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Our comprehensive PM Basics Course features a robust 19.75 hours of in-depth training material. It not only covers foundational project management concepts, but also covers waterfall, agile and hybrid methods. Dive into full-featured project management training today. To celebrate this milestone, we're offering a special $50 discount.
With the complete course now available, you can confidently start your journey toward your project management career. Our course is structured to provide you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in your projects.
Read on to learn what you get from the course.

Your Path to Mastering Project Management Basics
Starts Today

Dive into The PM Basics Course and unlock the core principles of project management.
Start building the skills today that will shape your professional journey tomorrow.

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Watch 19.75 hours of
video-based lessons

Gain a solid understanding of project management fundamentals with our comprehensive and engaging lessons. Delve into essential concepts and practices that form the backbone of successful project management.

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Receive a Certificate of
Completion for 19.75 Hours

Upon completing the course, receive a Certificate of Completion, acknowledging your dedication to learning and understanding the fundamentals of project management. This certificate signifies your commitment to professional development in the field.

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Explore Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid PM Approaches

Understanding different project management methodologies is key to adapting to various project environments. Learn how waterfall, agile and hybrid approaches work and when to apply them. This knowledge empowers you to navigate and manage projects effectively.

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Learn Essential Project Management Practices

Delve into the essential practices of project management, covering all life-cycle stages. Discover how these fundamental elements work together to drive project success.

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Practical Skills for Real-World Application

Learn the fundamentals of project planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling, designed to translate theoretical knowledge into practical skills for your professional journey.

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Foundation for Diverse Project Challenges

Even as a basics course, PM Basics offers in-depth and wide-ranging insights, preparing you to confidently tackle any project. You'll be well-equipped with the essential skills for diverse project management situations.

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Download all lessons to
your phone or tablet

Because you’re always on the go as a project participant we have adapted The PM Basics lessons into a full-featured podcast. Install a podcast app and watch at
your convenience.

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Learn from a trusted and
experienced education provider

Since 2008, our courses have trained over 60,000 students in project management practices. Our pioneering course design and approach empower you to achieve the results you’re
looking for.

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Access the Learning
Management System (LMS)

Track your progress through our LMS and refresh your knowledge whenever you want. Feel free to revisit past lessons or learn about new ones depending on your project management needs.

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Set the Stage for Project Management Success
with The PM Basics Course!

The PM Basics Course provides an essential stepping stone into the field of project management. Designed for clarity and ease of learning, it equips you with the key concepts and practices needed to start your project management journey on solid ground.

Through our engaging video lessons, you'll explore the crucial elements of project management. This course is especially beneficial for those who aim to understand the fundamentals thoroughly before diving into more complex aspects or seeking certification.

Read what 1,130+ students have to say!

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When exploring project management training, you have a choice…

You might find various basic resources online, but it's often challenging to determine their relevance and completeness. Alternatively, you can choose a structured, professionally developed training program that covers the essentials of project management thoroughly and effectively. This builds a solid foundation for your career in project management.

With The PM Basics Course, you are making the
right choice.

This course, designed for those new to project management, offers comprehensive coverage of foundational concepts and practices. It's crafted by experienced professionals to ensure you gain practical, real-world skills. Over 60,000 students have already benefited from our courses, appreciating the depth and relevance of the content.

Please read this entire page and you will come to
the same conclusion.

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

The PM Basics Creator,
President, OSP International LLC

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Master the Challenges of Your First Project Management Role

Stepping - or being thrown - into your first project management role can be daunting. You might ask yourself things like:

  • How do I effectively lead this project?
  • What are the initial steps I should take in this new role?
  • What are the best strategies to handle unexpected challenges?
  • How do I adapt to different project management methodologies?
  • Which tools and techniques should I apply in specific scenarios?
  • How can I proactively manage project processes to prevent issues?

These are common concerns for anyone new to project management, or for those who find themselves suddenly leading a project with little formal training.

The PM Basics Course is designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to confidently address these challenges. Through comprehensive lessons, you'll learn the essential principles of project management, enabling you to handle your first project or catch up quickly if you've already been thrust into the role.

