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Americo Cunha
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My name is Americo Cunha, Ph.D., Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Project Management in Colleges and Universities in Canada. We are focused on educational videos in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Business Process Modeling.

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Lesson 1 - Project Management 101 - Intro to project management, scope, project planning, scheduling

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Lesson 2 - Project Scheduling 101 - Project schedule network diagram and Gantt Chart from the WBS

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Lesson 3 - Project Network Diagram 101 - How to draw project schedule network AON diagram from WBS

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Lesson 4 - Project risks 101 - what are the project risk types? Learn project risk management

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How to prepare Project Estimates? Top-down estimates, Bottom-up estimates, Parametric estimation

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What are Top-down and Bottom-up Estimates? Apply estimates to each WBS component Project Management

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What are 3-point estimates? Improve data collection in project management - Project PERT estimates

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Work effort, Resource units, and activity duration project management. Activity type in MS-Project

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Pay attention to the critical path! What is the Critical Path - CPM? What activities are critical?

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From the WBS to AON easy peasy! How to draw Project AON network? What is Activity on node diagram?

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Lecture Snapshots - Project Management - How to prepare a Project Schedule?

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How to calculate the project network times? A real example of computing project AON times and slack

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How to use LAGS in a project network? LAGS can prevent problems in the project schedule.

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When to use START-TO-START or FINISH-TO-FINISH relationships in project scheduling and planning?

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Step-by-step exercise! Compute Forward and Backward passes, draw the Gantt chart. Project AON easy!

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Compute the times of an AON with multiple lags! Complex project network! Full exercise step by step!

0h21m

Can you define project risks? Project risk management is a critical definition to Project Management

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The relation of project risks, triple constraint and the WBS. Project risk management made easy!

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Risk Management Process! Risk events on project activities affect the time, cost, scope, and quality

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Project Risk Severity Matrix! How to calculate the Risk Value and plot them in the Severity Matrix

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Lesson 1 - Project Management 101 - Intro to project management, scope, project planning, scheduling

In this lesson, you will learn full Project Management workflow with amazing visuals, from pre-project, scope, planning, and scheduling phases. The visuals and illustrations describe the project process activity models easily.

Learn project management process workflow and life cycle of the PMBOK in 5 minutes. In this video, you will see the main project management techniques and tools. Understand project management process groups, activities in the project life cycle with diagrams, illustrations, and project charts.

The PMI PMBOK will become an easy reading. Visuals can improve a lot your memorization and learning. You will be able to understand the PMBOK,.

This 101 course teaches you will learn project management processes fast, through the primary project processes and activities. In this video, you have an easy journey. Get you project management certifications, be job ready, and succeed in project management career. A project is a journey with a very clear beginning and end. The way has some twists, but you can overcome them quickly.

In the pre-project phase, we define priorities, assess strategic fit, prepare the business case, and select projects to be developed.

Go ahead with the initiation activities!
- define initial scope
- estimate initial budget
- evaluate major stakeholders
- develop the PROJECT CHARTER
- Get the formal approval, and move on.
- "walk" to planning activities

In the planning, you should do your best to anticipate the course of actions to

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Lesson 2 - Project Scheduling 101 - Project schedule network diagram and Gantt Chart from the WBS

In this video, we present a visual tutorial on project management scheduling. You learn how to prepare a project schedule visually.
This 101 course teaches the four steps for an effective project scheduling are:

(1) How to identify project tasks
(2) How to estimate project duration, resources, and cost
(3) How to arrange project activities in sequence
(4) How to optimize project schedule

After, you will be able to understand the PMBOK and other project management technical books better.

Here is the place to improve your project management skills.

Project planning is an art of anticipation!

Yes, the act of preparing for something, the visualization of future events.

(1) Identify project tasks

The project tasks can be identified and organized with the support of a tool called WBS - WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

In the WBS, we organize tasks into manageable groups, by project phases, deliverables, subject matter...

The WBS - - WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE is like an assembling kit diagram from which you can develop your project plan. In the first level, you have the main sections, main work phases, or deceivable .

These project sections are then further broken down into tasks, or work packages, that can be assigned to a single person to handle. In WBS chart, these are the lowest level, the smallest project units in which all planning will be developed.

(2) Estimate task duration, resources, and cost

Time and resources estimates are a big part of the schedule because the

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Lesson 3 - Project Network Diagram 101 - How to draw project schedule network AON diagram from WBS

How to draw project network diagram? This video is a project network diagram tutorial, in which you will be learning how to the WBS diagrams to develop an Activity-on-node or AON diagram in project management. It is full of visuals and 2 examples of AON diagrams

How to prepare the project activity list?

