Project Management: Want to Master the Schedule of Your Project’s Monitoring and Controlling Phase? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
While practicing Project Management, when you execute a large project, it is generally divided in five phases: Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring and Controlling, and Project Closure. Amongst these five phases, it is said that the Project Monitoring and Controlling phase is the most difficult of all phases. This, Project Monitoring and Controlling phase, is considered difficult because during this phase:
•You compare your planned work with the actual work that happens in your project
•You identify deviation between the planned and the actual work
•And you deploy corrective or preventive actions to minimize the impact of those deviations.
Similarly, every large project has several project management knowledge areas. Of these, Schedule Management is considered a critical knowledge area. According to the Project Management Institute, ineffective Schedule Management is one of the top seven reasons why projects fail. And project managers never want their projects to fail. So, it becomes imperative to effectively manage your project schedule and keep it on-track to achieve the desired project objectives.
These are the reasons why I have created this course which is a complete project management guide that specializes in Monitoring and Controlling your Project Schedule.
What’s included in this course?
You will enroll in this course because you want to learn Monitoring and Controlling Your Project Schedule. By the end of this course, you will master the techniques involved in achieving this outcome. This course is a bridge between your current and the desired state in gaining the required Project Management knowledge and skills focused on Monitoring and Controlling Your Project Schedule.
This bridge is divided in four parts:
•Part 1: focuses on two key factors: 1) Standard Project Schedule Reports to communicate the Schedule Progress and 2) Charts and Graphs to Monitor, Track, and Control Your Project Schedule.
•Part 2: focuses on learning the key inputs involved in Monitoring, Tracking, and Controlling your Project Schedule.
•Part 3: focuses on mastering the different analysis techniques to identify the scheduling problems.
•Part 4: focuses on gaining expertise to use the techniques to solve scheduling problems like a PRO!
This will be your overall journey throughout this course. You will observe that everything related to managing your project’s schedule in the Monitoring and Controlling Phase of your project is covered in this course.
Who is this course for?
•Practicing Project Managers: who want to master Monitoring and Controlling Project Skills for Schedule Management
•Beginners in Project Management: who want to become a highly skilled project managers
•Professionals looking to apply for PMP® Certification Exam: will enhance skills for the Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule area (as this course is based on PMP® Body of Knowledge)
•Process Consultants and Freelancers: Six Sigma professionals, Lean Experts, Project Management or Process Improvement Consultants, or Freelancers in the project management body of work
This course is industry independent. Professionals from any industry can take this course.
This course is built for beginners. Hence, individuals who have advanced levels of Project Management Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise should not apply for this course.
Do you want to become an Expert at managing Project Schedule during the Monitoring and Controlling Phase?
•This course begins with an understanding of what is involved in the Monitoring and Controlling Phase.
•You then shift gears to learn how to report project schedule progress by using the Project Schedule Reporting Tracker.
•You learn three charts used extensively to monitor and track your projects: Timeline Chart, Gantt Chart, and Burndown Chart.
•After this, you focus on understanding the various inputs to Monitor and Track your project schedule. These inputs include: The Schedule Management Plan, Schedule and Scope Baseline, Lesson’s Learned Register, Project Calendar, Project Schedule, Resource Calendar, Schedule Data, Work Performance Data, and Organizational Process Assets.
•Your next objective is to learn the different Data Analysis Techniques to identify gaps in Project Schedule Performance. These techniques include: Performance Reviews, Trend Analysis, Variance Analysis, What-If Scenario, and Project Management Information System (PMIS).
•After imbibing these data analysis tools, you master the techniques to manage the identified project scheduling problems. These techniques include: the different Proactive Approaches to Scheduling Problems, Project Fast Tracking, Project Crashing, Schedule vs. Cost, and Project Scope Reduction.
Your overall journey course journey is accompanied with a case-study and several to-do activities. My focus is to help you assimilate the knowledge you access in the video lectures and interact with the content by practicing what you learn through these activities. Each activity is supplemented with an Activity Solution lecture for self-review and analysis. You will also find a Performance Review role-play along with its downloadable script. Apart from the video lectures and this role-play, you are provided downloadable content (I would like to call it as the course slide pack). You can either have this content printed or keep it handy as soft copy of the files for offline reference.
A Course needed for every Project Manager
This Project Management: Monitor and Control Your Project Schedule Training provides you a practical perspective to execute several project management tools to identify and mitigate project scheduling problems. It provides you the right level of expertise that enables you to be a hands-on expert capable of driving your project schedule in any business process.
The Course is very well structured:
•You become an expert in managing your Project Schedule during the Monitoring and Controlling Phase
•The entire course is divided into 7+ sections
•Each section is designed to provide your knowledge and skills of specific tools and techniques
•These concepts are taught in more than 45 lectures
•Each lecture covers bite-sized information; easy to grasp and apply
•Each lecture consists of a combination of the talking-head video and required screencast
•Each section is well-rounded with:
•A section objective discussed at the beginning
•Then the concept is discussed at length
•Then examples are discussed to review concepts from practical perspective
•This is followed by activity with an activity solution for key tools
•Each section ends with an apt summary
•There are ample examples and activities for each concept discussed during training
•Most activity or home-work has a subsequent video lecture discussing the activity solution for self-evaluation
•There are over 45 downloadable resources which are comprehensive and pertinently cover everything you’ll need to become a Project Scheduling Expert to manage the Monitoring and Controlling Phase
***No Prior Experience Needed***
This Seven Basic Tools of Quality Masterclass assumes that you have based knowledge of project management knowledge areas and basic excel skills. With over 2 hours of on-demand video, over 45 lectures, over 45 supplemental resources, this comprehensive tutorial covers everything you’ll ever need to become a successful Project Manager.
Whether you want to:
•Become an in-demand Project Management Professional (with enhanced understanding of Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule)
•Get freelancing assignments and work from home, setting your own schedule and rates
•Sharpen your project management skills to reach the advanced level
•Simply bring your own ideas to life with your knowledge of Monitoring and Controlling Your Project Schedule
…this complete Project Management: Monitor and Control Your Project Schedule Masterclass is exactly what you need, and more.
What are you waiting for? Enroll Today, Become a Master at Monitoring and Controlling Your Project Schedule and Start Streamlining Your Business Process with a mark of excellence!!!