Project Management Basics for Non-project Managers

by Shelley Benhoff

This course provides managers with an overview of the most popular project management methodologies. By the end of this course, you will be able to choose the right project management methodology for your team and your types of projects.

What you'll learn

This course, Project Management Basics for Non-project Managers, is for any manager (or aspiring manager) who is starting out in project management. Throughout this course, you will be presented with everyday project management scenarios to show what types of projects work well with each project management method. You will begin by applying traditional methodologies including Waterfall, Critical Path Method (CPM), and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). Next, you will be implementing agile project management including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), and Adaptive Project Framework (APF). Then, you will begin using process-based methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma. Next, you will learn practicing change management including Event Chain Methodology (ECM) and Extreme Project Management (XPM). Finally, you will learn how to utilize PMI/PMBOK. By the end of this course, you will be able to choose the right project management methodology for your team and your types of projects.

About the author

Shelley has 20+ years of experience in IT as an Entrepreneur, Manager, Trainer, and Sitecore MVP. She has a passion for tiaras, technology, gaming, and general nerdery. She loves to learn new things as well as mentor and teach others. She teaches leadership, communication, Docker, and Sitecore development. Shelley aims to provide her students with an immersive learning experience, not just a bunch of lectures and handouts. She has studied learning and instructional design so that she can combine... more

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