Project Management may or may not be in your job description, but knowing how to manage a technology projects is definitely something technology managers do. These courses will teach you important skills to become better at managing these projects without going through professional project management training.

There is not a single project nor a single industry that is risk-free. This course, Real-time Strategies for Identifying and Mitigating Project Risk, will help you learn how to approach the risk management process proactively. First, you will discover that risk management is an iterative process. Next, you will learn how to evaluate risks, create a probability and impact matrix, and set priorities for each evaluated risk. Finally, you will determine the way to come up with a plan B and define the contingency budget. When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of the risk management process and its influence on the project/product development.

At the core of managing scope and delivering a quality project within budget, and on time, is a thorough knowledge of how to manage scope creep. In the course, Managing Scope Creep, you’ll learn techniques and tools for not just managing scope, but also managing the project team. First, you’ll learn what scope is and how important it is to get right in any project. Next, you’ll acquire real skills in managing scope and even how to reverse scope creep. Finally, you’ll discover how to educate the team and stakeholders around you. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of creating a project scope that will help you as you move forward to managing scope creep.

Have a great idea yet you don't know how to sell it to management and get the ok for implementation? This course helps to solve that problem by tackling the core problems. In this course, Pitching the Project: Winning Management Buy-in on a Project, you'll learn a very practical and down to earth approach to get from idea to implementation. First, you'll start by getting the main questions answered that management will have. Next, you'll go over principles and tools to test the feasibility of your idea. Finally, you'll end with delivery where you look at presentation format and style. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and resources to take your idea from just a thought to a detailed action plan that will get backed by management.

An effective Project Manager needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Project Procurements, Performance, and Change Management, you will learn how to manage relationships with vendors and procurement sources. First, you will delve into managing project procurements and measure project performance. Next, you will learn about managing project changes. Finally, you will learn how projects are closed out. When you are finished with this course, you'll know how to select and manage relationships with vendors, use quality measurement tools and charting techniques to gauge project performance, and ensure project change requests are handled quickly and implemented correctly. You are now prepared for the CompTIA Project+ exam. Now go out and pass it!

An effective Project Manager needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within your budget. In this course, Managing Project Communications and Risks, you will see how project teams are developed and how risks are identified and addressed. First, you will learn about developing project teams. Next, you will delve into managing project communications and stakeholder needs. Finally, you will learn all about managing project risks. When you are finished with this course, you'll know how to build teams for success, resolve conflicts, manage communications, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Developing Project Schedules and Budgets, you will take an in-depth look at how projects are scheduled and budgeted. First, you will learn how to sequence tasks and understand dependencies. Next, you will determine critical paths and allocate resources. Finally, you will learn to track expenditures, and harness agile methods. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge necessary to schedule and budget your own projects, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Defining Project Scope and Managing Resources, you will learn about the project chartering process. First, you will learn how effective project managers define requirements. Next you will walk through the development of a work breakdown structure. Finally, you will explore how constrained resources can be effectively managed for project success. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the project chartering process and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Beginner's Guide to Project Management, the first course in the CompTIA Project+ series, you will learn about the principles of project management. First, you will delve into the roles and responsibilities associated with the project landscape. Next, you'll dive into how organizational structure can impact project management. Finally, you will learn how effective Project Managers balance the various constraints and influences that come along with any project. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the fundamentals of project management, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

All knowledge areas contain a multitude of buzzwords, terminology which you need to quickly grasp and understand in order to work within that knowledge area. In this course, Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: What's the Difference?, you'll quickly and effectively differentiate between three of the most overused and badly used terms within the Project Management industry. First, you'll discover robust "industry standard" definitions of these key terms. Next, you'll explore robust examples supporting those definitions. Finally, the course digs deeper and discusses other key concepts. By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the knowledge required to quickly feel comfortable discussing key Project Management issues.