Deeply Practical Project Management Earn 16 PDUs

How to apply the PMI project management processes in the simplest and most practical way, with a professional example.
Deeply Practical Project Management Earn 16 PDUs
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William Stewart PhD, PMP


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Last updated 12/2022



Deeply Practical Project Management Earn 16 PDUs

What you’ll learn

“Finally an online course that teaches the ‘how’ of project management from an experienced veteran.” – Karin Brame
One complete, comprehensive course that covers the entire PM process, with a professional example.
Get stakeholder and senior management support at the beginning of your project, and maintain it throughout.
The essentials of Project Manager communication, team management, negotiation, and leadership.
Plan your project with less than 5% of the overall effort, so everyone has realistic expectations before you start.
Manage the top three drivers of project success, and avoid the top three causes of project failure.
The critical importance of the project requirements, with best practices for documentation, review, and approval.
Practical advice on building your work breakdown structure (WBS), and when to break it down further.
Why the precedence diagram is your most important PM tool, even more important than the Gantt schedule.
Five techniques for estimating, the best way to estimate within +/- 10%, and how to handle estimating error.
An animated example of how to calculate the critical path, and why the schedule is more important than budget.
How to decide whether to build or buy, the best type of contract structure, and the best way to make the award.
How to prepare the project plan, brief management, provide options, stay truthful, and protect your career.
The essentials of building the best project team, delegation, motivation, and resolution of personnel conflicts.
How to manage scope so you find the things inevitably missed, but don’t let scope creep blow your project up.
Use the critical path to focus on the most important items, reallocate resources, and make the PM’s job easier and easier.
Track the budget and manage its key drivers to obtain the best cost performance possible.
Identify the risks up front, mitigate them early, and manage your project to stay within the risk budget.
The two most effective things you can do to manage quality, and ensure the customer is happy with the project result.
Use earned value management (EVM) to objectively estimate future cost and schedule performance.
Ask the stakeholders for guidance when your project is in trouble in the most productive and constructive way.
Use scenario based verification to sign off requirements and make sure the customer is happy with the project result.
Best practices for gathering lessons learned to find what went well and can be improved, and easily gather them as you go.
Close your project, write a final report, and hold a project celebration so everyone can transition to their next challenge.
A complete example of professional project management documentation for the $44M “Magical Devices Version 3” project.
The document “Project Planning With MS Office” describing how to use MS apps to document your scope, schedule, and budget.
Six practice quizzes, nine project management document templates, all the slides, and six summary checklists.
Gain a deeply practical understanding of the PMI process for those that wish to write an exam and obtain a certification.

Deeply Practical Project Management Earn 16 PDUs


No prior knowledge needed: covers the project management process from end to end, while providing a wealth of practical tips for those already experienced in project management.


