A new blended eLearning self-study or semester* course that explains project management
* can accommodate quarter system, too!
It takes a highly-focused, talented, and collaborative team to deliver successful products to market. That’s where the importance of project management comes in. This textbook (and associated material) guides you through understanding the dynamics between planning, process, and people to produce products.
Preview video posted on Indiegogo in March 2019 [2:40 min]
I’ll be spending the remainder of 2019 (and into early 2020) writing the book, creating the artwork, and producing the videos. Your pledges will be used to cover the first big batch of book printing costs and the services of a technical editor. By investing in the project, you benefit by getting the book at a preferred, discounted price along with an early preview eBook. This project will be completed in the first half of 2020 in time for planning for the Fall 2020 school year.
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Combining traditional classroom with online learning and peer interaction results in better learning outcomes. More engaging, more ownership, and more retention. You’ll learn the fundamentals of project management, traditional and agile, in easy to understand language taking advantage of words, figures, and videos.
This book can be a self-paced reference guide, the textbook used in a classroom as part of a course curriculum, or as the core workbook in a virtual, eLearning class. Contrary to most boring management books, our visual approach will make learning fun.
We’ve made the “Measuring Individual Performance” topic available as a preview. In the “Self-Study” section of the chapter, click the URL to view the lesson’s video highlights. No login is required. The student textbook is available in layflat paperback and eBook (PDF/Kindle). The printed book will be printed in the USA.
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A special instructor’s edition of Young Person’s Guide to Project Management has additional information in order to successfully teach the course. This is designed for learning the fundamentals of project management over the period of a semester (or accelerated in a quarter) in school. All you need is a computer, video projector, and an Internet connection (for viewing video shorts).
We’ve made the “Measuring Individual Performance” topic available as a preview. In the “Self-Study” section of the chapter, click the URL to view the lesson’s video highlights and to download the slides used to instruct the class. The instructor notes are at the end of the chapter on the pages with a light blue background. The instructor guide book is available as an eBook (PDF/Kindle).
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Courseware books provide the core material for self-paced learning. Blended learning, like Young Person’s Guide to Project Management, turns the book into a workbook with so much more.
The book (the workbook) is organized as a sequence of lessons stock full of learning content, case studies, team (class) exercises, and a test-your-knowledge review. For homework, there is an online video with a short quiz and documents you can download. Video lessons can be viewed on browsers on desktop, laptop, and tablets (closed captioning available).
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There are over 40 topics in the book with a chapter dedicated to each topic. Each topic takes two 45-minute to one hour classes (live classroom or webcast) to cover and follows a consistent structure:
For each topic, the first day of a one-hour class covers (1) learning objectives, (2) instruction material, and (3) case studies. For homework, the student watches (4) the video, takes a short quiz, and downloads the attachments.
In the next class, everyone participates with (5) team exercises and a (6) test your knowledge (T-Y-K) question and answer period. This helps reinforce that a topic’s learning objectives have been met. The book includes a (7) “References” section that lists other books, videos, websites, and articles for further information.
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