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Beginning Project Management: Project Management Level One

Project Management: Growing a Successful Career as a Project Manager

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  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Discussion
  • Review
  • Instructor

What you will learn

  • Compare and contrast the project management process groups

  • Explain what a project is (and is not)

  • Explain how to initiate a project

  • Work with the project team to plan a project

  • Oversee the project execution

  • Monitor and control the project activities

  • Close out a phase or a project

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a successful project manager

What are the requirements for taking your course

  • Willingness to learn

  • Acknowledgement that we all start somewhere

  • Can-do attitude to finish the course

Who is this course for

  • Absolute beginners in project management

  • People launching their project management career

  • Project team members seeking a better understanding of project management

  • Don't take this course if you're an experienced project manager looking for advanced scientific analysis and philosophies of project management. You'll be sad.


Project management is an exciting place to be. Project managers help shape the success of organizations, implement new technology, change the business landscape, and have influence over all areas of a business. Project managers earn a nice income and often move up the organizational chain into full-time management positions.  

In this course, we’ll examine the absolute basics of project management. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? In this fundamental course, we will explore the big picture of project management and the project management life cycle. You’ll finish this course with an excellent grasp of project management, your roles and responsibilities as a project manager, and how to move forward in your career as a project manager.  

This course is designed for people that are new to project management. This course is structured to give you a solid project management foundation and help you speak the project management language. Don’t worry – this course is easy to follow, has a logical approach, and it has a fun, can-do attitude in its delivery.  

Projects use processes to move things forward. These processes are universal to all projects, regardless of the industry you may work in. These processes are grouped into logical chunks, and that’s our primary focus of the course. You’ll learn the major components of the project management lifecycle:    

  • Initiating the project

  • Planning the project

  • Executing the project

  • Monitoring and controlling the project

  • Closing the project

Finally, this course includes several templates you can download and use in your projects. I’ll also show you how to build many project management documents. Let’s get started right now on your project management career.

Project Management Foundations

Course overview

What is a project?

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management Life Cycle

Section Quiz: Reviewing What You've Learned

Section Wrap

Initiating a Project

Section Overview: Initiating a New Project

Why do a project?

Business Analysis of Project Management

Creating a Project Charter

Identifying the Project Stakeholders

Section Quiz: Reviewing What You’ve Learned

Section Wrap

Planning a Project

Section Overview: Planning the Project

Defining the Project Management Plan

Writing the Project Scope Statement

Creating the Project Schedule


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45 Lessons
0 Quiz
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9 Downloadable Resources
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