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This entry-level Getting Projects Started with Project Management prepares learners to research whether a project is feasible, propose the scope and limits of the project to stakeholders, and get approval to move forward.
There's a common misconception in organizations and businesses: getting a project started is simple and fast. In reality, if a project isn't started correctly, there's basically no guarantee that it'll get completed at all. Not only that, without proper initiation and pre-planning, you can't even be sure that by the time the project is completed it'll be what was needed in the first place.
After completing this project management training you'll know how to research whether a project is feasible, propose the scope and limits of the project to stakeholders, and get approval to move forward.
This project management training can be used to onboard new project coordinators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a reference resource.
Getting Projects Started with Project Management: What You Need to Know
This Getting Projects Started with Project Management training covers project management topics including:
- Defining the project at the broadest level
- Establishing a business case
- Researching and testing feasibility
- Defining stakeholders
- Drafting project charter
- Outlining purpose and requirements
Who Should Take Getting Projects Started with Project Management Training?
This Getting Projects Started with Project Management training is considered associate-level project management training, which means it was designed for project coordinators.
New or aspiring project coordinators. New project coordinators often fall prey to the temptation to jump straight into planning and acting on a project. But the initiation phase, when a project gets started properly, mustn't be overlooked. If you're starting your career in project coordination, this training will help make sure you don't waste your time and your organization's money on fruitless endeavors.
Experienced project coordinators. One of the most common grievances for an experienced project coordinator is when a "great idea" is suggested in a meeting with no thought about whether it's a necessary or justified expense. With this training in the steps of getting projects started with project management tools, you'll know how to identify the projects and plans that will pay off over time and initiate them properly — and side-step the wastes of time and energy.