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Project Management Certification | Become a Project Manager

Mauricio Rubio, Serial entrepreneur, techie, life hacker, PM & MBA

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11 Lessons (1h 45m)
    • 1. Become a Project Manager Promotional Video

      2:45
    • 2. Welcome to the amazing world of Project Management

      9:49
    • 3. Project Management Fundamentals

      5:00
    • 4. The Phases of a Project

      5:39
    • 5. Change Management in Project Management

      14:35
    • 6. The Difference Between Good PMs and Great PMs

      7:27
    • 7. My favorite Project Management Tool & How you can use it to Manage your Projects

      15:36
    • 8. Other Project Management tools you can use

      17:34
    • 9. Calculating your project budget

      12:06
    • 10. Job opportunities and salaries

      14:51
    • 11. How and where you can get Certified as a PM

      15:39
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About This Class

This Project Management course about how to Become a Project Manager, is designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to become a successful Project Manager in any industry. 

Project Management positions are growing at 1.5 million opportunities per year & Project Managers are earning up to $200k/year, some even more! By taking this Project Management course you will develop the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a team that will meet the expectations of your customers and business goals. 

The demand for Project Managers is increasing at an insane rate as more and more companies realize the importance of this role. But how exactly do you get into the field? I'll get you up to date on ALL the skills you need to learn Project Management AND have the best chance at getting the job you want. I'll also share resources you can use to get formally certified for free or at a very low cost by some of the leading Universities in the world. I'll show you what you need to know and what you have to do - all taught from a Project Management expert.

Students are not required to know anything beforehand (but if you do, no worries! You'll still learn a lot). I'll teach you the fundamentals, how to apply them, how to develop into an advanced Project Manager, and finally how to maximize your chances of getting a job as a Project Manager.

Your Instructor:

Mauricio Rubio has been a Project Manager for over a decade and is currently a Senior Project Manager at one of the top Universities in the world (1st in Australia and 8th in the world among young Universities). He also worked with some of the big brands such as Johnson&Johnson and is a seasoned veteran in Project Management.

In this course you'll learn a lot about Project Management and about how to Become a Project Manager, from tools, apps, tips, concepts and methodologies to dos, don'ts and best practices. You'll also learn to deliver a project successfully. 

What will I learn?

  • Core knowledge and applied skills in Project Management.
  • To lead a project to success, and how to capitalize on the leadership and behavioral facets to do so.
  • The tools and techniques to manage the comprehensive project management life cycle for a project - from initiation through closing.
  • To balance the critical tradeoffs of time, cost and scope to meet customer expectations.
  • The ability to apply best practices across a variety of industries and businesses.
  • To navigate the social and cultural aspects, legal and regulatory practices, technology and infrastructure that influence projects’ success in the global market.
  • Practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small.

Why should I take this course?

  • Project management positions are growing at 1.5 million opportunities per year. (source: Project Management Institute)
  • Median salary for an entry level project manager is $84,000 (source: Project Management Institute), but Senior Project Managers earn up to $200,000 a year depending on the industry and complexity of their role. Some make even more :)
  • Exciting career opportunities across industry domains as Project Manager, Project Consultant, Project Analyst, Program Manager and Project Management Office Manager.
  • Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. 

Who is this course for?

  • People who want to Become a Project Manager.
  • Men and women who would like to pursue a career in Project Management.
  • People who want to learn about Project Management.
  • Developers, Business Analysts, Coordinators, Change Managers, Analysts and anyone who would like to switch to a career in Project Management. 
  • People interested in easily finding job opportunities. Project Management is a huge market!
  • People interested in making between $80-$200k per year. And sometimes even more :)
  • People who like to lead teams, coordinate tasks and build relationships of trust.
  • This course is for beginners but also for seasoned veterans. Either way you will find this course informative, productive and valuable.

Pledge to All Students (both current & future students)

  1. Students First. I will never compromise your experience to make money. Never, ever. Yes, this is also a business but to me teaching goes way beyond making money. I already have a full time job and fortunately don't rely only on teaching to survive. You are always at the forefront of my courses and I want to ensure you have a unique, valuable and memorable experience. I promise. 
  2. 24x7x365 Support. You can contact me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round, even on holidays, Christmas and New Years Eve; I will get back to you quickly (in a few hours tops) and deliver outstanding quality of service in my support. I promise. 
  3. Humbleness, kindness and social responsibility. I believe in giving back to you and the world. So think of me as your own real-life human "Siri." If you need advice or support just ask. And if I can do something to help you in your journey, I will. I promise.
  4. Australian Made. Recognized in the Industry as a symbol of quality and excellence. All my courses are Made in Australia with high tech and professionally edited. They also include my secret sauce: a lot of passion & love! I also apply in my courses everything I've learnt from years of experience working with technology, projects, entrepreneurs and people all over the world. I promise.  
  5. Quality over Quantity. I will strive to make courses concise, to the point and relevant. Time is one of our most valuable assets and we need to invest it carefully. So I won't make a course long for the purpose of displaying it has more hours; only when strictly necessary. To me it's about quality and if I can deliver that in 5 minutes and save you time, I will. I promise.

