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Project Management Foundations

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Learn what it takes to deliver projects successfully. Explore the basics of project management, from building a project plan to managing progress.


  • Deliver successful projects
  • What you should know
1. Get to Know Project Management
  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • What it takes to be a project manager
  • The project management life cycle
  • Traditional vs. agile project management
  • How organizational structure affects projects
  • How organizational culture affects projects
  • Project management software options
  • Challenge: Organization
2. First Things First
  • Initiate a project
  • Identify project stakeholders
  • Analyze project stakeholders
  • Identify the project goal
  • Define project objectives
  • Choose a strategy
  • Gather requirements
  • Identify project deliverables and success criteria
  • Identify project assumptions and risks
  • Prepare a project scope statement
  • Create a project charter
  • Challenge: Project charter
3. Develop a Project Plan
  • Project planning overview
  • What is a work breakdown structure?
  • Build a work breakdown structure
  • How to create work packages
  • Estimate time and cost
  • How to choose the best estimate
  • Create a resource management plan
  • Build a project schedule
  • Develop a project budget
  • Identify risks
  • Create a risk management plan
  • Set up a communication plan
  • Develop a quality plan
  • How to set up a change management plan
  • How to plan procurement
  • Processes for procuring resources
  • How to obtain approval to proceed
  • Challenge: Change
4. Build a Project Schedule
  • Put tasks in sequence
  • How to assign resources to tasks
  • Learn to use milestones
  • Make a realistic schedule
  • Understand the critical path
  • Understand the critical chain method
  • How to shorten a schedule
  • Document the baseline
  • Challenge: Network diagram
5. An Overview of Agile Project Management
  • What is agile project management?
  • The agile project management life cycle
  • Plan an iteration
  • Manage the explore stage
  • Handle the adapt and close stages
  • Challenge: Agile
6. While You Run the Project
  • How to run a project
  • Techniques for communicating effectively
  • Run effective meetings
  • Challenge: Agenda
7. Work with Teams
  • Manage team resources
  • Understand team dynamics
  • How to manage virtual teams
  • How to manage technical teams
  • Challenge: Team
8. Monitor and Control Progress and Performance
  • How to gather data
  • How to manage project change
  • Learn how to manage project scope
  • Monitor and control risks
  • Understand earned value analysis
  • Evaluate progress
  • Learn how to solve problems
  • How to get a project back on track
  • Challenge: Change request
9. Close a Project
  • Close a project
  • How to obtain customer acceptance
  • Document lessons learned
  • How to prepare a close-out report
  • Learn how to close and transition projects
  • Challenge: Acceptance
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bonnie Biafore


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  • Anonymous
    Actually it looks a great course, but I'm not sure if it's free including the certificate
    please confirm
  • Prathamesh Ranade
    I gained an immersive understanding of the practices and skills needed to succeed in an entry-level project management role. Learnt how to create effective project documentation and artifacts throughout the various phases of a project. I got enlightened about the foundations of Agile project management, with a focus on implementing Scrum events, building Scrum artifacts, and understanding Scrum roles. On the top of that i had an opportunity to practice strategic communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder management through real-world scenarios.

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