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Introduction to Project Management

Проголосовать за курс:
Andrey Mikityuk
Credit Suisse Moscow
Introduction to Project Management is intended for unexperienced project managers as a learning tool, and may also be used for student orientation. All aspects will be taken from purely practical perspective, so this course may be a useful add-on to academic courses on the subject. Course discusses personality and ethics of the profession, so students may find it useful to see if they want to pursue project mangement as a career path.

Урок: Introduction to Project Management

План курса:

  1. Introduction: Projects and Project Managers
    1. What is a project and what is not
    2. What’s common for all projects?
    3. Chance of project success
    4. Various definitions of a project manager in a job market
    5. Skills required to be a project manager
    6. What does project manager really manage
    7. Why this course is not about methodologies.
    8. Role of leadership in a project management
    9. Project management knowledge areas
    10. IT Project management in Agile world
    11. What is project success?
    12. Can good manager manage anything, or how deep do you need to look into knowledge area?
    13. PM learning roadmap
  2. Project Planning and Project Finance
    1. What kind of planning is needed for the project?
    2. The truth about schedules, and why people do not accept it
    3. Dependencies and critical path
    4. Smart use of contingency
    5. Planning tools
    6. Introduction to project finance
    7. Basic financial metrics for your project
    8. The art of estimate
    9. Beyond theory – what do project managers really do with project budget
  3. Managing Requirements and Scope
    1. The process of gathering requirements. Role of a project manager.
    2. What is a good requirement and (more importantly) what’s not
    3. Documents hierarchy in ideal world (Project Charter, Business Requirements Document and Functional Specification)
    4. Documents hierarchy in a real world
    5. Power of traceability matrix
    6. Scope creep, the serial killer of projects
    7. Controlling scope
    8. Prototyping
    9. Sign-offs
  4. Managing people and communications
    1. Amount of communication needed in a project.
    2. How not to annoy people: meetings and emails
    3. Useful classification of people you need to communicate with
    4. Setting tasks
    5. Giving feedback
    6. Project status reporting
    7. Choosing mean of communication
    8. Few useful tips for extraverts and introverts
    9. Typical issues in communications
    10. Basics of hiring and firing
  5. Managing Analysis, Development and Testing
    1. How to understand you have the right people in the team
    2. Basics of software development planning
    3. How to perform good analysis and write good specification
    4. Surviving through development phase as a project management
    5. Learning to be skeptical: typical signs you need a contingency
    6. What project manager should know about testing?
    7. Typical sources of frustration of the team, and how to deal with it
  6. Leadership aspect of Project Management
    1. Making things happen
    2. Right approach to mistakes
    3. The value of trust
    4. Keeping track while not going into micromanagement
    5. Making right decisions
    6. Getting best out of people
    7. What to do when project is in trouble
    8. Dealing with emotions
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