Introduction to Project Management for Management Consultant

A practical guide on how to manage business projects using hacks from management consulting
Introduction to Project Management for Management Consultant
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733.24 MB
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2h 54m

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Asen Gyczew

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3/2023

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4.7/5

Introduction to Project Management for Management Consultant

What you’ll learn

How to define the scope of projects
Estimate the time required to complete the project
Estimate the costs and benefits of the project
What to do during projects as a Project Manager
What to do during projects as a team member
What tools to use to manage projects
How to select projects worth doing

Introduction to Project Management for Management Consultant

Requirements

Basic or intermediate Excel
Basic knowledge of economics
Basic or intermediate knowledge of finance & accounting

Description

What is the aim of this course?Managing projects it’s not easy and on top of that, it is pretty stressful. You have to deliver the agreed results despite the tight budget, challenging deadlines, and all unpredictable obstacles. However, with the right approach, tools, and some hints you can handle the situation and surprise your boss with great results. In this course, I will teach how to conduct fast and efficiently projects within the defined budget and deadlines.In the course you will learn the following things:Essential Concepts used in Project ManagementWhen using projects makes senseHow to define the scope of the projectHow to estimate the costs and benefits of the projectHow to estimate the time required to finish the projectWhat are the roles of different team members during the projectWhat tools are used in Project ManagementThis course is based on my 15 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting firms and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, performance improvement, and turn-arounds in the biggest firms from Retail, FMCG, SMG, B2B, and services sectors that I worked for. I have carried out or supervised over 90 different performance improvement projects in different industries that generated a total of 2 billion additional EBITDA. On the basis of what you will find in this course, I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Partners in PE and VC funds, Investment Directors and Business Analysts in PE and VC, Operational Directors, COO, CRO, CEO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members, etc. On top of that my courses on Udemy were already taken by more than 182 000 students including people working in EY, McKinsey, Walmart, Booz Allen Hamilton, Adidas, Naspers, Alvarez & Marsal, PwC, Dell, Walgreens, Orange, and many others.I teach through case studies, so you will have a lot of lectures showing examples of analyses, and tools that we use. To every lecture, you will find attached (in additional resources) the Excel files as well as additional presentations, and materials shown in the lectures so as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made analyses that can, with certain modifications, be applied by you or your team in your work.Why have I decided to create this course?Firms love projects. There are efficient ways to deliver complex products that require the involvement of people from many departments. You have a big chance of either being a team member or even a project manager. Most firms don’t give you the full toolbox that you need to deliver projects. This may lead to huge frustration during projects and a lot of inefficiencies.Therefore, I have decided to create this course that will help students understand or refresh the main skills and tools that they need during business projects. The course will give you the knowledge and insight into real-life case studies that will make your life during projects much easier. Thanks to this course, you will know what and how to do during business projects. You will know how to define scope, what to do during projects, how to prepare a cost-benefit analysis, and how to manage a project team.To sum it up, I believe that if you want to become a world-class Management Consultant or Project Manager you have to have a pretty decent understanding of project management. That is why I highly recommend this course to Management Consultants or future Project Managers, especially those that did not finish business school. The course will help you become an expert in project management on the level of McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and other top consulting firms.In what way will you benefit from this course?The course is a practical, step-by-step guide loaded with tons of analyses, tricks, and hints that will significantly improve the speed with which you understand, and analyze businesses. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. Our intention is that thanks to the course you will learn:Essential Concepts used in Project ManagementWhen using projects makes senseHow to define the scope of the projectHow to estimate the costs and benefits of the projectHow to estimate the time required to finish the projectWhat are the roles of different team members during the projectWhat tools are used in Project ManagementYou can also ask me any question either through the discussion field or by messaging me directly.How is the course organized?The course is divided currently into the following sections:Introduction. We begin with a little introduction to the course as well as some general info on how the course is organizedEssential Concepts in Project Management. In this section, we will learn about the essential concepts in Project Management. We will discuss the main terms and concepts used.How to estimate the time. Time is crucial when it comes to project management. In this section, we will see what it really means and how you can handle this area of the project.How to estimate the costs and benefits of the project. In this section, we will discuss costs and budgeting which is crucial for most projects. You have to define how much money will be spent on the project and make sure that the budget is sufficient.Who does what on the project? In this section, we will discuss the main roles of different stakeholders. It will help you adjust to the situation depending on your role.Other Essential Concepts. Apart from the essential concepts that we have discussed in previous sections, I will also explain some additional terms and frameworks that may prove useful. I will discuss things like project lifecycle, agile vs waterfall approach, risk management, and many more.Tools used in Project Management. In this section, we will discuss essential tools that you will need to manage a project.Private Label Project – Case Study. In the second part of the course, we will apply all the concepts presented in the first part of the course. You will have to help a drugstore chain define a project aiming at building a private label department.You will be able also to download many additional resources1. Useful frameworks and techniques2. Analyses shown in the course3. Additional resources4. Links to additional presentations, articles, and movies5. Links to books worth readingAt the end of my course, students will be able to…How to define the scope of the projectEstimate the time required to complete the projectEstimate the costs and benefits of the projectYou will know what to do during projects both as a Project Manager and a team memberWhat tools to use to manage projectsWho should take this course?Management ConsultantsProject ManagersBusiness AnalystsManagersStartup FoundersWhat will students need to know or do before starting this course?Basic or intermediate ExcelBasic knowledge of economicsBasic or intermediate knowledge of finance & accounting