Transcripts

1. Become a Project Manager Promotional Video: - Hi , everyone. My name's Mauricio, and I'm a senior project manager. I have been doing project management for over a decade now and have vast experience on this topic, and I'm really pleased you've decided to learn about project management and explore about this exciting career. I've worked on all sorts of projects, from procurement, sales and operations, toe I T and education and many personal projects. And in these course I'm going to teach you how to become a project manager. The basic concepts, tools, APS, terms, methodologies and even about what they don't teach you at a university or in a project management course. I'll cover real life examples, scenarios and the difference between good PM's and great P M ISS. And finally, I'll also talk about acronyms such as B M, which stands for project manager or project management. As a PM, you'll use acronyms all the time, and the faster you learn about them, the better So best of luck and enjoy this course 2. Welcome to the amazing world of Project Management: - Ah , it's a growing field, particularly in health care, financial services, agriculture and I t. With both government and corporate projects getting bigger and more complex, the global economy has put a premium on well qualified project managers. Welcome to the era of the project manager. Industry has changed. I think of technology. Technology is very different than what it was a few years ago. Companies have gone global, so a company that maybe low local that may be located in your own backyard is probably doing business in China and and working with vendors from all over the world. So they had managing projects on a global scale. It's not just operational base, it's not just manufacturing anymore. So the industry is amazing. It's is changing its transforming, and you could be a part of that. You could be a part of the innovation and creativity, so that's where project management comes from. And that's where project management is going. And I know you want to be a part of that, planning a safe way to approach a problem, learning how to control and, you know, walk with several different projects, or at least one project at a time. Well, it says it in the name. Basically, you manage a project taking an idea and planning how you're gonna create it so that we have this understanding that there is actually a career power ahead for them. In this world of project management, off project management and off managing projects, there are technical project management skills that you need on understanding how to identifying control, time, cost, quality. But you also need teaming skills, the ability to work with others, collaboration, interpersonal skills, the skills involved in getting other people to do the things that you need them in order to achieve the goals. Project construction. I teii business person very fortunate in my life, with the exposure that I actually had with different projects and the different things. But what it's taught me away through is truly what the essence of project management. Every day you can have I like for like project and thereby different. The experience is different. Different teams working on it rotations is still useful to say, kind of the applications of project management for the future And how fun in what place? Convey And I found it really interesting. Project Monday isn't just exclusive to, you know, engineering. I t that kind of thing. So it's kind of everywhere. It's about being very flexible. It used to a lot of opportunities in employment. There's so many different aspects and so many different things after we control it'll. That once project Frenchman is text appreciations, costs, planning and management budget risks all the people involved with just making sure everything runs smoothly. I wanna learn more about it. So you know, the whole open, though someone thinking about studying this course to definitely go for it because it is really great, and you're also encouraged to join this. Organizations like a B and B M I, Alex usually help you with this, and they also make sure that the older knowledge and skills they provided you with transferrable to whatever's industry you want to go into its no even just project management That helps you do it. The reason why I'm so passionate about it, I guess it's because I feel I'm doing something for the community. I'm doing something on a global level and how we actually shape our natural resources. The subjects were divided between the monetary ISS, for example, time costing quality and how that actually affected the scope of the project influence the scope of the project. They brought in a lot of case studies from all around the world which I found really enjoyable because actually gave a lot of depth and robust discussion going forward. Different risk profiles between the projects and different ways of managing project successful outcomes. Managing stakeholders on a project can be really challenging at times, especially when everyone's got different vested interest in the project. To help them see the end point of the project is the way we all want to be. From a leadership perspective, that's been really beneficial. I aspired to be a project director one day, managing a large, complex project anyway in the world. I also hope to be a mentor, Virginia project managers, just to give back what this industry is giving me. And it was really like from a real project. We had to make old those decisions that what will be outgrow human system tendering, system payment methods and so many other things. We have to think about it and make decisions. And it was really good to have this experience loves about this with clients about the technical aspects in terms of managing a project as opposed to just being a disciplinary figure in the project. You cannot really predict what's going to happen in future. But I really would like to find a proper job in an organization when I where I can make the best off my skills and show my abilities. I guess this is my main ambition. I'm really happy that I did this. I I'm happy that I came here and studied here because my self confidence became much more better. I'm really glad that are that I chose to do it. It's predicted that by 2020 nearly 16 million new positions in project management will be required. That's about half a 1,000,000 in Australia, a 1,000,000 in the UK, across areas such as India and China. That figure will approach 10 million. Project management is no longer the sole domain of engineering. Project management is found in many industries, from engineering construction infrastructure resources through though I t banking and finance and other service and government sectors, booze people into more complex topics dealing with organizational structures, risk management, stakeholder engagement at procurement across large, complex projects skills necessary to live your project successfully. It will enhance your career options and opportunities, and it will put you in a position of being at the forethought. Off Project management methodologies gives you an academic background to the topic that is quite vocational based. It's quite a practical subject on their lots off exams that you can do in project management that are related to the industry. But you don't really get the chance to do a lot of theory or to understand where the subject is coming from, or more importantly, where the subject is going on what the gaps are. So it's pretty important for me to want to study about the topic of project management rather than just do project management. One of the assignments that I've just done gave me the opportunity to interview Port four people from the Project Management world, and it's great to get insight into their industry. It's also great through that you can make connections which would possibly two a greater chance of employment. One thing that stands out on the course is the quality off the teaching. It's really God. The pace is pitched absolutely right for students who've got experience in the industry, but also students who are new to the industry 3. Project Management Fundamentals: before we go deep into the world off project management, it's important for us to go over a couple of basic concepts. So what is a project? Well, basically anything which needs to get done over a peer of time involving a group of tasks people, money and deliverables. And yet they're small meet and large projects, some are even tiny on others are huge, depending on how complex they are, what you need to deliver and how many people are involved and how many people are impacted or how many people benefit from the project. An example of a project would be upgrading a system, creating an award space, developing an application, bringing in new equipment and so on pretty much anything you can think of, which involves time money on people. Ah, budget in project management is the amount of money you need to complete a project. So how much money you're going to spend in total from the beginning of the project until the end. And these includes everything re sourcing, licensing, consultancy fees, training, travelling, contingency, etcetera, everything. All the costs that are part of the project should be in the budget on the budget is basically a baseline estimate or forecast off expenses or costs. Once you develop your budget, you should keep a copy for your records, especially after it has been approved by management and before you even start the project. Like I said before, it should act as your baseline, and you will be measured against this. This is one of your key metrics on. You need to be really good at keeping track off what you're actually spending or actuals versus your budget. A schedule is a timeframe for you to complete the project. So a timeline or Gant chart You can create a schedule using many different tools from a basic Excel file or power point to more advanced tools such as Microsoft Project, Smart Sheets and Visi O. But there are many more, and I'll cover some of them in this course, as scheduled, generally has a couple of phases, and we think those faces groups off tasks, milestones and deliverables. A milestone is basically a measure deliverable within the project, and he's marking the schedule for reference key dates and tasks. For example, a project milestone within the schedule could be the approval off the business case and You don't need to do anything special with milestones, aside from simply highlighting them so that you, on other team members can identify those critical points in time critical in the sense of their important dates within the schedule. A common question off the schedule is how detailed it needs to be. How granular on the answer to that is as detailed as you want it to be, since you will be managing the schedule as a PM. If you need to monitor something or if it's a key activity and bowling resource is on time , then it should be in the schedule. But keep it simple and concise. It's not as hard as it sounds, and a lot of companies have scheduled templates, which they use for the projects. If they dio probably ask you to use their official template and they might have on master schedule, which consolidates the projects from all project managers who work in the company. You can also find many templates online. You're definitely going to hear a lot of our resource ing in project management, and whenever we talk our resource ing in project management, we are talking about people and their cost it's how much money they are, costing the project and calculating re sourcing is really easy. If you know what you're doing, all you need to do is multiply the hourly rate times the number of hours it person will work on the project and this is tied to the schedule. If you recall when you create your schedule, you define the tasks well. A second step in that process is defining who will perform each task on how long it will take again. These are all estimates, which is precisely what you use for your budget on resource ing. Another way of calculating resourcing is using a percentage off our location for a person, for example. So you need a business analyst toe work on a project 50% of the time for one month, and you know that person costs $10,000 a month, which is another salary, but what they actually cost the company. So there salary plus super pension health benefits, etcetera. So giving. We are estimating that this person will work in the project 50% on their total cost is 10,000 month. Then they will cause a project $5000 a month, and you can use this simple method with all of your other resource is 4. The Phases of a Project: projects are generally broken into four main faces. Discovery or pre planning, planning, execution or implementation and closure. Although the number and the name of the product faces may vary in general, they're pretty similar across all methodologies and basically break up projects into an initial phase, a strategic phase and execution phase and the wrap up or final phase. But don't worry too much about this. In a moment, I will walk you through. Each of the project faces in more detail and provide links to resource is with more information. Keep in mind that some companies might also have custom faces specific to their work environment. And if that's the case, I'm pretty sure that will walk you through how to manage projects with inductions Support from other PM's templates, handbooks and guides. As a project manager, you need to be flexible, and you need to be able to adapt to different product basis if required. So let's talk about each of the project faces in more detail. This is a very early an initial phase of the project where you're pretty much setting the foundation for your project and understanding the business needs and requirements in the discovery phase, you will work on defining your project objectives, the product scope, budget, resource ing, high level schedule and many other key items that are part of your business case. I'll share a business case template later so that you can explore more about the discovery face. But basically the main deliverable off discovery phase is to have a robust business case ready for review and approval. The planning phase of a project is where you define in detail how you will perform implementation. So, for example, what you will test on how you will test it or how you will migrate. Users in what order and how many at a time from which areas on which days, etcetera. Anything and everything that you need to analyze, define or prepare prior to implementation is part of your planning face. Other examples off planning include your communication plan, change management plan, training plan, Tess Plan, Migration plan and so on. So I guess the name of this face speaks for itself. It's about planning the execution or implementation face off a project. He's an exciting and challenging face. It's where you get to make plans a reality on where you go from documents, plans and theory to actions. This is probably one of the most complex and important faces off a project, and the whole team needs to be really focused on their assigned tasks to ensure flawless project execution as a B M. You will coordinate, prioritize and assign tasks during this phase and steered the