Introduction to Modern Project Management Theory and Practice - Revised
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This course will first introduce you to project management. You will learn how to identify the effect of organization type on time horizons, compare project management and operations management, and describe the organizational options for managing projects. You will study the necessary operational leadership skills required of a project manager, the tasks performed in a project start-up, and the important knowledge areas of project management. The course will also teach you how to create a project profile.
You will then study the external, technological, and environmental factors that contribute to the complexity of a project. The course will discuss the phases of a project including the types of activities in each phase, the various functions represented on a project, and the influence of the organizational structure on project functions. You will also learn how to design a project organizational chart for various project complexity profiles, as well as analyze a project function for size, organizational complexity, technological newness, and technological familiarity.
This Introduction to Modern Project Management Theory and Practice online course is the first in a series of free courses designed for anyone who wants to learn about modern project management methodologies. By the end of this course, you will have learned the foundations of project management and will have a strong overview of the skills and knowledge you need in order to become a successful project manager. This will be a great kick start for your project management career, so check out the course today and start moving forward.
Introduction to Modern Project Management
Project Management Defined
Key Skills of the Project Manager
Introduction to PM Knowledge Areas - Part 1
Introduction to PM Knowledge Areas - Part 2
Introduction to Project Profiles
Using a Project Profile
The DPCI Structure - External Factors
The DPCI Structure - Internal Factors
The DPCI Structure - Technology & Environmental Factors
Introduction to Project Phases and Organization
Project Organization - Part 1
Project Organization - Part 2
Measuring Organizational Complexity
Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Describe two defining characteristics of a project;
- Describe the difference between project management and operations management;
- Define project scope; - Identify the tasks performed in a project start-up;
- Identify the phases of a project and describe the types of activities in each phase;
- Analyze and evaluate the role of client expectations in a project;
- Identify the effect of organization type on time horizons;
- Identify additional leadership skills required of a project manager;
- Define project profiling and Identify project attributes used for project profiling;
- Describe the characteristics of complex systems and their role in the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index.
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