Project Management Fundamentals for Professionals

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

Description:

Focused on a practitioner's rather than academic 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 7.5 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...


Who is the target audience?

  • Young professionals who are just entering the workforce.
  • “Technical resources” whose work is crucial to the project success.
  • Professionals who are not certified project managers but manage projects anyways.
  • Project and program managers who run projects and supply executives with key information.
  • Sales and Marketing people who interact with customers and gather their feedback and requirements.


What Will I Learn?

  • Conduct walk-throughs, inspections and peer reviews and why they're important.
  • Define project management and why it's important.
  • Understand the benefits of lessons learned and how to capture them.
  • Understand both the Art and Science of project estimation.
  • Successfully engage in project negotiation.
  • Write a project charter and understand why it's important.
  • Manage scope and customer expectations.
  • Control projects: risk, communications, and tracking.
  • Define project scope.
  • Earn 7.5 PDUs


Requirements:

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

What's included?

46 Videos
6 PDFs
7.5
 

Reviews:

Great course! Highly recommended for engineers.

Great course! Highly recommended for engineers.

by Serge K.G.

I strongly recommend this class.

Very good course with many practical advises from a long time expert practitioner that you can not get from other courses. I strongly recommend this class.

by Jin L.

I highly recommend the course.

Great course to learn the basics of project management philosophy, tools, techniques, and strategies. I am a non-project management professional who has to manage projects on a regular basis, and this course helped me get a much needed grasp on ho...

by Jennifer Goff-Hawkins

Great course! Highly recommended for engineers.

Great course! Highly recommended for engineers.

by Serge K.G.

I strongly recommend this class.

Very good course with many practical advises from a long time expert practitioner that you can not get from other courses. I strongly recommend this class.

by Jin L.

I highly recommend the course.

Great course to learn the basics of project management philosophy, tools, techniques, and strategies. I am a non-project management professional who has to manage projects on a regular basis, and this course helped me get a much needed grasp on ho...

by Jennifer Goff-Hawkins
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.