Discover Comprehensive Project Management Knowledge
with The PM Basics Course

Essential Fundamentals of Project Mgmt

  • check-icon Modules are designed to cover all fundamental aspects of project management, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of key principles and practices.
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Engaging and Flexible Video-Based Learning

  • check-icon Learn through comprehensive video lessons that explain complex project management concepts in an easily understandable manner.
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  • check-icon Enjoy the flexibility of studying at your own pace, on any device, anywhere – perfect for busy professionals who need to fit learning into their schedules.

Watch sample video lessons covered in the training course

Module 5 PM Concepts
“Leadership and Team Management”

Module 6 Project Artifacts
“The Work Breakdown Structure”

Please note that The PM Basics training course does not
include lesson transcripts.

Earn a Certificate of 19.75 Learning Hours from a trusted and experienced
education provider

Upon completing The PM Basics Course, receive a personalized certificate recognizing your 19.75 hours of dedicated project management education. This certificate demonstrates your commitment to professional development and learning the essential principles of project management.

This acknowledgment of your educational efforts is a valuable addition to your professional portfolio, showcasing your foundational knowledge in project management to employers and colleagues alike. It's a testament to your dedication to enhancing your skills and understanding in this critical business area.

Furthermore, should you choose to pursue a project management certification in the future, this certificate will serve as credible evidence of your prior training and foundational knowledge in project management.

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The Project Management Basics Course
at Glance

Here’s the full run-down of everything you’ll learn from
the PM Basics Course.

Module 00.0: Welcome

Module 00.0: Welcome

Join Cornelius Fichtner, PMP in this introductory lesson on The PM Basics and how it can elevate your understanding of fundamental project management concepts.

  • Welcome lesson.

Module 1: Project Management Overview

Module 1: Project Management Overview

In the introductory module, you'll dive into an overview of project management. You'll understand the distinction between projects, programs, and portfolios, and the difference between project management and product management. These foundational elements will set the stage for the rest of the modules and ensure you grasp the key concepts.

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Projects, Programs & Portfolios
  • Project Management & Product Management

Module 3: Organizations and Project Governance

Module 3: Organizations and Project Governance

This module delves into the relationship between projects and organizations and the importance of project governance. You'll understand the influence of organizational structures on projects and the key elements of project governance that ensure a project's alignment with organizational objectives.

  • Projects and Organizations
  • Project Governance

Module 5: Project Management Concepts

Module 5: Project Management Concepts

In this module, you will explore key project management concepts like leadership and team management, competing project constraints, baselines, and benefits realization. Understanding these concepts is essential for managing projects successfully and achieving the desired outcomes.

  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Competing Project Constraints
  • Baselines
  • Benefits Realization

Module 7: Key Adaptive Frameworks and Methodologies

Module 7: Key Adaptive Frameworks and Methodologies

This module provides an in-depth understanding of Agile and Scrum, two key adaptive frameworks and methodologies. You'll learn about the Agile Manifesto, the roles, responsibilities, meetings, and artifacts in Scrum, and how to apply these principles to manage projects more effectively.

Module 9: Management Practices for Projects

Module 9: Management Practices for Projects

This comprehensive module covers a wide range of management practices essential for successful project management, including planning, benefits management, scope management, resources management, schedule management, cost management, earned value analysis, risk management, issues management, change control, quality management, stakeholder engagement, communication management, managing organizational and societal change, reporting, information and documentation management, procurement, and lessons learned.

Module 00.1: Documents and FAQs

Module 00.1: Documents and FAQs

This module does not contain any video lessons. Instead, it is a collection of important documents and FAQs that you access via the Lerning Management System (LMS).

  • The Module and Lesson Directory
  • How to download all lessons using a podcast app

Module 2: Project Roles

Module 2: Project Roles

This is a short but equally essential module. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in a project. Understanding the responsibilities of each role is crucial for the effective management and execution of any project.

  • Project Roles and Their Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Project Manager and Project Sponsor
  • The Project Team and Project Stakeholders

Module 4: Project Life Cycle & Development Approach

Module 4: Project Life Cycle & Development Approach

This module explains the project life cycle and its phases, the different approaches to project development like Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid, and how to choose the right approach for your project. You'll also be introduced to various project management methodologies that can be applied based on the nature of the project.

