All of us, without exception, occasionally find ourselves managing small and medium and even large projects. Think of the last event you planned, or your last vacation. Remember the new product you developed, the business you established, the movie you filmed, or the book you wrote. Think about all the goals you achieved and the complex tasks you completed. These are all examples of professional and personal projects that each of us is required to manage. Each project, large or small, requires a clear definition of goals and objectives and designation of a clear path to achieving them. The project must be planned and a “Project Compass” must be developed.
The Project Compass defines the objectives of the project, its stakeholders and the inherent benefits for them, the project life cycle, the project’s outcomes and milestones, the resources required to execute the project, the risks that threaten during its execution, etc.
This course is designed for all of you that are required to manage different projects – in your professional lives in addition to your work, or in your personal lives and it will guide you – step by step, until the approval of the project and beyond so that you’ll start your project on the right foot.
What knowledge & tools are required?
- You don’t have to know anything about Project Management in order to enroll in this course.
- No pre-requisites required.
Who should take this course?
- This course is for anyone required to manage all sorts of projects from time to time.
- This course is for marketing managers, sales managers, human resource managers, training managers, operations managers, logistics managers, manufacturing managers or any other professional in any field.
- This course is for business owners or even home owners.
- This course is for future professional project managers.
- This course is for project team members or project clients.
What will you achieve or be able to do after taking your course?
- You will understand project management and the role of the project manager.
- You will understand the Primary Paradox of project management and the challenges it poses to the project.
- You’ll be able to develop a high-level project plan using the Project Compass document.
- Initial Planning Overview Free Preview
- Project Necessity and Feasibility
- Project Goals and Objectives
- Project Critical Success Factors
- Project Stakeholders, Key Players and Affected Parties
- Working Assumptions and Constraints
- Project Life Cycle, Milestones and Deliverables
- Developing a WBS and Rough Estimates
- Creating a General Work Plan
- Preliminary Risk Identification
- Launching the Project
- Initial Planning Summary