“Finally, an online course that teaches the ‘how’ of project management from an experienced veteran.” – Karin Brame”I am interviewing for a PM position in two days.  This course boosted my confidence, and gave me valuable insight into key PMBOK areas I haven’t considered since I received my PMI certification in 2012.  I’m also able to improve my resume, since I now understand how certain PM functions I’ve been performing for years are much more valuable than I thought.  Great course!” – Dan Bischoff, PMPThis course is your practical PM companion to the PMBOK.  Based on experience managing projects from just a few thousand dollars up to $55M, and working in senior roles on projects up to $3B, it explains how to use the proven Project Management Institute (PMI) processes to manage your projects of any size, from any domain, in the simplest and most deeply practical way.  At the end of the course, you will not only understand project management, you will be able to *implement* it as efficiently as we know how.  You will also receive a certificate that bestows on you the credential Practical Project Manager with the right to append PPM after your name.The course is end-to-end, comprehensive, and divided into more than 200 easy to digest videos of just a few minutes long.  First an overview is provided of all the fundamental concepts.  Then the critically important role of the Project Manager and the keys to team management are described.  Then the essential PM processes are mapped across the project time-line, and the specific actions you need to take at each step are explained in an easy to follow thread.  The use of software tools to support the PM process is explained.  The course is simple, practical, and complete, providing one comprehensive resource with everything you need to become an expert, practical project manager.You will also receive:Templates. Microsoft Office templates for all the key PM documents, from Stakeholder Register to Project Plan to Final Report.Professional Example. A complete set of professional PM documentation for the $45M Magical Devices Version 3 project that you can use as a model for your own projects, including a Project Charter, Stakeholder Register, Requirements Baseline, Work Breakdown Structure, Precedence Diagram, Project Management Plan, Gantt Schedule, Risk Register, and more.MS Office Help. The invaluable document “Project Planning With MS Office” that describes how to use Microsoft Office applications as simply as possible to prepare your project scope, schedule, and budget.If you need to manage a project right now, are preparing for a PMI exam, or just want a solid grounding in the PM best practices to enhance your career, this course will really help!  You will also earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDU’s).InstructorWilliam Stewart is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed projects for more than a quarter century from just a few thousand dollars to $55M, and worked in senior roles on PM teams on projects up to $3B, in the domains of system integration, software, business process, construction, real estate, research, and others.  He has delivered more than 330 live onsite PM courses to more than 3,300 people.  He has worked for aerospace, government, academia, and founded a software startup.  He has deep experience with project management, risk management, negotiating, systems integration, and software engineering.  He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science for discovery of an algorithm that builds geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time, which to his knowledge has never been used for anything practical ;-)Student Feedback”Over the course of a 20 year career I have purchased many training materials, video courses, study guides, etc, and this was hands down the best material I have ever used.” – Christopher Irons”I have been a PMP since 2006 and learned so much from this course, truly outstanding.” – Mark Thorogood, PMP”This is by far the best project management course I have ever taken!” – Susan Steigler, PMP”This is the best real-world practical PM course on the web. Valuable knowledge and insight, clear, and hands on.  A great investment when your time is really valuable and you don’t want to waste a minute of it.” – Sarah Hajipour”This course offers some of the most valuable material I’ve consumed as a Project Manager.” – Philip Kohler”This is a very, very useful resource for both Project Managers and team members.  The best PM course I have taken online.” – Marcelo Palenzuela”Excellent course — easy to understand — wish I had reviewed this resource before I took my PMP exam!” – Thomas Flores”The only course you will need.  Walks you through all the phases of project management.  With examples, anecdotes, and most importantly – templates.  Highly recommend!” – Allan Madhuram”I took this course after earning my PMP certification, and am stunned by the practical insights it provides.  Thank you! I definitely recommend for both newbies and experienced Project Managers.” – Raj Bidika”This was the best project management course that I have taken.  I recommend to anyone interested in project management.  Really above and beyond what I expected.” – Mark April”Really straightforward and clear.  Wish I had taken this before I sat for my PMP test.” – Alexander Feravich”Great course, perfectly delivered.  The PMBOK Guide applied to reality. I plan to repeat this course over and over again.” – Alain Yeno”Not only does this course teach you practical project management, it also teaches you life skills you will keep for a lifetime.  Exceptional. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.” – Saad Faruqui”Crisp and direct, no blabbing.  Wise to go with this first before consulting any other material.” – Rufus Okomhanru”The course was amazing.  A lot of real life examples.  In my 17 years of PM experience I have never taken a more concise, informative, and easy to understand PM walk-through.” – Vladimir Mitev”I’ve been managing projects for several years, and picked up key points which will improve my work in the future, and would have made previous projects significantly better if I’d known them sooner.  Highly recommended.” – David Morrison”This turned out to be the best money I ever spent.  My only regret is I didn’t take this course sooner.” – Nicholas Ikpi”One of the greatest courses I have ever had.  Short videos you can digest at your own pace.  A warm environment, seems that you are talking with him.” – Francisco Zapata


Section 1: Start Here!

Lecture 1 Introduction & Downloads

Lecture 2 Example Project: Magical Devices Version 3!

