Deeply Practical Project Management (Earn 16 PDUs)
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein
Would you like to both understand project management *and* know how to implement it in the simplest, most deeply practical way?
Based on more than 25 years of experience managing projects from $250K to $55M, this course provides a deeply practical description of how to use the tried and true Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices to manage your projects through every stage of their life-cycle. First an overview is provided of all the key project management concepts. Then the project management processes are mapped across the time-line, and the specific actions you need to take and documentation you need to prepare at each step are explained in an easy to follow thread. The use of software tools to support the process is described. The role and key skills of the Project Manager is explained. The course is end-to-end, comprehensive, divided into more than 200 videos of just a few minutes long, and easy to understand.
The course content has benefited from more than ten years of improvement from thousands of people from dozens of organizations. It is proven, practical, and complete, providing an end-to-end road-map that you can use as a checklist to apply the project management processes to your projects of any size, in any domain, to maximize their scope, schedule, cost, and risk performance. If you have a project you need to manage right now, or just wish to get a solid grounding in practical application of the standard project management best practices, this course can really help. You will also earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) – 9 Technical, 4 Leadership, 3 Strategic.
William Stewart is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed projects from $250K to $55M using the PMI processes, and served in senior management roles on projects up to $3B. He has delivered more than 200 onsite project management courses to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for large corporations, government, academia, and founded a software startup. He has hands-on experience with project management, risk management, systems integration, and software engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science for discovery of an algorithm that builds geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time, which to his knowledge has never been used for anything practical 😉
“The PMBOK applied in an easy to use fashion. Possesses a lot of insider knowledge for the project management industry.” – C. Newton.
“Did a phenomenal job in relating the real world experiences with the project management models and theories.” – N. Anjaria.
“Direct and to the point. Help sort the fact from the fluff.” – M. Griffin.
“Content was very useful for my current job, in that I can immediately apply the tools.” – J. Seguin.
“An excellent look at the basics of project management. Can be used both at work and in my personal life.” – D. Cameron.
“Vast amount of actual experience to draw from, and he used it extremely well to bring the course material to life.” – J. Anderson.
“What I enjoyed most about the course was all the practical information that I could easily incorporate into my daily work activities.” – S. Rebeiro.
“Explained project management theories that I previously never clearly understood. Thanks for giving me the ‘light bulb’.” – L. Slot.
“Excellent course that exceeded my expectations. Liked the real-life examples. Great flow, easy to understand.” – P. Trethewey.
“Eye opening for my own job and for the levels above me which I aspire to reach in my career development path.” – S. Narasimhan.
“In over twenty years this was probably the most relevant course I’ve taken.” – R. Gaudet.
Please Start Here!
Overview: The PMI Framework
Overview: Techniques & Tools
Overview: Strategic Plan
Overview: The Triple Constraint
Overview: Keys To Success
Overview: The Project Manager
Overview: Chapter Summary
Test your knowledge of the project management overview material.
Initiation: The Sponsor & Customer
Initiation: The First Level Scope
Initiation: The Business Case
Initiation: The Project Manager & Mandate
Initiation: The Project Charter
Initiation: Chapter Summary
Test your knowledge of the project management initiation material.