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Dr. Mike Clayton, Instructor - Introduction to Project Management

Dr. Mike Clayton

Holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and he's a columnist for Project (the journal of the Association for Project Management), Edge (the journal of the Institute of Leadership & Management), and article writer for ProjectManager.com. He's an author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management and a prolific Project Management blogger and YouTuber. Between 1990 and 2002, he was a consulting Senior Manager with the London office of Deloitte.

Instructor: Dr. Mike Clayton

Learn How to Deliver Your Next Project on Time and Within Budget.

  • Understand how projects work and be able to control your project process.
  • Achieve fair and effective allocation of project responsibilities.
  • Instructor holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and he's a columnist for Project (the journal of the Association for Project Management), Edge (the journal of the Institute of Leadership & Management), and article writer for ProjectManager.com.

Course Description

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how projects work and be able to control your project process
  • Deploy some of the main ways to avoid budget and schedule over-runs
  • Define your project precisely, for your benefit and everyone else's
  • Establish a clear scope, so you can combat the dreaded 'scope creep'
  • Deal effectively with supporters, critics and bystanders
  • Create time scales on getting the job done using milestone planning
  • Be able to use the world's favorite project planning tool: the Gantt chart
  • Achieve fair and effective allocation of project responsibilities
  • Get the most from your team: motivation, collaboration and communication
  • Predict problems and plan your responses
  • Be able to assess which risks to deal with first
  • Assess which risks to deal with first
  • Apply all six strategies for action on risks available to use
  • Stay in control when people change their minds
  • Deliver your project on budget, on target, and on time
  • Complete the three key tasks to finally close down your project
     

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

You won't need any software or materials other than your preferred note-taking device pen & paper, Evernote or OneNote, or anything in between. 
 
If you have an experience of projects at all, that is absolutely fine. If you do have experience, bring it with you as you watch the videos. If you don't, bring your common sense.

Who should take this course? Who should not?

  • New and want-to-be project managers
  • Project managers who have had no formal training and who want to start to formalize what you have learned on the job
  • Beginners and also for intermediates with a few projects under your belt
  • Managers and professionals who are starting to need to deliver projects as a part of your day-to-day responsibilities
     
This course will give you a great leg-up if you need to get involved in your first project... in any capacity

Curriculum

Module 1: The Fundamentals

Lecture 1 Defining 'Project'
Lecture 2 The Four-stage Project Lifecycle
Lecture 3 Project Stages and Boundaries
Lecture 4 One Reason why Projects go Wrong
Lecture 5 Terminology used in Project Stages
Lecture 6 More on Project Gateways / Stage Gates

Module 2: Project Definition

Lecture 7 Define your Project: Goals & Objectives
Lecture 8 Understanding Project Scope
Lecture 9 Dealing with Scope Creep
Lecture 10 Project Definition: Summary

Module 3: Project Planning

Lecture 11 The Book of the Plan
Lecture 12 The Stakeholder Engagement Process
Lecture 13 Stakeholder Analysis
Lecture 14 Milestones are your Best Friends
Lecture 15 The Work Breakdown Structure
Lecture 16 The Gantt Chart
Lecture 17 Tools for Creating a Gantt Chart
Lecture 18 The Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC) aka The RACI Chart
Lecture 19 The Risk Management Process
Lecture 20 Risk Analysis
Lecture 21 The Six Strategies for Managing Risk
Lecture 22 The Risk Register (or Risk Log)

Module 4: Project Delivery

Lecture 23 The Four Essentials of Leading your Team
Lecture 24 Project Delivery - The Three Key Cycles

Module 5: Project Closure

Lecture 25 Closing your Project in an Orderly Manner
Lecture 26 Closing Words
Resource 1 Recommended reading

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