Filled with real world examples from Human Resources (HR) and Staffing projects, this course introduces the concept of Projects, Project Management, and the Tools and Techniques 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 workplace. The Business case, the Project Charter (and its importance!), budget management tools, and more are discussed.  Examples used throughout the course focus on Human Resource (HR) and Staffing-related projects.

 

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

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: August 21, 2023
47 Reviews (140 ratings)

Reviews

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Member's Profile
Human resources (HR) encompasses so many things. It is the transmission of your organization — it is what keeps things moving. HR is responsible for your employee lifecycle, which includes (but is not limited to) talent management, benefits administration, risk management, compensation and compliance.

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Anonymous Author
This course provided a great overview of the project management process and lifecycle, including the role of a project manager. The instructor presented key concepts in an engaging manner, and the supporting materials were a helpful resource as well.

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Anonymous Author
The course gives you a brief overview of what a project is and what project managers do. The course also gives a brief description of what a the difference between a project verses an operation and the various cycles a project goes through.

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Anonymous Author
A PM is so important to a successful project. It may cost money but in the long run I think the cost turns out to be more without a PM. It was a good detail overview and I definitely learned more about projects and PM from this course.

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Anonymous Author
A lot of good information but hard to digest in one setting. However, I must admit the information has opened my eyes on how to better differentiate between a project and what should be considered operational in nature.

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Member's Profile
This is an excellent refresher course that I would recommend. It is a good suggestion to keep the slide materials for future reference and is also great for recertification of the CPP. I highly recommend this course.

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Anonymous Author
I didn't realize there was so much that goes into a project. I have a better understanding of the role that a Project Manager plays in the process. The course is presented in a way that makes it easy to comprehend.

5
Member's Profile
I thought the instructor was excellent, very knowledable and a engaging speaker. At times however, I felt that he was referring to things that were not covered in this introductory course.

5
Member's Profile
Thank you, this course was great. I felt like it covered everything necessary and provided me with the tools to pass the exam at the end. Overall I would recommend this to a colleague.

5
Member's Profile
This was a great overview of projects and project management. The instructor was engaging and easy to follow. The material was laid out well and enhanced the learning experience.

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Anonymous Author
This is a great course on learning the basics of project management and how and why to use a project. It gives details on reporting and tracking the progress.

5
Anonymous Author
This course provides a comprehensive overview of introductory project management concepts with clear explanations of the factors involved.

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Anonymous Author
This is a strong overview of project management. It goes over the theory and gives examples. The instructor is pleasant to listen to.

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Anonymous Author
I haven't really dealt with project management in the past, and this was really helpful for me to grasp the overall concept.

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Anonymous Author
Short, concise, and to the point. Super easy to understand. Instructor was knowledgable about the content as well.

5
Member's Profile
This webinar was very informational. It included alot of helpful information to keep a project moving forward.

5
Member's Profile
This was a great overview on learning the basics of project management. with clear explanations and Examples.

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Anonymous Author
Great course on project management. I enjoyed learning about the difference between operations and projects

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Anonymous Author
This was an instructive course. I would suggest this to others wanting to learn about project management.

5
Anonymous Author
Very interesting topic. I really learned quite a bit and would like to take more classes on this topic.

5
Anonymous Author
Wonderful course with great information on Projects vs. Operations. I would recommend this to anyone.

5
Anonymous Author
This course was great for outlining the logical sequence and components for good project management.

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Member's Profile
It's a good overview of the project management for someone who is not specializing in the subject.

5
Anonymous Author
Insightful course on the differences between project management and operational processes.

5
Anonymous Author
I am now more comfortable with the differences between projects and operational activity.

5
Anonymous Author
Informative high level lesson on project management and how it differs from operations.

5
Anonymous Author
great class with a lot of good and informative informaiton to me to take back to my job

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Anonymous Author
Good introduction to Project Management. Interesting information not usually defined.

5
Member's Profile
great overview for non Project Managers. Key concepts were delivered effectively.

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Anonymous Author
This class was informative and helpful for work. I learned some new concepts.

5
Anonymous Author
Thank you very much for this course. I have. LeRned a lot.

5
Anonymous Author
This was very helpful information and I learn a great deal about projects.

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed learning about Project Management. Thanks for preparing this.

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Anonymous Author
Intuitive and informative. Glad to add this knowledge to my education.

5
Member's Profile
Good discussion of what separates a Project from normal operations.

5
Anonymous Author
Good information on project management that is relevant and helpful.

5
Member's Profile
Very clearly explained with easy to understand slides and examples.

5
Anonymous Author
Short but sweet. These slides will be kept for future reference.

5
Member's Profile
This was a helpful look at the basics of Project Management.

5
Anonymous Author
Very good course. Good Materials to follow. Will recommend

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Anonymous Author
I liked the fact that that it was brief and to the point.

5
Anonymous Author
great course very good and thorough class. thank you!

5
Member's Profile
i hate completing this section. please stop asking.

5
Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and well-organized,

5
Anonymous Author
Instructor has a great tone. Great use of examples

5
Anonymous Author
Interesting overview of project management concepts

5
Member's Profile
Easy to follow with easy task. Great explications.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction Project Management - An Introduction for HR Professionals13:27
  What is a Project Management and Project Management Lifecycle8:29
  PM Processes - Execution4:05
  PM Processes - Monitoring and Controlling9:58
  PM Processes - Closing3:51
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Project Management - An Introduction for HR Professionals 39:49
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  Slides: Project Management - An Introduction for HR ProfessionalsPDF
  Project Management - An Introduction for HR Professionals Glossary/IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam