Project Management Simplified

Project Management Simplified
Project Management Simplified
English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 1h 44m | 605 MB

Almost everything you do in the workplace is a project, from the smallest task to the largest endeavor. All of this work can benefit from some basic project management skills. Once mastered, you will be able to transfer this valuable skillset to any project, of any size, in any industry. In this course, management trainer Chris Croft outlines the twelve steps to managing projects without creating a lot of extra overhead, and shows how to use traditional project management tools—such as Gantt charts and network diagrams—to help you succeed. Learn how to plan a project, manage resources, monitor progress, and deliver your project on time and on budget.

Topics include:

  • The 12-step project management process
  • Defining your project
  • Identifying drivers
  • Listing tasks
  • Planning the order and duration of tasks
  • Adding contingencies
  • Speeding up your plan
  • Creating a Gannt chart
  • Resource planning
  • Monitoring progress
  • Monitoring costs
  • Re-adjusting the plan
  • Reviewing projects
Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Project management A priceless skill
2 Introduction to the 12-step process

Define Your Project
3 What is a project
4 Define the Iron Triangle
5 Plan before you commit
6 Kick-off meetings
7 Key project drivers

List the Tasks
8 Three ways to list all the project tasks
9 Choose the level of granularity

Plan the Running Order
10 Use Post-its to plan the order of tasks
11 How to estimate durations
12 The importance of your projects critical path

Add Contingency
13 How much safety margin does a project need
14 How to calculate and add contingency

Crashing
15 How to speed up your plan

Gantt Chart
16 How to create a Gantt chart
17 A reason to love Gantt charts
18 Set up a basic Gantt chart in Excel
19 Add names and dates to your Gantt
20 Add time and money to your Gantt

Resources
21 Resource planning for one project
22 Resource planning for multiple projects

Risk
23 How to create a Risk chart

Monitor Progress
24 How to monitor project progress

Monitor Cost
25 Cost monitoring The potential traps
26 The six combinations of progress and spend
27 How to forecast future cost

Re-adjust the Plan
28 When to re-adjust the plan
29 What to do when your project is late or over budget

Review
30 Why avoid reviewing projects
31 How to review a project

Conclusion
32 Apply the simple 12-step process