Welcome to the wonderful world of Project Management. Is this course right for you? If you ever need to manage a project, probably.
What exactly is Project Management? We summarize the complexities and clarity of everything - time management, risk assessment, scope creep - good project management entails.
The phases, or steps, of successful project management are (spoilers) initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure. In this lesson, we dive into what that means.
Let's begin at the beginning: with asking questions of the sponsors and stakeholders behind the project; and with the logistics you have to tame. Plus, the project manager's secret weapon.
Projects fail when you fail to plan - so let's talk about the importance of the planning phase and tools like WBS and scheduling that will help you actually deliver deliverables.
In this lesson, we cover all the forces project managers have to bear in mind as they plan: time, cost, and scope. We visualize these constraints with the not-actually-ominous Iron Triangle. Pythagoras would be proud.
Stay PERT, everyone! Now we get into the grit (and nit?) of estimating your project completion time and developing workable schedules.
Now we turn to cost - the resources and personnel you have available for a given project. Designing a project with cost in mind will make everyone above and below you happy.
What do schedules actually look like? One of the most common and useful tools for schedule creation is the magnificent Gantt Chart.
Welcome to our discussion of scope, in which we tell you to (constructively) say no to power, to decide what can and can't be accomplished, and to look at your project with a bird's eye.
A sponsor with a very Southern accent has a project she'd like you to manage.
Now that you've gone through the steps of setting up your own project, you can actually start being a project manager. Utilize your resources in the One Month Project Management Community and use everything you've learned to accomplish your own project, or anyone else's.