How to Take this Course
The Project Manager's Skills Mastery Program is a Substantial Course
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 5 1/2 hours of video material, so I suggest, you aim to review it all, over two to eight weeks, depending on how frequently you are able to set aside time.
You can download our Course Study Planner below, to help you plan your study, based on the pace you choose to work at (how much time per study session) and the number of modules per week.
Do you want to Prepare for Your Next Project?
If you have a new project coming up, I recommend you set aside around 90 minutes to study the first two content-modules:
- Introduction to Project Management
- Project Definition Stage
I also recommend you split your study into three or four 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 Fast Start Program?
If you are, I have included a note with each module that matches one in the Fast Start Program.