Project Management for Experts

Testimonials (173 reviews)

Features

Premium video tutorials

Award-winning instructors

Personalized learning

Get certified

Learn at your own pace

Mobile (learn on-the-go)

Unlimited tests and quizzes

Regularly updated content


Overview

Do you manage projects, or want to enter a new project management role? This online course is designed for project managers who want to manage projects effectively as Experts in their designated area. It is also suited for project team members, business owners or those looking to start out in project management.

In 76 engaging lessons you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including scope, schedule and resource planning, project risk, execution and control plus more.

If you are planning on taking the exam for PMP® certification, we recommend you take the Experts course followed by PMP® Certification Training, so you cover all bases!

Highlights:

  • Learn to manage your projects more effectively.
  • Get a better understanding of project management principles.
  • Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.
  • Use this as a stepping stone to embark on a project management career.
  • Earn 39.5 PDUs or contact hours toward your Project Management education for certification with PMI.

We have a range of project management courses to suit your needs. Try our courses for Business Professionals and Engineers. If you’re preparing for the PMP® Exam, look no further than PMP® Certification Training. And if you want an introductory course, try our Basics or Team Members courses.

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.

Project Management for Experts
Focus video player for keyboard shortcuts
Auto
  • 720p
  • 540p
  • 360p
1.00x
  • 0.50x
  • 0.75x
  • 1.00x
  • 1.25x
  • 1.50x
  • 1.75x
  • 2.00x
cc

Summary

Skill level: Intermediate
Certificate: Yes
Lessons: 79
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Video duration: 6h 58m
Estimated study time: 39h 30m for all materials

Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service. PMI - Project Management Institute


Syllabus

1

Triple Constraint

Understand the inter-relationship between the triple constraints on a project of scope, schedule, and resources.

Video time: 04m 37s

2

Circles of Project Management

Circles of project management are a framework for considering different project management aspects.  Based upon project and organizational considerations, some aspects may be emphasized and others de-emphasized.

Video time: 06m 29s

3

Project Leader

Know the role and responsibilities of the project leader.

Video time: 05m 43s

4

Core Team

Most large projects are managed by a cross-functional core team.  Core team members have a dual responsibility; they are responsible for the project achieving its goals and they are responsible to ensure that the project complies with their function’s standards and best practices.

Video time: 05m 52s

5

Stakeholders

Know how to identify stakeholders and understand how they measure project success.

Video time: 04m 34s

6

Project Lifecycle

Understand the phases of a project lifecycle and know how to approach a predictive project versus an adaptive project.

Video time: 04m 49s

7

Project Management Methodology

A methodology or system of project management helps those in the organization involved with projects to know what to expect.

Video time: 04m 44s

8

Project Selection and Approval

The organization needs to establish a management discipline for selecting and approving projects.

Video time: 06m 18s

9

Project, Program, Portfolio, Operations

Portfolios are often comprised of programs which are often comprised of projects; all of which either create or support operations.

Video time: 04m 59s

10

Project Management Governance

Project governance is the organizational institutionalization of a project management methodology.

Video time: 06m 08s

1

Stakeholder Identification

Identifying stakeholders enables the project team to create a strategy for communicating and interacting with each stakeholder.

Video time: 06m 00s

2

Stakeholder Project Goals

Many stakeholders have additional goals for a project beyond the primary business goal.  Understanding those goals can help the team ensure project success and maintain stakeholder support.

Video time: 06m 12s

3

Project Boundaries

Learn how to quickly identify project boundaries using the W questions.

Video time: 05m 03s

4

In-Frame and Out-of-Frame

In-Frame/Out-of-Frame is a technique for clarifying project boundaries by listing the activities and deliverables that are in scope for the project as well as the activities that are not required as part of the project.

Video time: 04m 14s

5

Project Charter

The Project Charter is the document that approves the initiation of the project and identifies goals, objectives, boundaries and constraints.

Video time: 05m 15s

6

Creating a Business Case

The business case provides the business rationale, normally in financial terms, of whether the project should be done.

Video time: 06m 07s

7

Approval and Kickoff

Most projects will have a specific date or event at which the stakeholders will approve the Project Charter in order to authorize work to begin. Often this immediately followed by a kickoff meeting with the project team and stakeholders to ensure alignment on project goals and objectives.

Video time: 05m 07s

1

Primary Constraint

The approach taken when planning a project should be based upon the primary project constraint.  Attributes of that constraint are planned first and then other aspects of the project are planned to support the primary constraint. 

Video time: 03m 20s

2

Phases

Projects are often organized into phases.  Phases provide structure and logic to the project and aid the project team and management to track progress.

Video time: 05m 51s

3

Progressive Elaboration

Progressive elaboration is the principle of steadily adding detail to the project plan as more information becomes available.

Video time: 04m 46s

4

Baseline Plan

The integrated project plan that includes scope, schedule, and resource information for all aspects of the project is the project baseline plan.