• The Work Breakdown Structure depicts the main project components. It has the project on the top of the hierarchy, followed by main project phases and primary components expressed as deliverables.
• The primary deliverables are then further broken down in smaller deliverables, a.k.a. sub-deliverables.
• Then break down the sub-deliverables again until suitable manageable units usually called lowest level sub-deliverables.
• The WBS components are identified by numbers from the top, the project, to the lowest level deliverables as shown 1, then 1.1, then 1.1.1. 1.1.2, and so on.
• The project tasks are determined based on work required to complete and deliver the WBS lowest level sub-deliverables. They are also called work packages, in which the task detail information, resources, budget, and estimates are described.
• The project activity list is derived from the from WBS lowest level sub-deliverables. You need to describe the principal information about the tasks such as WBS ID, task ID, task name, the estimated duration, and predecessors.
• The tasks names are different of the deliverables. The deliverable title must be a noun or compound noun, while the task title mus

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Lesson 4 - Project risks 101 - what are the project risk types? Learn project risk management

This video presents the key risk concepts in project management. You will learn quickly what the risks types in projects are, such as, risk event, uncertainty, types, and impact on projects.

What is a risk? In my experience, I realized that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the concept of risk.
Some people think that all bad news are risks, this is not true.
Also, some people believe every uncertainty is a risk, that is also not true.

We can say that a risk has two components
(1) It is an uncertain event, might or not happen, has a probability of happening.
(2) has an impact on project objectives, that can be a positive or a negative impact.

A project risk is an uncertain event that impacts project objectives or impacts the objective of one project activity, work package, deliverable, or the whole project. The word objective should be understood under the triple project constraint, that is scope, time, cost, plus quality. Some risks can affect the project as a whole called overall project risks, and another group of risks that affect individual activities or work packages called individual risks.

Overall project risk represents the effect of uncertainty on the project as a whole, it represents the exposure of stakeholders to the implications of the event on the project outcome.

The individual risks affect one or more project components. They are directly related to specifics objectives of individual tasks or work packages.

The second very useful classificati

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How to prepare Project Estimates? Top-down estimates, Bottom-up estimates, Parametric estimation

How to prepare Project Estimates? Top-down estimates, Bottom-up estimates, Parametric estimation

Topics discussed:

Top-down estimating, Bottom-up estimating, Analogous estimating, Parametric model estimation, Three-point estimating, project baselines, cost estimates, and Applying a time estimate to each WBS component.

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What are Top-down and Bottom-up Estimates? Apply estimates to each WBS component Project Management

What are Top-down and Bottom-up Estimates? Apply estimates to each WBS component Project Management

Topics discussed:

Top-down estimating, Bottom-up estimating, Analogous estimating, Parametric model estimation, Three-point estimating, project baselines, cost estimates, Apply a time estimate to each WBS component.

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What are 3-point estimates? Improve data collection in project management - Project PERT estimates

What are 3-point estimates? Improve data collection in project management - Project PERT estimates.

Topics discussed:

project estimates, Top-down estimating, Bottom-up estimating, Analogous estimating, Parametric model estimation, Three-point estimating, project baselines, cost estimates, and Apply a time estimate to each WBS component.

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Work effort, Resource units, and activity duration project management. Activity type in MS-Project

Work effort, Resource units, and activity duration project management. Activity type in MS-Project

topics discussed:

project estimates, Top-down estimating, Bottom-up estimating, Analogous estimating, Parametric model estimation, Three-point estimating, project baselines, cost estimates, Apply a time estimate to each WBS component.

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Pay attention to the critical path! What is the Critical Path - CPM? What activities are critical?

Pay attention to the critical path! What is the Critical Path - CPM? What activities are critical?

In project management, the critical path is the longest sequence of tasks that must be completed to complete a project. The tasks on the critical path are called critical activities because if they’re delayed, the whole project completion will be delayed.

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From the WBS to AON easy peasy! How to draw Project AON network? What is Activity on node diagram?

How to draw a Project AON network? What is Activity on node diagram? Project network easy peasy!

Activity-on-node is a project management technique that directs to a precedence diagramming method which utilizes boxes to denote scheduled activities. The schedule network diagramming technique is a visual representation of the project activities via the use of standard boxes (which can also be referred to as nodes). The boxes are connected by lines that denote logical relationships between activities.

Topics discussed:

Business Process courses, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, risk management, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity, wbs, wbs aon, wbs draw aon

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Lecture Snapshots - Project Management - How to prepare a Project Schedule?

