Project Management 101

If you don’t know, Pluralsight is giving away a free month of their service because of the pandemic.

Seeing an opportunity, I signed up and completed the “Project Management Basics for Non-project Managers” course.

I believe that learning is best realized when you can articulate your learning to others, so here is a summary of what I learned.

If your project requirements are known up front use one of the following project management methods: (known as Traditional)
– Waterfall (fixed scope, time and budget)
– CPM (large projects with interconnecting tasks and resources)
– CCPM (Managing unforeseen circumstances)

Requirements of project change frequently & clients can see regular progress: (known as Agile)
– Scrum (combine with Kanban for large remote teams)
– Kanban (team of 10 or less, continuous delivery)
– XP
– APF (new product development (Best when all requirements are known.)

Short projects with small teams (Process based)
Six Sigma (quick wins)
Lean Six (outdated processes)

Change management
ECM (large projects with interconnecting tasks and resources)
XPM (Managing unforeseen circumstances)

This was an interesting course. If/when I become in more of a project management role I will refer back to this resource.

Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash.

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