Project Management Essentials

William Stewart PhD, PMP on Udemy

A crash course in the essentials of project management for new project managers, led by a 25-year industry veteran.

About this course

This short course, delivered through Udemy, is for those new to project management and looking for a crash course in the essentials of the best practice processes in this field.

It was even selected for a collection of Udemy’s top-rated project manager courses trusted by businesses worldwide, including Nasdaq, Volkswagen, and Netflix, who offer this course to their employees!

It’s also taught by a PhD who is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management certification body.

This course gives you focused, essential information you need to understand what project management does, how it flows across the project and product life cycle, and the key project management tools, techniques, and methods to make your project successful. Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn in the course:

  • The project manager’s role, key responsibilities, and accountability
  • Five stages of the formal project management process
  • Triple Constraint concept
  • Precedence Diagram tool


Short Course
Experience Level
2 hours

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