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Project Management Foundations [2016]

Course by: Bonnie Biafore
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  • Course details

    Project management is a start-to-finish approach to getting things done and making projects more successful. It's a profession, but it's also a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and manage project work more effectively. Project management can be used to guide small, simple projects as well as complex enterprise-wide initiatives.

    Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.

    Instructor

    • Bonnie Biafore

      Bonnie Biafore

      LinkedIn Learning author, Award-winning technical writer, Project management consultant
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      Bonnie Biafore is a certified project management professional (PMP), trainer, and best-selling author.

      Bonnie has 25+ years of experience in project management and training, and more than 25 best-selling books, including Practical Project Management with Microsoft Project 2016, Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management—an award winner at the 2012 STC International competition—QuickBooks: The Missing Manual, and Your Project Management Coach. Her novel, Fresh Squeezed, is available on Amazon and other book retailers. She has authored dozens of courses for LinkedIn Learning. She also provides project management and Microsoft Project consulting services. When not attached to her computer, she hikes in the mountains, takes aerial dance classes and improv comedy classes, plays the banjo, and cooks gourmet food. You can find her on LinkedIn at https://food.oliplife.com/?page=in/bonniebiafore.

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    Skills covered in this course

  • Welcome

    - Hi, I'm Bonnie Biafore. Welcome to Project Management Fundamentals. This course is the beginning of a fascinating and rewarding journey, one that takes you through managing your projects effectively from beginning to end. We'll tackle planning a project, starting with identifying the problem to solve, and how you're going to solve it. We'll take a look at gathering requirements, identifying deliverables, assumptions, and risks. I'll provide tips for kicking off project execution, making your project run smoothly, and working with your project teams. Then, we'll look at everything that goes into monitoring and controlling project performance, so you stay on time and within budget. Finally, I'll talk about how you wrap up a project. Having the proper skills and tools in your project toolbox is critical to delivering a successful project. I'll introduce you to these skills and tools, and how to use them effectively, in Project Management Fundamentals.

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