team to delivering on time and within budget. You also play a crucial role during implementation by liaising with the different business units, areas for departments and keeping all stakeholders and end users up to date with progress, key dates and next steps. Think of yourself as the captain of a ship. During this face, you will be making strategic and tactical decisions, working closely with your team, helping out and users collaborating with other areas, broadcasting product calms, monitoring progress, resolving problems or issues, supporting and users, and working closely with your team, we ensure a successful product outcome. This is the final and post implementation face off the project, which basically consists off wrap up activities and tasks such as documentation Project Management System updates operational hand over forming a post implementation review, a lessons learned session on many other final activities. During this face, it's important to keep a poles on how and users are feeling about the project. I run out any outstanding issues, form a final review of actuals versus the budget and basically ensure all relevant documentation and information is stored where it needs to be stored and can be easily accessible for future reference audits or reports. Another key part of the closure phase. He's recognition, and this is something a lot of product managers leave out, not because they don't think it's important, but because they might forget or get cut up with other projects. But I want you to learn that you need to make time for recognition because it's really important, and it encourages team members to continue to perform in other projects. It also fosters a positive environment on inspires people to continue working with you on future projects. And remember, it's not so much about what you do, but about actually doing something. Taking the time and making the time for people worked with you long hours to ensure a successful implementation. So whether you take them out for lunch, plan for a nice breakfast, give them a day off, relax or treat them to a nice coffee. Well, it's just about having a nice gesture and celebrating a successful goal Life. Trust me, people will really appreciate this, and you will enjoy, too. 5. Change Management in Project Management: Hey guys, in these lecture, I want to talk about change management in project management, and we need to understand that change management is one of the most important aspects off project management, and it's a very big and very wide topic. When we talk about change management, he has so many aspects to it that it can actually be its own course. So probably create a change management course in the future just to cover a lot of the complex and different facets and aspects off change management. But in this course, I also want a covert at a high level. What change management is because it's one of the most important aspects off product management, and not everyone does it the right way. Not everyone does it the best way. When we talk about change management, we need to take into account. That is not just about managing change, but it's also about managing expectations, the people that are involving the change, the environment that is around the change and so forth. So right now you might be thinking, So what shuriken see there when I'm thinking about change management in product management ? Well, there's multiple things you should consider one of them is training. Training is a really important aspect of change management, because if you train people prior to the change through the change and after the change, they'll embrace the change in a more positive and constructive way. If you don't train people, then they'll likely have harder time adapting to the change. They might push back against it or they might not like it at all, and you just might be making their life a lot more difficult than it needs to be. So Training is a very, very important aspect of project management, and you need to involve different people to you. Build training materials to prepare training sessions. You can record video such as this one for training purposes, and there's different things that can do with training. And I recommend that you create a training plan as part of your Project management change management plan. That's something that needs to go into your change management plan, and it will help you make people feel more comfortable with the change. Another really important experts aspect. Off change management is making sure you involve people early on in the game. Don't wait till the end or until you've actually done the change or after the change to engage people. People are not gonna like that. They won't like it talking to them about the change after you have actually changed something. It doesn't matter if you're introducing a new system if you're building something. If you're designing something, whatever it is that you're doing in your project, you need to involve people early on, especially people that are directly and pat impacted by the change if you ask them for ideas if you involving the process of constructing training if you involve them in the testing process. So when you're doing you 80 user access testing or you're preparing to deploy the change into the organization, you should be incorporating people that are impacted by the change in that process. Not only will that help you alleviate the trauma that people experience when they are going through change, but it will also give you a lot of really good ideas, really valuable input that it can use and utilize in your project to the lever better products, services, whatever you're doing in a better way. So we talked about training. We talked about getting people involved early on. And what else should I consider when we're talking about change management? Well, there's a lot of other things you should consider. Like, for example, building a clear map off who's impacted by the change. You need to clearly identify the people that are gonna go through the change in your project, and that's just it doesn't need to be anything really complex or it doesn't need to be anything really sophisticated. You can do this in Excel file or an award file work wherever you feel you can do it. I probably recommend an Excel file where you list the name of the person the IRA they belong to on any other relevant information you think will be valuable to you in the change management process that is part of your project. So you need to clearly identify these people and key facts or data about them, and that might be related to the change or that you can use to better address their concerns. That calms etcetera. So the other thing, which I just mentioned is comes. And when I sit coms, I'm talking about communications or comes so calms, which is a very frequently used acronym in product management relates to the communication that you will deliver to the end user stakeholders as they're going through. The change on this is probably one of the most most important aspects of project management communication. You need to be clear, transparent, concise and honest when you're talking to people about the change they're going through, so communication can go and can be addressed in multiple different ways. Right when we talk about communication, there is very different channels which you can follow for communications. So you have email your face to face. You have conference goals, you have Q and A sessions. There's a lot of different things you can do to communicate with people about the things that you're doing about updates product of the changes in the project, etcetera. The main thing here is that you need to understand that different people expect different things about communications. So some people are really good with email and they'll stay on top of it and stuff like that . Others they'll never look at their emails or they might delete emails. That they come from you or if they're just general, comes from the business they only care about comes that are from their manager or from their team and stuff like that. So you need to identify different people and how you communicate with them. Or you need to set up different venues for communicating with them, so you might send them an email. But you might also schedule a face to face workshop or presentation toe. Walk them through the project. What you're doing, why it is that you're doing it, how it's important, how it's gonna affect them. What are the advantages for them and stuff like that whenever you're communicating, keep in mind that you should be highlighting the benefits to people, but not to you or the business, but mainly to them. Off course. It's good to talk to them about benefits and changes. They're gonna be of value for the business on the organization as a whole. But people are really interested in what affects them. What benefits them, what's what's in it for them, Right? So talk to them about that in your columns, let them know if, for example, they're gonna have extra capacity extra storage. Ah, better hardware betters, you know, whatever it is that you're doing? Just focus on what is gonna be better versus what they had before on Make sure you highlight. Highlight that in the calms. The other thing is be transparent with them. You know, if you're talking to people and they ask you something and you know the answer is no. Well, don't say yes. Say no and explain why not, You know, don't create false expectations in people because that's gonna bite you down the track. If you're not honest on that, transparent with people, it'll just be a lot harder to manage the change and off course some things when you were being honest and transparent with people about changes about your project and so forth. They might not like it because they might not like the change or what the business is doing or the strategic direction that the company has decided to pursue. But they'll have to deal with that, you know, and you have toe hand. Hold them as much as you can help him as much as you can, is going to go through the change. But at the end of the day, nobody's holding a gun to their head on whether they embrace and accept the change or staying the business. You know, there might be some people that after change after everything that's happening, the organization might want to decide they want to leave. You know, they might not want to stay in the business because they don't really embrace or accept the changes. So there's always that option for those people. And of course, that's not something for you, maybe to say to them directly and stuff like that. But you need to keep that at the back of your mind that not everyone is going to embrace change positively and constructively. A lot of people well, you know, don't get me wrong. A lot of people are understandable, you know, are fair, reasonable stuff like that. And when you talk to them about the the reason why you're doing the project or what we're going through the change or whatever it is that you're doing, most people will understand it on most people. You know what? They'll be okay with it. They might not love it, but then they will be OK with it. Some of them might love it, you know, and they're like, Oh, that's really exciting. It's really cool project and stuff like that. But you're always gonna have a small percentage of people that are difficult that are not prepared for change, that don't really like change that don't embrace change constructively and so forth, and you need to prepare yourself. Is it project manager to manage those situations? Right? And the other thing I want to mention is that in project management, a lot of times you need to think yourself as a jack of all trades, you know? And when I said Jack of all trades, I mean that you should be able to do a lot of different things, including change management. So it would be awesome on I would love if I had changed managers in all of my projects. But a lot of the times I don't have Project Manager seem like I don't have change managers . He might projects, and the reason for that is because well involves more costs. It's more expensive. It's an extra person in the project and stuff like that, and we'll if it were up to me, I'd probably put the person in the project. But since those decisions are generally made by higher management, and they're looking at the costs and their value and the benefit and different things. And they're looking at priorities and stuff like that. A lot of times they'll cut off or they wanted to change managers in your project so you'll end up having to do a lot of the change management. Process yourself, and they recommend that you create documents like quick reference guides, which can be had just a one pager off what you're doing, how you're doing it, why you're doing it and stuff like that and some general information around like when the change can occur. What are the benefits for the end users and who they can contact if they need help stuff like that, just a one pager. Very, very simple document about what they can do. And I'll include some templates right here in the course for you guys in how easy way that you can just reuse them, realize them in your projects. And he will help you through managing the change as a project manager who is doing a lot of change management in the project. And like I said, you know, don't freak out if you are expected to do change management. Your projects is very common. Most project managers have to do change management at some point. And, like I said, it just has to do with the industry. And funding and investing is just is just not very common for projects to get changed. Managers. Unfortunately, although it be awesome if we had his project managers more change managers but most businesses, what I've seen is that you have a radio show off like 10 to 1. So if you have 10 project managers, there's generally one change manager. That's a very bad ratio. It's not a good ratio that it's a reality. That's when I see out there in the market, across many different industries and across many different countries and projects. That's what I've seen, and that's what I've experienced. And when I talk to other project managers, that's generally what they've seen as well. So going back to you being a Jekyll full trades and the different tools that you can use to help people prepare for a change. We talk about the quick reference guide. Another really good when I recommend is frequently asked questions documents so you can create a F A Q document. If you're part of a business that has a website and a knowledge base, make sure you put, you know the quick reference guide. The FAA cues training materials If you made videos and training videos or just video blocks explaining about the project and stuff like that. Or if you've made an advertisement or a commercial about the project or whatever you've done, just put it there so people can access it easily and just make sure you have all that information as easily available. It's possible, and people will definitely appreciate that, and there will help you through the change process. So that's pretty much what you need to do when you're doing change management. Like I said, you'll see a law project managers doing change management on. You'll see a lot of them just