Lecture 3 How To Report PDU’s To The PMI

Section 2: Overview: Contents

Lecture 4 Contents Of Overview Chapter

Section 3: Overview: The PMI Framework

Lecture 5 When Project Management Is Useful

Lecture 6 Program Definition

Lecture 7 The Five PM Stages

Lecture 8 Project Players

Lecture 9 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Players

Section 4: Overview: Strategic Plan

Lecture 10 The Link To The Strategic Plan

Lecture 11 Exercise: Link To Your Strategic Plan

Section 5: Overview: The Triple Constraint

Lecture 12 The Triple Constraint

Section 6: Overview: Keys To Success

Lecture 13 The Standish Group Chaos Report

Lecture 14 The Top 3 Drivers Of Project Success

Lecture 15 Encouragement

Section 7: Overview: The Project Manager

Lecture 16 The Role Of The Project Manager

Lecture 17 Project Manager Requirements

Lecture 18 Communications Essentials

Lecture 19 Team Formation

Lecture 20 Team Foundations

Lecture 21 Team Dynamics

Lecture 22 Negotiation Essentials

Lecture 23 Leadership Essentials

Lecture 24 Exercise: Your Project Manager Development

Section 8: Overview: Chapter Summary

Lecture 25 Summary Checklist

Lecture 26 Download Summary Checklist

Section 9: Overview: Quiz

Lecture 27 More Encouragement

Section 10: Initiation: Contents

Lecture 28 Contents Of Initiation Chapter

Section 11: Initiation: Introduction

Lecture 29 Reminder Of Templates And Example Project

Lecture 30 The Purpose Of Initiation

Lecture 31 The Project Manager Role

Section 12: Initiation: The Sponsor & Customer

Lecture 32 The Sponsor & Customer

Section 13: Initiation: Stakeholders

Lecture 33 The Project Stakeholders

Lecture 34 Stakeholder Analysis

Lecture 35 Exercise: Baseline Your Stakeholders

Section 14: Initiation: The First Level Scope

Lecture 36 The Project Objective

Lecture 37 Objective Process

Lecture 38 Assumptions & Constraints

Lecture 39 The Conceptual Solution

Lecture 40 Exercise: Baseline Your Initiation Scope

Section 15: Initiation: The Business Case

Lecture 41 The Business Case

Lecture 42 The Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR)

Lecture 43 Examples – Business Case BCR & ROI

Lecture 44 Exercise: Baseline Your Business Case

Section 16: Initiation: The Project Manager & Mandate

Lecture 45 The Project Manager & Mandate

Section 17: Initiation: The Project Charter

Lecture 46 The Project Charter

Lecture 47 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Charter

Section 18: Initiation: Chapter Summary

Lecture 48 Summary Checklist

Lecture 49 Download Summary Checklist

Section 19: Initiation: Quiz

Lecture 50 Even More Encouragement

Section 20: Planning: Contents

Lecture 51 Contents Of Planning Chapter

Section 21: Planning: Introduction

Lecture 52 Reminder Of Templates And Example Project

Lecture 53 The Purpose Of Planning

Lecture 54 One Page Planning Flowchart

Lecture 55 The Core Project Team (CPT)

Lecture 56 Exercise: Gather Your Core Project Team

Section 22: Planning: Requirements

Lecture 57 From Objective To Requirements

Lecture 58 Requirements – A Long-Time Challenge

Lecture 59 Example – Health System

Lecture 60 Importance Of Requirements

Lecture 61 Gathering Requirements

Lecture 62 Requirements Attributes

Lecture 63 Requirements Key Points

Lecture 64 Requirements Document & Approval

Lecture 65 Example – Buying Chairs

Lecture 66 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Requirements

Section 23: Planning: Solution

Lecture 67 The Solution Definition

Lecture 68 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Solution Definition

Section 24: Planning: Deliverables

Lecture 69 The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Lecture 70 Examples – Aircraft, Shed, Supper, Standards, Process

Lecture 71 WBS Process

Lecture 72 WBS Key Points

Lecture 73 WBS Methods

Lecture 74 When To Break Down Deliverables Further

Lecture 75 Relationship Of WBS & Requirements

Lecture 76 The WBS Dictionary

Lecture 77 Deliverables → Work Packages → Activities

Lecture 78 WBS Drawing Tools

Lecture 79 Why Not Use The Gantt Tool For The WBS?

