"Finally, an online course that teaches the 'how' of project management from an experienced veteran." – Karin Brame

"I am interviewing for a PM position in two days.  This course boosted my confidence, and gave me valuable insight into key PMBOK areas I haven't considered since I received my PMI certification in 2012.  I’m also able to improve my resume, since I now understand how certain PM functions I've been performing for years are much more valuable than I thought.  Great course!" – Dan Bischoff, PMP

This course is your practical PM companion to the PMBOK.  Based on experience managing projects from just a few thousand dollars up to $55M, and working in senior roles on projects up to $3B, it explains how to use the proven Project Management Institute (PMI) processes to manage your projects of any size, from any domain, in the simplest and most deeply practical way.  At the end of the course, you will not only understand project management, you will be able to implement it as efficiently as we know how.  You will also receive a certificate that bestows on you the credential "Practical Project Manager" with the right to append PPM after your name.  More and more people are listing their PPM certification in their LinkedIn profiles.

The course is end-to-end, comprehensive, and divided into more than 200 easy to digest videos of just a few minutes long.  First an overview is provided of all the fundamental concepts.  Then the critically important role of the Project Manager and the keys to team management are described.  Then the essential PM processes are mapped across the project time-line, and the specific actions you need to take at each step are explained in an easy to follow thread.  The use of software tools to support the PM process is explained.  The course is simple, practical, and complete, providing one comprehensive resource with everything you need to become an expert, practical project manager.

You will also receive:

  • Templates. Microsoft Office templates for all the key PM documents, from Stakeholder Register to Project Plan to Final Report.

  • Professional Example. A complete set of realistic, professional PM documentation for the $45M Magical Devices Version 3 project that you can use as a model for your own projects, including a Project Charter, Stakeholder Register, Requirements Baseline, Work Breakdown Structure, Precedence Diagram, Project Management Plan, Gantt Schedule, Risk Register, and more.

  • MS Office Help. The invaluable document "Project Planning With MS Office" that explains how to use Microsoft Office applications as simply as possible to prepare your project scope, schedule, and budget.

If you need to manage a project right now, are preparing for a PMI exam, or just want a solid grounding in the PM best practices to enhance your career, this course will really help!  You will also earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDU's).


William Stewart is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed projects for more than a quarter century from just a few thousand dollars to $55M, and worked in senior roles on PM teams on projects up to $3B, in the domains of system integration, software, business process, construction, real estate, research, and others.  He has delivered more than 330 live onsite PM courses to more than 3,300 people.  He has worked for aerospace, government, academia, and founded a software startup.  He has deep experience with project management, risk management, negotiating, systems integration, and software engineering.  He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science for discovery of an algorithm that builds geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time.

Student Comments

"Over the course of a 20 year career I have purchased many training materials, video courses, study guides, etc, and this was hands down the best material I have ever used." – Christopher Irons

"I have been a PMP since 2006 and learned so much from this course, truly outstanding." – Mark Thorogood, PMP

"This is by far the best project management course I have ever taken!" – Susan Steigler, PMP

"This is the best real-world practical PM course on the web. Valuable knowledge and insight, clear, and hands on. A great investment when your time is really valuable and you don't want to waste a minute of it." – Sarah Hajipour

"This course offers some of the most valuable material I've consumed as a Project Manager." – Philip Kohler

"This is a very, very useful resource for both Project Managers and team members. The best PM course I have taken online." – Marcelo Palenzuela

"Excellent course -- easy to understand -- wish I had reviewed this resource before I took my PMP exam!" – Thomas Flores

"The only course you will need. Walks you through all the phases of project management. With examples, anecdotes, and most importantly - templates. Highly recommend!" – Allan Madhuram

"I took this course after earning my PMP certification, and am stunned by the practical insights it provides. Thank you! I definitely recommend for both newbies and experienced Project Managers." – Raj Bidika

"This was the best project management course that I have taken. I recommend to anyone interested in project management. Really above and beyond what I expected." – Mark April

"Really straightforward and clear. Wish I had taken this before I sat for my PMP test." – Alexander Feravich

"Great course, perfectly delivered. The PMBOK Guide applied to reality. I plan to repeat this course over and over again." – Alain Yeno

"Not only does this course teach you practical project management, it also teaches you life skills you will keep for a lifetime. Exceptional. I couldn't have asked for anything better." – Saad Faruqui

"Crisp and direct, no blabbing. Wise to go with this first before consulting any other material." – Rufus Okomhanru

"The course was amazing. A lot of real life examples. In my 17 years of PM experience I have never taken a more concise, informative, and easy to understand PM walk-through." – Vladimir Mitev

"I've been managing projects for several years, and picked up key points which will improve my work in the future, and would have made previous projects significantly better if I'd known them sooner. Highly recommended." – David Morrison

"This turned out to be the best money I ever spent. My only regret is I didn't take this course sooner." – Nicholas Ikpi

"One of the greatest courses I have ever had. Short videos you can digest at your own pace. A warm environment, seems that you are talking with him." – Francisco Zapata


    1. Introduction & Downloads

    2. Example: Magical Devices Version 3!

    3. How To Report PDU's To The PMI

    1. Overview: Contents

    1. Overview: When Project Management Is Useful

    2. Overview: Program Definition

    3. Overview: The Five PM Stages

    4. Overview: Project Players

    5. Overview: Exercise - Baseline Your Project Players

    1. Overview: The Link To The Strategic Plan

    2. Overview: Exercise - Link To Your Strategic Plan

    1. Overview: The Triple Constraint

    1. Overview: The Standish Group Chaos Report

    2. Overview: The Top 3 Drivers Of Project Success

About this course

  • $295.00
  • 207 lessons
  • 8.5 hours of video content