managing change management through an email. They might just send an email to everyone. That's what we're doing is when we're doing it. That is what you can expect, and that's OK. Don't get me wrong. I don't have anything against that, and I don't think that's about practice. It's a good practice, but it's not good enough. That's not really change management. Just sending an email is really bad. Change management. It's very, very low level, low level of maturity, very basic change management. You have to do way more than that. If you want people to embrace the change positively and constructively, and you want to help them accomplish that on the best way you can help them is by engaging early on with them. Like I said before, clearly identifying who is part of the change and who's impacted by the change and how it's impacting them, making sure you have a really good set of calms, whether you do Q and A Sessions f accuse e mails, conference calls, whatever you're doing and then having a lot of really good information available through them in different areas of the business. Now, if you're lucky enough to get a change manager involved in the process, awesome accepted and actually propose it initially. You know, if you can. You hear preparing your budget. You're looking at your resource ing on the different people that are gonna be part of the project. I would generally always recommended include a change manager, especially if it's a big projects, a large products In fact, in many different areas of the business, if it's a really small project, you know, I mean, it's just going back five or three people, then you might not need to have a change manager in bold, but we're talking about a project that's impacting hundreds or thousands of people after as many different areas of the business. It would be awesome if you had a change manager. Like I said, it doesn't happen very often. So prepare yourself to manage change by following the recommendations that I have just mentioned in this lecture of the course. And like I said before, I'll set aside some change management materials, which you can use in your projects that will help you in your journey with change management. All right, guys, see in the next one by 6. The Difference Between Good PMs and Great PMs: Hey guys, in this part of the course, I want to talk about things that they don't teach you at a university or in any other product management course. And I say this with confidence because I've done product management at universities. I've done project management in courses in training sessions, and I've never heard people talk to me about what I'm gonna talk to you right now, which is the difference between good product managers and great project managers. So good product managers learn to master the essentials of project management and the key fundamentals off the things that we interact with as a project manager. So I'm talking about scheduling. I'm talking about resource ing on. I'm talking about budgeting. Those three concepts are really the core, the essential of being a project manager, and good product managers do that. Well, you know they're good with those three topics budgeting, resource ing and scheduling. But great project managers on. I'm talking about people that excel at product managers as being at being project managers . They understand that project management is not on Lee about those three things that that's just the base. That's Duchess, the essence of Project management. They understand that project management goes into things more advanced, and I'm talking about collaboration, communication, respect, trust and transparency. Those five things are the five things I would say make a good project manager and all some product management, a great project manager if you're able to master those five things I just mentioned communication, transparency, trust, respect and collaboration. You're gonna excel in project management, and you're gonna make the big bucks, trust me, But it's not just about the big bucks, but it's also about the satisfaction You get off successfully delivering projects. It just It's just very full feeling for us, a professional and as a person to know that you're doing a great job and you do a great job by mastering those five concepts. Aside from just going into financials, you know, scheduling Microsoft Project and budgeting and stuff like that. All of that is important. Of course, I'm not saying it's not, and you need to master those things if you want to get into the field of project management . But true, awesome project management goes way beyond that. Don't get me wrong, you know. It just goes way beyond that. That's a product manager the so many different things beyond those three things beyond budget schedules on resources that if you don't master those other five concepts that I mentioned a moment ago, well, it'll just be harder or you'll just be kind of like an average product manager, right? You'll just be one of the crowd, one of the guys that's just doing project management. But the reason why awesome project managers are, you know, promoted to senior positions. They get opportunities in higher management. They get really good salaries, high salaries and the reason why they get opportunities to travel, to go to other businesses benchmark with other organizations, you know, attend workshops and sessions in the industry, go to other countries. All of that exciting stuff that the really awesome product managers get comes with those five things in mind. And I know what you're thinking. You know, when I say being transparent, you know, for people, when I say that, that's kind of like a given, you know, they take it for granted. I think it's very obvious the reality is not. It's not that obvious, you know, like the reality is not everyone is transparent with what they're doing. Ah, lot of times I've seen project managers working behind the scenes without their product in being involved in what they're doing or their manager knowing that whether doing order, stakeholders knowing what they're doing, and that just adds a lot off political issues in your project, it just adds a lot of noise to your project on it doesn't allow you to excel as a project manager. Now if, on the contrary, you're transparent with people, you let them know what you're doing, how you're doing it, why you're doing it and so forth. Then you're start to build one of the other concepts I talked about, which is trust on trust, which again, seems like an obvious thing is not. You know, it's very hard to build talk trust with people, especially in the professional environment. But if you learn to develop trust and not with a second intention, I'm talking about pure, honest rial trust. Then you will excel in project management on you will receive a lot of benefits and you'll get a lot of rewards in many different ways because people will engage with you in a very positive and constructive way and that will make your life Ah, lot easier when you're delivering projects. So project management, Yes, we know we do a lot of things. We do always have to take care of our budget off our money. We always have to take care of the resource is the people that are working on the project on. We need to be very mindful of the time because time is one of the key things about project management. You know, you need to be very mindful off if you're meeting your deliverables and targets on time on the date you expected on days you planned on the days your forecast it. But that's the essence. You know, you need to go beyond that way beyond that. And I created this course precisely for that. I'm talking to you about their really cool stuff about project management and a lot of the things that they don't talk to you in a university or in another project management course , because I want you to become not just a project manager, but an awesome project manager. And I know you can do it. You can do it if you're taking the scores. You've realized the importance on the beauty of project management, them thousands and millions of opportunities. It provides for people like you and for people like me to grow personally and professionally on. I'm really excited that you're here because I can talk to you about all of this and help you become now just a project manager but an awesome project manager. Follow my recommendations in these cores. You know, take notes as you're going through the cores. Use the templates that I provide. Look at the tools, look at the other project management courses that I provided to you for free and continue to develop yourself as a project manager. And, of course, as I always say, And I've always said to all of you, I'm always here. I've been doing this from very, very long time on I love it. I love project management, so don't hesitate to contact me or to which out if there's any questions or there's anything that's pressing in your mind, and you just need someone to bounce off on idea or you need someone for advice. I'm here, guys, thats what I'm what I do. That's what I love on. I love teaching as well. You know, education is such a big thing in my life. It's always been a big thing in my life, and I feel really passionate about it. And I feel really passionate about project management and technology. And I love helping people like you grow professionally and personally. I get a lot of satisfaction from that. So best of luck, guys, and keep up the good work with your project management. 7. My favorite Project Management Tool & How you can use it to Manage your Projects: all right, guys. One of the first things I want to talk about today. He's about trail. Oh, it's one of my favorite project management applications, and I show you in a second why I like it so much. So let's just go to a pillow dot com. It never seemed trailer before. It pretty much looks a little bit like this is just a board where you can put tasks. Project faces what people are working on. You can set due dates, create checklist assigned test to people. You could do a lot of things that trail, and it's very, very easy to use. Very intuitive. You don't need really much training to actually start using it. You just have to give it a go, and you'll see that is very much pretty self explanatory. But aside from that, one of the great things about trail Oh, he said, it's free, and there's no limiting the number of users that you can have working on a project there. There's no limit off the number of projects you can put their in your trail. Oh, so that's one of things I really like about it, that it's free. Easy to use unlimited users unlimited projects. There is a paid version which has more advanced functionality. But I found that the free version works pretty well, So give them free version ago. And if you feel you do need something else, we're more advanced. Functionality pay for the paid version. But like I said, I've never really had to use the paid version. You know, with the free version. It's always been more than enough, and I'll show you about it in just a second and I'll walk you through the whole process so you can see how you logging, how you register, how you set up your project, how you set up your task, everything. How you do it. All right. Before I do that, I just want toe look at a video of trail Oh, to give you just a quick introduction about it. So let's go to YouTube and that search here for trailer. You can see a lot of videos here about Trey Low, like I said before, so just give it a go and explore some of them. Ah, have looked at a couple of already, So I'm gonna go over this one. You should really like because it's very short, very simple and explain pretty much what you do with trailer. So let's go here with this one trailer Quick over you. - Music and good music. I hope you do too. It's never been to a party. Wait right there. How awesome. Hilarious. It's just really awesome. He has a moral obligation, by the way, which is also free to use. - All right, so now that I got you really excited about trail oh, let me show you how it actually works in the real world. So let's go here, and I'm gonna do it from scratch just to show you how it works. So I'm gonna sign up free, and I'm gonna put in my name here CEO Rubio and online Demo D Come and I set up my password . And yes, I'm gonna set the terms of service and privacy, and I'm gonna create my free trial account. So will create now, Bam! That it really fast? I mean, already, right. They sent me an email 20 bucks course just to double check that these actually at genuine email and and so they verifying my account. We can just in a second as Well, let's go to Gmail Online Demo D. That's right. So, going to our account right there. Trillo account information and click on that. I say yes. Verify my email address. So it's it. I'm not very fine. I'm gonna close this other one, which is the one we're seeing before I was verified and then close YouTube as well. Gonna leave the female open right there. Let's go here to welcome board. All right. So, like I said before, hello is very, very easy to use. And you can do a lot of things with it. So let's just go here to create a board on. I'm gonna call these project example. One. All right, So it's a first product sample, right? So, I mean, this is a project, right? So what can I do now? Now that I'm here? Well, you can use trail. Oh, in a lot of different ways, and I'm gonna walk you through some different examples to give you a sense for it. Let's say you want to keep it really simple and go with an agile approach to the project so you can just create probably three main lis to do doing done that, too. It's actually at tomb. Or let's say, Q A quality assurance, and I'm gonna put that before we actually market done. And another one I'm gonna create here is something I like to call the parking lot, so out of scope for ideas. And this one is really used for stakeholder management because a lot of times when you're working with stakeholders or different people in a project, they might start, you know, throwing at you a lot of ideas and you don't have the money for it. You don't have the time for it, and you don't have the resources for it. But if you don't listen to them well, people will feel that you're not really paying attention. They'll disengage very quickly, and it's just not a good practice, so you actually have to listen to them. But it doesn't mean you have to do everything they tell you to do or everything they want you to do, because even though you might want to help them like I said before, there might not be enough money in the budget or it's just something that is completely out of scope. So if something, you know someone comes up with this crazy idea. You know, I want to go to the moon and we can't really accomplish standing project. I'll just put it here as a task that will review later. I want to go to the moon. All right, so you can say to whoever came up with that idea, we'll look at how we could get to the moon later. It's not right now in the projects cope. But I'm gonna take note of that and you will have visibility right here in your trail. Oh, and this is just an example. Like, I was saying off how you can manage a project in trail. Oh, and I'll walk you through some other ones. Let's just continue with this one. So because it to do doing q a done. And this is