Lecture 80 Exercise: Baseline Your WBS

Lecture 81 Additional Encouragement

Section 25: Planning: Logic

Lecture 82 The Precedence Diagram

Lecture 83 Kinds Of Links, And Leads And Lags

Lecture 84 Examples – Generic, Shed, Supper, Standards, Process

Lecture 85 Precedence Diagram Process

Lecture 86 Precedence Diagram Patterns

Lecture 87 Precedence Diagram Drawing Tools

Lecture 88 Why Not Use The Gantt Tool For The Precedence Diagram?

Lecture 89 Exercise: Baseline Your Precedence Diagram

Section 26: Planning: Estimating

Lecture 90 Exercise: The Power Of Estimation

Lecture 91 Estimating Methods

Lecture 92 The Statistical Power Of Multiple Estimates

Lecture 93 Activity Breakdown

Lecture 94 Factoring For Productivity & Availability

Lecture 95 An Estimating Spreadsheet

Lecture 96 PERT & Straight 3-Point Techniques

Lecture 97 The Delphi Technique

Lecture 98 Handling Estimating Error

Lecture 99 Exercise: Estimate Your Project

Section 27: Planning: Schedule

Lecture 100 The Gantt Chart

Lecture 101 Example – Gantt Chart

Lecture 102 The Critical Path

Lecture 103 Critical Path Process

Lecture 104 Example – Critical Path Process

Lecture 105 Example – Forward Pass

Lecture 106 Example – Backward Pass

Lecture 107 Example – Critical Path With Float

Lecture 108 Exercise: Baselining Your Schedule

Lecture 109 The Schedule Milestones

Lecture 110 Exercise: Setting Your Milestones

Lecture 111 Incremental Encouragement

Section 28: Planning: Resources

Lecture 112 Resource Leveling

Lecture 113 Resource Planning

Lecture 114 Exercise: Baseline Your Resource Plan

Section 29: Planning: Quiz Part 1

Section 30: Planning: Cost

Lecture 115 Estimating Cost

Lecture 116 Cost Breakdown

Lecture 117 Cost Accounts

Lecture 118 The Project Cost Baseline

Lecture 119 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Cost

Section 31: Planning: Procurement

Lecture 120 Deciding To “Build Or Buy”

Lecture 121 Procurement Documents

Lecture 122 Contract Types

Lecture 123 Selecting The Winner

Lecture 124 Exercise: Baseline Your Procurement Planning

Section 32: Planning: Risk

Lecture 125 Risk Management

Lecture 126 Risk Planning

Lecture 127 Risk Identification

Lecture 128 Standard Risk Statement Form

Lecture 129 Risk Qualification

Lecture 130 Risk Quantification

Lecture 131 Response Planning

Lecture 132 Other Risk Elements

Lecture 133 The Risk Register

Lecture 134 Critical Chain Management

Lecture 135 Risk Buffer Allocation

Lecture 136 The Risk Reserve & Management Reserve

Lecture 137 Opportunity Risks

Lecture 138 Opportunity Planning

Lecture 139 Exercise: Baseline Your Risk Budget

Lecture 140 Heartening Encouragement

Section 33: Planning: Communications

Lecture 141 Communications Planning

Lecture 142 Exercise: Baseline Your Communications Plan

Section 34: Planning: The Project Plan

Lecture 143 The Project Management Plan

Lecture 144 Final Project Plan Review

Lecture 145 Exercise: Baseline Your Project Plan

Section 35: Planning: Chapter Summary

Lecture 146 Summary Checklist

Lecture 147 Download Summary Checklist

Section 36: Planning: Quiz Part 2

Lecture 148 Awed Encouragement

Section 37: Execution: Contents

Lecture 149 Contents Of Execution Chapter

Section 38: Execution: Introduction

Lecture 150 The Purpose Of Execution

Section 39: Execution: The Project Team

Lecture 151 Building The Project Team

Lecture 152 Project Team Key Points

Lecture 153 Functional Organizations

Lecture 154 Projectized Organizations

Lecture 155 Matrix Organizations

Lecture 156 Management Of Matrix Organizations

Lecture 157 Matrix Personnel Allocation

Lecture 158 Delegation

Lecture 159 Team Motivation

Lecture 160 Managing People Conflict

Lecture 161 Exercise: Gather The Project Team

Section 40: Execution: Communications

Lecture 162 Communication Modes

Section 41: Execution: First Steps

Lecture 163 Kickoff Meetings

Lecture 164 Project Requirements Review (PRR)