  • The Project Life Cycle and Project Phases
  • Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches
  • Predictive or Adaptive: Choosing the Right Approach
  • Project Management Methodologies

Module 6: Project Artifacts

Module 6: Project Artifacts

This module focuses on the essential project artifacts like the business case, project statement of work, project charter, project management plan, work breakdown structure (WBS), project schedule, risk register, and requirements traceability matrix. You'll learn how to develop these artifacts and understand their importance in the project management process. Additionally, you will engage in an interactive "Artifacts Game" to reinforce your understanding of these essential documents.

  • Business Case, Project Statement of Work, & Project Charter
  • The Project Management Plan
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • The Project Schedule
  • The Risk Register
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • The Artifacts Game

Module 8: Project Life Cycle Stages

Module 8: Project Life Cycle Stages

In this module, you will learn about the various stages of the project life cycle. The module will provide an overview of the project stages, including Initiating a Project, Planning a Project, Executing/Delivering a Project, Monitoring & Controlling a Project, and Closing/Cancelling a Project. Each lesson will delve into the specifics of what each stage entails, ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of the entire project life cycle.

Module 00.0: Welcome

Module 00.0: Welcome

Join Cornelius Fichtner, PMP in this introductory lesson on The PM Basics and how it can elevate your understanding of fundamental project management concepts.

  • Welcome lesson.

Module 00.1: Documents and FAQs

Module 00.1: Documents and FAQs

This module does not contain any video lessons. Instead, it is a collection of important documents and FAQs that you access via the Lerning Management System (LMS).

  • The Module and Lesson Directory
  • How to download all lessons using a podcast app

Module 1: Project Management Overview

Module 1: Project Management Overview

In the introductory module, you'll dive into an overview of project management. You'll understand the distinction between projects, programs, and portfolios, and the difference between project management and product management. These foundational elements will set the stage for the rest of the modules and ensure you grasp the key concepts.

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Projects, Programs & Portfolios
  • Project Management & Product Management

Module 2: Project Roles

Module 2: Project Roles

This is a short but equally essential module. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in a project. Understanding the responsibilities of each role is crucial for the effective management and execution of any project.

  • Project Roles and Their Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Project Manager and Project Sponsor
  • The Project Team and Project Stakeholders

Module 3: Organizations and Project Governance

Module 3: Organizations and Project Governance

This module delves into the relationship between projects and organizations and the importance of project governance. You'll understand the influence of organizational structures on projects and the key elements of project governance that ensure a project's alignment with organizational objectives.

  • Projects and Organizations
  • Project Governance

Module 4: Project Life Cycle & Development Approach

Module 4: Project Life Cycle & Development Approach

This module explains the project life cycle and its phases, the different approaches to project development like Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid, and how to choose the right approach for your project. You'll also be introduced to various project management methodologies that can be applied based on the nature of the project.

  • The Project Life Cycle and Project Phases
  • Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches
  • Predictive or Adaptive: Choosing the Right Approach
  • Project Management Methodologies

Module 5: Project Management Concepts

Module 5: Project Management Concepts

In this module, you will explore key project management concepts like leadership and team management, competing project constraints, baselines, and benefits realization. Understanding these concepts is essential for managing projects successfully and achieving the desired outcomes.

  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Competing Project Constraints
  • Baselines
  • Benefits Realization

Module 6: Project Artifacts

Module 6: Project Artifacts

This module focuses on the essential project artifacts like the business case, project statement of work, project charter, project management plan, work breakdown structure (WBS), project schedule, risk register, and requirements traceability matrix. You'll learn how to develop these artifacts and understand their importance in the project management process. Additionally, you will engage in an interactive "Artifacts Game" to reinforce your understanding of these essential documents.

  • Business Case, Project Statement of Work, & Project Charter
  • The Project Management Plan
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • The Project Schedule
  • The Risk Register
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • The Artifacts Game

Module 7: Key Adaptive Frameworks and Methodologies

Module 7: Key Adaptive Frameworks and Methodologies

This module provides an in-depth understanding of Agile and Scrum, two key adaptive frameworks and methodologies. You'll learn about the Agile Manifesto, the roles, responsibilities, meetings, and artifacts in Scrum, and how to apply these principles to manage projects more effectively.

