It's never been a better time to become a Project Manager
Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap Report | 2017-2027 states:
On an annualized basis, employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 MILLION new project-oriented roles each year through 2027.
Let me ask you? Do you want to become a Project Manager because...
It is an interesting and challenging profession where I can apply my leadership talents...
I love working with people, organizing things, and solving problems...
I feel I can do better at this role…
You lack basic project management knowledge.
You don’t know what it means to manage a project.
You don’t have relevant experience.
You don’t know where to start…
So, here is the plan:
The How to Become a Perfect Junior Project Manager course can help you get through the plan with less stress in 30 days:
1. It teaches you the Core of the Project Management.
Never heard of the Core Project Management Framework? That’s because it comes from practical experience. I tested lots of theoretical approaches on real projects. Then, removed whistles and bells. I kept only the processes that work well together as a whole on all projects.
2. It gives you practical steps to manage your first project.
At any moment of a project, you need to know what to do. You need to know what is critical right now. So, rather than learning separate tools and processes, you will get a step-by-step guide to managing a project.
3. It helps you to rebrand yourself into a Project Manager.
Acing an interview for a PM is tough. The biggest problem is that they don’t trust you. They are not ready to entrust the most valuable assets - people and clients - to you. Your CV doesn’t help to overcome that problem at the moment. You will learn how to fix that!
Focus on 20% Theory, 80% Practical Knowledge
I’m not providing you a certification after the course.
Why is it a benefit for you?
The goal of the course is to teach you what to do on a project.
Certificates do not help you finish projects on-time and within budget. They state you learned a lot of theory.
You need to know how to manage a project. Not what needs to be done (theoretically).
Unlike other formal PM trainings, it focuses on the practical side of management.
You'll learn a bit of theory to form a framework. The rest is “how to…” of project management.
This way you'll know what to do and how.
At the interview, you'll be able to describe how to manage a project vividly. What actions to take. How to lead people.
You'll be confident that you know the role and responsibilities of a PM. Moreover, you're ready to fulfill them.
Core Project Management Framework is integrated. It means that you don’t need to think about how to put it all together. It’s a step-by-step project management approach that works in any environment.
Moreover, it is scalable. Each step in the process can be a comprehensive process or document. Likewise, you can substitute it with a simple email to the clients.
Learn the Core of Project Management
The video lessons in this course cover only the essential parts of Project Management.
As a Junior Project Manager, you'll use only a fraction of the whole Project Management knowledge domain.
Here is the truth:
No one’s going to put you in charge of serious stuff at the beginning.
So, you need to master the core of project management. The rest is just improvements.
The course gives you focus on what’s important.
You won’t be sitting at the monitor overloaded with inapplicable bits of theory.
You won’t be asking, “Do I really need this all?”
On the contrast:
You'll feel like you learned the concepts you can apply today. You will be confident to go for an interview with a solid understanding of Project Management.
Rebrand Yourself into a Project Manager
A part of the course gives you tips and tricks to rebrand yourself into a perfect junior Project Manager candidate.
It helps you to rewrite your CV in a way recruiters want it to see.
You'll find a way to make your previous experience relevant for a PM role.
Also, you'll identify gaps in your CV that you will need to cover up.
You need this because I want you to start applying for a PM role. Yes, in about a month.
You'll learn what recruiters are looking for in a PM candidate. You'll discover what is essential for the role of a project manager.
Therefore, you'll see an increase in responses from recruiters. You'll notice you're on the right track.
A note from Dmitriy…
I have been teaching Project Managers for seven years already.
It started as an informal help to newcomers. Then, it developed into on-boarding training for junior PMs. Later - to company-wide Project Management masterclasses. Now, it’s an online course.
I created this course to help you focus on what’s crucial in Project Management so that you can start your career of a PM right away. All while reducing your overwhelm and confusion.
What’s included in the Course?
Module 1: Theory of Project Management
In this module, you will learn only the essential theory of project management - the pieces that will be valuable for your learning and future work.
You should not be overwhelmed by the aspects of project management that you don’t need right now.
It will save your mental bandwidth to grasp better the practical steps of managing a project.
You will run through this module in an hour, and the rest will be action-driven training.
It won’t be like another course that tries to fit everything is there on the topic (to increase the price of the course).
Lesson #1: What is a Project?
Lesson #2: Project Boundaries
Lesson #3: Project Management Process
Lesson #4: Role of a PM and Essence of Project Management
Lesson #5: Project Life Cycle: Overview
Lesson #6: Project Life Cycle: Typical Phases
Lesson #7: Methodologies and Frameworks
Lesson #8: Importance of Communications
Module 2: How to Start a Project
Lesson #1: Project Integration - Initiating
Lesson #2: Stakeholders: Why do we need them?
