relations and Involvement Committee, and Secretary Treasurer. I was included in the “Top 40 under 40” list by the Denver Business Journal and was named PMI®'s 2004 International Business Leader of the Year. Additionally, each year I make 50+ presentations on the topics of leadership, performance management, and program/project management. I’m currently the Colorado State Commissioner for Information Management, governing all IT projects over $500,000.
Martin VanDerSchouwPresident and CEO

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