Module 8: Project Life Cycle Stages

Module 8: Project Life Cycle Stages

In this module, you will learn about the various stages of the project life cycle. The module will provide an overview of the project stages, including Initiating a Project, Planning a Project, Executing/Delivering a Project, Monitoring & Controlling a Project, and Closing/Cancelling a Project. Each lesson will delve into the specifics of what each stage entails, ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of the entire project life cycle.

Module 9: Management Practices for Projects

Module 9: Management Practices for Projects

This comprehensive module covers a wide range of management practices essential for successful project management, including planning, benefits management, scope management, resources management, schedule management, cost management, earned value analysis, risk management, issues management, change control, quality management, stakeholder engagement, communication management, managing organizational and societal change, reporting, information and documentation management, procurement, and lessons learned.

Jumpstart Your Project Management Journey with The PM Basics Course

$199 for a complete foundational journey into the world of project management.

The Landscape of Project Management
is Evolving Rapidly

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Before

Traditionally, understanding the basics of project management focused primarily on conventional methods like Waterfall. This approach often sufficed for managing straightforward projects in predictable environments.

VS
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Now

Today's project management landscape demands a broader skill set. You must be adept not only in traditional methodologies but also in Agile and hybrid approaches. Projects have become more dynamic, requiring flexibility and the ability to handle ambiguity and rapidly changing scenarios.

This shift means that foundational project management training must equip you not just with basic knowledge,
but also with an understanding of these diverse methodologies and their practical applications.

Embrace the Challenge with The PM Basics Course:

The PM Basics Course is tailored to this evolving environment, providing you with a solid foundation
in traditional project management while also introducing key concepts of Agile and hybrid methodologies.
This comprehensive approach ensures you are well-prepared for the challenges of modern project management.

Enhance Your Project Management Skills with The PM Basics Course

The PM Basics Course offers comprehensive training and unique features for a solid foundation in project management:

  • Explore a Wide Range of Project Management Topics.
    Delve into essential topics like project life cycles, roles, methodologies, and more. Our course covers all foundational aspects to ensure a complete understanding of project management fundamentals.
  • Study at Your Own Pace, Tailored for Professionals.
    Enjoy the flexibility to learn at your own pace. The course is designed for busy professionals, allowing you to balance learning with your work and personal commitments.
  • Learn from Experienced Project Management Professionals.
    Benefit from the insights of industry experts who developed the course bringing their real-world experiences into the classroom, translating complex theories into practical, applicable skills.
  • Immediate Application of Learned Skills.
    Apply the skills and knowledge you gain immediately in your professional environment. The course emphasizes practical skills that are relevant and useful from the start.
  • Structured Learning for Better Understanding.
    Experience a well-structured learning path that guides you through the fundamental concepts of project management, ensuring a clear and effective understanding.
  • Build a Strong Foundation for Future Learning.
    Establish a robust base in project management. This course sets the stage for continuous learning and future advancement in more specialized areas of project management.
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Launch Your PM Basics Adventure Now

Only $199 for your path to project management expertise.

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Empower Yourself with Effective
Project Management Fundamentals Training

The PM Basics Course is your comprehensive resource for building a strong foundation in project management principles and practices.

  • Multifaceted Learning Approach
    This course offers a blend of video-based lessons and practical insights, providing a holistic learning experience that covers essential project management fundamentals.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum
    With 19.75 hours of focused video lessons, the curriculum thoroughly explores foundational project management concepts, including traditional, Agile, and Hybrid methodologies.
  • Expertly Crafted Lessons
    Each lesson is developed by experienced project managers, ensuring that you gain practical knowledge and insights that are directly applicable to managing real-world projects.

PM Basics Plan & Pricing

Here’s what you’ll get from
our training packages.

 
EXCLUSIVE OFFERING Expert Course
One-time payment   All-inclusive$199
19.75 hours of video-based training lessons  
19.75 Contact Hours Certificate  
10 Agile & Hybrid lessons  
Updated to current reference materials  
Includes lessons covering PMBOK®
Guide
concepts
 
Covers waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies  
Study and download lessons on your phone, tablet or
PC anywhere, anytime
Training developed by certified
team

“What should I expect after

signing up?”

The entire PM Basics course is delivered online. You get instant access when you sign up and FREE updates during your entire 12-month access period.

Once your PM Basics order is complete, you'll receive an email with login instructions - simply follow these instructions and you'll be able to access all the video lessons immediately.