Lesson #3: Stakeholders: How to Identify Stakeholders
Lesson #4: Stakeholders: How to Perform Stakeholder Analysis
Lesson #5: Stakeholders: Expectations vs. Requirements
Lesson #6: Stakeholders: How to Select Engagement Strategies
Lesson #7: How to Collect Project High-level Information
Lesson #8: Work of a PM During Project Initiation
This module delivers a step-by-step process to “initiate” a project so that you can efficiently collect crucial information.
It will help you to ask the correct questions. You will learn to identify people critical for the project.
You will get a simple workflow to use in real life. You will never lose focus of what you need to do to start a project.
Module 3: How to Plan a Project
Here you will learn how to elaborate a project from a brief talk with a client to a detailed description of the work that needs to be done - project plan.
The easy to use workflow in this module will help you plan any project that you will get in the beginning.
Your clients will accept your simple project plan without any concerns. While you will be confident knowing you will be able to finish a project on-time and within budget.
Lesson #1: Project Integration - Planning
Lesson #2: Selecting a Framework/Approach?
Lesson #3: Project Management Plan
Lesson #4: How to Decompose Project Requirements
Lesson #5: How to Collect Requirements
Lesson #6: Requirements, Quality and Project Scope
Lesson #7: Quality Management
Lesson #8: Project Scope: Deliverables
Lesson #9: Project Scope: How to Identify Scope
Lesson #10: How to Estimate Project Work
Lesson #11: How to Create a Project Schedule
Lesson #12: How to Create a Project Budget
Lesson #13: Project Integration - Risk Management
Lesson #14: Risk Management: How to Identify Risks
Lesson #15: Risk Management: How to Perform Qualitative Analysis
Lesson #16: Risk Management: How to Select Response Plans
Lesson #17: Work of a Project Manager During Planning
Lesson #18: Project Planning Concepts
Module 4: How to Run a Project on Day-to-Day Basis
Lesson #1: Project Integration - Executing a Project
Lesson #2: How to Write Emails
Lesson #3: How to Run Meetings
Lesson #4: How to Collect Feedback with Delphi Technique
Lesson #5: How to Write Project Weekly Reports
Lesson #6: How to Resolve Conflicts
Lesson #7: How to Delegate
Lesson #8: How to Aquire Project Team and Resources
Lesson #9: How to Work with the Project Team: Tasks, Impediments, Progress
Lesson #10: How to Monitor and Control The Project
Lesson #11: How to Conduct Project Change Management
Lesson #12: How to Communicate with Clients (and Key Stakeholders)
Lesson #13: Motivation Theories
Lesson #14: Leadership Concepts
Lesson #15: How to Lead and Motivate
Lesson #16: How to Finish a Project
Lesson #17: Professional Ethics of a Project Manager
This module describes the process of managing a project from the perspective of a leader.
It will ensure that people love to work with you.
You'll learn how to motivate and lead people throughout the project management process.
You'll also learn all the necessary activities of a PM: tracking progress, writing emails and reports, resolving conflicts, etc.
You'll build rapport and engagement with your team from the first moment you enter the room. You'll be confident to lead even the senior-level employees.
Module 5: Rebranding Yourself into a Project Manager
This module is dedicated to updating your CV and preparing you for an interview as a junior project manager.
It entirely comes from my experience of interviewing Junior PMs. And from dozen interviews I passed myself.
(and I went to one or two interviews each month. Even if I did not look for opportunities.)
This module will help you rewrite your CV as if you are a Project Manager. It'll help you stand out from the crowd.
I’m sure you will be happy to get all those responses from recruiters. Every next interview (successful or not) will boost your confidence. Not otherwise.
Lesson #1: Dissection of a PM Job Description
Lesson #2: Perfect CV Components
Lesson #3: Perfect Achievement Chops
Lesson #4: Drafting a Perfect CV
Lesson #5: A Story Behind an Achievement
Full disclosure: It’s not magic or a fraud. I can’t help you overcome common rules of the hiring process. So, if you have little or no working experience, you will need to get some. No one risks putting immature people in a leadership position.
Nevertheless, I'll teach you what is essential for the role of a project manager.
You'll learn how to plan your professional development and craft opportunities to fill in the “relevant experience” gaps in your CV.
So, getting to a role of a Project Manager will take months - not years.
What does it look like?
The course consists of pre-recorded video lessons divided into 5 modules. Each video is short and up to the point.
Most of the lessons have “Additional Materials” that will help you to dive deeper into the topic. If and when you need it.
Workbook-cheatsheets will help you keep track of your open questions. It will be a reminder of what you learned.
