Introduction to Project Management Essentials

Course Description

In this course, you will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management. You will be able to immediately apply this knowledge to effectively manage your current packaging projects. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify and manage the project scope, create a project plan, develop the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Introduction: Leadership and Effective Project Management

    3. Project Management 101

    4. Project Management Skills

    5. Art and Science of Project Management

    6. Main Causes of Project Failure

    1. Introduction

    2. Project Initiation

    3. Basic Proposal Content

    4. Knowing Your Stakeholders

    5. Knowledge Check

    1. Introduction

    2. Risk Management

    3. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    4. Sensible Scheduling

    5. Estimating

    6. Knowledge Check

    1. Introduction

    2. Building a Team

    3. DiSC Method

    4. Project Communication

    5. Controlling Scope

    6. Measuring Progress

    7. Knowledge Check

    8. DiSC Method Discussion

    1. Introduction

    2. Trello

    3. Asana

    4. Podio

    5. Evernote

    6. Basecamp

    7. Effective Project Management Tools Discussion

    1. 5 Tips to Being More Productive at Home

About this course

  • $399.00
  • 36 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

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