Overview

Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 A little bit about me

Lecture 3 How to deal with Blurry image

Lecture 4 How to reach additional resources

Section 2: Essential Concepts in Project Management

Lecture 5 Essential Concepts – Introduction

Lecture 6 What is a Project

Lecture 7 When you should use projects?

Lecture 8 When you should NOT use projects?

Lecture 9 Scope of the project

Lecture 10 Scope vs Goals

Lecture 11 Scope of the project – Wedding example

Lecture 12 What is a milestone

Lecture 13 What is a milestone – Wedding example

Lecture 14 What is a milestone – Construction example

Section 3: How to estimate the time

Lecture 15 Time in the project

Lecture 16 How to estimate duration of tasks

Lecture 17 How to estimate duration of tasks – Wedding example

Lecture 18 How to define buffers

Lecture 19 Critical Chain

Lecture 20 Resources needed for projects

Section 4: How to estimate the costs and benefits of the project

Lecture 21 Costs of the project

Lecture 22 The Bottom-up Approach

Lecture 23 Estimating the costs of a wedding – Introduction

Lecture 24 Estimating the costs of a wedding – Partial Solution

Lecture 25 Estimating the costs of a wedding – Excel Part 1

Lecture 26 Estimating the costs of a wedding – Excel Part 2

Lecture 27 Cost-Benefit Analysis

Lecture 28 Rearranging the Office – Case Introduction

Lecture 29 Rearranging the Office – Data Available

Lecture 30 Rearranging the Office – Coffee Points

Lecture 31 Rearranging the Office – Microwave Ovens

Lecture 32 Rearranging the Office – Stairs

Lecture 33 Cost reduction Investment – Ceramic Tiles – Introduction

Lecture 34 Cost reduction Investment – Ceramic Tiles – Current Costs

Lecture 35 Cost reduction Investment – Ceramic Tiles – Future Costs

Lecture 36 Cost reduction Investment – Ceramic Tiles – NPV

Lecture 37 Cost reduction Investment – Ceramic Tiles – Solution in Power Point

Section 5: Who does what on the project?

Lecture 38 Different roles in project

Lecture 39 The role of the Project Manager

Lecture 40 The role of team members

Lecture 41 Workload Analysis

Section 6: Other Important Concepts

Lecture 42 Project Lifecycle

Lecture 43 Waterfall vs Agile

Lecture 44 Waterfall vs Agile – Construction firm example

Lecture 45 Risks in the project

Lecture 46 Meetings with the team

Section 7: Tools used in Project Management

Lecture 47 Tools used in Project Management – Introduction

Lecture 48 Project Card / Charter – Example

Lecture 49 Project Summary Tool – Example

Lecture 50 Detailed Presentation & Analysis – Example

Lecture 51 Project Management Tools

Lecture 52 Example of deliverables from projects

Section 8: Private Label Project – Case Study

Lecture 53 Private Label Project – Introduction

Lecture 54 Private Label Project – Case Introduction

Lecture 55 How the Scope of the Project should NOT be defined?

Lecture 56 What Questions you should ask to define the scope

Lecture 57 Private Label Project – The scope

Lecture 58 Private Label Project – Estimate the Risks

Lecture 59 Private Label Project – Agile Approach

Lecture 60 Private Label Project – Team members

Lecture 61 Private Label Project – Data Available

Lecture 62 Private Label Project – Cost Benefit Analysis

Lecture 63 Private Label Project – Meetings

Section 9: Additional Resources related to Project Management

Lecture 64 Additional Resources related to Project Management – Introduction

Lecture 65 How to manage a consulting project?

Lecture 66 How to set up and run a Project Management Office (PMO)

Lecture 67 How to conduct efficient meetings during consulting projects

Lecture 68 What are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and how to use them in practice

Lecture 69 Productivity Hacks that will help you deliver on deadline

Section 10: Conclusions

Lecture 70 Bonus Lecture

Management Consultants,Project Managers,Business Analysts,Managers,Startup Founders

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Udemy | English | 2h 54m | 733.24 MB
Created by: Asen Gyczew

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