Starting the project

In this course, students will explore the project start process, including choosing appropriate methodology and planning scope.


  • Plan and manage scope Video — 00:44:20
    • Managing the effort and the scope of the project.

  • Plan and manage project/phase closure Video — 00:12:09
    • Planning the official close-out of a project and/or phase.

  • Plan and manage procurement Video — 00:30:27
    • Developing and managing project procurement management processes.

  • Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables Video — 00:24:04
    • Developing and managing project quality management processes.

  • Plan and manage budget and resources Video — 00:24:42
    • Developing and managing project cost and resource management processes.

  • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices Video — 00:28:09
    • Determine and apply the most appropriate methodology and practices to your project.

  • Establish project governance structure Video — 00:07:28
    • Project management activities must stay aligned with business direction to increase project success.

  • Integrate project planning activities Video — 00:18:04
    • Integrating all processes in developing and managing the project management plan.

  • Plan and manage schedule Video — 01:05:07
    • Developing and managing project schedule management processes.


Course description

Now that you have assembled a high-performing, engaged and empowered team, you are ready to get started with the planning of the project. This course will explore how planning includes all aspect of a project, including budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement and closure. Students will see why the project manager needs to determine the appropriate project methodology or method at the beginning of the project. This lesson addresses tasks from the Process domain of the PMP Exam Content Outline (ECO).

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