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Modern Project Management - Managing the Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting - Revised

Improve your project management skills by learning how to start, schedule, and budget for a new project.

Project Management
Free Course
This free online startup project management course will give you the tools required to get projects completed on time and within budget. Professional project managers produce complex and difficult products with a series of project management techniques, such as: Managing project startup, creating and manage project schedules, and estimating and managing project costs. This free course will help you advance your project management abilities.





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This course will begin by discussing the steps to be undertaken when starting a project. You will study the project selection process, the project scope evaluation, the project start-up phase, the alignment process, and the communications planning procedure. You will learn the difference between an organization’s mission, goals, and objectives as well as study the uses of a scope document and how scope is affected by project complexity. The course will also discuss the purpose of the alignment process and the effect lack of trust can have on a project.

You will then study project time management and learn about schedules, the elements of time management, and the critical path and float. You will learn the best way to manage schedules and how to use project scheduling software to do so. The course will then discuss the strategies and means of estimating and managing project costs in modern project management, teach you the work breakdown structure and how it relates to activities, and teach you how to use graphic representations for time management.

This Modern Project Management - Managing the Project Start-up, Scheduling and Budgeting course is the third in a series that teaches contemporary project management. The task of an effective project manager is to oversee the planning and execution of a project. They make sure that the project's overall goals and milestones are all aligned with the organization's strategy. By the end of this course, you will be much more able to achieve these goals through effective project scheduling and budgeting. So why wait? Start gaining these critical skills, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  • Describe how companies select projects in line with their mission statement and goals.
  • Define scope and describe how the scope document is created.
  • Describe the importance of the kick-off and the purpose associated processes.
  • Define the types of project schedules and how the work breakdown structure is compiled and represented in graphical format.
  • Describe methods of tracking and reporting progress, resource leveling and schedule acceleration.
  • Describe methods of estimating costs and impact of project complexity on the chosen method.
  • Calculate and interpret budget and schedule variances and performance indexes.


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