This email also includes instructions on how to download the complete PM Basics lessons to your phone using a podcast app.

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“What if I need help with specific project
management questions
or problems?”

We understand the importance of grasping every concept in project management thoroughly. That’s why our online discussion forum offers you the opportunity to seek answers to your questions from fellow students and certified trainers. This interactive community is here to assist you in clarifying and deepening your understanding of essential project management principles.

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Our Ironclad 30-Day
Money-Back Guarantee

The PM Basic’s ironclad 30-day money-back guarantee entitles you to a prompt and courteous refund if you’re not 100% satisfied with our service – no questions asked.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for all
refund details.

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This course is for you, if you are...

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Aspiring to Begin a PM Career

If you're new to project management and looking to start your career in this field, this course lays the foundational groundwork. It covers all the essential principles and practices you need to begin confidently.

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Looking to Advance in Your Workplace

Ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their project management skills for better performance and career advancement. This course provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to manage projects more effectively and efficiently.

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Seeking Practical, Real-World Knowledge

If you're looking for a course that translates theoretical concepts into practical, real-world applications, this is for you. It bridges the gap between textbook learning and the actual skills needed in day-to-day project management.

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Transitioning to a PM Role

Perfect for those transitioning from another field into project management. This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of project management basics, preparing you for a smooth transition.

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Desiring a PM Foundation

If your goal is to build a strong foundational understanding of project management principles, this course is tailored for you. It provides thorough coverage of all the key areas in project management, ensuring a robust base of knowledge.

Do you want to watch more sample
training videos?

No problem! Take a sneak peek at the course with these
full-featured lessons we’ve prepared for you.

Sample 4: Leadership and Team Management

Sample 4: Leadership and Team Management

Join Cornelius Fichtner, PMP as he delves into the critical realms of leadership and team management in project management. This lesson is a must-watch for aspiring project managers and CAPM exam candidates.

Sample 5: Work Breakdown Structure

Sample 5: Work Breakdown Structure

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is probaly the most important tool on a plan-driven project to keep your scope under control. We'll show you how to build one with examples, including the WBS dictionary and the 100% rule.

Sample 6: Communications Management

Sample 6: Communications Management

In this lesson, we are walking through three communication steps: Planning your comms, how to deliver your messages using two models, and how to monitor your communications to make sure they are as effective as possible.

FAQs on The PM Basics

1. How do I get my certificate for
training hours?

1. How do I get my certificate for
training hours?

You will receive your certificate of 19.75 training hours once you take the stress-free assessment in The PM Basics training course. You will be able to use this to evidence your learning of project management principles.

For complete instructions on how to earn your training hours and print the certificate, read the full guide at our
PM Helpdesk.

2. What is your full money-back
guarantee policy?

2. What is your full money-back
guarantee policy?

The PM Basics’s ironclad 30-day money-back guarantee entitles you to a prompt and courteous refund if you’re not 100% satisfied with our service – no questions asked.

For all the details, please review our
Terms & Conditions.

3. What devices can I use to log in?

3. What devices can I use to log in?

The PM Basics training course can be used on any modern phone,
tablet, or PC.

As soon as your purchase is complete, you can watch The PM Basics training course video lessons online within the Learning Management System (LMS) or download them to your phone, tablet, or PC using a podcast app. Once you download the material, you will have access to the downloaded material when you need it for your
personal use.

4. What other requirements do I need
to have?

4. What other requirements do I need
to have?

You will need an active internet connection to access The PM Basics training course in the Learning Management System (LMS).

The minimum speed for your internet connection is 1 Mbps. However, a high-speed connection (cable, broadband, etc.) is recommended for watching course videos..

If you want to download The PM Basics video lessons, you need to install a free or premium Podcasts app on your phone, tablet, or computer. We strongly recommend using Wi-Fi to download the video lessons to your phone unless you have an unlimited phone data plan. The files are
rather large.

5. What browsers do we support?

5. What browsers do we support?

As of January 2024, the following browsers
are supported:

  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

6. Do you offer group discounts?

6. Do you offer group discounts?

We offer volume discounts to businesses, corporations, and training providers interested in ordering larger quantities. Learn more at Project Management Corporate Training.

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