Ch 1: Project Management Fundamentals

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter on the fundamentals of project management will teach you about the elements of a project, phase reviews, business portfolio management, and more. Evaluate your understanding of the material with a multiple-choice quiz following each lesson.

Project Management Fundamentals -- Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Our expert instructors introduce you to project management, give you an overview of project management skills, and look at the project management office. The benefits of project management are discussed as are the elements of a project and the process and tools used for planning a project. Lessons are built around videos that usually last less than ten minutes. Written lesson transcripts are provided with key vocabulary highlighted, and for ease of review, there is an interactive topic-searchable video timeline. Specific topics you will study in this chapter will lead you to:

  • Define what project stakeholders are
  • Describe the benefits of project management
  • Detail the function of a project management office
  • Differentiate between business and project portfolio management
  • Describe global project management
  • Indicate best practices and ethics for project management

Video Objective
What is Project Management? - Definition & Examples Connect the definition and an example of project management.
What Are Project Management Skills? - Definition & Examples Explain the project management role and the skills shared by successful project managers.
What is a Project Management Office? - Definition & Roles Outline the various functions this office can fulfill.
The Benefits of Project Management Summarize key terms associated with, and the advantages of, efficient project management.
Project Stakeholders: Definition, Role & Identification Categorize types of stakeholders, their expectations, and their various roles on a project.
Project Management Planning: Process & Tools Evaluate the planning process and tools used to assist with planning.
Business Portfolio Management: Definition & Example Compare and contrast business portfolio management and project management.
What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools Break down project portfolio management.
What is Global Project Management? - Factors & Success Illustrate how factors related to international trade can impact projects that cross borders.
Project Management Best Practices & Techniques Survey practices and techniques that are used to increase the success of projects.
Ethics in Project Management Debate the ethical issues that arise in project management situations.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Project Management Fundamentals
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Project Management? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Project Management? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the definition of project management. An example of project management will be used to give a general understanding of the topic.

What Are Project Management Skills? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Project Management Skills? - Definition & Examples

This lesson discusses the project management role in an organization. We will define this role and explore the skill set that many successful project managers possess.

What is a Project Management Office? - Definition & Roles

3. What is a Project Management Office? - Definition & Roles

In this lesson, we'll learn about project management offices. We'll learn the definition of the project management office and explore the many roles and styles that this office can fulfill.

The Benefits of Project Management

4. The Benefits of Project Management

In this lesson, we'll learn about the benefits of project management. Along the way, we'll define a couple of key terms, and then learn about the many advantages of efficient project management.

Project Stakeholders: Definition, Role & Identification

5. Project Stakeholders: Definition, Role & Identification

In this lesson, we'll learn what a project stakeholder is and how to identify project stakeholders. We'll also review how to characterize stakeholders and create a plan to manage stakeholder engagement and communication.

Project Management Planning: Process & Tools

6. Project Management Planning: Process & Tools

In this lesson, we'll learn about project management planning. We'll look at some steps involved in planning a process, as well as explore some valuable tools when planning a project.

Business Portfolio Management: Definition & Example

7. Business Portfolio Management: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we will learn about business portfolio management and how it enables organizations to make better choices about prioritizing projects and managing risk. When you are through, you can take a short quiz.

What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

8. What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

Learn about the process you can use to evaluate and choose the portfolio of projects to perform in your organization. Also, become familiar with the features that should be included in the tools you use to manage your project portfolio.

What Is Global Project Management? - Factors & Success

9. What Is Global Project Management? - Factors & Success

Think about the numerous challenges posed by a project based in a single country, and then consider how a global project not only multiplies those challenges, but also adds more challenges! This lesson discusses these challenges and how to overcome them.

Project Management Best Practices & Techniques

10. Project Management Best Practices & Techniques

In this lesson, we'll define the term project management and explore some of the best practices and techniques project managers can use to help increase the success of a project.

Ethics in Project Management

11. Ethics in Project Management

This lesson explores what ethics means in project management and why it's important. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to identify ethical and unethical situations in project management.

Chapter Practice Exam
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