Project Management (Pick 4) 4 Hour Bundle

4 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This is a course bundle that allows a student to choose four (4) of our one (1) hour Project Management courses.

Choose Four Courses from Below:

  • Defining Business Rules
  • Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Leading Others Through Change
  • Managing Changing Project Requirements
  • Managing Smaller Projects
  • Planning the Business Analysis Approach
  • Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved
  • Writing Project Requirements
  • Case Studies in Project Management

Course Outlines:

 Defining Business Rules

Lesson 1: Business Rules

  • What are business rules?
  • Business goals, policies, and rules

Lesson 2: Benefits of Business Rules

  • Increasing manageability of business processes
  • Business rules are based on facts

Lesson 3: Business Rules and Requirements

  • Relating rules and requirements
  • Components of a business rule
  • Example
  • Cataloging business rules

Lesson 4: Classifying Business Rules

  • Types of business rules
  • Complex business rules

Lesson 5: Modeling Complex Business Rules

  • Use case model
  • Defining how business rules flow

Lesson 6: Developing Business Rules

  • Best practices
  • Business rules and models
  • Consider using a tool

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Next steps
 Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Using use cases for requirements
  • Reviewing unified modeling language
  • Defining use cases
  • Applying progressive elaboration

Lesson 2: Use Case Components

  • Actors, goals, conditions & scenarios
  • The use case diagram

Lesson 3: Building Use Cases

  • Writing a brief use case
  • Writing a casual use case
  • Writing a fully dressed use case
  • Alternative flows
  • Best practices

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Activity diagrams
  • Next steps
 Gathering Requirements

Lesson 1: Identifying Types of Requirements

  • Defining a requirement
  • Categorizing requirements

Lesson 2: Developing Effective Requirements

  • Iterative requirements gathering
  • Planning the requirements work

Lesson 3: Eliciting Requirements

  • Defining elicitation
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Elicitation questions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Requirements

  • Describing requirements analysis
  • Reviewing requirements attributes
  • Decomposing requirements top down
  • Requirements modeling techniques
  • Assumptions and constraints

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up
 Leading Others Through Change
 

Lesson 1: Explore the Change

  • Why does change fail
  • ACT to lead change
  • Rate yourself

Lesson 2: Activate the Change

  • Clarifying and align the vision and goals
  • Determining readiness 
  • Establish a sense of urgency
  • Create a communication plan

Lesson 3: Create the Plan

  • Gather and analyze data
  • Plan to manage resistance
  • Involve, engage, and motivate others

Lesson 4: Transition the Change

  • Design the implementation
  • Institutionalize the change
  • Evaluate the effort

Lesson 5: Be an Effective Leader

  • Why do people follow leaders?
  • Communicate as you ACT: a tool
  • Tips to manage resistance
  • Gaining commitment 

Lesson 6: Review

  • Action plan
  • Learning summary
 Managing Changing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements

  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection

Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements

  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional vs. agile processes
  • Prioritization

Lesson 3: Using Traceability

  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal vs. vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Using software tools
  • Summary
 Managing Smaller Projects

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Project Management Overview
  • Industry Guidance
  • Standard Project Phases
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Constraints

Lesson 2: Launching Projects

  • How projects originate
  • Initiating Phase
  • Kicking off the project
  • Helpful tools

Lesson 3: Planning The Project

  • The planning phase
  • Project work breakdown
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Adaptive life cycles

Lesson 4: Executing The Project

  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Change management
  • Status reporting

Lesson 5: Closing The Project

  • Project closeout
  • Next Steps
 Planning the Business Analysis Approach

Lesson 1: Overview

  • Defining business analysis
  • Overview of a BA work plan

Lesson 2: Defining the requirements plan

  • Justifying the plan
  • Identifying the components
  • Planning the details
  • Overview on elicitation techniques
  • Planning for approval

Lesson 3: Creating the requirements plan

  • Scoping the activities
  • Budgeting and resourcing
  • Assessing risks

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Wrapping it up
 Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved

Lesson 1: What is Systems Thinking and Why Does it Matter?

  • Systems Thinking Background
  • Comparing Traditional Analysis and Systems Thinking
  • Attributes and Benefits
  • When and How to Use Systems Thinking

Lesson 2: Systems Thinking Language and Tools

  • Key Terms
  • Causal Loop Diagrams
  • Feedback Loops
  • Questions to Guide Implementation of Systems Thinking

Lesson 3: Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Resistance to Change
  • Silo Mentality

Lesson 4: Applying Systems Thinking in the Workplace

  • Encouraging Innovation
  • Improving Productivity
  • Learning How to Learn
  • Refining Your Management and Leadership Skills

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Learning Summary
  • Next Steps
 Writing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Writing Well-Formed Requirements

  • Writing iterative requirements
  • Managing writing issues

Lesson 2: Structuring and Documenting Content

  • Overview
  • Discussing content elements
  • Discussing structure elements

Lesson 3: Applying Technical Writing Skills

  • Reviewing Essential skills
  • Examining the 12 rules

Lesson 4: Utilizing Style Guides

  • Exploring grammar, diction and style
  • Determining focus words
  • Discussing writing style

Lesson 5: Employing a Requirements Checklist

  • Investigating the value of checklists
  • Examining IEEE checklist components

Lesson 6: Examining Structured Language

  • Distinguishing formal from informal
  • Using structured language

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up
 Case Studies in Project Management

Lesson 1: The Heart of Project Work

  • Back to basics
  • Know your stakeholders
  • Exclusions, what are those?
  • The 80/20 principle
  • Project decision making
  • Sidestepping common project estimating errors
  • Multi-tasking is it really more effective?
  • Finishing your project on time

Lesson 2: The Bigger Picture

  • How to succeed on an impossible project
  • The value of a Project Management Office
  • Letting corporate strategy drive project selection
  • The entrepreneurial Project Manager
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.