Project Management for Team Members

Do you manage projects, or want to enter a new project management role? This online course is ideally suited for anyone looking to better manage their projects for work, including office administrators, junior project managers or team members, business owners or those looking to start out in project management.

Course Description

In 25 engaging lessons you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including project initiation and closeout, scope, schedule and resource planning, project execution and control plus more. The Project Management for Team Members course has all of the modules in the Project Management Basics course, plus an additional 10 modules focused on Project Management for teams. (So you don't need to take the Basics course separately.) Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 We have a range of project management courses to suit your needs. If you’re looking for something more in-depth, try our courses for Business Professionals, Engineers or Experts. I... Read More »

In 25 engaging lessons you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including project initiation and closeout, scope, schedule and resource planning, project execution and control plus more.

The Project Management for Team Members course has all of the modules in the Project Management Basics course, plus an additional 10 modules focused on Project Management for teams. (So you don’t need to take the Basics course separately.)

Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013

We have a range of project management courses to suit your needs. If you’re looking for something more in-depth, try our courses for Business Professionals, Engineers or Experts. If you’re preparing for the PMP® Exam, look no further than PMP® Exam Prep. And if you want an introductory course for beginners, try our Basics course.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Learn to manage your projects more effectively.
  • Get a better understanding of project management principles.
  • Use this as a stepping stone to embark on a project management career.
  • Earn 12.5 PDUs or contact hours toward your Project Management education for certification with PMI.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

A Certificate of Training is awarded for completing all lessons within the course. An Accredited Certificate of Achievement is awarded if the learner passes the skills test at the end of the course. The skills test can be taken as many times as needed. The Certificate of Achievement will reflect the highest score achieved.

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

GoSkills is a member of the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD UK). GoSkills courses have been accredited by the CPD UK, which means that they meet the industry-wide guidelines. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), GoSkills has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria.

Method of Obtaining Certification

Once the learner has earned the certificate they can be downloaded from their GoSkills dashboard.  The certificates are in a pdf format, so they can be printed or emailed.  The certificate can also be added to LinkedIn if the learner has an account.

Additional Details

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner earns contact hours or PDUs toward a project management education for certification with PMI.
About Instructor:

Ray Sheen - Project Management Instructor & Author


Ray is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute and a certified Scrum Master with Scrum Alliance. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Product Development Management Association.

He is president and founder of Product & Process Innovation, Inc. and is a veteran business leader with over 25 years of executive, project management, and engineering management experience. Ray has worked in several industries including aerospace, electrical distribution and utilities, biotechnology, appliances, electronics, machining, medical devices, pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial services. He has held executive management positions in a Fortune 500 company and has been involved in entrepreneurial startup organizations.

Ray has spoken at regional symposiums of the Project Management Institute, corporate programs for project management instruction, and provided expert witness testimony on several lawsuits involving project management and weapon system production on government programs.

Ray provides training and consulting in all aspects of Project Management, Product Development, Innovation Management, Strategy Formulation, Process Design & Setup, Design for Manufacturability, Poka Yoke, Lean Manufacturing, Product Line Strategy and Finance for Engineers through universities such as Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clemson University, and the University of Winnipeg.

He is also an instructor at the China Institute for Innovation. His recent consulting clients include General Electric, Medtronic, Covidien, Tyco, Johnson & Johnson, Dominion Power, NSTAR, American Superconductor, Draexlmaier, Kaman Aerospace, Endologix, Nypro, and Instrumentation Laboratory.


Course Outline

Understand the inter-relationship between the triple constraints on a project of scope, schedule, and resources.
Know the role and responsibilities of the project leader.
Know how to identify stakeholders and understand how they measure project success.
Understand the phases of a project lifecycle and know how to approach a predictive project versus an adaptive project.
Learn how to quickly identify project boundaries using the W questions.
In-Frame/Out-of-Frame is a technique for clarifying project boundaries by list both the activities and deliverables that are in scope for the project and listing the activities that are not required as part of the project.
Learn how to identify project tasks and activities using the deliverables deployment technique.
Task Descriptions are the statements of scope for each of the project activities. They are written in the format of “action – completion point.”
Understand when and how to use a milestone schedule on a project. Learn how to create a milestone schedule.
Understand when and how to use a Gantt chart on a project. Learn how to create a Gantt chart.
A Task List Schedule is a schedule format used to communicate tasks with dates to extended team members or those who do not have a major role in the project.
Understand what is normally shown in a project budget. Learn how to create a time-phased project budget.
The project Resource List is a list of all individuals working on the project with their contact information and all special equipment and facilities required to accomplish project tasks.
Uncertainty Project plans are built with an accumulation of estimates, each of which has a level of uncertainty associated with it. The level of uncertainty is a major contributor to the accuracy of the plan and the amount of project risk.
Time Boxes are an estimating technique that sets a finite time for a task or task group. The amount of scope that is completed is variable. Whatever scope is done when the time box ends is the amount of scope for that activity on the project.
Understand the difference between positive and negative risk. Learn the major steps of project risk management.
Learn the characteristics of a project core team and understand the stages of a team building lifecycle.
Understand the characteristics of the major categories of project communication. Know the communication constraints typically encountered on project.
Project Decision Making is the process whereby the project leader and project team decide upon project strategy, tactics, and acceptable actions. For Project Stakeholders, the decisions normally concern project boundaries. For Project Core Team members, the decisions normally concern project plans and execution.
Team Meetings are a gathering of team members to discuss aspects of the project. Team pulse meetings focus on status. Team problem solving meetings focus on problem resolution.
Task Accountability is the project management activity associated with ensuring successful completion of project activities.
Learn how to create and use a project dashboard to communicate project status with both management and your project team.
Understand the purpose of a project management review and learn how to prepare for one.
Scope creep is the uncontrolled expansion to project scope without adjustments to time, cost, and resources.
Understand how to gain stakeholder acceptance during project closeout and learn how to create and use a Punch List.

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