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Project Management: Solving Common Project Problems

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Professional PM trainer Chris Croft outlines techniques for addressing the most common people, quality, cost, and time-management problems that arise when working on projects.

When you're balancing the triple constraints of project management (cost/quality/time) and trying to accomplish something new, problems are bound to crop up. In the course, project management trainer Chris Croft shows how to solve the most common problems that arise when working on projects. By breaking these issues into 4 major categories—people problems, quality problems, cost problems, and time problems—he provides helpful advice and techniques for how to handle them.


  • Welcome
1. Avoiding People Problems
  • Managing stakeholders who have conflicting requirements
  • Engaging team members throughout the process
  • Communication
2. Avoiding Quality Problems
  • Ensuring customer expectations are met
  • Defining quality
3. Avoiding Cost Problems
  • Making sure that nothing gets forgotten
  • Generating realistic estimates
  • Controlling scope creep
  • Discovering hidden overspends
4. Avoiding Lateness Problems
  • Missing the real critical path
  • Avoiding and minimizing the effects of mistakes
  • Losing resources to other projects
  • Monitoring and adjusting the schedule
  • Performing actions in sequence
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I estimate tasks?
  • When should I tell the customer that the project is running late?
  • How often should I have progress meetings?

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Chris Croft

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