Project Management Best Practices From 15 Years Consulting
What you’ll learn
Learn how to increase your job productivity to the max. This course is designed particularly for project managers and project members.
You will be able to work much more efficiently on your projects. That includes having more time to be creative or do multiple projects at a time.
Learn and understand some intuitive ways to work fast and effectively on projects.
You will be able to see behind the curtains of team dynamics, i.e. why those are often the reasons of missing deadlines or failing projects.
There are no pre-requisites. I will explain you all the tools and techniques – and very important – the mindset to be a successful project manager.
*** This course is constantly being updated *** BEWARE: This course is not for everybody! Join the course and learn a complete new approach to project management which is totally different from memorizing hundreds of pages in a text book that often won’t help you at all. If you want to hear an honest aproach which is proven in dozens of projects (which I personally finished since 2007) then this is your course.The course is designed to save you hundreds of hours being frustrated with the traditional project management methods. Especially if you figured out already that PMP, PRINCE2 and IPMA certifications will not necessarily help you reach project milestones because most of the classical methods are either not really applicable or you are not told how exactly to use them.The key of successful project management is not memorizing dozens of models and processes: the key is organizing yourself while motivating and communicating with others.
This course is designed to give you genuine advice and tools to set up your projects and deliver them on time and in quality. I will tell you enough of my best practices to outperform most traditional project managers you know.I have been a project manager for around 10 years and delivered dozens of projects on time and in quality. I also took many classes / am certified on project management (PRINCE2) and other areas of expertise (i.e. ITIL, TOGAF). However, the problem is that I see huge gaps between theory and practice. In other words: In the seminar everything seemed so practical and later it turned out it’s not.This course is for Project Managers, Developers, Managers, Software Engineers, Team Leads as well as Team Members who want to substantially succeed in their project work.
Section 1: Welcome
Lecture 1 Welcome!
Lecture 2 Introduction to the Course
Section 2: Goal Setting: How to Create Milestones and Deliver on Time
Lecture 3 Welcome to Goal Setting!
Lecture 4 The Three Main Problems in Every Project
Lecture 5 First Thing: Draw the Critical Path
Lecture 6 Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Planning: When to Use What?
Lecture 7 Stakeholders: the Most Important Types and How to Deal with Them
Lecture 8 Use the “Thread Method” to Bring Order into Complexity
Lecture 9 Why You Should Lead with Questions
Lecture 10 There Is Always a Next Step
Lecture 11 Try to Take a Look into the Future!
Lecture 12 Avoid Blind Flying at All Cost
Lecture 13 Beware – Every Project Plan Is Obsolete After 24 Hours!
Lecture 14 Always Be the Rainmaker
Lecture 15 Always Remember: Project Management Costs Time!
Lecture 16 Please Take Advantage of Intuitive Notes
Lecture 17 My Very Famous Action Item List (Part 1)
Lecture 18 My Very Famous Action Item List (Part 2)
Lecture 19 Do Not Rest on Your Laurels!
Lecture 20 App: One Big Thing
Lecture 21 Roundom: The App Which Decides for You
Lecture 22 What Prevents Me from Hitting My Target?
Lecture 23 Just Get Yourself Help
Lecture 24 Just Write down Your Fears
Lecture 25 What-If Scenario
Lecture 26 Planned Date vs. Actual Date
Lecture 27 The Pyramid Principle for Effective Emails
Lecture 28 Always Make Progress
Lecture 29 The Head Map Method
Lecture 30 The BER Method
Lecture 31 Best Case and Worst Case for Goal Setting
Lecture 32 Don’t Put Your Eggs in One Basket
Lecture 33 Never Give Up
Lecture 34 Bonus: My Pragmatic Risk Questionnaire
Section 3: Team Dynamics: How to Use Clean & Dirty Tricks
Lecture 35 How to Park a Project (Dirty Trick 1)
Lecture 36 How to Park a Project (Dirty Trick 2)
Lecture 37 People like to Be Asked (More Than One Time)
Lecture 38 You Should Schedule Your Follow-Ups, Too!
Lecture 39 Why People Often Don’t Do What Was Discussed
Lecture 40 It Is Your Own Responsibility to Position Your Topics
Lecture 41 You Can Always Change Course
Lecture 42 The Columbo Method (Especially for Project Managers)
Lecture 43 Discuss About the Details!
Lecture 44 Ask the People: What Is Your Biggest Concern?
Lecture 45 Trick for Conf Calls: ‘This Is How I Understand the Task’
Lecture 46 Communication Tips: E-Mail vs. Phone Call
Lecture 47 The Difference Between Poor and Good Meetings
Lecture 48 When the Meeting Should End
Lecture 49 Always Believe the People
Lecture 50 Why Most People Seem to Do Nothing on Their Own
Lecture 51 People Love Clear Messages
Lecture 52 It Doesn’t Count What You Say
Lecture 53 Short Question Just of Pure Interest
Lecture 54 Synchronization Is the Magic Word
Lecture 55 Criticism Is Actually a Compliment
Lecture 56 The Machine Gun Method
Lecture 57 Why You Should Criticize Only One-On-One
Lecture 58 Always Treat People with Respect
Lecture 59 Use the Triangulation Method to Get What You Want
Lecture 60 Very Nice Escalation
Lecture 61 Tell Them When It’s Urgent!
Lecture 62 Be Careful When You Hear This Sentence
Lecture 63 How to Make People Keep Their Face
Lecture 64 How to Follow up Nicely and Absolutely Frankly
Lecture 65 How to Use Leading Questions to Your Advantage
Lecture 66 Another Leading Question / Understanding Task
Lecture 67 Encourage people to send you stuff
Lecture 68 Tackle People Individually
Lecture 69 The Sandwich Method
Lecture 70 The Two Steps at Once Technique
Lecture 71 Sometimes People Make Their Problems Your Problems
Lecture 72 If we made a call who should be invited
Lecture 73 Was there progress since last week?
Lecture 74 Just Say Thank You
Section 4: Productivity Hacks & How to Accomplish Fast Success
Lecture 75 Make It Look Easy
Lecture 76 How to Use Parkinson’s Law for Yourself
Lecture 77 How to Work on Your Project Schedule Every Day
Lecture 78 Plan with All-Day Events in Your Calendar
Lecture 79 Work on One Thing You Hate Every Day
Lecture 80 How to Manage Your Emails
Lecture 81 Don’t Waste Your Final Hour
Lecture 82 Definition and Advantages of Bulk Work
Lecture 83 Why You Need 2-Dimensional To Do Lists
Lecture 84 The Biggest Mistake: Doing Nothing
Lecture 85 Use the Story Telling Method When a Project Seems Too Complicated
Lecture 86 Think Big, Act Small – Mini Habits
Lecture 87 Killer Trick: Dynamic to Do Lists to Ensure Equilibrium of Tasks
Lecture 88 How to Deal with Writer’s Block
Lecture 89 The best time tracking tool you can physically buy
Lecture 90 Pomodoro – What if you took it to the extreme
Section 5: BONUS
Lecture 91 Check this out!
People who are fed up with standard project management tools and methods.,Project managers or members who tried the book methods before (i.e. MS Project / Gantt charts as ‘problem solvers’) and figured out they often won’t work or at least don’t solve the actual problems.,Someone who wants to understand the team dynamics which often are the main cause of issues in projects.
Udemy | English | 9h 33m | 5.12 GB
Created by: Sebastian Glöckner