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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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Business 311: Project Management course
- Initiating a Project
- Planning a Project
- Project Cost Planning & Budget
- Tools for Project Planning & Management
- Project Proposals
- Creating Contracts with Vendors
- Executing a Project
- Monitoring & Controlling a Project
- Closing a Project
- The Project Team
- Project Management Organizations & Certification
- Required Assignments for Business 311
- Studying for Business 311