Discover how to manage projects effectively with “real world” techniques, so you can earn more money and advance your career.
PM Student offers practical training and resources for people who want to manage projects successfully NOW, without any useless theory or fluff.
Our Project Management Courses
as Offered on Coursera
Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization
Taught by Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP (your pmStudent Community Leader), it is great for project management basics, it is affordable, it is self-paced and 100% online. Margaret Meloni developed this course with the University of California, Irvine. And this could be the overview that some of you seek. It's called the Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization
You will see Margaret in the videos, and you will be completing assignments she designed, As a self-directed course, you will receive credit for your work - but Margaret will not be in the discussions or specifically grading your work.
THOUSANDS of people have enrolled in this course. Why not you?
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal and Professional Productivity
Even as a master of estimates and timelines, you still might want to improve your own time management skills. If you are feeling like your days are getting away from you. If you know that you are subject to distractions, and you would like some helpful tips and techniques to get more out of your day, without spending more time working - then jump into this self-directed fully online course and add to your skillset.
Work Smarter Not Harder - it is self-directed and taught by Margaret Meloni.
Leading with Compassion: How YOU Can Be a Compassionate Project Manager
Compassion can make you a stronger and more effective leader. In this leadership course you will:
- Learn the benefits of compassion in the workplace
- Understand how to introduce compassion to your organizational culture
- Create strategies to use compassion in difficult workplace situations
- Create your own plan for leading wit compassion
- Earn 16 professional development units
And this course is completely self-paced, you access the materials on your schedule.
Quick Project Management
You need to get up to speed with project management – ASAP! This is the course for you. This is NOT in-depth, comprehensive “how to be a project manager” training. It is a practical overview meant to teach you the best practices that will have the biggest impact on your ability to meet your objectives.
The entire course is approximately 2.5 hours long and packed with useful topics:
- Getting clear about scope
- Using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Creating honest estimates
- Communicating skillfully
- Strategic risk management
- How to define project success
- How to set up a simple change control process
- Minimize project surprises
- Prioritize project risks
- The right way to respond to project risks
If you need a quick project management overview or a refresher, then this course is for you. And it earns you 2.5 professional development units.
Positive Politics for Project Managers
Politics are necessary, but they are not necessarily evil. A successful leader is a good politician, project managers are leaders therefore project managers are politicians too. One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a project manager is not to play politics.
Positive politics is power used ethically. Don't skip politics, play positive politics. Use your power for good Your team needs you to wield your power in order to help them overcome the obstacles they face while they work. It is wrong for you to sit back and let your time get pushed around simply because you refuse to play politics.
This audio course is for project managers who are looking to fine-tune leadership skills, specifically seeking to understand politics in the workplace and how those politics impact your project success.
What will you learn in this course?
- Understand what politics has to do with project management
- Make a commitment to become a project politician
- Understand the key networks you need to build
- Successfully leverage, power, influence, and currencies
- Create your political plan
- Implement your political plan
- Earn 1.5 professional development units
Strategic Project Status
YOU are being judged. And your ability to run a project and to perform as a leader is being assessed while you present the latest about your project.
This short self-paced course will show you the following:
- How to be strategic with project status.
- Why organizational culture matters.
- How to take stakeholder analysis seriously.
- How to use what you know to communicate effectively.
- How to deliver difficult news.
And you will earn 1.5 professional development units.
The Powerful Introverted Leader
The difference between introverts and extroverts plays a role in how we interact. It shapes how we think and therefore how we communicate. Sometimes it even shapes our opinion of what it takes to be a leader. If you are curious about introverts as leaders, then this 90-minute audio course is for you.
If you suspect you are an introvert, or if you know you are an introvert and you lead teams, this is a great course for you!
Two 45-minute audios cover these topics and more!
- Are extroverts more likable?
- Thinking alone is not a bad thing
- Soft power and how to use it.
- Introverts and extroverts and communication
- Public speaking for introverts
- When should an introvert act like an extrovert?
And you will earn 1.5 professional development units.
Project Management Mini-Lessons
Sometimes you just need some quick tips to shore up your existing knowledge and experience.A mini-lesson to help bridge the gap between a concept and the real world. That is what Project Management Mini-lessons will bring you. Practical advice on how to handle stakeholders, conduct resource planning, report status to executives, create accurate estimates and much, much more.
Discover how to structure every project so that it is clearly defined. WBSCoach Training will lead you from chaos to structure. Replacing confusion about the project with clarity and direction. This step-by-step process makes it easy to start using right away.
Three Reasons People Do Not Do Their Jobs
Some people really cannot or will not do their jobs. When you encounter a team member who will not do his or her job do not lose heart. It is possible to transform them from an underperformer to a go-getter with some simple assistance from you.
Remember that MOST of us want to do a good job. Most of us want our colleagues to think highly of our professional abilities. Then WHY wouldn’t everyone simply just do their job? That is what you want to figure out because once you do, YOU can help!
If you have team members who are underperforming, and you are not sure why – then this audio lesson is for you. If you are curious about the type of challenges we face with team members who miss deadlines or do not complete their assignments, this is for you.
Earn .75 professional development units when you listen to this 45-minute audio lesson.