How to Take this Course
The Project Manager's Immersion Program is a Very Large Course
There are over 160 components. How you work through it will depend on your needs.
Do you want a Structured Program of Learning about Project Management?
If you want to follow a structured program to learn about project management,then your best approach is to follow the material in the order in which I have presented it. I recommend you review the material in 20-30 minute chunks, taking your own notes, as you go.
To help you make your own notes, you will find downloadable resources with many of the modules. These have diagrams and definitions, to supplement your own notes. There are about 13 1/2 hours of video material, so I suggest, you aim to review it all, over two to four weeks, depending on how frequently you are able to set aside time.
Do you want to Prepare for Your Next Project?
If you have a new project coming up, I recommend you set aside around 2 1/2 hours to study the first three content sections:
- What is Project Management?
- The Project Lifecycle
- Project Definition
I also recommend you split your study into five or six chunks, reviewing the material in the sequence in which I have presented it.
Do you need to Catch up on some Specifics?
If you want to either refresh you memory on some aspect of project management, or fill a gap in your previous learning or experience, then it makes sense to hop around the material as you need it. What I would advise, however, is that some content follows directly from earlier material in terms of the explanation or terminology I use. Be alert to the possibility that you may want to also review specific material from earlier in the program, to get the clearest understanding.
Do you need Answers on a Particular Project Management Issue?
If you need a particular answer, then, as in the scenario above, it can make sense to pick out the material as you need it. What I would advise, however, is that some content follows directly from earlier material in terms of the explanation or terminology I use. Be alert to the possibility that you may want to also review specific material from earlier in the program, to get the clearest understanding. If the material doesn't answer your question,please do use the Q&A facility to ask me for help.
Are you Upgrading from the Project Manager's Skills Mastery or Fast Start Program?
If you are, I have included a note with each module that matches one in the Skills Mastery Program or in that and the Fast Start Program.
Your Course Planner
If you want to plan out your course, the two downloadable documents will help you. Read the printed document first, and then refer to the spreadsheet to hep you determine which material to review each week.