Foundations of Effective Project Management

Projects allow organizations to develop new products, serve new customers, and create a better tomorrow. In this course, you’ll learn what makes project work unique and the principles of leadership that empower project teams to thrive.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2021
Duration
2h 28m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2021
Duration
2h 28m
Description

Today’s organizations find ways to better serve customers and produce the innovations necessary for a brighter future through project initiatives.

In this course, Foundations of Effective Project Management, you’ll learn about the foundations of effectively managing these initiatives:

  1. learn what makes projects special, and how project teams fill a unique role in organizations
  2. explore how project teams work together to accomplish goals and generate new value
  3. gain familiarity with the core principles and practices of effective project leaders
By the end of this course, you’ll understand what it takes to successfully lead project teams, and establish a foundation for continued learning about project leadership.
Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What will I learn in this project management course?

In this course, you will learn about what makes projects special, how project teams work together, and the core principles and practices of effective project management.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to be more effective when it comes to project management or would like to be able to better identify effective project managers.

What is project management?

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at a specified time.

Are there any prerequisites for this project management course?

For the course, it is recommended that you have experience with project environments.

What are some popular project management skills?

Some common skills that correlate with effective project management are communication, organization, leadership, critical thinking, and patience.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Foundations of Effective Project Management. Today's organizations find ways to better serve customers and produce the innovations necessary for a brighter future through project initiatives. In this course, you'll learn about the foundations of effective project management. First, you'll learn what makes projects special and how project teams fill a unique role in organizations. Then, you'll learn how project teams work together to accomplish goals and generate new value. After that, you'll gain familiarity with the core principles and practices of effective project leaders. By the end of this course, you'll understand what it takes to successfully lead project teams and establish a foundation for continued learning about project leadership. Experience in project environments in some capacity, either as a leader or team member who aspires to lead teams in the future, will help you best relate to the content we'll discuss. This course is the first step in our series here at Pluralsight on project management skills, which can help you prepare for the PMP and other certification exams, as well as earn continuing education credits toward project management certifications. If you're not interested in pursuing a certification right now, this whole series has been designed with you in mind too and can serve as a great resource to simply learn more about leading successful initiatives. I hope you'll join me in exploring how effective leaders bring together teams and resources to achieve big goals with Foundations of Effective Project Management, here at Pluralsight.