what we're calling agile can bend board so you can put here your use their stories In agile we would say a user stories kind of like a task. But you say ass Ah, roll. I need to do black So that black right? So, for example, as a project manager, I need to create the project schedule so that we can confirm all the tests that need to be done in the project. That's Ah, mouthful, right? It's really long. So in general, you're gonna notice that people that work in agile don't really follow full template or for use their story, and they just write it down. It's a task I want a normally recommend people working on projects. Is that it? Keep it really short because, you know, people want to read these long things and that they just put it in inverted 10. So you should start because you're it's actually an action, right? We want control, what people are doing or what we are doing ourselves. So it should start with a burb because a verb denotes action, Right? So let's say here I we're talking about a schedule. So create project schedule, right? I also need to create the project budget, right? I don't know. Let's say this is an application and we're working on some mock ups, right? So every year develop, Can you show this sign for the app, right? And I don't know, create Paul far image. Let's edit that cause I forgot the all right. It's really easy. As you can see it really, really quick. And if you go to each of these, for example, create project schedule, I'm gonna assign that to myself. So I'm going to say Maurice is gonna be working on that task. I'll put him on that and I'm also going to say and it's to finish this by next week on Tuesday. Andi save. So here's the due date. All right there. And I can create a label. And I can say, you know, this is part of the planning phase of the project. So I'm gonna say this planning and done and I'm gonna mark that planning phase with Blue. These are actually split with yellow with yellow create. Done. So now I know this part of the planning phase of the project. I know Maurice is working on it. I know when he needs to complete it on. I cannot Some notes for myself or I can. Other people can have notes here, right? It's kind of like social media feed. You know, where you different people can join the conversation so I can put here, for example. I know for myself include two weeks for details, planning project right and done, and I can leave the common there. I can even edit it. I can delete it. It's really awesome. I love the stool. Like I said, it's really easy to use is really intuitive. I don't have any other people in the project yet, but if I had other people invited to the project could just select them from here. And how do you invite other people? Well, if you recall, there was this menu that I hid, so if I can hide it, I can sit here at members and then I can just under email address and send them in and bite on. Because Tarallo is free, they don't need to pay anything that can start using it. And there's a lot of other things here. You can see you know, the latest activity off everyone that's working on the project. So, like I said, the trailer is is really awesome. I really recommended I've Houston on multiple projects. I'm not going to say you need to use this for every every project, but it's a really good tool. It's a free tool. And for being a free tool, it's just really powerful. And let's say this is doing It's something. I'm working right now, you know? And so I just put it here. If it's under Qiwei, I sent it to my manager for him to review, so I can put it then. Q A. You know, a few days later, I'll just go here, and this is now on their I cannot note for myself or for anyone in the team to look at the review with management. You know, they're looking at the project schedule and they tell us in a few days if it's approved and when they approve it, I could just say, done. You know, we finished the party schedule and let's say the budget, you know, the social part of planning. But you could create more labels as well. Like I was saying that say, when I created another label, Great new label. I'm gonna say thesis board of implementation. And we're gonna mark that with this. Ah, red color here. Right time, time actually created products. This one is not part off implementations. I'm gonna take it out. Take it out. This not part of implementation. Creative ready budget. That's the planning phase by let's say this create Alfa made image. It's part of implementation so I can add the label here, and that's pretty much it. But check out this really cool feature about this as well. You can go here and you can filter what people are working on. And I want to feel to buy the planning face so I can see which that passed their proper planning. Or I could feel to buy, you know, the term of this one. And let's filter by. Mauricio What's he doing? So is working on one task. That's a very, very basic example. Like I say that you can you can I have a lot of fire things and remove the filter shield task, and I'm gonna put here a lot of Father are tasks, but you get the idea, you get the picture. So I'm gonna go here to my main board cello, and I'm gonna create another project, not a team, but another project. You can separate also your different projects by teams using dysfunctionality. Let's say I'm gonna create another project project example to right. So here's a thought about another way you can use Trillo. Let's say you want to put here your project faces. Let's talk about. So we talked about Discovery, planning, implementation on closure, and you can start arriving here all the tasks that are part of each of the faces on these in a way you could use trail. Oh, like I said, it's just open for your creativity and innovation in the way How you want to use it on Let's go toe another example again. Create a No. One here project. Example. Three. I think it's pretty Example. Three. I'm gonna put here for the task for each person. So I'm gonna say here, Mauricio, we have here Michael what? He's working on Shell, Robbie and Charlie. And so everyone things another way. You can use trailer to manage her projects. You can put board for each one, a group of lists or task for each one so they can either test here or you can add it for them. And then when they're finished, you could just move into done. You know, you could just they'll tell your teammates Hey, Michel, you know when you finish those designs just more than two done and they can get themselves or you can do it for them and there's a beautiful this is travel. Like I said, it's it's really easy to use its amazing on. It definitely recommended us how one of the key project management tools which you can use . All right, guys, I'm gonna leave you with that one. But I'll talk about some other project management tools, which you can use in a moment. 8. Other Project Management tools you can use: So what other tools are out there for managing projects? Well, a lot seriously. There's so many tools for managing projects. It's it's just overwhelming, and it actually exciting. Everything you confined and everything you can do with the different tools that are out there, I'll show you a couple right now. Let's go to Sana. Go to a Santa here. It's one of the tools there is out there to manage projects on the guys from a sand on the actually used to work at Facebook before you can see here of you off in a tablet or a laptop and mobile devices of how you can use a product. And if you go here and show you a little bit more about a sand as a product and what it does and all the features that airport, if it, you know, tasks, project sections of tasks do days, attachments, hearts, product conversation, and so it has a bunch of things. I've used the tool. It's good. I personally don't think it's as good as trailer because I just love the simplicity of Trillo. But this is just another one, and you feel free to give you to go you. You can get started for free as well, and they have here a little bit more information about their pricing. Another very popular one is called Base Camp. If you go here base camp, it's just another tool for magic projects. I've used base camps as well, and it's really, really good. There was one company where I worked for where all the projects that we did. Everything was in base camp, and it was just very interesting. So you can see here it just has grown exponentially, you know, they started with 45 people, and now they have over two million. He just goes to show just how good this product this it is a really good product, and you can also get started for free. You know, they have a free trial and just give it a go, and sometimes the best way for you to figure out which are your favorite tools. You just fight, try them trying them out and testing them and see what you prepare. Another one that is also, um, very famous is called Ghira. Juries from this company, the school inflation, it actually an Australian company. I'm proud to say that, and they've done a really good job with their parts. They have many, many different products and a lot of them. You can use them for your projects. They have really good, but tracking and ticket in systems. Ah, lot of them or a lot of their products are also used for actual projects, but you can even use them in standard projects. I've also used the stool. It is pretty good. It's robust. It's very flexible. Um, I do feel personally that something's so robust that it's also complex. A za project manager. I'm very minimalistic. I like keeping things simple, so I will always naturally tend to gravitate towards tools that are very basic, very simple, many moment deciding, very intuitive, Which is why I really love Trillo. But this is in our example, and, you know, let's give it a go here to see the video of it. Jeras software is the number one software development tool used by agile teams because it was built specifically with agile teams in mind, Millions of users rely on your software every day to plan, track and release world class software. 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All right, so that gives you a sense verge era. Like I said, it's an awesome tool. It is very robust. It is very flexible on also, from my personal perspective, it's a bit complex, takes a little bit of time for you to learn how to use it because it's so robust. Has so much functionality. Um, but yeah, it's it's definitely an option that's out there. And a lot of people are use injera to manage her projects, especially ideal teams, but not it and not old. The agile teams you don't need to be an agile team are working magic project to actually use Jiro. You can even use it we thought be natural. Same for base camp and asana you can use them even if you're not on. Nigel project their project management tools, and there's many, many more out there. You know, there's one that's called Adaptive. This one is a little bit more, I guess. Corporate style, Project management tool. But yes, I'm some people use this. I used it in one of the company's I was working for before. I did find it to be a bit very corporate for my taste, Um, but it's a tool that's out there, and you can certainly use it. Let's go here to adaptive. It's a little bit slow, all right? Finally, Yeah, I definitely don't like the speed of their website, either, but it's a tool that you can use and in project management. You know, there's many, many tools out there, and you can easily find them. If you go to Google onto, say, project management tools, you'll find you'll find a lot of articles, and it might take you to find actually the actual tools, because there's a lot off blawg articles and stuff like that. But there's a lot off them out there, like the ones that I was mentioning a moment ago. There's another one, it can remember this poll. Gan tick, You know, if you go to gan tick issues for a resource planning and product portfolio management. So if you go here to gan tick, it's a bit of what it looks like, so it allows you to manage resources. There's many, many more. So I'm not gonna go over all of them. I might add some other tools later down the track, but the other tools that you use all the time when you're managing project are the basic out of the box Microsoft Office Tools You use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook all the time. And, of course, you also use Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project is a tool that you can use for planning your project for developing your schedule for planning. Your resource is adding cost is very, very robust and it looks a little bit like Excel. Let me just open project and show you what it looked like. It looks like, um, so this is Microsoft Project. If you have never seen it before and I'm gonna open a blank project is to show you a bit how it looks like. All right, eso Like I said, If you've never used this tool before, I'm gonna provide a link in the course for a course. It's a free course. You have to pay anything for it. I'm gonna send you a link for really good course that talks about how you can use this tool to manage her projects on. It will give you really good training. If you're keen on learning about this tool, I'm not gonna go into a lot of detail of Microsoft Project right now because he has a 1,000,000 things, you know, it's a little bit like Excel. There's so much you can do. But if you've used Excel and I'm pretty sure your you've all used to sell, it's a little bit similar to Excel. So I'm gonna put here, Let's say Discovery, I'm gonna create our just create our initial faces of the project planning implementation enclosure. And like I said before, you know, there's depending on the wish mythology you're using. The faces may very you might have five. You might have six faces instead of the discovery might be called initiation, but in essence, you know you'll find us a project manager that, in essence, the, um project management faces are very similar. And even though they might have different names, the purpose of the face is very similar. So we're going tomorrow. I'm gonna mark them here with, I guess, a little bit of a darker color, but that in bold took a collar. Bold. Same here. Right. Okay, I'm just gonna put hearing Discovery. Let's say analyze business requirements I'm gonna put here the fine project objectives and I'm gonna put here in discovery create is this case. So you put here all the tasks that are part of the project, and they don't need to be, you know, things that you're you are specifically gonna be working on. Um, you know, let's say this one is the business analyst. Um, this one is a PM I say this 1 p.m. and so forth, you know, you can start out in your resource is you can say, OK, um, this is going to start on the 24th of April and it's gonna finish on the 27th and here automatically. You can see that Microsoft project is already adding four days off duration on here. That this is just setting the task to manual But you can also set this to automatic, and I will change to blue and you can see here that it starts to create again chart. So if you haven't come across again chart before, it's good that you get familiarized with word. Um, it's very commonly using project management, and it just it's just kind of diagram visual diagram off your tasks and how they interact with each other. So if I put this one over here, gonna