Project Management Fundamentals for Executives

Delivering Exceptional Project Results: Successful “Hands-On” Management of Modern-Day Projects

Description:

Focused on a executive/strategic rather than academic/theoretical view of Project Management with lots of hands-on exercises, case studies and fun historical examples as well as tricks, tips and “guerrilla” tactics. Particular focus on soft skills to enable effective stakeholder communication. Completion of this course earns you 4.5 PDUs that may be applied to PMP certification/re-certification requirements. If you have any questions contact the instructor directly.

You may need this course if:

  • Projects experience budget, scope and time overruns
  • Unexpected issues and problems arise in the middle of projects
  • There always seems to be way more work than resources available
  • Your employees are working long hours and on weekends
  • Quality of the project product is low 
  • Communications seem to be ad-hoc; too often important stakeholders are not informed about key decisions
  • Project's requirements are never clearly defined
  • Scope increases, but the schedule slips because no additional resources are provided
  • Specifications are satisfied, but the customers are not
  • You seem to be spending more time fixing issues from previous releases rather than working on "new" products...


What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the importance and the key principles of project management
  • Understand both the art and science of project estimation
  • Successfully engage in project negotiations
  • Learn how to initiate projects and write project charters
  • Learn about requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation
  • Understand how to conduct walk-throughs, inspections and peer reviews and why they're important.
  • Discover how to manage scope and customer expectations.
  • Learn how to control project risks, communications and tracking
  • Understand the benefits of lessons learned and how to capture them
  • Earn 4.5 PDUs


Requirements:

  • This course is an introduction to project management, no prior knowledge is required.

What's included?

28 Videos
1 PDF
4.5
 

Reviews:

Jamal really amazed me, Thanks!

Jamal really amazed me. I enjoyed this course very much and would recommend it to anyone looking for a way to extend his/her knowledge in this area of Jamals expertise. I finished this course in few ""off-time"" sessions - but I will certainly com...

by Janata Ján

Great impact!

Great impact. Easy to follow and understand. many and different ways were used to pass on knowledge to us. A very good mixture of theoretical and practical training and the trainer was able to explain difficult subjects in simple terms.

by Naina M.

Very good Job!

Very well organised and "to-the-point" course. I'd say that this is not only for executives but for anyone who wants to get i high-level flavor of Project Management. Very good Job!

by Panagiotis M.

Jamal really amazed me, Thanks!

Jamal really amazed me. I enjoyed this course very much and would recommend it to anyone looking for a way to extend his/her knowledge in this area of Jamals expertise. I finished this course in few ""off-time"" sessions - but I will certainly com...

by Janata Ján

Great impact!

Great impact. Easy to follow and understand. many and different ways were used to pass on knowledge to us. A very good mixture of theoretical and practical training and the trainer was able to explain difficult subjects in simple terms.

by Naina M.

Very good Job!

Very well organised and "to-the-point" course. I'd say that this is not only for executives but for anyone who wants to get i high-level flavor of Project Management. Very good Job!

by Panagiotis M.
Jamal Moustafaev
Jamal Moustafaev
Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP | President & CEO | Thinktank Consulting, Inc.

About the instructor

An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries.