Personal property inventory professionals are often called to do extremely large homes, multiple properties, and commercial buildings. These are projects that offer great revenue, but many decline the opportunity due to the size or complexity of the job. Why? Because the inventory professional doesn’t know how to approach it.
Basically, it all comes down to project management. Every inventory is a “project” that must be managed. Sometimes even small ones can have a unique twist to them, creating a question of, “How do I begin?” or “How do I approach this?” No matter the size or type of inventory – whether it is a couple hours or a few weeks – managing it is essential for a professional outcome.
This course is written using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles from the Project Management Institute and lays down the foundations of project management.
The modules in this course cover the following topics.
Module 1: What is Project Management?
- Definition of Project Management
- The Five Project Management Process Groups
- Knowledge Areas
- Project Management vs. Operations Management
Module 2: Scope and Activities
- The Stakeholder
- Managing Customer Expectations
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Defining the Activities
- Estimating the Duration of a Project
Module 3: Monitoring and Identifying Success
- Monitoring the Project
- Project documents
- Success criteria
- Project Management Definitions