Case Studies in Project Management

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

Capturing and integrating lessons learned from previous projects is one of the toughest challenges organizations have in learning from their past projects and making improvements to their own project methodologies from those experiences. This course will take a quick peak at projects I have worked on as well as some projects from around the world to glean some lessons we can learn from these examples. Any one interested in project management would enjoy this course. 

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The Heart of Project Work                       
  • Back to basics
  • Know your stakeholders
  • Exclusions, what are those?
  • The 80/20 principle
  • Project decision making
  • Sidestepping common project estimating errors
  • Multi-tasking is it really more effective?
  • Finishing your project on time
Lesson 2: The Bigger Picture                       
  • How to succeed on an impossible project
  • The value of a Project Management Office
  • Letting corporate strategy drive project selection
  • The entrepreneurial Project Manager

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**