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What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • To lead & manage Projects and Project Teams
  • Start your career in Project Management
  • How to become a Project Manager?
  • What is a Project? What is Project Management?
  • Role of a Project Manager
  • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
  • Project Life Cycle and Phases
  • Project Initiation and Project Planning
  • Overview of Project Scheduling Tools
  • Project Execution
  • Project Performance Monitoring
  • Project Closure

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Project Management is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters. Project management has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite timescale and budget.

In other words, Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

A project is a unique, transient endeavor, undertaken to achieve planned objectives, which could be defined in terms of outputs, outcomes or benefits. A project is usually deemed to be a success if it achieves the objectives according to their acceptance criteria, within an agreed timescale and budget. Time, cost and quality are the building blocks of every project.

  • Time: scheduling is a collection of techniques used to develop and present schedules that show when work will be performed.

  • Cost: how are necessary funds acquired and finances managed?

  • Quality: how will fitness for purpose of the deliverables and management processes be assured?

Project management processes are broadly classified into five groups:

  1. Initiating

  2. Planning

  3. Executing

  4. Monitoring and Controlling

  5. Closing

Project management knowledge draws on ten areas:

  1. Integration

  2. Scope

  3. Time

  4. Cost

  5. Quality

  6. Procurement

  7. Human resources

  8. Communications

  9. Risk management

  10. Stakeholder management

Uplatz provides this deep-dive course on Project Management Fundamentals. This project management training provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end. Learn to leverage key project management concepts, implement effective project management processes, and develop leadership skills needed for successfully planning, managing, and delivering projects of any size and scope.

Course Objective

  • Lead a project from beginning to end

  • Setup a project for success

  • Turn a project objective into action steps

  • Manage stakeholders

  • Prepare a project plan

  • Create a project schedule

  • Identify and manage risk

  • Motivate and lead your project team

  • Execute the plan and keep it on track

  • Deliver and transition the project solution(s)

  • Close out the project and capture lessons learned

Project Management Fundamentals course curriculum

1. Introduction

  • Introduction

  • Changes introduced in 6th Edition

  • Maintaining your certification

2. Foundation Elements

  • Foundation Elements

  • Projects

  • The Importance of Project Management

  • Relationship of Project, Program, Portfolio Management

  • Components of the PMBOK Guide

  • Tailoring

  • Project Management Business Documents

3. Environments in which Projects Operate

  • Environments in which Projects Operate

  • Enterprise Environmental Factors

  • Organisational Process Assets

  • Organizational Systems

4. The Role of a Project Manager

  • The Role of the Project manager

  • Project manager competencies

  • Leadership vs Management

5. Project Integration Management

  • Project Integration Management

  • Develop Project Charter

  • Develop Project Management Plan

  • Direct and Manage Project Work

  • Manage Project Knowledge

  • Monitor and Control Project Work

  • Perform Integrated Change Control

  • Close Project or Phase

6. Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Plan Scope Management

  • Collect Requirements

  • Define Scope

  • Create WBS

  • Validate Scope

  • Control Scope

7. Project Schedule Management

  • Project Schedule Management

  • Plan Schedule Management

  • Define Activities

  • Sequence Activities

  • Estimate Activity Duration

  • Develop Schedule

  • Control Schedule

8. Project Cost Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Plan Cost Management

  • Estimate Costs

  • Determine Budget

  • Control Costs

9. Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality Management

  • Plan Quality Management

  • Manage Quality

  • Control Quality

10. Project Resource Management

  • Project Resource Management

  • Plan Resource Management

  • Estimate Activity Resources

  • Acquire Resources

  • Develop Team

  • Manage Team

  • Control Resources

11. Project Communication Management

  • Project Communication Management

  • Plan Communication Management

  • Manage Communication

  • Monitor Communication

12. Project Risk Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Management

  • Identify Risks

  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

  • Plan Risk Responses

  • Implement Risk Responses

  • Monitor Risks

13. Project Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management

  • Plan Procurement Management

  • Conduct Procurement

  • Control Procurement

14. Project Stakeholder Management

  • Project Stakeholder Engagement Management

  • Identify Stakeholders

  • Plan Stakeholder Engagements

  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement

  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

15. Ethical and Professional Conduct

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

  • Responsibility

  • Respect

  • Fairness

  • Honesty

Prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

This PMP Fundamentals course by Uplatz is your first step towards understanding the basics of Project Management and proceed on the PMP Certification journey.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an internationally-recognized project management qualification, developed by the PMI. Many global organisations choose the PMI as a means to achieve a worldwide project management standard – with individuals accredited to a qualification recognized in most countries. Having a PMP certification, demonstrates breadth of knowledge and can increase your earning potential.

The PMP certification can improve your chances of getting a job, increase your earning potential and increase your networking and job opportunities.

Why do we use Project Management?