you're gonna see this a little bit over here to the right is what you would usually see us. You're gon charting. The more task you out over there. We'll see everything here as rectangles, long rectangles and you're seeing the interconnection. Let's say, for example, before I define the project objectives, I need to do this task first. So the predecessor predecessor of this task is number two. Then you see how he added leader raro here. That's what I meant by the gun chart and how they the tax starting to related. And like I said, there's a little things you cannot hear in planning. I can say we're gonna communication plan, training, plan, change management plan, and so on and I think you get the picture. This is what the tool allows you to. There's many, many other things you can add if you go, for example to resource. When you go to your resource ship, you can hear out here what's the rate per hour of this guy? So, for example, let's say she charges, um I don't know such charges. $80 an hour. We're gonna and let's say the PM charges 100. That's really, really sure. Who are these BME is and how much he charges. But let's say, for example, he charges 100. For now, it's just an example. And eso if we go back and chart showing us his view on DSI here, Um, let's say I'm gonna add here. You can If you scroll this a little bit here, you can see here kind on you call him, and I'm gonna add the column of cost somewhere here we confined costal right here. It is cost all right. And see how it added some cost for your resource ing here. Um, this one of the cool things about Microsoft project automatically does this, and it just looks at the hourly rate and then the days that these people are working and then how many hours per day? And, um, it has somewhere in the options you can change the hours per day. If you go here, let me see if I recall these words correctly. Yep. So if you go here to file and if you go to options and then if you go to schedule, there's here. This arse predict. So it's calculating. Based on eight hours per day. A 40 hour week, which is pretty standard in the U. S. Is not very standard in Europe or Australia. Here in Australia, we work less hours per day on a lot of countries in your it's the same. So you can change is if you need to on you can also change the number of days per month. And so it's pretty much, I guess, you know, not Shelley a bit about Microsoft Project. And like I said before, it's a really good tool for managing projects. I'm not particularly very fun loving, but there's a lot of companies that might ask you to run your project with Microsoft Project Toy, for you don't have any experience with it. is good that you get the experience and learn how to use it. If you go through a training or you start, you know, just giving it a go by yourself yourself, you'll start figuring out it's not hard. It's It's actually quite easy to use. I have experience with Did. I've used it many times so many projects, but it's definitely not my favorite tool. I used it really when I have to, or when I'm working with on a project and you know, the business is asking me to use it, but yet you can use it for your projects and for your schedules. And, you know, we talked about Excel. Yes, and like in many other roles or in many other companies, are going to be using Excel for little things, you know, reports, tables, people, tables just, you know, lists, putting information there, whatever you can think of, you'll use Excel a lot. You know, it's part of being a project and like in any other role, I think most nowadays he use excel pretty much in every role. It doesn't matter which role you're involved in, and, um, if you go to my Microsoft PowerPoint you use bar point for status reports for presentations about your project When you're, you know, talking to people about your project when you're doing training about your project, so you end up using now part point a lot and Microsoft Word yet you know, basic tools. You use this a lot in product management. Microsoft, Brodec, Excel, PowerPoint and even outlook. Just email is something they used a lot in project management. And then we already talked about these other tools. Sana, Base Camp Jezeera, Adaptive Gan, Tick Trillo. And like I said, there's still a lot more. I'm just covering a couple of them, but hopefully that gives you a little bit of a sense of the tools he used when you're managing your projects. 9. Calculating your project budget: Okay, So I want to share with you guys Ah, budget template that you can use for your projects when you're calculating and estimating your budget. This is just an example, of course. And there are many ways in which you can calculate the budget for a project. And I've done it in many multiple ways throughout my career. But I want to show you this particular example because it's very simple, and I think it's very easy to understand. And it goes through some of the concepts you learned when we were doing that. Project Management. One No. One at the beginning of the course. So let me walk you through the template and I'll share link so you can download it and you can play with this or you can use it for your projects. Right. So we have here at the top, um, column for the role. The name of the resource is going to be working the project and the months of the year. And finally we have a total right, and I'm gonna make this a little bit bigger just so it's easier for you guys to read. Oh, just let me just leave it a little bit smaller. Okay, so we have a year. Some of the roles that are let's imagine the you know, this is a Project X Y Zed, and we have six people working on the project. Project manager, change manager, a business analyst, customer support officer, a developer and a designer. All right, we don't know their names yet. It's not really relevant at this point. And the other thing we need to pay for. It's not just people, but we have to pay for licensing because this is a software project we're bringing in your system. We have to do some set up an initial configuration. We have to do some training and support. We also have to pay a vendor who s coming and help us with the implementation. We also have to pay for travel expenses for some people that are on the team and in case there's any other costs that come up, we're gonna put them all under on other, and we're gonna assume a 10% contingency for this project. It's always a good practice to have some contingency, and he doesn't have to be 10% you know, it could be 2% it could be 5%. It could be 15%. It could be 20%. It really depends on your business and the options that they give you but from experience. A lot of a lot of people are not going to give you any contingency at all. So you need to try to keep that percentage low. Uh, and reasonable. Okay, Generally, you know, 10% or 5% is pretty reasonable. You'll ozel notice hearing, bro 19 that I have working days. And that's because each month has different working days. And this is gonna vary depending on which you know which country you're in, which state on dso on, right. So if there's a public holiday or, you know, a state holiday or something like that and it's not gonna be a working day, then you need to take that out off your calculations because it's one day less that you're gonna work. So, for example, here in Australia, you know, in February it's a short month. There's, you know, I put that there because there's a holy day. There s So when I looked at the calendar and I saw how and it counted, how many working days. They're wearing that particular month. Um, he was 19. Okay. Can't actually recall if it's actually due to a holiday or just because it's, ah, short month per se. But anyway, you get the idea, and below I've added the percentage of our location for each person per month. So, for example, the project manager, he's gonna be working throughout the whole project 50% of his time. So half of his time, he's gonna be working on this project, right? And we're assuming this project is gonna take a whole year, right? But if you know, if this was, ah product off six months, then will it just delete these other months that you're not gonna need in your calculations ? But let's assume this project has these six people working on the project their allocated to the project, this percentage each month, and these are the working days per year. Okay. And like I said before, it doesn't mean that you have to leave everyone. For example, if I I'm projecting or estimating that the project manager's gonna work 50% he doesn't mean he needs to be 50% throughout the whole project, you know, for example, in another part of the project was second secret. Second semester of the project was working 80% on it. Then you can just update this and this will automatically update your numbers up here. Right? Let this to to sort of quickly. I'm gonna put here 80% and look at what happens up here. These 8000 is gonna grow, right, of course, because if he's working 80% of his time, then we have to pay him more, All right on this project. So let's let's take that back to 50% okay? And let's look now at the business analysts. So you can see here that the 1st 6 months, the business analysts working on 100% and then for the second part of the year, she's working on the 50% on the project and again you know that can vary could be different . But in this scenario that we're doing this we're assuming and the reason I wanted to do that, it was just to show you that it doesn't have to be the same throughout the whole year. It can actually vary by month, or how you want it to very or how you needed to vary depending on the project. Okay, Generally, of course, it's just easier to put someone in the project for the whole project for the same percentage of time. But it really depends on what you negotiate with that person that's gonna be working on the project and their manager right, the person that is managing and controlling the resources. He, for example, the people that are working on the project don't report to you, and that's what's gonna happen A lot of times when you're a product manager, you're gonna have to be planning. Resource is with people that don't report to you. So you just need to validate those numbers with, you know, the people that manage that resource or those resources and make sure they're happy with that and then at the bottom. We also have the rate per hour, so these rate per hour is off course the same throughout the whole year, throughout the whole project, because, well, generally, you know, that's a salaries are increased in January, and then they're the same for one whole year, right? It's very rare to find people or businesses that are changing their salaries you know, every three months or every six months or so, But if you know you're in a business that's doing that will just update the number. But I'm gonna go with the assumption that someone or a resource working on this project gets paid X amount and that amount per hour and that amount doesn't change in a year, right? So how do we get to these number that the you know, we have to pay the product Manager 8400 um, in January. And you know the change monitor 3000 and so in Generate. Well, if I double click that in Excel is going to show you the formula, Right? So let's look at the formula carefully. We're saying we're multiplying the working days in that month times a percentage of our location. That person is working on the project on that month, times the rate per hour. That person is working for the project or, you know, he's He's hourly rate times the number of powers in a day, right? So which is 18? The scenario I'm assuming that were working eight hours per day, so that gives you the total amount we have to pay that resource for a month. And remember, this is not the salary of that person. It's actually how much we have to pay them for the project. On generally these hourly rate that you're seeing below well, generally that hourly rate is taken into account. The ongoing costs, you know, like because you have to pay for everything, is not just their salary. You have to pay for their pension, health benefits and so forth. I mean, in terms of the business in terms of what that resource costs of the business. And that's how your budget in your in your project if you don't know this number because it's not public and it's not in a table in your company, then talk to someone in finance and ask them to confirm what rate you should be using for particular resource and for estimating your project budget. Okay, so now that we've gone through that, if you go here to the right, you're going to see that this is just adding up all the months of the year. Okay, I'm gonna double click on that to show you, and then that's the horizontal one. And then if we do The vertical one here is gonna be adding all the cost that are part of January. Okay? And like I said, there could be other cost aside from resource ing, like the ones were seen here on the left. So for licensing, for example, we're assuming that this project we have to pay 100 80,000 in total 90,000 in April and 90,000 in September. For set up on configuration, we're gonna have to pay 48,000. And we're assuming in this scenario that we have to pay that in junk in June. Doesn't need to be June. Of course, that depends on your project. But let's go with this example in training, we're gonna pay 65,000 on the vendor is gonna charges 200,000 the whole year for the whole project. And, you know, we've negotiated with them. They were gonna pay them quarterly 50,000 and we're gonna pay for them after we've signed off on their deliverables. And that's what we agreed with the vendor. And then these travelling costs is gonna be just 3500. We just put a little bit of money for travelling. Not much on. We don't have any other costs of the stage for the project. When we out of the hole off, all the costs are part of the project. We come to the number of $1.1 million. Right? So this is how much this project is gonna cost is gonna cost us $1.1 million to deliver this project product X y Zet. And that's it. You know, that's pretty much how you create your budget. And this is your baseline, right? Because these numbers at this stage, you know, when you're when you're in the discovery phase and you're just doing your initial or in your planning face and you're doing your initial budget, this is all a four cuts, right? It's it's a baseline is what you think you're going to spend. I think I'm going to spend 1.1 million with the information I have right now and with the assumptions I'm making right now, I could actually end up spending less than that or more than that. And that's gonna depend on the actuals, the number of hours people actually work on the project, you know, if something you know that you hadn't planned for comes up. But you know, your goal as a project manager is to try to hit this number, and this number is is key. You know, this number is one of those KP eyes that they're gonna be measuring you against. People are gonna want to see you hit that number or get very, very pretty close to it. You know, it's close to it as you can. So you know, savior document. Save your budget so you can reference it in the future. And you have to create a separate file for your actuals. You know, things number this budget, you know, you created once, and you're kind of archive it and keep it as a reference on if you know, if you're going in discussions and, for example, you send this to your manager and he says No. You know, I don't want you to put 10% in contingency. Then you need to change this number from 10 to 5. Um, because he asked you to reduce the contingency. Will you just reduce it and then just save this file? It's version two, right? So you generally do you keep history and you keep track of what you're changing in the budget, and that's just for you, Morris A PM to reference and go back to if you need to, um, I think that's pretty much it, you know, Like I said, I'll share these filing a link so you can download it and you can look at it in more detail on you can play around with it. But this is one of the ways that you can estimate your budget, your project budget. And like I said before, I wanted to show the specific example or these way of calculating your budget because I think it's one of the easiest ways for you to understand how to do it. There's many other ways. There's more complex formulas. There's more complex files you could use. But I like I told you before, as a project manager, I like to keep things simple. And I like to, you know, use very simple formats, very simple templates, and the easier it is for me to understand on to use. I think it's also very easy for someone else to understand and comprehend the information I'm trying to convey, and if I send them this file. I want them to be able to look at it and, you know, understand easily what I was doing and how it came up with the numbers. Okay, so that's pretty much how you calculate a budget in project management. 