Video time: 06m 07s

5

Change Planning

The unique nature of projects leads to an inherent level of uncertainty.  Project managers should expect and plan for project change.

Video time: 05m 35s

1

Deliverables Deployment

Learn how to identify project tasks and activities using the deliverables deployment technique.

Video time: 04m 15s

2

Task Description

Task Descriptions are the statements of scope for each of the project activities.  They are written in the format of “action – completion point.”

Video time: 03m 38s

3

Requirements Planning

Project requirements are often vague, incomplete or contradictory at the time of project initiation.  Normally, additional effort is required to collect and verify the true project requirements.

Video time: 06m 00s

4

Scope Statement

The project scope statement is a summary description of the project scope used to maintain alignment between stakeholders and team members.

Video time: 04m 57s

5

WBS Dictionary

The WBS Dictionary is a table or spreadsheet that is organized by project task and contains all project planning details.

Video time: 04m 14s

6

WBS Structure

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the most commonly used technique for organizing the project scope.  The WBS decomposes the scope into tasks and organizes the tasks into logical groupings.

Video time: 06m 22s

1

Milestone Schedule

Understand when and how to use a milestone schedule on a project.  Learn how to create a milestone schedule. 

Video time: 03m 44s

2

Gantt Chart

Understand when and how to use a Gantt chart on a project.  Learn how to create a Gantt chart.

Video time: 06m 01s

3

Task List Schedule

A Task List Schedule is a schedule format used to communicate tasks with dates to extended team members or those who do not have a major role in the project.

Video time: 03m 29s

4

Kanban Schedule

A Kanban Schedule is a project scheduling tool for managing a batch of similar items that must be processed through the same project steps.

Video time: 05m 21s

5

Network Diagram

A network diagram is a project scheduling technique that shows the relationship between tasks by depicting project activities as a flowchart.

Video time: 05m 45s

6

Critical Path

Critical Path is a project scheduling technique that determines the shortest time that the current project plan can be completed.

Video time: 04m 57s

7

Float, Slack, Buffer

Float (slack or buffer) is extra time that a task could consume beyond its duration estimate without impacting other aspects of the project.   Total float is extra time without impacting the end date of the project and free float is extra time without impacting another project task.

Video time: 06m 04s

8

Critical Path Calculations

Critical Path calculations are the method used to determine the critical path within a project.

Video time: 07m 57s

1

Project Budget

Understand what is normally shown in a project budget.  Learn how to create a time-phased project budget.

Video time: 06m 03s

2

Resource List

The project Resource List is a list of all individuals working on the project with their contact information and all special equipment and facilities required to accomplish project tasks.

Video time: 03m 32s

3

Responsibility Matrix

The Responsibility Matrix is a project management tool for correlating project work assignments with project team members.

Video time: 03m 45s

4

Contractor Vendor Planning

Contractors, vendors, and suppliers are used on projects to reduce risks.  These external resources have capacity and capability that allows them to complete project tasks better than internal resources would be able to complete them.

Video time: 05m 51s

5

Resource Over-Allocation

Project resource demands are often inconsistent throughout the life of the project leading to times when resources are over-allocated.

Video time: 06m 30s

6

Earned Value Planning

Earned Value Management is a comprehensive project management technique that combines scope, schedule and resource management into one set of measures.  It starts with task level planning.

Video time: 06m 04s

1

Estimating Uncertainty

Project plans are built with an accumulation of estimates, each of which has a level of uncertainty associated with it.  The level of uncertainty is a major contributor to the accuracy of the plan and the amount of project risk.

Video time: 05m 36s

2

Estimating Techniques

The most commonly used techniques for creating project estimates are analogous estimates, bottom up estimates, three point estimates, and using a parametric model.  

Video time: 04m 03s

3

Effort - Duration - Money

Project estimates of effort, duration, and money are inter-related.  Based upon the cost and availability of the resources involved, once you have one of the estimates you can derive the other two.

Video time: 04m 55s

4

Time-Box Estimating

Time Boxes are an estimating technique that sets a finite time for a task or task group.  The amount of scope that is completed is variable.   Whatever scope is done when the time box ends is the amount of scope for that activity on the project.

Video time: 03m 56s

1

Positive and Negative Risk

Understand the difference between positive and negative risk.  Learn the major steps of project risk management. 

Video time: 04m 58s

2

Risk Register

The Risk Register is a table that tracks the project risk management activities.

Video time: 04m 38s

3

Risk Identification

The practice of identifying positive and negative conditions that may occur within the project and impact project objectives.

Video time: 05m 27s

4

Risk Matrix

All project risks are not equal in their effect on a project.  Project risks that have been identified are prioritized using qualitative techniques such as the Risk Matrix.  

