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Jun 30, 2017
1h 59m

An effective Project Manager needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within your budget. In this course, Managing Project Communications and Risks, you will see how project teams are developed and how risks are identified and addressed. First, you will learn about developing project teams. Next, you will delve into managing project communications and stakeholder needs. Finally, you will learn all about managing project risks. When you are finished with this course, you'll know how to build teams for success, resolve conflicts, manage communications, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course Managing Project Communications and Risks. I'm the author of Pluralsight series in PMP and Business Analysis courses, and now it's my pleasure to help you learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ PK0004 exam with this forth course in our CompTIA Project+ series. Earning a CompTIA Project+ certification is a great way to express your interest in project management as a profession, own your skills, and learn about some of the tools and techniques leaders in the field use to find success. Best of all, the only requirement to take the exam and earn the CompTIA Project+ certification is a passion to learn more about project management. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include developing project teams, managing project communications, and managing project risks. By the end of this course, you'll know how to build teams for success, resolve conflicts, manage communication with team members and project stake holders, identify and plan for risks, and deploy risk management strategies to help you leverage opportunities and combat threats. Interest in learning more about project management is the only prerequisite for this course, though exposure to project environments can certainly help as well. This course and others in the series can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers. And it's an opportunity to earn continuing education credit towards certifications like the PMP. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about managing projects and the CompTIA Project+ certification with this course Managing Project Communications and Risks here at Pluralsight.

Managing Project Communications
More than anything else, project managers are constantly communicating with others. Whether it be members of the project team, stakeholders, or customers, or project sponsors and key executives, it's almost always up to the project manager to ensure the right information is shared at the right time, in the right method, with the right people. In this module, we'll begin by looking at how effective communication plans can be put in place before moving on to explore the standard communication model and how noise factors and scaling of communications to larger groups may affect our communication strategies. Then, we'll look at some of the communication strategies at our disposal and how to select the right ones for each of our opportunities to reach out to others. After that, we'll look at some of the human factors that should be considered when shaping our communication's approach and how we can better understand and manage stakeholder communication needs. Finally, we'll look at some of the most common situations in project work where communication with others is particularly important. Let's jump right in.

Managing Project Risks
Managing risk in the project environment is about more than just trying to prevent challenges from getting in your way. It's also an opportunity to leverage opportunities to make your project even more successful and to shape your plans to eliminate threats before they even arise. We'll begin this module by defining risk, look at the project conditions that tend to breed future challenges, and how risks can impact projects. From there, we'll move on to identifying risks. Who can assist in spotting challenges before they arise? And what factors indicate potential hotspots for trouble. Then we'll look at some specific techniques we can use to identify risks and how we can quantitatively and qualitatively gage their impact on the project. Finally, we'll look at strategies for addressing threats as well as opportunities and how having plans in place can help ensure we're ready when challenges arise. Let's get started.