Lecture Snapshots - Project Management - How to prepare a Project Schedule?

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How to calculate the project network times? A real example of computing project AON times and slack

Lecture snapshot

How to calculate the project network times? Real example computing project AON times (Activity on node diagram).

Activity on node diagram
Calculate project AON time
Define project network duration
Forward pass computation
Backward pass computation
Calculate activities slack
Identify the critical path
Project network

Topics discussed:

Business Process courses, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, risk management, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity, wbs, wbs aon, wbs draw aon

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How to use LAGS in a project network? LAGS can prevent problems in the project schedule.

How to use LAGS in a project network? LAGS can prevent problems in the project schedule.

Leads and lags are techniques to represent activity relationships in project schedule planning. Pay attention to the nature and relationships between id activities, make a realistic sequence for activities, estimate the duration of each activity, and the lag between them, and prepare a realistic schedule.

Activity-on-node is a project management technique that directs to a precedence diagramming method which utilizes boxes to denote scheduled activities. The schedule network diagramming technique is a visual representation of the project activities via the use of standard boxes (which can also be referred to as nodes). The boxes are connected by lines that denote logical relationships between activities.

Business Process courses, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, risk management, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity, wbs, wbs aon, wbs draw aon

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When to use START-TO-START or FINISH-TO-FINISH relationships in project scheduling and planning?

When to use START-TO-START or FINISH-TO-FINISH relationships in project scheduling and planning?

Topics discussed:

Activities relationships, start-to-start, finish-to-finish, lags, laddering, project scheduling, Business Process courses, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, risk management, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity, wbs, wbs aon, wbs draw aon

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Step-by-step exercise! Compute Forward and Backward passes, draw the Gantt chart. Project AON easy!

Compute Forward and Backward passes, and draw the Gantt chart. Project AON calculation is very easy!

Activity-on-node is a project management technique that directs to a precedence diagramming method which utilizes boxes to denote scheduled activities. The schedule network diagramming technique is a visual representation of the project activities via the use of standard boxes (which can also be referred to as nodes). The boxes are connected by lines that denote logical relationships between activities.

Topics discussed:

forward pass, backward pass, project network computation, draw Gantt chart, Business Process courses, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, risk management, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity, wbs, wbs aon, wbs draw aon

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Compute the times of an AON with multiple lags! Complex project network! Full exercise step by step!

Compute the times of an AON with multiple lags! Complex project network! Full exercise step by step!

The 4 types of logical relationships in the precedence diagraming method are:

- Finish-to-Start (FS) - means that the predecessor activity must be completed before the successor activity can start
- Finish-to-Finish (FF) - successor activity requires the predecessor activity to be finished before it can be completed
- Start-to-Start (SS) - the predecessor activity must have started before the successor activity can start.
- Start-to-Finish (SF) - predecessor activity must have started before the successor activity can be finished.

Topics discussed:

Project with lags, Start-to-start, finish-to-finish, AON calculation, forward pass, backward pass, project network computation, draw Gantt chart, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, burst activity, merge activity,wbs,wbs aon,wbs draw aon. PDM diagram

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Can you define project risks? Project risk management is a critical definition to Project Management

Can you define project risks? Project risk management is a critical definition of Project Management

0h08m

The relation of project risks, triple constraint and the WBS. Project risk management made easy!

The relation of project risks, triple constraint and the WBS. Project risk management made easy!

Topics discussed:

Project risks, risk definition, risk and wbs, risk and triple constraint, project management, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, risk breakdown structure, project activity risk, project overall risk

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Risk Management Process! Risk events on project activities affect the time, cost, scope, and quality

Risk Management Process! Risk events on project activities affect the time, cost, scope, and quality

The Risk Management Process includes:
- Identify Risks
- Risk assessment
- Risk response design
- Risk monitoring and control

Topics discussed:

Risk Management Process, Project risks, risk definition, risk and wbs, risk and triple constraint, project management, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, risk breakdown structure, project activity risk, project overall risk

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Project Risk Severity Matrix! How to calculate the Risk Value and plot them in the Severity Matrix

Project Risk Severity Matrix! How to calculate the Risk Value and plot them in the Severity Matrix

Topics discussed:

Risk matrix, risk severity matrix, calculate risk value, risk scores, Project risks, risk definition, risk and wbs, risk and triple constraint, project management, operations management lessons, flowcharting mapping, project scheduling, Project network, AON diagram, Activity-on-node diagram, Precedence Diagramming Method, activity sequencing, precedence relationship, Predecessor Activity, Successor Activity, risk breakdown structure, project activity risk, project overall risk