Project Management for Team Members

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Overview

Do you manage projects, or want to enter a new project management role? This online course is ideally suited for anyone looking to better manage their projects for work, including office administrators, junior project managers or team members, business owners or those looking to start out in project management.

In 25 engaging lessons you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including project initiation and closeout, scope, schedule and resource planning, project execution and control plus more.

The Project Management for Team Members course has all of the modules in the Project Management Basics course, plus an additional 10 modules focused on Project Management for teams. (So you don't need to take the Basics course separately.)

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) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013.
  • Use this as a stepping stone to embark on a project management career.
  • Earn 12.5 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. If you’re looking for something more in-depth, try our courses for Business Professionals, Engineers or Experts. If you’re preparing for the PMP® Exam, look no further than PMP® Certification Training. And if you want an introductory course for beginners, try our Basics course.

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*This course was formerly titled Project Management for Administrators.

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Summary

Skill level

Beginner

Certificate

Yes

Lessons

25

Accredited by

CPD

Pre-requisites

None

Versions supported

TBD


Accreditations and approvals

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

GoSkills has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute(PMI)®.



Syllabus

Triple Constraint

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

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Project Leader

Know the role and responsibilities of the project leader.


Stakeholders

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


Project Lifecycle

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

Project Boundaries

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


In-Frame & Out-of-Frame

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

Deliverables Deployment

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

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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.”

Milestone Schedule

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


Gantt Chart

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


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.

Project Budget

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


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.

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.


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.

Positive and Negative Risk

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

Team Building

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


Communication Management

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


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.


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.


Task Accountability

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

Dashboards

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


Management Reviews

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


Scope Creep

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

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Stakeholder Acceptance

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