Lecture 165 Exercise: Take Project First Steps

Section 42: Execution: Design & Build

Lecture 166 Design Before Build

Lecture 167 Exercise: Design & Build Your Project

Section 43: Execution: Problem Identification

Lecture 168 Finding Root Causes

Section 44: Execution: Chapter Summary

Lecture 169 Summary Checklist

Lecture 170 Download Summary Checklist

Section 45: Execution: Quiz

Lecture 171 Energizing Encouragement

Section 46: Monitoring & Control: Contents

Lecture 172 Contents Of Monitoring & Control Chapter

Section 47: Monitoring & Control: Introduction

Lecture 173 The Purpose Of Monitoring And Control

Lecture 174 Managing Expectations

Section 48: Monitoring & Control: The Weekly Heartbeat

Lecture 175 The Weekly Status Meeting

Lecture 176 Exercise: Organize Your Weekly Meeting

Section 49: Monitoring & Control: Managing Scope

Lecture 177 Managing Scope Change

Lecture 178 Change Impact Analysis

Lecture 179 Change Approval

Lecture 180 Exercise: Organize Your Project Change Control

Section 50: Monitoring & Control: Managing Time

Lecture 181 Schedule Statusing

Lecture 182 Managing Schedule

Lecture 183 Schedule Crashing & Fast-Tracking

Section 51: Monitoring & Control: Managing Cost

Lecture 184 Cost Statusing

Lecture 185 Managing Cost

Section 52: Monitoring & Control: Managing Risk

Lecture 186 Managing Risk

Section 53: Monitoring & Control: Earned Value Management (EVM)

Lecture 187 EVM Overview

Lecture 188 EVM Metrics

Lecture 189 EVM Cost Projections

Lecture 190 EVM Schedule Projections

Lecture 191 EVM Meaning

Lecture 192 Example – EVM

Lecture 193 Invigorating Encouragement

Section 54: Monitoring & Control: Managing Quality

Lecture 194 Quality, Deming, And Fit For Purpose

Lecture 195 Peer Reviews

Lecture 196 User Reviews

Lecture 197 User Review Management Tool

Section 55: Monitoring & Control: Problem Resolution

Lecture 198 Solution Options

Lecture 199 Persuasion Techniques

Section 56: Monitoring & Control: The Monthly Heartbeat

Lecture 200 Monthly Statusing

Lecture 201 One Page Monthly Report

Lecture 202 The Monthly Review

Lecture 203 Exercise: Organize Your Monthly Review

Section 57: Monitoring & Control: Chapter Summary

Lecture 204 Summary Checklist

Lecture 205 Download Summary Checklist

Section 58: Monitoring & Control: Quiz

Lecture 206 Cheering Encouragement

Section 59: Closing: Contents

Lecture 207 Contents Of Closing Chapter

Section 60: Closing: Introduction

Lecture 208 The Purpose Of Closing

Section 61: Closing: Procurement

Lecture 209 Contract Closure

Section 62: Closing: Acceptance

Lecture 210 Acceptance In Closing

Lecture 211 Change Management

Lecture 212 Scope Verification

Lecture 213 Scenario Based Scope Verification

Lecture 214 Practical Delivery Criteria

Lecture 215 Transition To Operations

Lecture 216 Exercise: Close Your Project Scope

Section 63: Closing: Lessons Learned

Lecture 217 The Lessons Learned Process

Section 64: Closing: Team Closure

Lecture 218 People Transition

Lecture 219 The Project Celebration

Lecture 220 Exercise: Manage Team Closure

Section 65: Closing: The Final Report

Lecture 221 The Project Final Report

Lecture 222 Exercise: Finalize Your Final Report

Section 66: Closing: Chapter Summary

Lecture 223 Summary Checklist

Lecture 224 Download Summary Checklist

Section 67: Closing: Quiz

Section 68: Bonus Lecture & PPM Certificate!

Lecture 225 Bonus Lecture & PPM Certificate!

Those that need to manage projects, and want a deeply practical description of how to use the project management best practices across the life-cycle.,Anyone involved in projects that wants to understand the practical essentials of the PM best practice process.

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