Stakeholders and Managers 4 Hour Bundle

Hours: 4 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $249.00

Course Overview:

This is a four (4) course bundle that is intended for individuals that are looking to gain more Stakeholder and Manager skills.

Choose Four Courses from Below:

  • Leading Others Through Change
  • Managing Changing Project Requirements
  • Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved
  • Case Studies in Project Management

Course Outlines:

 Leading Others Through Change
 

Lesson 1: Explore the Change

  • Why does change fail
  • ACT to lead change
  • Rate yourself

Lesson 2: Activate the Change

  • Clarifying and align the vision and goals
  • Determining readiness 
  • Establish a sense of urgency
  • Create a communication plan

Lesson 3: Create the Plan

  • Gather and analyze data
  • Plan to manage resistance
  • Involve, engage, and motivate others

Lesson 4: Transition the Change

  • Design the implementation
  • Institutionalize the change
  • Evaluate the effort

Lesson 5: Be an Effective Leader

  • Why do people follow leaders?
  • Communicate as you ACT: a tool
  • Tips to manage resistance
  • Gaining commitment 

Lesson 6: Review

  • Action plan
  • Learning summary
 Managing Changing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements

  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection

Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements

  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional vs. agile processes
  • Prioritization

Lesson 3: Using Traceability

  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal vs. vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Using software tools
  • Summary
 Systems Thinking - How to Solve Problems So They Stay Solved

Lesson 1: What is Systems Thinking and Why Does it Matter?

  • Systems Thinking Background
  • Comparing Traditional Analysis and Systems Thinking
  • Attributes and Benefits
  • When and How to Use Systems Thinking

Lesson 2: Systems Thinking Language and Tools

  • Key Terms
  • Causal Loop Diagrams
  • Feedback Loops
  • Questions to Guide Implementation of Systems Thinking

Lesson 3: Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Resistance to Change
  • Silo Mentality

Lesson 4: Applying Systems Thinking in the Workplace

  • Encouraging Innovation
  • Improving Productivity
  • Learning How to Learn
  • Refining Your Management and Leadership Skills

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Learning Summary
  • Next Steps
 Case Studies in Project Management

Lesson 1: The Heart of Project Work

  • Back to basics
  • Know your stakeholders
  • Exclusions, what are those?
  • The 80/20 principle
  • Project decision making
  • Sidestepping common project estimating errors
  • Multi-tasking is it really more effective?
  • Finishing your project on time

Lesson 2: The Bigger Picture

  • How to succeed on an impossible project
  • The value of a Project Management Office
  • Letting corporate strategy drive project selection
  • The entrepreneurial Project Manager

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.