A practical introduction to project management. 

Learn the basics with this set of micro-learning experiences, which will get you jumpstarted into the field of project management.

Not only theoretical concepts, but especially practical tools & techniques will be provided, so you can get started straight away!


IO/B/01

BASIC CONCEPTS


Get introduced to some basic but important and useful project management concepts to get you started into the 'art of project management'.


Key objectives: 

You will be able to:

  • Understand better key project management concepts;
  • Being able to manage the expectations of your management;
  • Understand the importance of decomposing the project's timeline;
  • Understand the concept of stakeholders.



IO/B/02

PROJECT SUCCESS


Get insight in which factors contribute to project success and which factors at the same time can induce failure.


Key objectives: 

You will be able to:

  • Understand and use the two different views on project success;
  • Better manage the expectations on project success;
  • Use project management success factors as a health check on the project;
  • Use a model of project success to report on the project's health.

IO/B/03

MANAGING PROJECTS


Learn more on how to organize your project. Which key roles have to play a role and what exactly do they do? Understand clearly the activity of managing a project.


Key objectives: 

You will be able to:

  • Understand what managing a project is;
  • Define your role as a project manager;
  • Define and discuss other key roles;
  • Set-up a simple project organization;
  • Understand and explain the difference between a permanent function and a temporary role.


IO/B/04

STARTING A PROJECT


Get introduced in key steps to start-up a project. Starting up your project is like laying the fundaments of a building: if not done correctly, you will have an instable situation for your complete project.


Key objectives:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of project objectives;
  • Define and formalize project objectives;
  • Understand the justification of a project and how to document it;
  • Define an overall project strategy or approach;
  • Set-up a structured project documentation system;
  • Communicate the start of the project.