Project managers can boost their reputations and increase project participation and success by embracing respectable project ethics. In this course, Bob McGannon covers the four values of project ethics: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty. Bob shows how to build your own framework of ethical standards that work with your company’s culture, and describes typical ethical situations you might encounter during each project phase.
BONUS: In the bonus chapter, Bob answers seven questions about specific ethical dilemmas: sharing information, resolving conflicts over standards, communicating with stakeholders, reporting project status honestly, and more.
Ensure you’re producing results that meet the needs of stakeholders, by incorporating the four major indicators of quality—function, outputs, performance, and reliability—into your project planning. In this course, author and PMP Bob McGannon walks you through the considerations for making sure your project quality is spot on. Discover how to plan for quality, perform testing, and take into account special needs for IT projects.
In this course, designed for project management professionals and other leads who need to get a handle on their costs, author and PMP® Bob McGannon shows you how to build a solid budget around a work breakdown structure, work with costing standards, and examine capital versus operating costs. The course then teaches how to build, manage, and monitor the budget and shares tips from the trenches of real projects. Plus, get practical advice on recovering from overruns and dealing with scope changes.
The more complex a project is, the more likely it is that you’ll need help from outside vendors and partners. Enter project procurement, the processes of planning, managing, and executing purchases of goods and services for your business. In this course, PMP Bob McGannon guides you through the project procurement process, helping you understand if procurement is right for your project, exploring common procurement approaches, and explaining the different procurement contract types, including fixed price, cost plus, and time and materials (T&M). Learn how to plan your procurements wisely with payment scheduling options, and discover methods for reducing risk. Then check out market-testing techniques for soliciting potential vendors and partners, and examine solicitation agreements such as the request for information (RFI), the request for quotation (RFQ), and the request for proposal (RFP).
One of the most substantial problems with international projects is misunderstanding how cultures can differ from country to country. In this course, PM expert Bob McGannon helps leaders plan and deliver complex international projects with teams and products based in multiple countries. He helps leaders understand how culture, language, and time zone differences can hamper successful collaboration and how to adapt your communication style to bridge these gaps. Bob also shows how to find and nurture managers who will champion international projects, and shares tips to ensure the ongoing success of projects.