Professionalism is synonymous with success. The ability to act, to do, to change, is the ultimate engine of growth in any organization and in any environment. But today’s world requires even more.
Often, being a professional in one thing is not enough. Today’s professionals are faced with a variety of tasks and challenges, and the term ‘Professional’ is worn out and replaced by the term ‘Multi-Professional‘.
Multi-Professional reflects the new market demands for people that are capable of executing different projects – in addition to their role. This is also true in business and in our personal lives. We are required to do more. We multi-task and we always seem to be managing all sorts of projects.
Today it is known that project management is a profession that requires expertise; A profession that requires not only special skills, but also tools and techniques.
Most professionals – in any field, manage projects on a regular basis – in addition to their duties. These people are called “Occasional Project Managers” and although most of the projects they manage are small projects, they are adding to their workload and might be very challenging on their own therefore, they need simple methods and tools to be multi-professionals.
This course does exactly this.
In this course you will learn the principles of project management, alongside with practical tools and techniques necessary for being a multi-professional.
The course is based on the book “Being a Project Manager – A Different Kind of Project Management Book“, and it focuses on the core elements of the profession: Planning, Controlling and Communication. The book as well as this course, outlines the way and explains at eye level, how to be project managers in practice.
If you are an occasional project manager, or a future professional project manager, this course is designed for you.
Your participation in this online course will be time well spent.
You’ll get everything you need – and only what you need, in order to be an occasional project manager.
What knowledge & tools are required?
- You don’t have to know anything about Project Management in order to enroll in this course.
- No pre-requisites required.
Who should take this course?
- This course is for anyone required to manage all sorts of projects from time to time.
- This course is for marketing managers, sales managers, human resource managers, training managers, operations managers, logistics managers, manufacturing managers or any other professional in any field.
- This course is for business owners or even home owners.
- This course is for future professional project managers.
- This course is for project team members or project clients.
What will you achieve or be able to do after taking your course?
- You will understand project management and the role of the project manager.
- You will understand the Primary Paradox of project management and the challenges it poses to the project.
- You’ll be able to develop a high-level project plan using the Project Compass document.
- You’ll be able to create a detailed project work plan, including tasks, connections between tasks and constraints.
- You’ll be able to effectively control a project using ongoing controlling procedures, periodic controlling procedures and special controlling procedures.
- You’ll be able to communicate the project – formally and informally, to the different project stakeholders and team members.
- Initial Planning Overview Free Preview
- Project Necessity and Feasibility
- Project Goals and Objectives
- Project Critical Success Factors
- Project Stakeholders, Key Players and Affected Parties
- Working Assumptions and Constraints
- Project Life Cycle, Milestones and Deliverables
- Developing a WBS and Rough Estimates
- Creating a General Work Plan
- Preliminary Risk Identification
- Launching the Project
- Initial Planning Summary