Project Management Basics – #101


Individual Online Instructor-led Course $1,995

Learn the Basic Techniques of Project Management with Online Instruction & Live Practice

This course is for people in business, finance, government and the arts who want to add project management skills to their “tool box.”

Project Management Basics – Individual Online Coaching

Master the basic skills by managing a project as you work privately with your instructor, an expert project manager. Learn to use real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. Master a proven step-by-step method for small and medium-size projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.

Learn how to plan projects and tasks: Ask the right questions of the boss, customer or client. Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage. Present the project plan to management for their approval.
Learn how to schedule and assign tasks: Build a schedule (we teach you how to use project software). Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible. Make clear assignments that tell your team what you expect.
Learn how to track and report progress: Track progress against the plan. Spot problems early when they are easier to fix. Plan corrective action. Make and present a professional status report.
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Sample Course Materials

1. Meet the instructor and watch a scope lecture

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2. Watch a “Project Manager in Action” video of a PM doing scope definition. See the wrong way, then the right way

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Your instructor guides you through every step in a project during live video conferences

Private, customized hands-on training with an expert project manager
Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to complete the course
Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss your assignments in private video conferences
Practice running meetings & giving presentations live with your instructor
Training Project Managers Since 1986

Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995

Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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Our Credentials

We have been training project managers for over 25 years
This course earns 30 education hours (PDUs) from PMI®
Major universities have granted graduate school credit for this course
We have had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 17 years
Our staff consists of experienced project managers who have worked more than a decade in various industries
Project Management Basics Course Outline

1. Define the Scope – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Define the project objectives: the scope (goal)
Use the scope to avoid uncontrolled changes
Uncover the limits on cost and schedule
Scope Assignment – Live Scope Meeting with Sponsor

Ask questions of the sponsor (played by your instructor) to define a clear scope
Gain their approval of the scope
2. Gather Requirements – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Identify all the project stakeholders
Learn what the stakeholders need (requirements) from the project
Link their requirements to the project scope
Requirements Assignment – Gather Stakeholders' Requirements in Live Meetings

Meet with stakeholders (played by your instructor) to understand requirements
Define their deliverables
Use this information to manage change requests
3. Build a Project Plan – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Plan using deliverables, resources and risks
Estimate time and cost
Identify risks and plan how to avoid them
Project Software Assignment – Build a Plan and Work Breakdown Structure

Present the plan to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
Answer their questions about the plan and gain their approval/support
4. Create a Schedule – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Estimate and sequence the tasks using project software
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Break down deliverables into team assignments
Schedule Assignment – Add Task Sequencing, Estimating and Team Assignments

Review the schedule, WBS, task sequence and estimates with your instructor
Make improvements after each review
5. Trade-offs and Critical Path – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Develop alternative ways to do the project
Change the scope, schedule, costs and resources
Use the software to model ways to finish sooner and cut the cost
Develop trade-offs for the alternatives
Trade-offs and Critical Path Assignment – Present Trade-offs to the Sponsor in a Live Meeting

Discuss the trade-offs with the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
Address their objections and reach consensus
6. Manage Conflicts – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts
Use each one to lower the impact on the project schedule and budget
Conflict Assignment – Watch a Video of Team Member Conflict and Resolve It

Determine the correct techniques to use for different conflict situations
Discuss your decisions with your instructor
7. Track Progress/Report Status – Reading, Lectures and Videos

Forecast the completion date and costs
Update the schedule to show results to-date
Identify problems
Use the software to model solutions and forecast final dates and costs
Status Report Assignment – Report Progress and Status in a Live Meeting

Update the schedule from team status reports
Spot problems and develop solutions
Present the status report to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
Answer their questions and address their concerns
How Individual Online Coaching Works: Course Features

Learn Project Management Online with Your Private Mentor

Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995

Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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This is the premier Project Management Basics course available anywhere. You receive individual online instruction, customized for your schedule, work experience and learning style. You will learn the project management “best practice” techniques and how to apply them in different situations. You will also learn the techniques to gather requirements from the boss or customer then develop your project plan. You will learn how to build a schedule using Microsoft Project® software. In addition to those “hard skills” you’ll also learn to make presentations of your  project plan and status reports. These are private sessions with your instructor that will give you the skills and confidence in your speaking ability.

Customized Individual Online Course for Your Schedule and Learning Style. How it Works:

  1. You begin your online course with a video conference with your instructor. You tell him the schedule you want to follow and the way you learn best. He will customize your course based on the conversation and an assessment you take.
  2. You start work whenever you want, study when it fits your schedule and submit your project assignments when you wish. You can work on the course from anywhere in the world on your PC, iPad, Android or smart phone.
  3. You have 10 modules with reading, online lectures and videos, and project assignments. You get feedback and coaching from your instructor on every step.

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