Project Management, Part 2: Planning a Project

with expert Sandy Haydon

The course is based on PMI’s PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition which has been available since January, 2013. PMBOK is an abbreviation for Project Management Body of Knowledge. It is the globally recognized standard and guide for the pm profession. It provides guidelines for managing individual projects and defines pm related concepts. It describes both the project and the pm life cycles, and their related processes. In this course you will start the planning phase of the project development. This lesson will take you through the different processes used to properly plan the management of the project as a whole, establish the scope of the project, and how to create a work breakdown structure to meet the needs of the project. These processes can be used in many ways to plan specific parts of the overall project once the project authorization has been obtained. Documenting a detailed pm plan is essential to the success of your project. It will be referred to and updated throughout the project’s life cycle. With a good pm plan, you will be able to react quickly and seamlessly to any issues, changes, or modifications needed during the course of your project.

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