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PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ASANA

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A LIVE ONLINE COURSE
with Product Manager
at PGA of America
Dates:
15 NOV 2021 - 22 DEC 2021
Duration:
6 weeks
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST

Ready to move beyond Asana Academy basics and get some serious project management chops?

Experience the definitive Asana PM training, built for the rising generation of project planning superheroes.

Do you see yourself below?
Then this course is for you.

  • FUTURE PROJECT MANAGERS

     

    Experience the reality of project management and build skills in PM's most in-demand tool in a course-long Asana project simulation. Get a head start on your CAPMĀ®-certification with 120 test questions and support from a PMBOKĀ® guru.

  • GROWTH-FOCUSED PROJECT MANAGERS AND COORDINATORS

     

    Prepare for the human side of PMing with communication techniques used by outstanding project managers. You'll learn alongside other rising professionals as you tackle each project phase in Asana, with live support from an expert.

  • PROFESSIONALS WEARING MANY HATS

     

    Uncover all the Asana features that help professionals get things done smoothly, whether you're a cross-functional manager, a business owner, or your own boss. Learn and ask questions in live demos every class and weekly office hours.

  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS ON TRACK for MANAGEMENT

     

    Ready to take the next step in your career? Learn how to adeptly apply the right approach for each project in Asana as a team lead, architect, or manager.

PREPARE TO ACCELERATE

MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT SPECTACULAR ...
AND EVERY PROJECT AFTER THAT

Fearless Agile management, comprehensive Asana, and leadership development for today's teams.

RISE IN YOUR CAREER WITH JOB-READY SKILLS

Be prepared for every challenge with PM training as dynamic as your job.

 
ABOUT THE COURSE
01
Tools

Keep your team at the top of their game with ninja-level skills in Asana, the tool used by Spotify, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb, Deloitte, and 1,000+ other companies.

02
Experience

Grow in your leadership, one phase at a time. Face on-the-job scenarios for advanced project leaders, with an expert guide at your side.

03
Preparation

Get your resumĆ© fast-tracked every time. Enjoy insights and critiques to move your next PM job hunt forward. Plus, access direct coaching from a PMPĀ® and PMI-ACPĀ®-certified professional and 120 CAPMĀ® practice questions.

Instructor
Rhiannon
Wilhelm
LinkedIn Profile
  • Technology Team Project Manager at PGA of America
  • PMPĀ® and PMI-ACPĀ®-certified PM with 8 years of experience
  • Led the PGA of Americaā€™s switch from old project management software to Asana to accommodate more diverse business areas
  • Champions new technologies as Change Management Lead, including enterprise-wide HCM and Financial migrations
  • Known for her process-focused leadership in driving project success
  • Forwards smart administration and stakeholder management outside the office as a Fantasy Football League Commissioner
Gerry Randolph
Rhiannon Wilhelm
COURSE INTRODUCTION
SYLLABUS
01
MON (11/15), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Introduction to Project Management

What is project management, really? Who are project managers, and how do they work together in different business areas? You'll tackle these questions, while also walking through the big picture of Asana.

  • What is project management?
  • Foundations of project management
  • PM role, sphere of influence, and competences
  • How Project and Product teams work together
  • Demo: Asana plan types, use cases, and basic navigation

Assignment #1:

  1. Get familiar with Asana. Create an account in Asana and familiarize yourself with the interface. Add your profile details along with a photo.
  2. Review the Managing Projects article on Asana in order to best plan how to manage your organization in the future.
  3. In class, we discussed the biggest change in the Project Management industry being a shift from processed-based approaches to principle-based approaches. Please use your PMBOKĀ®to identify the new 12 Project Delivery Principles, according to the PMI.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #1

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02
WED (11/17), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Project Lifecycle

No matter the project type, there are a few methodologies and tools you can apply for effective work. You'll learn what these are, how to apply them, and about the variables within an organization that can impact your approach, as well.

  • Project lifecycle
  • PM methodologies and tools
  • User-friendly Asana
  • Project environment: How organizational structure and culture affects projects
  • Demo: Creating workspaces, projects, and templates in Asana

Assignment #2:

  1. Choose one of the three real-world scenarios to simulate as your course project. Create a project in Asana.
  2. Previously we spoke about the ā€œsphere of influenceā€ project managers have. Please create your own sphere of influence based on the case study or real-life project you have chosen. You can make up roles as needed.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #2

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03
MON (11/22), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Agile Project Management

This class zooms in on the differences between traditional project management and Agile project management. You'll go deep into the Agile methodology and learn how to use Asana to implement Agile techniques.

  • Traditional vs. Agile project management
  • Agile values and principles
  • Agile meeting types and activities
  • Scrum pillars and values
  • Demo: Using project boards vs list and creating project sections, fields, rules, and views / filters

Assignment #3:

  1. Set up project sections, custom fields, preset rules, and views / filters for upcoming project tasks.
  2. Create a cadence for your team to follow, including meeting agendas, stakeholder enсounters, and how you plan to estimate your teamā€™s time.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #3

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04
WED (11/24), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Project Initiation

What happens in the project initiation phase? And how do great PMs prepare their team members for this phase? Today you'll learn what to do and communicate in this phase to set your project up for success.

