Web Project Management Essentials Course

Web Project Management Essentials Course

This course is a six-session Web Project Management that provides a Web professional with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Web Project Management and insight on how to continue to keep current about Web Project Management best practices and technologies.

Applicable Job Roles

•Web content managers
•Project managers
•Small Web design firms
•Web designers, programmers
•Web team leaders


Prerequisites:

This online class assumes the student works in the Web field and possesses an understanding of fundamental Web technologies.
Note: Course Starts August, 2013

Required Textbook: “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process,” by Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker. Available as both print and e-book.

Who Should Attend

This on-line course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning how Web Project Management techniques can help improve the effectiveness of their Web team’s efforts.
Cost
$250.00 Non Members
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$195.00 Members
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Note: Course Starts March 15, 2013

Learning Objectives

1.  Understand the role of the Web Project Manager
2. Develop a familiarity with the various Web Project Management approaches such as waterfall, agile, hybrid and customized approaches
3. Understand the Web Project Manager’s role in the typical Web Project Management stages
4. Become familiar with Web Project Management tools and technology
5. Learn to customize and continually improve documents/templates
6. Develop a plan for staying current in the field

Textbook:
“Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” by Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker” (not included)
Class Outline:
Class 1: Why Projects Fail
Reading: Chapters 1-3 (Background and History of Web Project Management)
Lecture:
•How Web Projects are different
•Reasons Projects Fail
ASSIGNMENT: Describe and analyze a failed project
Class 2: Developing a Strategy for Success
Reading: Chapter 4,5 (Communication and Process)
Lecture:
•Approaches to Managing Web Projects (Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid)
•Introduction to Web Project Management – a 5 stage approach
•Customizing a process to your needs
ASSIGNMENT: Describe your current process and how it might be approved. If you don’t have a current process, specify which process would be most appropriate for your organization.
Class 3: Web Project Management Essentials 1
Reading: Chapter 6, 7, 8 (Project Prep, Definition and Production)
Lecture:
•Setting expectations, maintaining awareness of status, achieving consensus
•Risk Management
•Eliminate assumptions, get approvals
•How to get content on time
•The impact of Change Requests on budgets
ASSIGNMENT: Describe the strategy you will use to ensure content is delivered on time. Describe your strategy for ensuring you do not exceed your project budget.
Class 4: Web Project Management Essentials 2
Reading: Chapter 9, 10, 11 (Staging, Launch and Closure)
Lecture:
•Templates save time, customize them for your needs
•Using Lessons Learned for accurate forecasting, budget preparation and reducing risk
•Documenting Lessons Learned
ASSIGNMENT: Create a Documentation Plan identifying which if any templates you will use in your Web Project Process
Class 5: Introducing Web Project Management to your organization
Readings: Online articles
Lecture:
•Strategies for introducing Web Project Management to your organization
ASSIGNMENT: Drawing on your readings, lecture notes and assignments/feedback, describe changes you will make when managing future Web projects
Class 6: Your Development Plan – Staying Current with the latest trends in Web Project Management
Readings: Online articles
•Social Media resources
•Industry Experts to follow
•Online resources
•Essential Technology and Tools
ASSIGNMENT:
•Create a 15 minute a day checklist for staying current with the latest Web Project Management trends/techniques/tools
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About the Instructor Tonya Price
Tonya Price advises holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and teaches the Website Project Management Essentials course WebProfessionals.org. She has over 20 years’ experience managing high tech and Internet company Technical Support and Web Development teams ranging in size from five to over one hundred and fifty staff members. She runs a Web Project Management blog at www.tonyaprice.com/blog and posts the Web Project Management Tip of the Day on twitter www.twitter.com/tdprice.
She started her career as a programmer and founded the web firm, StrategicIdeas in 1996, which was acquired by the Internet Service Provider, UltraNet Communications (later acquired by RCN.) She has consulted with a variety of companies across numerous industries and served as Director of Web Services and Web Operations for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As Director of Marketing and Web Operations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, she oversaw the successful Project Management of a 40,000 page redesign of the university Web site and Red Dot CMS integration

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Cost
$250.00 Non Members
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$195.00 Members
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