computer training image
Online Training Classes Purchased Securely
Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total $0.00
> Checkout
Online Payments

Benefits of Computer Coach's online computer training classes

  • Accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so you can learn when you have time.
  • Cost-effective solutions, so you don’t go broke learning the skills you need.
  • Available Anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection, so you can study at your house, office, or where you feel comfortable.
  • Interactive & fun courses allow for greater retention of course topics.
  • Easy to use so you can start learning right away.
  • Full of hands-on labs so you can get the practice you need
  • HTML Based so you don’t need any additional downloads
  • Live Mentor Available to ask questions and get clarification

online computer training questions answered

Project Management Online Training Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
Project Management online training provides a detailed examination of project management concepts and strategies. It discusses the seven components of a management system and the five phases of the project life cycle, and looks at factors that affect cost and quality. The project manager's role is explored in detail, and strategies for defining the project are examined. Tasks such as developing the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating and scheduling resources, scheduling computations, and tracking project activities are discussed. The close-out phase of a project is also covered. Other topics include formalizing project management standards, developing a project team, and strategies for becoming a more effective project manager. Certification:Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination

Audience:
This series is for anyone wanting to learn about project management. It can also be helpful in preparing for the Project Management Institute project management certification.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Project Management: Project Management Overview
Project Management: Understanding the Project Manager's Role
Project Management: Defining the Problem
Project Management: Determining the Strategy
Project Management: Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
Project Management: Estimating and Scheduling Resources
Project Management: Understanding Scheduling Computations
Project Management: Tracking Project Activities
Project Management: Closing Out the Project
Project Management: Formalizing Project Management Standards
Project Management: Developing Project Teams
Project Management: Ensuring Your Own Effectiveness

Project Management: Project Management Overview
Summary:
This course provides an overview on the nature of projects as well as project management.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the terms project and project management
Explain the seven components of a management system
List and describe the five phases of the project life cycle
Describe how the time devoted to a project affects its cost
Explain what causes rework on projects
Describe the factors that contribute to the cost of quality
Explain how to tailor project management to small projects
Describe ways to gain your organization's support of project management

Topics:
Definition of project and project management
The project management system
The project life cycle
Project constraints
The costs of quality
Managing small projects
Gaining organizational support
top

Project Management: Understanding the Project Manager's Role
Summary:
This course explains the role of the project manager and the traits and abilities he or she must have to be effective.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe five key traits that a project manager should have
List the duties and responsibilities of a project manager
Explain why a project manager should have good people skills
Explain the importance of leadership
List the guidelines for running effective meetings
Explain why a project manager should not assume multiple roles

Topics:
Traits of a project manager
Responsibilities and duties
The need for good people skills
The importance of leadership
Effective meeting guidelines
Problems in assuming multiple roles
top

Project Management: Defining the Problem
Summary:
This course describes the importance of specifically narrowing down the problem statement. In addition, it explains the detrimental impact that bypassing this step has. It also distinguishes between different types of problems and possible methods for identifying them. Finally, it describes the Project Charter and how to create it.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain reasons why projects fail
Explain the importance of having stakeholders participate in defining the problem
Explain the elements of the Definition Phase
Describe closed-ended problems and explain the approach to solving them
Describe open-ended problems and explain the approach to solving them
Define what a project charter is and explain why it is important

Topics:
The Importance of the Definition Phase
Stakeholders
Aspects of the Definition Phase
Solving Closed-Ended Problems
Defining Open-Ended Problems
The Project Charter
top

Project Management: Determining the Strategy
Summary:
This course defines strategy, describes methods to generate and rank a strategies list, and explains the importance of risk and contingency planning.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define project strategy and explain its importance
List the steps in determining a project's strategy
Explain the approach for developing a list of strategies
Describe the approach for ranking a list of strategies
Define risk as it relates to project management
Explain three ways to manage risk
Explain how to handle resistance from people when developing the project strategy

Topics:
Definition of Strategy
Steps to Determine Strategy
Develop the Strategies List
Rank the Strategies List
Identify Risk
Contingency Planning
People Problems
top

Project Management: Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
Summary:
This course describes how to create and organize project tasks by developing the work breakdown structure and a network diagram.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the work breakdown structure and explain its purpose during the implementation phase
List the components of the work breakdown structure
List the steps for developing the work breakdown structure
List the guidelines to follow when developing the work breakdown structure
Define the network diagram and explain its purpose during the implementation phases
List the steps in developing a network diagram
Explain the AOA and AON methods for network diagramming

