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Filled with real world examples from accounting and finance projects, this course introduces the concept of Projects, Project Management, and the Tools and Techniques (like project audits) used to manage projects.

In this course we learn the concept of what a Project is by discussing some of the criteria to determine when work would be considered a Project.  This leads to a discussion on the pros and cons of using formal project management methods to complete project work. We review the Project Management Institute's five project management process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing).  

Finally we examine some of the common project management tools and techniques you may encounter in your work place. The Business case, the Project Charter (and its importance!), budget management tools, and more will be discussed.  Examples used throughout the course focus on accounting and finance related projects. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the difference between a “Project” and “Operations”
  • Identify the Project Management Institute’s ™ five processes of Project Management
  • Identify the Triple Constraint model and recognize its impact on project planning
  • Discover some of the tools and techniques Project Managers use 

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: November 14, 2017

32 Reviews (126 ratings)Reviews

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I am starting a project soon and this was a good overview of how to prepare and set up my project.
5
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Very good presentation of principles behind project management. I was really impressed by some subtle remarks, e.g. on importance of using project documentation as lessons learned, or on iterative rather than cyclic character of project management process, that was fun!
3
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The course was informative, particularly stimulating good ideas around a project charter - I do wonder how practical some of this is in real world execution.
4
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good introduction to project management. I maybe would have been helpful to use a simple example to walk through the different phases of project management.
5
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Great course; however, it doesn’t appear that the slides are moving forward with the speaker. This occurred in the Planning Project Constraints section
4
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This course explained project management in detail. Maybe too much detail for an introduction course. I would have liked to seen more examples.
5
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I enjoyed this course. It helped me understand the differences between a project and operations, as well as what the role of Project Manager has.
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Anonymous Author
The course is well organized, concise and specific. The speaker able to explain and expand every detail about planning and handling projects.
4
Member's Profile
This is a good introduction to project management. The course covers the key elements to include when developing a project.
3
Member's Profile
PMP is very broad subject, its just overview.Pdf supporting document was weak but presentation was well paced
4
Member's Profile
A concise overview, thoughtfully presented. I will seek out other courses presented by the same instructor.
3
Member's Profile
Several typos or errors in the slides but overall decent introduction to project management concepts.
5
Member's Profile
Thought this was a good overview of project management. I liked the Project vs operations analysis.
4
Member's Profile
Good course on project management, thank you and I look forward to more in this subject matter.
5
Member's Profile
Great introductory course into Project Management for someone who has done few or no projects.
4
Member's Profile
A concise summary of what is project management. Good introduction to all the basic concepts
4
Member's Profile
Very nice and interesting. I would love to have other courses about project management
5
Anonymous Author
I found there was just to much information for me, but it was very good information.
5
Anonymous Author
Well organized, clear and conscise material and the pace and delivery was just right.
5
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This is very informative for anyone who is looking for more project management.
5
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Nice and fundamental course, which gaves you an impact of project management.
5
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Great overview of the importance of Project Management in the workplace!
5
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Clear course, effective and linear. good examples and good presentation
5
Member's Profile
quick and dirty but effective course on the basics. recommend it
4
Member's Profile
Provided a solid, basic understanding of Project Management.
4
Anonymous Author
Good clear presentation on high level PM topic
4
Anonymous Author
A solid introduction to an important topic.
4
Anonymous Author
Concise introduction to project management.
5
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Good intro providing needed PM vocabulary.
5
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Good questions.
5
Anonymous Author
Good overview.
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  13:20Introduction to Project Management 101 - An Introduction for Finance Professionals
Project Management
  9:29What is A Project?
  10:19Planning: Project Constraint Triangle, Work Breakdown Structure, & Milestones
  4:36Execution: Scheduling with a Gantt Chart & Determining the Critical Path
  12:42Monitoring and Controlling
CONCLUSION
  4:41Closing: Delivery Acceptance and Sign Off
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  55:07Project Management 101 - An Introduction for Finance Professionals full video
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Project Management 101 - An Introduction for Finance Professionals
  PDFProject Management 101 - An Introduction for Finance Professionals Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM