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Course Title:
Project Management

Units: 7

Quizzes and Tests - Included/Optional

Course Summary:
by G. Liam Thompson

How you will benefit:

  • Learn how to take the big project and whittle it down to smaller, manageable tasks
  • Take good ideas and put them to work
  • Define the project’s tasks
  • Break down the hierarchy of tasks
  • Assign people and equipment to various project tasks
  • Manage resources and people to get to the project goal
  • Carry a project through to a successful close

What you will learn:

  1. Project Management: Good Ideas Put To Work

    • Why “good ideas” just aren’t enough
    • Nurturing good ideas
    • How to coordinate the support of an idea
    • Recognizing good management skills

  2. Elements of a Successful Project Plan

    • The elements of an effective project management planning process
    • Assessing the project definition
    • Establishing the project’s major highlights

  3. Breaking Down The Work: The Work Breakdown Structure

    • Defining exactly what needs to be accomplished in a project
    • Breaking down the hierarchy of tasks
    • The 3 basic Work Breakdown Structures

  4. Task Structure and Analysis

    • How to build a task structure
    • Determining the predecessors and successors in the task structure
    • How to schedule tasks within a project

  5. Task Assignment and Resource Allocation

    • Utilizing the Gantt chart for managing the project
    • Assigning people and equipment to various project tasks
    • How to compile a list of resources for the project

  6. The Implementation Phase: Managing and Monitoring the Project

    • How to manage resources and people to the project goal
    • Communicating your project needs
    • Managing the team and its focus

  7. Project Closedown and Evaluation

    • The importance of project closedown
    • Writing a checklist for the project closedown
    • Conducting a project evaluation

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