The Essence of Project Management e-Class

The TenStep Approach

Earn Sixteen PDUs!

Much of the work that you do can be organized as a project. The ability to successfully define and subsequently manage a project is quickly leaving the realm of the extraordinary and is becoming a core competency for many organizations.

Now you can receive project management training at your convenience! Whether you are an experienced project manager or someone new to the field, this e-class can help you learn or reinforce essential project management concepts. TenStep has packaged the content in a way for you to do this at your convenience - 20 minutes at a time.

  • 20 minutes - read the section overview

  • 20 minutes - listen to the corresponding e-learning sessions (one or more)

  • 20 minutes - take a quick quiz to validate your understanding

The Essence of Project Management comes in 11 modules. There are eleven short Study Guides, 24 20-minute e-sessions and 11 quizzes.

This unique training approach provides an individual or an organization with flexibility in its training delivery. You can complete all material within consecutive days or you can use it as part of an annual project management training curriculum. The quiz results assess your project management knowledge and can assist in identifying areas of continued focus or emphasis.

The Essence of Project Management is organized as follows.


Methodology Section

20 Minute IT Manager sessions



Project Initiation

The Value of Project Management

The TenStep Project Management Process

The History of Project Management

Use Portfolio Management to Align Resources

Project Planning: Define the Work

Define the Work

Define the Work Before You Execute the Project

Defining and Aligning Project Objectives and Scope

Establish Scope on Your Project

Project Planning: Build the Schedule and Budget

Build the Schedule and Budget

Project Estimating Techniques

Creating a Project Schedule

Network Diagrams

Manage the Schedule and Budget

Manage the Schedule and Budget

Trouble Signs That Your Project is Behind Schedule

Techniques to Get Your Project Back on Schedule

Manage Issues

Manage Issues

Understanding and Managing Project Issues

Manage Change

Manage Change

Manage Change on Your Project

Manage Communication

Manage Communication

Fundamental Status Reporting

Building a Project Communication Plan

Manage Risk

Manage Risk

Risk Management Overview

Evaluate All Risk Response Options in the Risk Plan

Manage Human Resources

Manage Human Resources

Managing Dispersed Project Teams

Managing Resources in a Matrix Organization

Use Self-Managed Teams

Manage Quality / Metrics

Manage Quality / Metrics

Quality Management Overview

Establish Processes to Catch Errors as Early in the Project as Possible

Managing Metrics on Projects

Class Length and PDUs

16-20 hours to take the full e-class. There are 16 PDUs.

We will email you a certificate showing you have earned 16 PDUs for this e-class if you perform the following:

  • Read each class section overview

  • Listen to all of the audio learning sessions

  • Complete end of section quizzes (self-graded). You must score at least 8 correct out of 10 on each test.

  • Complete E-class evaluation form

  • Email quiz scores and evaluation form to us at  


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After you have paid for this product, you can download it right away by simply clicking on the "Download Now" Button that appears on your receipt page!

This class is a great value at only $149!

This is significantly less than you would pay for most training classes, and the e-class format gives you the flexibility to take the class when it is most convenient for you, and to re-take the class as often as you need.

Note - this is the purchase price for individuals only.  For company pricing, see below.


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