Video Series: Become a Project Management Minimalist

This series of free online videos (also available on DVD) is designed to help you apply “just enough” project management (PM) to manage your projects effectivelywithout burdening your team (and you!) with a bunch of unnecessary PM administrivia. This  series, along with the one-page reference, 10 Steps to Project Success, can be used as stand-alone basic PM training. It also serves as an in-depth introduction to the Book, The Project Management Minimalist.

Go to: Project Management Minimalist YouTube Channel, GreersPM

Go to: Project Management Minimalist Videos at Vimeo

[Update: As of June 12, 2011 all of the videos listed here and more — 12 in all — are available on a single DVD: The Project Management Minimalist Video Series — So you can order them and use anywhere with your project teams!]

Intended Audience

This series is suitable for…

Video Summaries

Below is a summary of each video in the series. A couple of suggestions…

  • I recommend you view them in sequence, beginning with Video 1.
  • I also recommend you download & print the PDF reference tool: 10 Steps to Project Success.

Click here to go to Vimeo & locate the video of your choice.

[optional] Overview: The Project Management Minimalist, 2nd edition [Running time, 7:38]

  • An overview of the book, how it’s organized, etc.

[optional] Quick Start Guide for the PM Minimalist [9:59]

Video 1:  Become a PM Minimalist [6:44]   

  • Overview of PM
  • The PM Minimalist Approach
  • Overview of Series

Video 2-A:  PM Nuts & Bolts [9:59]
(!! Get the PDF reference tool: 10 Steps to Project Success.)

  • 1. Define the project concept, then get support & approval.
  • 2. Get your team together and start the project.
  • 3. Figure out exactly what the finished work products will be.

Video 2-B: PM Nuts & Bolts [9:52]

  • 4. Figure out what you need to do to complete the work products. (Identify tasks & phases.)
  • 5. Estimate time, effort, and resources.

Video 2-C: PM Nuts & Bolts [5:02]

  • 6. Build the schedule.
  • 7. Estimate the costs.

Video 2-D: PM Nuts & Bolts [7:24]

  • 8. Keep the project moving.
  • 9. Handle scope changes.
  • 10. Close out phases, close out the project.

[optional] Video 3-A: 10 Strategies to Create More Inspired Project Teams [9:03]

  • Trust your judgment.
  • Let go of perfectionism.
  • Celebrate the chaos within.
  • [Note… this is the first of 3 videos supporting “10 Strategies for More Inspired Project Teams” The others are available on The Project Management Minimalist Video Series DVD]

Click here to go to Vimeo & locate the video of your choice. 

NEWJust Released August, 2011: [Video] A PM Minimalist’s Perspective on Agile, Scrum, & Waterfall [5 min.]

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Update: As of June 12, 2011 all of the videos listed here and more — 12 in all — are available on a single DVD: The Project Management Minimalist Video Series — So you can order them and use anywhere with your project teams!

Posted: June 3rd, 2010 under Announcements, Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management.
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