10. Job opportunities and salaries: Okay, guys. So let's talk a little bit about job opportunities. And how big is the job market for project managers? And I have some really good news for you guys. It's huge. There's just a lot and a lot of job opportunities out there, and the salaries are really good as well. They tend to also late between $80,000 up to $200,000 a year. But this project managers that make well over $200,000 and you might think I'm exaggerating about this, but I'm not. I have seen these, and I've met people that are making over $200,000 a year, and I'll show you a little bit of market research in a moment so you can validate this information and check out that it's just true. It's just how it is again. If we look at different statistics out there online, you're gonna find different average salaries. You're gonna find different ranges by what I'm saying to you right now is not just theory. It's actually a reality, and we'll see that in a moment. So before we look at job opportunities, let's look at the salaries so right and I'm gonna take you right now to this website, which is from robert half dot com. Buddy, You. You're gonna find a lot of information here about the job market for project managers and the average salaries and the celery range. If you look at the information below here, it's stating that the average salaries 115,000 which is really good. It's actually a pretty good salary, and it's a lot higher than a lot of rolls out there. And if you look at the range, look at the range. It's amazing. It's a really good range. It just It just gives you a sense of the opportunity and how much growth potential there is out there for a project manager. So you know, junior project managers can't be starting off with 62,000 and they can be air earning up to 168,000. But like I said before, from my experience and from what I have seen in the market on from the job opportunities that I've seen out there, I think these range is actually not accurate. I think the accurate range is between 80,000 and $200,000 a year. Now let's look at the different source and see what we find. So let's go to seek. I'm gonna take you here to Sick, which is one of the or the biggest job search engine here in Australia. And what you're gonna find here is that the average salary for PM he's 119,000 per year. And if we scroll down a little bit, we're gonna see the minimum average salaries 104 and the Maxie's 134. So that's a little bit different than what we saw a moment ago, but not too different. Like I said, these doesn't surprise me because if you look at the friend sources and if you look at different already calls and if you just Google salary of a project manager, you're just gonna find very different information from very different sources. And the reality is that there's a lot of factors that playing to how much a product manager makes, he has to do with his experience, his level of knowledge, he seniority. If he has any certifications, if he has a master's, there's many factors that plane to that and off course, you will very as well. If you look at the country, the city, even within the country, you're gonna find different salaries depending on which city you're living in. And, of course, that's also going to vary depending on which sector, industry and company. And there's a lot of companies that don't even disclose how much they pay their project managers because they don't want to make that information public for diverse reasons. You know, some are paying them a lot somewhere, not paying them much, so it really depends. But like I said before, just kind of go with the numbers that I'm giving you, which is a pretty accurate, um, you know, bracket off how much a project manager can make 80,000 up to 200,000 right? And let's just go out there and see a couple of job opportunities so we see the number of how many confined and the salaries as well. So I'm gonna take you to seek which, like I said, he's It's probably the biggest job market search engine here in Australia. Okay, so let's go to seek and this is what sick looks like. And I'm gonna enter here in the keywords project manager, right? And I'm gonna leave it open like that just so we look at how many job opportunities come up . Okay, I'm not gonna put a salary range yet, and I'm not gonna put a CD. I'm not gonna put any of any of the data yet, right? Let's just look at that. What happens? See, what's really interesting about this result is that you're seeing here almost 7000 job opportunities for project managers. That's really a lot. So even if you spent sending CVS and you send one CV every day for a whole year, you wouldn't even be able to apply to all the job opportunities that are out there. Why? Because a year has 365 days and we're seeing here over 7000 almost 7000 job opportunities just on these website. And there's many more job opportunities. And there's many more jump websites where you can search and find other other job ads and other job opportunities for project managers. Right now, I was saying to you guys that there's a lot off job opportunities also about above 200,000 right? So let's do the exercise. And let's say we want to see how many job opportunities are out there for project managers above 200,000 and check this out. It's almost 1000 you know on that. I know that's not huge, but it still a lot. You know, there's a steal, a lot of product managers and project management opportunities out there over 200,000. And of course, you know you're gonna find here different, you know, industries, for example. This is designed and built. It's probably for a construction project manager, but, hey, there's here one below for, um, you know, for technology, technology, infrastructure and you know utilities. Let's see what's out there Here. I t um I think this one is a bank. Yep, on the other interesting thing about this is check this out. This is just two days ago, so it's really fresh. You know, there's just a lot of things coming up and coming up every day for project managers, and it's it's really exciting because you look at this 10 hours ago, eight hours ago. It's all really recent, so you can like I said, just find a lot off job opportunities out there that will lead to career growth and you know, you making more money or having a different experience working for a different sector for a different company. It's just really interesting the world of project management. And it's just one of the benefits of being a project manager. Now this is an Australian website and along. I know a lot of you guys are not here in Australia, so let's go to an American website, All right, so let's go to monster dot com, okay? And this is one of the biggest job market search engines in the US right? And actually, like a lot better the Australian website. Just because I think a little bit more intuitive. And I think the search gives yearly Widmore options and it's just easier for you to search for job opportunities. But that's all right. Let's give it a go anyway and to see what we come up with. So let's enter here the same that we enter before product manager. Okay, here is coming up Project manager and I want to see what comes up. So check this out. The this side is telling us that there's over 1000 jobs for project managers and I can see here below that, there's a lot that have a really recent, you know, two days ago, one day ago, one day ago. And, you know, let's go to this one. I don't know. Office 365 Project manager. Let's see what it says. Okay, let me see if it says anything about the salary. Don't seem this one. A lot of information about the salary. So like I said before, some companies, they just don't disclose how much they're willing to pay you until you've actually gone through interviews and stuff like that. And, um, we're gonna close this thing here. Let's just look at this one agile Scrum Project Manager. This one isn't specifying the level of salary, either. Yep. Leave. Let's go back. So it seems that it might be also that these website doesn't, you know, require employers or potential employers to disclose the level of salaries or how much they're willing to pay. But anyway, the point is, we just wanted to look at job opportunities and just help biggies. And unfortunately, this website, you know, unlike the Australian one, it doesn't tell you specifically how many jobs are out there just tells you there's over 1000 so I don't know if that's 2000 5000, 10,000 or whatever. But in any case, don't worry. I'm sure it's a huge number, even more in the US, because the US will. It's just way bigger than Australia. So the job market over there is just huge on for project managers. It's he's just really big. So let's just go to another one, which is called indeed, indeed that come. All right, So this one is the American version. Although I think because I mean Australia, it automatically takes me toe the Australian version. But okay, for just in the US, please visit indeed dot com. All right, I want to go there. Okay. So it took us to the American website. And what? Let's put here Project Manager yet, you know, automatically puts it up there, Project manager and yet find jobs and ban. Look at this is beautiful. Beautiful. 357,000 300 feet. 57,000. That's huge. It's huge. And look at these project manager salaries in the US Um, it's this year 81,000 per year. They have year minimum of 52,000 and a max off 124,000. Again, I don't think these bracket is accurate, because I have seen a lot of product manager ads in the U. S. For 151 160 even 200,000. So it just really depends on the little things. But anyway, even if you're looking at these and you want to take this as the absolute truth off what you're seeing, that's okay. You know, it's still a pretty good salary, you know, someone making 80 you know, any $1000 a year on average. I think it's pretty good, and I'm sure that's pretty well above the average salary across all industries in the country. And if you look at the max well, it just shows you that there is a lot of potential from for growth from a 1000 up to 124,000 and let's just school a little bit and just look at different things that come up OK, so here's a good example, and I like this one because it says project coordinator. So it's someone that is not even a project manager yet, you know it's kind of like a junior project manager or even before becoming a junior project manager. You start off us a project coordinator and check this out. They're offering $128,000 for a project coordinator. So imagine how much they would offer a project manager or a senior project manager and in this website, this indeed website it It's a little bit better, I think, than this other monster side, which doesn't tell you a lot about the salaries. And doesn't they'll tell you specifically how Maney resulted found. So let's go back to the indeed one and look at these. You can search by full time contract, part time. Temporary. You can search by location. I think that's pretty good level of experience. So you know it. Level entry, senior manager, our senior level. So if, for example, you're just starting off, you know you might want to focus your searching, you know, like entry level project management roles. And that would be a good place to start in off course. Don't expect to get paid $200,000 a year if you don't have the experience, you know, if you're just starting to manage projects. But the point is that if you are just starting in the industry over time, that's where you can get to. You know you can grow into those roles and you can grow into making more money. That's good. Look at here at this example with says, salary estimate 100,000 plus right. And it says here in these results that I'm seeing right now, I'm sure if you look at it at home, you're gonna find that varies on the days. But it's always gonna be a huge number. So if we go here and we click on the 100,000 so it's showing me job opportunities over 100,000 right? And that will depend. Like I said, that pending on exactly how much will depend on different things like the city, you know, the role, the specifically which company you're applying to, which industry and so on. And then the other really interesting thing like I said before is that it's not just project management roles in technology or in construction. You know, you find things out there across all industries. For example, um, you know, electrical project manager. So these were someone that's really technical, you know, on 120,000 year, it's pretty good. Ah Salesforce, Project manager, American Express. So this is probably, you know, for someone working within the financial or banking industry. So you find, you know, a lot, a lot of diversity out there for project managers. And that's one of my favorite things about project management. And that's one of the things I love about project management. And that's one of the things that should get you really excited about getting into the industry, becoming a project manager on managing projects. 