Practical Project Management for Managers and First Time PMs

Learn Project management so you can deliver your next project be on time, on budget, and to requirements.
Practical Project Management for Managers and First Time PMs
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3.93 GB
Total length :
3h 16m



Mike Clayton


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Last updated 4/2020



Practical Project Management for Managers and First Time PMs

What you’ll learn

Understand how projects work and be able to control your project process
Deploy some of the main ways to avoid budget and schedule over-runs
Define your project precisely, for your benefit and everyone else’s
Establish a clear scope, so you can combat the dreaded ‘scope creep’
Deal effectively with supporters, critics and bystanders
Create time scales on getting the job done using milestone planning
Be able to use the world’s favourite project planning tool: the Gantt chart
Achieve fair and effective allocation of project responsibilities
Get the most from your team: motivation, collaboration and communication
Predict problems and plan your responses
Be able to assess which risks to deal with first
Assess which risks to deal with first
Apply all six strategies for action on risks available to use
Stay in control when people change their minds
Deliver your project on budget, on target, and on time
Complete the three key tasks to finally close down your project

Practical Project Management for Managers and First Time PMs


You won’t need any software or materials other than your preferred note-taking device (pen & paper, Evernote or OneNote, or anything in between. You can even use Udemy’s built-in note taking tools (which are private to you).
If you have any experience of projects at all, that is absolutely fine. If you do have experience, bring it with you as you watch the videos. If you don’t, bring your common sense.


Do you need to manage a project?And do you want to deliver it on time, on budget, and to requirement?If you are new to project management – or just want a refresher, this course will give you all the basics and more.Project Management has become a vital element of business life. Success for both you and your organization will depend on good project management skills.How do you set up to succeed? This seminar shows you the practical tools, techniques, and advice you need.What will I get?You will get over two and a half hours of high-quality video – not just a PowerPoint with a voice-over. It is based on Mike’s best selling three-hour live seminar and contains over two and a half hours of video, and a wealth of additional templates for you to download and adapt to your work. These will help you to manage your projects practically, for greater control and more success.If you want to deliver your next project on time, on budget and to specification, you can’t afford not to take this course.What people say about Mike’s live seminar…“This did what it said on the box – a great deal of practical ideas for planning and managing tasks, along with understanding of key principles for successful delivery”Andrea Duncan, PDP Co-ordinator – University of Northampton“One of the best seminars I’ve attended in the last 17 years. Enjoyable practical and useful. I would highly recommend this course”Diane Massey – DSM Legal Solicitors“If you’ve never had formal training in project management – you’ll learn a huge amount about processes and the secrets to succeeding in your projects”Paul Foxall, Senior Project Officer – Sandwell MBC“Excellent seminar. I have been on previous project management course. This one seemed very different and much better due to brilliant examples Mike gave.”Emma Oliver, Marketecture“Excellent content, clearly delivered. Really enjoyed Mike’s course and found it exceptionally useful.”Nick Osborn, Fenland RP Ltd“Very useful. Many excellent strategies to help guide project managers.”Rob Simpson, Basis (Registration) Ltd“A great overall introduction to project management. I learnt a lot and have a lot I can start to implement tomorrow!”Catherine Mendham, Content Consultants“Very practical, very useful. Gives confidence in knowing what is important and what is not. Mike is a very engaging speaker.”Louisa Davison, Secret Agent Marketing“An excellent introduction and reminder of some of the fundamentals of project management.”Chris Price, Pulse PM LtdDr Mike ClaytonMike is on of the UK’s leading project delivery experts. He has many years experience of managing projects and integrating change in many companies of varying sizes. Mike has had key roles in managing multi-million pound projects for Vodafone, General Motors, BAA and Transport for London. Organisations of all sizes have benefited from his skills in integrating complex change. You will get real results as his highly practical approach simplifies complex ideas.Mike also has over 20 years’ experience of training project managers, throughout the UK and in Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on project management topics:How to Manage a Great Project    On budget. On target. On time.   (Pearson, 2014) The Influence Agenda    A systematic approach to aligning stakeholders in times of change   (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)Brilliant Project Leader   What the best project leaders know, do and say to get results, every time   (Pearson, 2012)Risk Happens!    Managing risk and avoiding failure in business projects   (Marshall Cavendish, 2011)Your Unconditional, No-questions, 30-Day GuaranteeThe best way to assess how valid this material is in your culture is to try it out. I am so confident that this course will change your life that I offer you an unconditional, no questions asked, full 30-day money-back-in-full guarantee. If you don’t think this will give you a real sense of understanding and being in control of your project, then just ask me for your money back.What if you have questions?I will be on hand to answer your questions if you get stuck, puzzled, or just want to know more. As a professional trainer, this is what I do, and I promise to respond within 24 hours of your question arriving with me from Udemy. Enroll NowEnroll for this course now, so you can start to gain control of your projects straight away.


Section 1: Project Management Fundamentals: Know the Principles and Get it Right

Lecture 1 What is a Project?

Lecture 2 The Four Stage Project Lifecycle

Lecture 3 Project Stages and Boundaries

Lecture 4 One Reason why Projects go Wrong

Lecture 5 Terminology used in the Project Stages

Lecture 6 More on Project Gateways / Stage Gates

Section 2: Project Definition Stage: The Vital Foundation to Your Success

Lecture 7 Define your Project: Goals and Objectives

Lecture 8 Understanding Project Scope

Lecture 9 Dealing with Scope Creep

Lecture 10 Project Definition: Summary

Section 3: Project Planning Stage: Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

Lecture 11 The Book of the Plan

Lecture 12 The Stakeholder Engagement Process

Lecture 13 Stakeholder Analysis

Lecture 14 Milestones are your Best Friends

Lecture 15 The Work Breakdown Structure

Lecture 16 The Gantt Chart

Lecture 17 Tools for Creating a Gantt Chart

Lecture 18 The Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC) aka The RACI Chart

Lecture 19 The Risk Management Process

Lecture 20 Risk Analysis

Lecture 21 The Six Strategies for Managing Risks

Lecture 22 The Risk Register (or Risk Log)

Section 4: Project Delivery Stage: Don’t you Love it When a Plan Comes Together!

Lecture 23 The Four Essentials of Leading your Team

Lecture 24 Project Delivery – The Three Key Cycles

Section 5: Project Closure Stage: Deep Sigh – You’re Nearly Done

Lecture 25 Closing your Project in an Orderly Manner

Lecture 26 Closing Words

Lecture 27 Recommended Reading

Lecture 28 Bonus Lecture: Did you enjoy this course?

Section 6: Bonus Video Content

Lecture 29 What is a PMO?

Lecture 30 What is Agile?

Lecture 31 What is Scrum?

new and want-to-be project managers,project managers who have had no formal training and who want to start to formalise what you have learned on the job,beginners and also for intermediates with a few projects under your belt,managers and professionals who are starting to need to deliver projects as a part of your day-to-day responsibilities,This course will give you a great legup if you need to get involved in your first project… in any capacity

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Udemy | English | 3h 16m | 3.93 GB
Created by: Mike Clayton

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