Topics:
WBS basics
Identifying tasks
WBS procedures
WBS guidelines
Network diagram basics
Network diagram procedures
top

Project Management: Estimating and Scheduling Resources
Summary:
This course explains estimating and scheduling concepts, provides guidelines for estimating and scheduling, and describes the advantage of project management tools such as Microsoft Project.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define estimating
List the questions you need to answer to begin estimating a project
Explain the importance of historical data
List the factors to consider when estimating cost
List the factors to consider when estimating resources
Explain the advantages of scheduling methods such as PERT and CPM
Explain how to take advantage of project management software

Topics:
Basics of Scheduling
The Definition of Estimating
Assumptions When Estimating
Estimating Methods
Resource Estimates
Basics of Budgeting
Approval of Work Plan
Project Management Software
top

Project Management: Understanding Scheduling Computations
Summary:
This course explains how to perform forward and backward computations to determine the critical path in a project network diagram and shows how an activity-on-node network diagram can be changed to make an activity-on-arrow diagram and a bar chart.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
List the variables that affect the project schedule as well as the rules for computing project time
Define forward pass computations
Define backward pass computations
Explain the relationship of float to critical path
Explain how network calculations are performed
Describe constrained end date scheduling
Explain how to reduce activity durations
Describe the use of bar charts in project scheduling
Demonstrate how to determine the critical path of project

Topics:
Basics of scheduling computations
Forward pass computations
Backward pass computations
Activity maximum float
Network calculations
Constrained end date scheduling
Reducing activity durations
Use of the bar chart
top

Project Management: Tracking Project Activities
Summary:
This course describes the control phase of a project and provides guidelines on how to effectively control a project.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
List for variables that must be controlled and monitored for a project
List two guidelines for controlling a project
Define the BWCP graph analysis technique for tracking projects
Demonstrate ability to use graphs for tracking projects
List the advantages of spreadsheet analysis
List the disadvantages of reporting schedule only
List three kinds of project reviews
Describe what to do when a project is off track

Topics:
Basics of Control
Guidelines for Controlling a Project
Approaches to Monitoring
Graph Analysis
Spreadsheet Analysis
Status Reporting
Review Meetings
Accommodating Changes Deviations
top

Project Management: Closing Out the Project
Summary:
This course explains the close-out phase of a project and describes the activities that must be performed during this phase.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain ways that a project can end
List the tasks for closing out a project
Explain why it is important to verify and approve project deliverables
Explain how to handle resources at the end of a project
List what you need to consider when delivering a finished product
List the components of the project final report

Topics:
How Projects End
Closing a Project
Verification and Approval of Results
Reallocation of Resources
Delivery of Results
Final Report
top

Project Management: Formalizing Project Management Standards
Summary:
This course provides an overview on the nature of projects as well as project management.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the importance of having a project management methodology and list what a methodology should contain
List the types of roles and responsibilities that should be specified in a formalized project management standard
List the stakeholders who must approve each item in the project cycle
List six pieces of information that a Process Review Report should contain
Explain why developing a project methodology is important for ISO certification

Topics:
Developing a project methodology
Roles and responsibilities
Deliverables and approvals
Process review
ISO requirements
top

Project Management: Developing Project Teams
Summary:
This course describes project team dynamics and provides guidelines on how to effectively build a project team.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define a team
List ways project teams differ from other types of teams
Explain the importance of building teams
List three ways to foster communication on a team
List and explain four focuses for dealing with issues
List the team member roles and responsibilities
Explain the two components that affect every team decision
List the five levels of psychologist Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs and explain why this theory is important for good team building
Explain different styles of thinking that people may demonstrate on a team

Topics:
Definition of Team
How Project Teams Are Different
Team Building
Communication
Issues in Team Building
Team Member Roles and Responsibilities
Teams and Decision Making
An Individual's Needs
Differences in Thinking Styles
top

Project Management: Ensuring Your Own Effectiveness
Summary:
This course gives tips on how to be a more effective project manager.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop a list of personal values and rank them by priority
Distinguish between effectiveness and efficiency and explain why each is important
Use a prioritized list of values to define life goals
Understand how the 80/20 Principle applies to personal effectiveness
List guidelines for speaking and writing effectively
List the requirements for project management certification

Topics:
The values approach
Life planning
Time management guidelines
Speaking and writing skills
Certification
top

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30