Video time: 05m 25s

5

Sensitivity Analysis

The Risk Sensitivity Analysis is a technique to assess the magnitude of impact from a risk.  

Video time: 04m 17s

6

Negative Risk Response

Negative Risk Response is determining what actions the project will take to address risk threats.

Video time: 05m 59s

7

Positive Risk Response

Positive Risk Response is determining what actions the project will take to address risk opportunities.

Video time: 05m 20s

8

Contingencies and Triggers

Contingencies are potential risk response actions that will only be implemented if some triggering event or condition has shown that the risk probability has gone from unlikely to likely.

Video time: 04m 37s

9

Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project quantitative risk analysis techniques provide a deeper understanding of the nature and impact of project risks.

Video time: 06m 40s

1

Team Building

Learn the characteristics of a project core team and understand the stages of a  team building lifecycle.

Video time: 05m 53s

2

Project Decision-Making

Project Decision Making is the process whereby the project leader and project team decide upon project strategy, tactics, and acceptable actions.  For Project Stakeholders, the decisions normally concern project boundaries.  For Project Core Team members, the decisions normally concern project plans and execution.

Video time: 06m 02s

3

Team Meetings

Team Meetings are a gathering of team members to discuss aspects of the project.  Team pulse meetings focus on status.  Team problem solving meetings focus on problem resolution.

Video time: 04m 38s

4

Task Accountability

Task Accountability is the project management activity associated with ensuring successful completion of project activities.

Video time: 05m 31s

5

Quality Control & Quality Assurance

Quality Control and Quality Assurance are processes used for managing the project.  Quality Control determines if the overall project result meets the requirements and Quality Assurance determines if appropriate standards and procedures are used to do the work of the project.

Video time: 07m 18s

6

Contractors and Vendors Execution

Contractors and vendors are often used to accomplish project tasks.  The complexity, uniqueness, and uncertainty of the activity will determine the nature of the relationship between the project team and the contractor or vendor.

Video time: 05m 08s

7

Communication Management

Understand the characteristics of the major categories of project communication.  Know the communication constraints typically encountered on project. 

Video time: 05m 22s

8

PMIS and Project Management Software

The Project Management Information System (PMIS) is the method that the project manager and core team use to share and disseminate project information.  It often is based upon the use of a project management software application.

Video time: 05m 35s

9

Setting Earned Value

Earned Value Management is a comprehensive project management technique that combines scope, schedule and resource management into one set of measures.  An element, in fact the element that provides the name of the technique, is the setting of Earned Value.

Video time: 05m 41s

1

Dashboards

Learn how to create and use a project dashboard to communicate project status with both management and your project team.

Video time: 04m 26s

2

Management Reviews

Understand the purpose of a project management review and learn how to prepare for one.

Video time: 04m 35s

3

Technical Reviews

Project technical reviews are formal decision meetings between team members and a panel of subject matter experts.  

Video time: 05m 11s

4

Scope Creep

Scope creep is the uncontrolled expansion to project scope without adjustments to time, cost, and resources.

Video time: 04m 49s

5

Issue Resolution

Issues are any request, complaint, or unexpected condition that leads to unplanned, but in scope, work that must be accomplished on a project.  They normally result in the need to implement a workaround in order to resolve them.

Video time: 04m 35s

6

Project Change

A formal documented process for changing the project baseline.

Video time: 06m 12s

7

Baseline Management

The project performance is tracked against an integrated set of project baselines that support the achievement of the project’s triple constraint goals and objectives.

Video time: 05m 07s

8

Variance Analysis

Variance occurs when the actual situation is different from the planned or expected situation.  In projects, variance analysis applies to schedule variance and cost variance.  It determines both why the actual situation is different than what was planned and the impact that will have on the project.

Video time: 06m 34s

9

Forecasting

Since projects seldom go exactly as planned, part way through a project the project team is typically asked to estimate how much time and money are required to complete the project.

Video time: 07m 20s

10

Project Acceleration

There are several approaches a project team can take to accelerate project tasks.  Each approach has its own unique characteristics and risks.

Video time: 06m 37s

1

Stakeholder Acceptance

Understand how to gain stakeholder acceptance during project closeout and learn how to create and use a Punch List.

Video time: 04m 44s

2

Transition to Business

To fully realize the benefit of a project, often business systems need to change to implement the project results.  This transition can be a challenging aspect of the project.

Video time: 05m 04s

3

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned are a retrospective look at a project, or phase of a project, to identify best practices to be repeated and performance gaps to be improved.

Video time: 04m 30s

4

Administrative Closeout

In addition to transitioning the result of the project into the organization’s operations, projects often have accounts, systems, and resources that must be closed or disposed of before the project is fully closed.

Video time: 05m 57s

5

Final Report

In many organizations, a final report is prepared after all project activities have been completed and the impact of the project results have been demonstrated in business performance metrics.

Video time: 03m 52s

Download syllabus