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Deeply Practical Project Management (Earn 16 PDUs)

Deeply Practical Project Management (Earn 16 PDUs)

How to implement the PMI project management best practices in the simplest, most deeply practical way!

What you’ll learn

Deeply Practical Project Management (Earn 16 PDUs)

  • How to get stakeholder buy-in and senior management support at the beginning of your project, and maintain it throughout.
  • The three fundamental messages of the PM triple constraint, how they inter-relate, and how they affect risk.
  • How to plan your project VERY efficiently, so you know the scope, schedule, budget, and risks before you start.
  • How to manage the top three drivers of project success to solve most of the problems on most projects.
  • The critical importance of the project requirements, with best practices for documentation, review, and approval.
  • How to build the work breakdown structure (WBS), your scope baseline, and when to break it down further.
  • Why the precedence diagram is your most important tool for planning and managing your project.
  • How to estimate the project resources, material, services, time, and cost, and handle estimating error.
  • Why the critical path means the schedule is more important than cost, with a step by step animated example.
  • The key criteria for deciding whether to build or buy and the best type of contract and award procedures.
  • How to prepare and brief the project plan, provide options to meet the triple constraint, and stay truthful.
  • How to build the project team, key hiring criteria, delegation, motivation, and resolution of personnel conflicts.
  • Learn how to manage scope so you find the things inevitably missed, but don’t make it so good that it just blows up.
  • How to manage the critical path to focus on the most important items without getting bogged down in the weeds.
  • How to manage the budget and its key drivers to obtain the best cost-performance possible.
  • Learn how to identify the risks, mitigate them as early as possible, and 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.
  • How to use earned value management (EVM) to project cost and schedule performance objectively.
  • How to communicate constructively with the stakeholders about the project status, and obtain their assistance when needed.
  • Learn how to use scenario-based verification to ensure customer satisfaction with the project result.
  • How to conduct lessons learned events to find out what did not go well and did go well, and easily gather them as you go.
  • How to close your project team to ensure everyone is treated fairly and free to proceed to their next challenge.
  • Learn how to use the key software tools to support the project management life-cycle – WBS, precedence diagram, and Gantt chart.
  • Six practice quizzes, get copies of nine key project management document templates and six summary checklists and earn 16 PDU’s.
  • Get recommendations for free open source software to support the project management process.
  • Gain a deep practical understanding of the PMI project management best practices for those that wish to obtain a PMP certification.


  • 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.


***  Now with a complete set of documentation for the Magical Devices Version 3 project, including a Project Charter, Stakeholder Register, Project Management Plan, Requirements, Work Breakdown Structure, Precedence Diagram, Gantt Schedule, Risk Register, and more!  ***

Complexity is a real challenge in project management.  So the solution must be simple, and practical.  Based on 25 years experience managing projects from $250K to $55M, and experience in senior management roles on projects up to $3B, this course provides a deeply practical description of how to use the proven best practices to help you manage your projects of any size, from any domain.

First, an overview is provided of all the key project management concepts. The course is end-to-end, divided into 210 videos of just a few minutes long, and easy to understand.

If you have a project you need to manage right now, or just wish to get a solid grounding in the deeply practical application of the standard project management best practices, this course will really help.  You will also earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) – 9 Technical, 4 Leadership, 3 Strategic.

Who this course is for:

  • 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 project management process.
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  • Last updated 1/2020

Deeply Practical Project Management (Earn 16 PDUs)