I will be there to answer all of your questions. My goal is to ensure that after the course you become a perfect PM candidate.
I'm pretty sure nowhere can you find such a unique mix of real world experience and book-learning. Simply one of the best managers and mentors I knew.Vitaliy Tymoshenko, Senior Project Manager
Bonus #1: Small Group Coaching
We will have group coaching calls to help you understand the project management methodology.
You’ll have the ability to ask any questions related to project management and leadership.
At any moment during the course, you submit a simple form.
At the next coaching session, you get clarifications, more examples, and explanations.
You’ll never feel abandoned. You’ll get support throughout the whole course.
Bonus #2: Special Training in Project Scope Management
You will get an extra in-depth course on Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It is a cornerstone tool in scope management and project management in general.
(you will learn why)
Here is what my observations show:
Junior project managers who are more proficient in identifying and controlling the work that needs to be done - are more successful.
This additional training will help you during the initial years as a PM. WBS helps you to structure the work.
You will be able to use the tool with your team members. It will help you build rapport with them and get their support. Yes, it has many benefits.
It will make you look like a professional even on your first project.
I learned really much from Dmitry and if I were to choose, he'd be the first person I would want to work with on a project of any complexity.Nikita Puz, Senior Program Manager
Let's recap what you get!
What's My Investment?
I will NOT charge you $2694.00.
But do ask yourself:
How much is not fulfilling your potential as a leader costing you already?
How much is working with poor and inefficient leaders costing you (mentally) every day?
How much does it hurt your income to stay outside of the leadership level?
You feel a calling to becoming a project manager, isn’t it?
It means you already pay a high price for delaying the changes in your career.
Perfect Junior Project Manager Course
- No bells and whistles. Highly valuable video lessons on project management. Nothing fancy.
- Five Modules that will walk you start-to-finish through running a project successfully.
- Fifty-six short and focused videos describe an easy-to-follow framework to project management.
- Additional materials that will help you dive deeper into selected topics.
- Weekly coaching calls to clarify questions that arise during the learning process.
You can learn first and decide later. After watching course materials, you will become a perfect junior project manager, or you just get your money back within 30 days. Anyway, I'm sure you will find the course valuable.
Who is this course for?
(at least one of the following)
1. You do want to become a Project Manager.
You believe you can lead and organize people better than the rest. You want to become a manager they love to work with. (Your current role doesn’t matter).
2. You are an accidental Project Manager and just starting out.
You don’t have a formal PM education. But your boss selected you because you have a talent of getting well with people. They listen to you, and you are responsible. Now, you want to be a professional Project Manager.
3. You are a Junior/Assistant Project Manager...
...and you don’t have a mentor to teach you. You have a bit of experience in a project environment. You don’t want to wait for your boss to notice your hard work. So, you want to build your career right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any additional questions related to the course - write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How long do I have access to the course?
You get instant and lifelong access to the course materials. It means as long as the PM Basics site operates. So, you have plenty of time.
Q: Does it take long to get through the course?
Here is the thing. I know you need to work in your current capacity.
If you can dedicate 30 minutes per day, you will be done in about a month.
However, I’m pretty sure you can cut that time in two with just a bit of additional efforts.
Q: How many group coaching sessions are included?
There's no limit on the group coaching sessions you can participate in.
I plan to conduct them once a week. You can join and ask questions as long as you need.
Nevertheless, please note that when the number of students grows bigger, the format may change. Now, it is in the form of video conferences. Later it will transform into a community in a Facebook group.
Q: Are there any prerequisites for the course?
No. It is for entry-level project managers. It means you don’t need any knowledge or experience to understand the course materials.
Moreover, the sooner you state your desire and ability to become a Project Manager the better.
Q: What if I don’t understand something or if I’m stuck?
First of all, you can always write a comment on a lesson. You can ask your questions right there. I will answer them in comments as soon as I can. Or I will take it to the coaching session to give an extended answer.
Second, you can ask any questions related to project management and leadership during our weekly coaching sessions. I’ll be there to support you all the time.
Q: I plan to work in
Yes. Core Project Management Framework is a universal approach. It will work for any industry.
The industry specifics are the addition to the framework. Once you understand the framework, you can integrate any additional processes, tools, and techniques into it.
Q: I heard about Agile Project Managers. Are you teaching anything about it?
No, and yes.
I don’t teach any Agile methodology in particular in this course. I think you can easily do it yourself. I have valuable resources in additional materials.
Nevertheless, I do teach you how to organize a project properly. It means you will be able to apply any Agile Methodology if needed.
Enroll now and start building your career as a Project Manager or...
You can continue to wait until your boss notices you. There is a chance he will promote you to a project manager one day.
Or he will not.