  • Key components of project initiation phase
  • Gathering the requirements
  • Conducting stakeholder analysis
  • Defining your project and scope
  • Demo: Setting up your project brief, roles, and goals

Assignment #4:

  1. Fill in the Project Overview tab in Asana based on how your team will collaborate together. Add 3-5 goals for your team in the task or project description.
  2. Create a template on how your team will be collecting requirements, and add a minimum 5 of requirements to that list.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #4

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05
MON (11/29), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Building a Project Charter

Rhiannon will walk you through the ins and outs of a project charter. Then you'll learn how to use Asana as a one-stop-shop to document and showcase your charter, as well as to manage aspects of a project like resources, tasks, and stakeholders.

  • Creating a project charter
  • Project documentation
  • Project Integration Management
  • Knowledge management
  • Demo: Adding your project charter to Asana

Assignment #5:

  1. Create a project charter and enter it in your Asana Project Overview tab.
  2. Identify a list of stakeholders and team members that you will invite to a project kickoff meeting. Practice how you will present your project charter to the team and what other questions you may have.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #5

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06
WED (12/1), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Project Planning: Creating a Project Roadmap

You'll break down the nitty-gritty of how to plan a project through high-level tools and techniques. Rhiannon will show you how Asana features like milestones and roadmaps bring together all the moving pieces to present a clear picture of your project.

  • Creating a project roadmap
  • Project communication plan
  • Work breakdown structure and setting milestones
  • Schedule planning and time estimation
  • Demo: Creating tasks and milestones and displaying them in the project roadmap (timeline) and calendar views in Asana

Assignment #6: Create tasks and milestones with due dates to display in your Asana timeline.

  1. Based on your requirements gathering, create tasks and milestones with due dates to display how and when youā€™re going to get the work done in your Asana timeline
  2. Build a project communication plan as if you have agreed on a cadence and method with your stakeholders. Explain why you chose this approach.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #6

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07
MON (12/6), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Project Planning: Cost and Scope Planning

Project management is so dynamic because projects hardly ever go exactly according to plan. You'll learn about how to effectively pivot, as well as considerations for estimating and procurement before and during the project.

  • Cost planning
  • Procurement management
  • Managing scope creep
  • Change control
  • Estimating, tracking, and maintaining a budget
  • Short Asana demo: Integrating Asana and Google Sheets

Assignment #7: Estimate a budget for your project and integrate Google Sheets with Asana.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #7

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08
WED (12/8), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Risk Management

What kind of project risks do PMs need to be aware of? This class introduces risk management strategies. You'll next begin incorporating these risks into Asana tools such as reports and dashboards.

  • Communicating risks
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Building a risk management plan
  • Identifying and assessing risks and opportunities
  • Demo: Creating reports and dashboards

Assignment #8:

  1. Document potential risks and add dashboard visualizations to your project.
  2. Identify a cadence at which your team plans to support the project execution: meeting agendas, support plans, team allocation.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #8

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09
MON (12/13), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Project Execution

No, execution is not the "end" of the project. In this class, you'll focus on tracking and monitoring during the project execution phase, with an emphasis on ways to control project dependencies and progress in Asana.

  • Resource management
  • Dealing with project dependencies
  • Tracking and monitoring project execution
  • Quality management: Standards, planning, assurance, and control
  • Demo: Adding dependencies and creating status reports in Asana

Assignment #9:

  1. Add dependencies to tasks and create a status update for your project.
  2. Identify a cadence at which your team plans to support the project execution: meeting agendas, support plans, team allocation.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #9

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10
WED (12/15), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Change Management and User Adoption

Change Management Methodology is incredibly beneficial to organizations, yet it's often missed in projects. Learn how to support these plans pre- and post- execution through Asana

  • Support plans
  • Change management methodology
  • Identifying change impacts and audiences
  • Prioritizing changes and enhancements
  • Demo: Task prioritization and support forms in Asana

Assignment #10:

  1. Document your high-impact change items and the audience they will affect, then create a communication / training plan for these impacts.
  2. Then create a form in Asana that you will use to gather feedback, questions, or issues.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #10

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11
MON (12/20), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Elevating Your Soft Skills

Separate yourself from other project managers by honing in on your soft skills. This class coaches you on how to use certain Asana features to elevate your leadership, portfolio management, and communication.

  • Team management and leadership: What kind of leader are you?
  • Tips on managing remote teams
  • Pitching your ideas to stakeholders
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Demo: Asana's portfolio management feature and using comments as a force for good

Assignment #11:

  1. How will you lead your teams? Complete the provided leadership self-assessment.
  2. Create a project portfolio in Asana by adding 1-2 new projects that would make sense to display in your portfolio.
    OPTIONAL: Create a timeline view showing milestones from each project that will display in your portfolio view.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #11

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12
WED (12/22), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Keeping Up With the Field

How can you prepare now to be able to pivot with future changes in the project management field? You'll learn about new directions and keeping up. Then, you'll turn to practicals for getting a job as a project manager and flesh out next steps.

  • Trends in project management
  • Getting hired as a PM
  • Certifications and requirements

Assignment #12: Revise your resumƩ using the best practices you now know. Submit it to Rhiannon for feedback.

 

+ CAPMĀ® Practice Set #12

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