project management basics for non-project managers

Project Management Basics for Non-project Managers

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.

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The audience for this course includes all technology professionals interested in a career in management. You may work in the following roles: Development, Design, Analysis, Marketing, Sales, QA, etc., and you will gain insights and techniques to propel you forward in your technology career. Our courses are designed for self-pacing, so that you can learn new skills when your time permits.

You will be guided along a proven path to success using these steps:

  • Learning Project Management
  • Applying Traditional Methodologies
  • Implementing Agile Project Management
  • Using Process-based Methodologies
  • Practicing Change Management
  • Utilizing PMI/PMBOK
  • Choosing the Right Project Management Methodology

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.

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