This online, self-paced six-course course presents a stream-lined 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. Managing Real World ProjectsTM is intended for anyone who needs to lead or manage projects of any kind.
Managing Real World ProjectsTM provides you with 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. Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course utilizes vocabulary games, flashcards, and drag-and-drop activities to help you master the material. Numerous mastery quizzes and ten interactive real world case studies allow you to test your understanding of the content, along with a comprehensive course-ending exam. By submitting a question via the course’s Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.