Exploring Project Management, Then and Now (2021 Update)

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The history of business is the history of project management. Just as our ideas of how to conduct business continue to evolve, so do our conception of the project manager's role, the characteristics of a project, and the project life cycle itself. Traditional project management had its time and place, but today's landscape calls for innovation and adaptive leadership.

In this course, you'll explore how project management approaches have evolved to address changing project environments. You'll learn about the transition from purely empirical, waterfall models of PM to more adaptive, hybrid, and agile project management techniques. 

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Exploring Project Management, Then and Now (2021 Update)

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • describe the history of project management
  • recognize the evolution of the project manager role
  • distinguish between the traditional and agile project life cycles
  • recognize characteristics of traditional and agile approaches
  • identify the characteristics of an agile approach
  • recognize examples of hybrid project management approaches
  • identify the triple constraints and how they interact in different project approaches
  • recognize the structure of the PMP exam
  • recognize characteristics of the PMP exam domains, tasks, and enablers
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Your Project Management Knowledge
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    Expertise Level