11. How and where you can get Certified as a PM: all right, guys. So let's look about project management certifications and where you can get them. Let's start with the PM I or Project Management Institute. You can find a lot of information from the PM I If you go directly to the website PM, I dot org's, you can find their the certifications that they offer, how much they cost, how to become a member of the PM I, and other information that is related to how they manage projects, which standards informants they use. The PM I is an American organization, which relies worldwide training for project managers. Another option he springs to you can find more information about brings to If you had to prince to dot com brings to is very similar to the PM I, but it uses a different methodology, and it was worn in the U. K instead of the U. S. These two organizations the PM I and brings to our some or probably the most famous organizations for project management training and certification worldwide. So they're definitely good options and good things for you to explore. If you're thinking about getting certified formally, and also if you're for example, looking for a job and some of the Joe bats will have a requirement off you being prince to certified or PM I certified. If that happens, well, this is where you want to go to and these where you want to get certified. Having said that, they're not the only options. And, for example, me personally, I don't have a Prince two certification or a PM I certification. I am very familiar with the PM I mythology and actually went through their training, you know, worked in some projects with their methodology and so forth, even though I never pursued the certification. And the reason why I didn't pursue that certification was more a personal decision because I saw their business model being kind of like a model word that kind of encourage you to come back to them and keep buying and purchasing things. So it was just something I wasn't willing to do. Which, of course, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. It's just a personal decision, and I'll leave you with it. You know, it's just something you need to think about. But like I said before, I don't have those certifications, and I have been doing Project management for over a decade now, and I have a really good project management role, and I met many project managers who have never done the certifications so. But I've also met a lot of people that do have the certifications, so I don't want to convey the message that they're not valuable because they are eyes just a personal decision, whether you pursue them or not. The good thing is there are many other options and even options that are free, completely free. So let's talk about some of the other options and how you can use them. All right, let's go to open two. Study open to study dot com is a website from Open Universities Australia on its Awesome. They have a lot of really good courses there, and they're free. They're not as big as you to me, Ed X or Cruz Sara, but they are pretty big, and they do have some really high quality courses. And if you go here to the website and you scroll below, you're gonna find principles off project management. If you click there, you'll be taken to the page of the course, and you can enroll the Indy scores for free. You don't have to pay anything and it's a really good course. I do recommend it. It's really high quality and it's something that you can put in your CV. As you can see here, they have over 80,000 students worldwide, so it is a very popular project management course now. Another interesting option is ethics. If you're not familiar with medics, I definitely recommend that you go to addicts. Don't orig medics was born. It's initiative between M. I T and Harvard in the US, and now it's global. It's huge they have or eight million students worldwide and they are growing and also have some of the most prestigious universities in the world working with them. And they have several courses there that you can find, and you can also find some courses on project management. So if you go here to search and you enter project management, you're gonna find right there a couple of options. The scores Project Management International Project Management Introduction to Project Management Evidence based Project Management Managing projects with Microsoft Project. So there's a lot of product management courses on. You can take all of them for free on this website on their really, really good high quality courses from many universities in the world. If you've never worked with Microsoft Project, then I definitely recommend that you take this course managing projects with Microsoft Project Because Microsoft Project is one of the most widely used project management tools out there now, the cool thing about ethics is that when you take one of their courses, you can get certified by a natural university. So it is like a formal, you know, certification from university. It's not like it's a bachelor or a master's degree or something like that, but it's an online course provided by a university, and it's an official course off that particular university. So if you want to go something, you know if you want to do something, project management and you just want to put in your CV that you did training in product management with an actual university and you want to do it for free or even get a certificate, you can do it here in ethics, and the certificates only cost about 50 bucks, so it's a really cheap option, and it's a really good option as well. The courses are off really high quality as well. And I've been fortunate enough to meet some people that have worked on these courses. And I can tell you that some of the universities that work in these courses invest over $200,000 in the production of these courses, so they are very professional, you know, they're very high quality, and like I said before, it's definitely a good option for you to get certified, and you can take the course for free if you don't wanna pay anything. And if you want to pay on, get the certificate from that university, then you just pay like $50. I do think it's a very cheap option if you want to go on. Study formally in a university online about project management now, do I really think you need a certificate? Well, that's another conversation, and my personal thoughts on that is that you don't really need a certificate and I'll tell you why. You know I've gone, You know, I've working many industries. I work on all sorts of projects, and I've never had anyone asked me for a certificate, never in a job interview during a job interview or after when I started working for on a particular company. It's just never happened. So even though I do have, you know, a bachelors in engineering and I also have two masters degrees, I've never seriously, never, never had anyone asked me for that, you know, like, send me a copy off your degree of your university. Although I could, you know, if somebody asked me for that information, it could provide that. But what I'm saying here is that you can take the course and you can put it in your CV, even if you don't have the certificate. And when they ask you about it, you can say, Yeah, I took this course online through ethics, and you can talk to them about just how interesting ethics is. You know, at exit, really interesting community of universities coming together to teach worldwide. And it was started by Harvard and immunity and I took a course from them online, and that's why I have it on my CV if they ask you about it. Chances are a lot of people are not even gonna ask you about it. But it is definitely something good to put in your CV. if you get the opportunity to do so and coursera, you know Chris era dot ord on this is another place where you can also learn more about product management for free. They also have some paid options, but like I said before, you don't really need to pay for it. It's just it's just about how you feel about it and we'll some things. It is worth paying for it. If you do want to have like a formal certificate, if you want to send it to someone on, it's just a personal decision and I leave that up to you. I have paid personally for courses online and for training many times, so I don't want to convey the message that it's not worth paying or making an investment. Anything that is for your education and for your growth is definitely worth the money. You know, it's just something that I hope you can understand. But like I said before, if you don't want to pay for it and you want to go with the free option, it's there, you can do it. So if you go here and you search project management, you're also going to find a lot, of course, this year from different universities in the world. So, for example, this one is from the University of California Project Management. The basics of success construction project management. So if someone is interested in focusing on construction project management, fundamentals of project planning and management, budgeting and scheduling projects so you can find some really, really interesting courses. And like I said before, it's just a way for you to continue to learn more about project management. Now. Another thing I mentioned a moment ago was that you should put these things in your CV on. I'm serious about it Don't mean something. Don't miss out on the opportunity. And I'll just show you a quick example right now. Okay, so I created these document. This is not an actual CV, you know, Probably put some more thought into these and put like a formal city formal CV example later on. But for now, I just wanted to do something really quick and show you an example. So generally, when you are building a CV or if you look at anyone CD, he generally has these basic structure and introduction, the employment history, the academic background, and then professional development. So here on the professional development is where you want to put all your training and project management. And this is something that I like to call the art off. Selling yourself. I talk a lot about this in my job interview school course. So if you want to learn a lot about how you can sell yourself on how you can excel it interviews, I definitely recommend that you take that other cores that I have in, you know, me called job interviews. But anyway, let's not get too much into the details of that course. What I just wanted to say is that you should put your project management training on the professional development or if you've gone through, you know, something very formal and you've actually done, you know, like a masters in project management or a bachelors in project management or something like that will put it, put it on their academic background. Anyway, The point is that even if you took one of those free courses that I mentioned, you can still put them here. Even if you don't have a certificate, you don't need to have a certificate to put that in your CV and to actually start selling yourself as a potential project manager. If you want to get into the world of project management, you need to start telling yourself as a project manager, and you need to start talking to people about your interested. You're interesting for your interest in learning, working on a project leading a project, and that can be done internally. You know, if you're working for a company and they have project management roles available, or it can be just done by applying to jobs on talking to people that you haven't worked as a project manager before. But you've had training and you've actually worked on projects in your current job in your previous job. So when you're thinking about how you can sell yourself as a potential project manager will just think about how many times you've worked on a project, and I can almost guarantee that he worked on some type of project somewhere along your professional career. Even if you weren't official project manager or if you weren't leading the project, you might have been assisting someone in the project, or you might have been, you know, a team member or you might have provided some information for the project. So what I'm saying is, without even knowing it, you do have some in direct experience with project management. But when you're selling yourself to potential job opportunities, you want to convey the message that you actually have had some exposure to product management and now even have training. And this is where you put it, right? So you can put, for example, my courts, these courts that you're taking right now as part of your professional development in product management because you're learning right now hear a lot about project management and just put it like this, you know, put project management cores, you know me and year of completion, right? Just change these in orange to your actual year of completion and put it in black. And if somebody asks you about you to me, talk to them about what it is you know, even if you, to me, is not like an official university, you know, I wasn't born, you know, 100 years ago or 200 years ago. Like a lot of universities, it doesn't mean that it isn't, You know, something really interesting like, you know that it doesn't have, like, global presence, that it doesn't. It's like a very reputable brand. It's a variable, reputable company organization, and you to me, it's actually, you know, if you're not aware of these, I want to tell you because I want you to know this you know you to me, is actually the biggest massive online open courses marketplace in the world. You know, it has already over 15 million students worldwide on pretty much touches all the countries in the world. So if someone asks you about you to me and you know just what it is and what it means to talk to them about it, get them excited about it. You know, just because someone has inherited you, Timmy doesn't mean it is an important or it is invalid like a university. Because a lot of the you know, one of the things I actually love a lot about you, Tommy. Different too. Ah, universities that it's it's very practical. You know, you're talking to people that actually have experience in these in the real world, not just academics who might have had who might have a degree in education, but have actually never worked on this. Like I'm talking to you right now. What? Project management and I've been doing this for years. Like seriously, you know, for over a decade, I have tons of experience in these. I'm you know, I'm a sensation. These I can actually talk. Ah, lot about project management because I know a lot about it. I work on different projects, you know, I use different tools on, and I just know and have a lot off knowledge I want to share with the world about product management. And I'm really glad you've given you given me the opportunity to share a little bit off that. So Anyway, enough about CVS. Um, and let's go back to where we were before. Just do a quick recap so you can go to coarser coursera that orig. You can go to addicts. Don't orig. Just search for project management and you'll find a lot of courses in all of these sites. Go to open two study that come and enter project management as well. And then, like I said before, if you know, if you really want to get formal about it or if you're looking for job opportunities and they're asking you that you need to have, like a prince. Two certification or a PM I certification will make the investment. It's, you know, it's in your best interest. It's also part of your growth and you starting out in the career and in the world of project management. So if that's the case, just just had to prince to dot com and, you know, enrolling one of the courses and or, you know, if you want to get the PM, I won just goto PM I that orig and click on certifications and find out more about what they offer and what you can do to apply for these. Okay, I hope that's being really helpful and take care, guys.