Practical Project Management Essentials – A Crash Course

PMP Formula, Feasibility Study, Capital budgeting, Critical path, Floats, Earned value analysis, Documents & many more.

Project management might turn out to be daunting task, if a PM does not understand the  basic PM concepts, technique and frame work . On similar line, CAPM / PMP certification might look difficult if one does not have basis undertanding on Project management concepts and approach.

What you’ll learn

  • Approach to Practical project management in quick time.
  • Importance and Different Feasibility study before start of any project, business or entreprenuership..
  • Concepts in capital budgeting for selection of projects/ business – NPV, IRR, Breakeven & Accounting Rate of return..
  • Earned value Management – Monitoring planned vs actuals.
  • Critical Path, Floats and Gantt Chart in project scheduling.
  • Tips to manage project successfully.
  • Essential Project Management documents.
  • Effectively managing triple constraints in project.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Whats a Project and what’s Operation –> 2 lectures • 9min.
  • Project Life cycle Managment and triple contraints –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Agile, Scrum and Devops frame work overview –> 1 lecture • 7min.
  • Quiz 1 –> 0 lectures • 0min.
  • Feasibility study for Projects –> 4 lectures • 30min.
  • Project Capital Budgeting methods –> 5 lectures • 35min.
  • Quiz 2 –> 0 lectures • 0min.
  • Triple Contraints and Scope of project –> 2 lectures • 14min.
  • Project scheduling –> 6 lectures • 37min.
  • Project costing –> 2 lectures • 16min.
  • What is project baseline –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Quiz 3 –> 0 lectures • 0min.
  • Project Execution and Control –> 4 lectures • 25min.
  • Essential documents in Project Management –> 2 lectures • 11min.
  • Quiz 4 –> 0 lectures • 0min.
  • Other Knowledge areas & ITTO – PMI’s PMBOK prespective –> 2 lectures • 4min.
  • 5 Key Project Management Technique every PM should be aware –> 1 lecture • 9min.
  • 5 TIps for successful Project management –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Bonus Lecture –> 1 lecture • 2min.

Practical Project Management Essentials - A Crash Course

Requirements

Project management might turn out to be daunting task, if a PM does not understand the  basic PM concepts, technique and frame work . On similar line, CAPM / PMP certification might look difficult if one does not have basis undertanding on Project management concepts and approach.

At the core of practical project management is an ability for keeping things simple. Not getting bogged down in lengthy and unwieldy processes. It does not mean cutting corners. Good project management practice is still necessary; it is about keeping it lean and mean. This, and getting the basics right, will help you deliver a successful project.

Following these basic principles will give your project a good start:

  • Keep it simple!
  • Identify the stakeholders
  • Ask who benefits?
  • Gain agreement to proceed
  • Deliver the plan
  • Follow the project idea through to use

This unique crash course is designed in such a way to provide anyone with interest on project management with good understanding on project management concepts.

It also focusses on some of the analytical calculation which is very much is in practical project managment as well as for certification like,

  • Feasibity study – NPR, IRR, breakeven, Accounting Rate of Return – Prior start of project or the justification for the project, which are not looked at post starting the project, so a project manager might not focus on these. However, a project manager need to understand this prior starting any project which is in unique nature.

Planning followed by execution and control is critical for success of the project. Here, project metrics and calculation are critical to check planned vs actual while excuting the projection and a project manager need to have a good understanding on,

  • Earned value Management.
  • Critical Path, Floats.

 

Also, if you are interested in PMP certification, PMBOK would look much easier to understand post completing this course.

 

Happy learning!!.

 

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