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Deeply Practical Project Management

How to plan and manage projects using the Project Management Institute (PMI®) best practices in the most practical way possible.

"Finally, an online course that teaches the "how" of project management from an experienced veteran, with extremely helpful, actionable advice." – Karin Brame

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*** Now includes a complete set of templates for all the key PM documents, plus a professional set of example documentation for the Magical Devices Version 3 project, including a Project Charter, Project Management Plan, Stakeholder Register, Risk Register, Gantt Schedule, and more. ***

Think of this course as the practical companion to the PMI® PMBOK, describing how to best apply the PM best practices in real life.

Complexity is the primary challenge in project management. Therefore, the PM processes must be extremely practical to add real value. Built on aerospace best practices, and based on 25 years experience managing projects from $250K to $55M, this course provides a deeply practical description of how to use the Project Management Institute (PMI®) processes to help you manage your projects of any size, from any domain, to maximize their probability of success.

First an overview is provided of all the key project management concepts. Then the critically important role of the Project Manager is explained, along with the essentials of team management. Then the project management processes are mapped across the time-line, and the specific actions you need to take and documentation you need to prepare at each step are explained in an easy to follow thread. The use of software tools to support the PM process is described. Templates for all the key PM documents are provided. The course is comprehensive, divided into videos of just a few minutes long, and easy to understand. At the end of the course, you will not only understand project management, you will be able to implement it in the most professionally practical way.

If you have a project you need to manage right now, are pursuing a PMI certification, or just wish to get a solid grounding in practical application of the project management best practices, this course will really help. You will also earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDU's).


Your Instructor


William Stewart PhD, PMP
William Stewart PhD, PMP

William Stewart is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed projects for more than 25 years using the PMI processes in the domains of organizational improvement, business process, system integration, software, construction, real estate, research, training, and others. He has delivered more than 200 onsite project management courses to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for aerospace, government, academia, and founded a software startup. He has in-depth experience with project management, risk management, systems integration, and software engineering . He earned a Ph.D. in computer science for discovery of an algorithm that builds multi-dimensional geodesic domes in optimum space and time, which to his knowledge has never been used for anything practical ;-)


Course Curriculum


  Overview: Contents
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  Overview: The Triple Constraint
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  Overview: Chapter Summary
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  Initiation: Contents
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  Initiation: The Sponsor & Customer
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  Initiation: The Project Manager & Mandate
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  Initiation: Chapter Summary
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  Planning: Contents
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  Planning: Chapter Summary
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  Execution: Contents
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  Execution: Introduction
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  Execution: Communications
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  Execution: Problem Identification
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  Execution: Chapter Summary
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  Monitoring & Control: Contents
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  Monitoring & Control: Managing Cost
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  Monitoring & Control: Managing Risk
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  Monitoring & Control: Problem Resolution
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  Monitoring & Control: Chapter Summary
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  Closing: Contents
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  Closing: Introduction
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  Closing: Procurement
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  Closing: Lessons Learned
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  Closing: Chapter Summary
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  Final Thoughts
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What Students Say About The Course

"This is the best real-world practical PM course on the web. Valuable knowledge and insight, clear, and hands on. A great investment when your time is really valuable and you don't want to waste a minute of it." – Sarah Hajipour

"I have been a PMP since 2006, and learned so much from this course. Truly outstanding. Wish it was available years ago." – Mark Thorogood, PMP

"This is by far the best project management course I have ever taken!" – Susan Steigler, PMP

"This course offers some of the most valuable material I've consumed as a Project Manager." – Philip Kohler

"This is a very, very useful resource for both Project Managers and team members. The best PM course I have taken online." – Marcelo Palenzuela

"Excellent course -- easy to understand -- wish I had reviewed this resource before I took my PMP exam!" – Thomas Flores

"The only course you will need. Walks you through all the phases of project management. With examples, anecdotes, and most importantly - templates. Highly recommend!" – Allan Madhuram

"I took this course after earning my PMP certification, and am stunned by the practical insights it provides. Thank you! I definitely recommend for both newbies and experienced Project Managers." – Raj Bidika

"This was the best project management course that I have taken. I recommend to anyone interested in project management. Really above and beyond what I expected." – Mark April

"Really straightforward and clear. Wish I had taken this before I sat for my PMP test." – Alexander Feravich

"Great course, perfectly delivered. The PMBOK Guide applied to reality. I plan to repeat this course over and over again." – Alain Yeno

"Not only does this course teach you practical project management, it also teaches you life skills you will keep for a lifetime. Exceptional. I couldn't have asked for anything better." – Saad Faruqui

"Crisp and direct, no blabbing. Wise to go with this first before consulting any other material." – Rufus Okomhanru

"The course was amazing. A lot of real life examples. In my 17 years of PM experience I have never taken a more concise, informative, and easy to understand PM walk-through." – Vladimir Mitev

"This course gave me valuable insight into key PMBOK areas that I haven't considered since I received my PMP certification in 2012. Great course!" – Dan Bischoff

"I've been managing projects for several years, and picked up key points which will improve my work in the future, and would have made previous projects significantly better if I'd known them sooner. Highly recommended." – David Morrison

"This turned out to be the best money I ever spent. My only regret is I didn't take this course sooner." – Nicholas Ikpi

"One of the greatest courses I have ever had. Short videos you can digest at your own pace. A warm environment, seems that you are talking with him." – Francisco Zapata

"Over the course of a 20 year career I have purchased many training materials, video courses, study guides, etc, and this was hands down the best material I have ever used." – Christopher Irons

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