Project Management (Pick 4) 4 Hour Bundle

Hours: 4 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $249.00

Course Overview:

This is a course bundle that allows a student to choose four (4) of our one (1) hour Project Management courses.

Choose Four Courses from Below:

  • Defining Business Rules
  • Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Leading Others Through Change
  • Managing Changing Project Requirements
  • Managing Smaller Projects
  • Planning the Business Analysis Approach
  • Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved
  • Writing Project Requirements
  • Case Studies in Project Management

Course Outlines:

 Defining Business Rules

Lesson 1: Business Rules

  • What are business rules?
  • Business goals, policies, and rules

Lesson 2: Benefits of Business Rules

  • Increasing manageability of business processes
  • Business rules are based on facts

Lesson 3: Business Rules and Requirements

  • Relating rules and requirements
  • Components of a business rule
  • Example
  • Cataloging business rules

Lesson 4: Classifying Business Rules

  • Types of business rules
  • Complex business rules

Lesson 5: Modeling Complex Business Rules

  • Use case model
  • Defining how business rules flow

Lesson 6: Developing Business Rules

  • Best practices
  • Business rules and models
  • Consider using a tool

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Next steps
 Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Using use cases for requirements
  • Reviewing unified modeling language
  • Defining use cases
  • Applying progressive elaboration

Lesson 2: Use Case Components

  • Actors, goals, conditions & scenarios
  • The use case diagram

Lesson 3: Building Use Cases

  • Writing a brief use case
  • Writing a casual use case
  • Writing a fully dressed use case
  • Alternative flows
  • Best practices

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Activity diagrams
  • Next steps
 Gathering Requirements

Lesson 1: Identifying Types of Requirements

  • Defining a requirement
  • Categorizing requirements

Lesson 2: Developing Effective Requirements

  • Iterative requirements gathering
  • Planning the requirements work

Lesson 3: Eliciting Requirements

  • Defining elicitation
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Elicitation questions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Requirements

  • Describing requirements analysis
  • Reviewing requirements attributes
  • Decomposing requirements top down
  • Requirements modeling techniques
  • Assumptions and constraints

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up
 Leading Others Through Change
 

Lesson 1: Explore the Change

  • Why does change fail
  • ACT to lead change
  • Rate yourself

Lesson 2: Activate the Change

  • Clarifying and align the vision and goals
  • Determining readiness 
  • Establish a sense of urgency
  • Create a communication plan

Lesson 3: Create the Plan

  • Gather and analyze data
  • Plan to manage resistance
  • Involve, engage, and motivate others

Lesson 4: Transition the Change

  • Design the implementation
  • Institutionalize the change
  • Evaluate the effort

Lesson 5: Be an Effective Leader

  • Why do people follow leaders?
  • Communicate as you ACT: a tool
  • Tips to manage resistance
  • Gaining commitment 

Lesson 6: Review

  • Action plan
  • Learning summary
 Managing Changing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements

  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection

Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements

  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional vs. agile processes
  • Prioritization

Lesson 3: Using Traceability

  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal vs. vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Using software tools
  • Summary
 Managing Smaller Projects

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Project Management Overview
  • Industry Guidance
  • Standard Project Phases
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Constraints

Lesson 2: Launching Projects

  • How projects originate
  • Initiating Phase
  • Kicking off the project
  • Helpful tools

Lesson 3: Planning The Project

  • The planning phase
  • Project work breakdown
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Adaptive life cycles

Lesson 4: Executing The Project

  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Change management
  • Status reporting

Lesson 5: Closing The Project

  • Project closeout
  • Next Steps
 Planning the Business Analysis Approach

Lesson 1: Overview

  • Defining business analysis
  • Overview of a BA work plan

Lesson 2: Defining the requirements plan

  • Justifying the plan
  • Identifying the components
  • Planning the details
  • Overview on elicitation techniques
  • Planning for approval

Lesson 3: Creating the requirements plan

  • Scoping the activities
  • Budgeting and resourcing
  • Assessing risks

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Wrapping it up
 Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved

Lesson 1: What is Systems Thinking and Why Does it Matter?

  • Systems Thinking Background
  • Comparing Traditional Analysis and Systems Thinking
  • Attributes and Benefits
  • When and How to Use Systems Thinking

Lesson 2: Systems Thinking Language and Tools

  • Key Terms
  • Causal Loop Diagrams
  • Feedback Loops
  • Questions to Guide Implementation of Systems Thinking

Lesson 3: Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Resistance to Change
  • Silo Mentality

Lesson 4: Applying Systems Thinking in the Workplace

  • Encouraging Innovation
  • Improving Productivity
  • Learning How to Learn
  • Refining Your Management and Leadership Skills

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Learning Summary
  • Next Steps
 Writing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Writing Well-Formed Requirements

  • Writing iterative requirements
  • Managing writing issues

Lesson 2: Structuring and Documenting Content

  • Overview
  • Discussing content elements
  • Discussing structure elements

Lesson 3: Applying Technical Writing Skills

  • Reviewing Essential skills
  • Examining the 12 rules

Lesson 4: Utilizing Style Guides

  • Exploring grammar, diction and style
  • Determining focus words
  • Discussing writing style

Lesson 5: Employing a Requirements Checklist

  • Investigating the value of checklists
  • Examining IEEE checklist components

Lesson 6: Examining Structured Language

  • Distinguishing formal from informal
  • Using structured language

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up
 Case Studies in Project Management

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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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**