Project management is aimed at producing an end product that will effect some change for the benefit of the organisation that instigated the project. It is the initiation, planning and control of a range of tasks required to deliver this end product. Projects that require formal management are those that:

  • produce something new or altered, tangible or intangible

  • have a finite timespan – a definite start and end

  • are likely to be complex in terms of work or groups involved

  • require the management of change

  • require the management of risks

Benefits of Project Management include:

  • providing a greater likelihood of achieving the desired result

  • ensuring efficient and best value use of resources

  • satisfying the differing needs of the project’s stakeholders

When do we use Project Management?

Projects are separate from business-as-usual activities and occur when an organisation wants to deliver a solution to set requirements within an agreed budget and timeframe. Projects require a team of people to come together temporarily to focus on specific project objectives. As a result, effective teamwork is central to successful projects.

Projects require a team of people to come together temporarily to focus on specific project objectives. As a result, effective teamwork is central to successful projects. Project management is concerned with managing discrete packages of work to achieve specific objectives. The way the work is managed depends upon a wide variety of factors.

The scale, significance and complexity of the work are obvious factors: relocating a small office and organising the Olympics share many basic principles, but offer very different managerial challenges. Objectives may be expressed in terms of:

  • outputs

  • outcomes

  • benefits

  • strategic objectives

Who uses Project Management?

Project Management is used across all industries, sectors, and organizations. From project team members who use basic project management in their daily tasks, to Project Managers who apply a more formal and systematic governance and end-to-end management of projects, to Directors, CEOs, and the leadership apply project management to effectively and efficiently execute projects to achieve business goals.

Who this course is for:

  • Project Team Members
  • Project Managers & Team Leads
  • Program Managers
  • Directors and CEOs
  • Individuals aspiring for a career in Project Management
  • PMP Certification Exam aspirants
  • Individuals preparing for PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exams
  • Product Marketing Managers
  • Business Consultants & Business Analysts
  • Agile Developers and Practitioners

Course content

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Deep-dive into Project Management
  • Stakeholders and Role of a Project Manager

10 reviews for Fundamentals of Project Management – Udemy

  1. Donny Phan

    Super practical. Lessons are catered towards anyone looking to find work in this industry. It felt very comprehensive and gave me a broad understanding of the programming spectrum

  2. Madhav raj Verma

    Thanks for your great effort. i am fully satisfied with this course the way you teach and your explanation are very clear ,The content you provide in your course no one can do this at this price.

  3. Sachin Gupta

    I really didn’t want to leave a low rating as Angela is a great teacher. The 1st half of this course was terrific. The 2nd half was terrible. Under the justification of “teaching students how to figure things out on their own”, pretty much all videos and all explanations were dropped. You were just told what to do, given links to documentation and told to figure it out on your own. I understand doing that to some degree, but to revert to that entirely for nearly half the content barely makes this a course. It’s just a list of things for you to learn, then you’re left on your own to learn them. The 2nd half was so bad, especially the data science component, that I didn’t bother finishing the course.

  4. Vincent Beaudet

    Amazing 40 days course.
    Angela is a great teacher.
    The other 60 days are all about web developement, interacting with web pages, on your own with little to no explanations. I did not expect that at all. I wanted to learn more about software and scripting.
    This left me disappointed , confused and i started to doubt myself. Not a fun experience after the amount of effort i’v put in this course.

    Exercices format and explanations for the first 40 days were worth it tho.

  5. Ben K

    Not just an introduction to python, but really helps you learn fundamental aspects of python and coding in general. Some parts may require some knowledge on the subject (data science comes to mind) and there is quite some web development in the course. So, a few areas were not completely to my liking (I would have liked to see it done differently), but this course deserves the 5 stars in my opinion.

  6. Omid Alikhel

    I found the method a bit difficult when a code is written and then changed back to something different, with no enough explanation of how something happened and where it came from or a step by step explanation of why something is happening, i have no doubt in the instructors talent, but we are beginners!

  7. Alica Cverdeľová

    I love this course, Angela explained it very easily and clearly from the beginning, but I loved her 1 minute final videos, which ended later: What a pity.
    BUT I felt a little disappointed now with the project Day 39/40. Where I was maximally lost, I could not come out of where to look for anything and it was poorly explained and the biggest mistake was that there were no videos with explanations, I think it was quite a complicated project where many things were used and no explanation, only the final results. And they carried a few things in the projects before, so I had her project run once and it showed her the mistake as well as me, so in that case you have to leave it at that and what else is a shame. It’s hard to do a project when you don’t see what’s going on there.
    I’m a little worried about the next few weeks, and I hope it won’t be a waste of time.

  8. Szymon Kozak

    I think that the course tutor is really good in giving right information to learn at the right time. Thanks to this fact, my understanding of coding in python after 29 days of learning is above my expectations.

  9. Begoña Ruiz Diaz

    Ha sido la mejor elección que podría haber hecho.

  10. Vaibhav Sachdeva

    I want to thank Angela for making such an amazing course. It really helped me explore more things with python.

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