Being a Project Manager

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40 lectures
5 1/2 hours on-demand video
Certificate of Completion

Despite the manner in which projects are assigned in many organizations, as additional tasks to an already all-consuming job description, it is widely accepted that project management is a profession of its own that requires knowledge, tools and expertise. Both experienced and occasional project manager, people who juggle managing a project alongside their many other professional tasks as well as those who’s profession it is to manage projects, need simple methods and tools to successfully carry out a project. And that is exactly what this course provides.

Based on the book “Being a Project Manager – A Different Kind of Project Management Book“, this easy-to-follow online course explains the basic principles of project management and provides practical tools and techniques necessary for managing any type of project. The course clearly lays out the path for project managers by walking them through the core elements of the profession – planning, control and communication, and goes on to provide clear and simple project management tools that are easy to implement and make a world of difference when taking on a new project. So, if a new project landed on your desk and you’re wondering how you you’ll be able to manage it successfully, start the course today. You can be sure it will be time well spent, in which you’ll learn everything you need, and only what you need, to tackle your next project.


  • Learn the basic concepts and main challenges of project management
  • Understand the role of the project manager
  • Discover the primary paradox of project management and the challenges it poses to the project
  • Acquire and improve project management skills, including:
    • Developing a high-level project plan using the Project Compass document
    • Creating a detailed project work plan, including tasks, connections between tasks and constraints
    • Effectively controlling the project using ongoing, periodic and special control procedures
    • Communicating the project formally and informally with the various stakeholders and team members





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