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Managing Real World Projects (with Personal Coaching)

Online Course Description
This course presents a streamlined approach to project management based on the best practices of experienced, effective project managers. It cuts through the clutter and focuses on the key principles of project management in the real world, offering tools and techniques for achieving project success. This course provides a clear road map for leading a project through the five key project stages: Initiating, Planning, Controlling, Executing and Closing. You’ll be exposed to the basic tools employed in each of these stages, including templates for a comprehensive project plan, work breakdown schedules, task list, issue list, risk register and close-out documents. Each stage is illustrated by examples and video commentary by project management professionals, where you can see how best practices are applied to solve project challenges.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the five project stages (Initiating, Planning, Controlling, Executing and Closing)
• Recognize constraints for projects (scope, time, and budget)
• Explain key project management terminology
• Outline the keys to a successful project launch
• Understand how to establish project goals and deliverables with stakeholders
• Manage the planning, execution, and control of your projects
• Recognize project management best practice, including Agile, Lean, and other techniques
• Understand project team dynamics
• Understand how to communicate clearly with stakeholders and project team members
• Recognize effective tools for change management
• Explain and employ key tools and techniques employed in the five stages
• Manage the closing process for your project, including transfer, acceptance, and approval

Course Notes
This course is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition and counts as 10 contact hours of project management education towards certification.

The online course is estimated to take about 5 hours and students have 180 days (six months) to complete the course once enrolled.

This course has an “ask the expert” feature which accesses a MindEdge resource (not Pam Nintrup) to answer course-related questions. Those responses are usually within 24 hours.

It is suggested that you work a real, live project while going through the class. This will allow you to apply/practice the tools and techniques as you progress through the course.

Two hours of personal coaching for the project as well as any course content is included.

Following successful completion of the online course and the personal coaching, you will receive a Real World Project Management certification.

Course Cost: $549.00 (additional personal coaching may be added at a cost of $150/hour)