Accidental Project Manager:
The Online Experience


... It takes preparation.  Plan to successfully manage projects now.

Learn the principles - concepts and terms.

Understand the fundamental steps in managing any project.

Effectively communicate about your project.

If you are an aspiring, new, or accidental project manager, this course is for you.  Read the book and take the online course anywhere, anytime, on any device.

What Will I Learn?
What's Included?


Launch Your Career

Learn the fundamentals of project management through a memorable methodology. Everything you need to start managing projects now.

Project Hero Social Badge

Earn a social badge demonstrating to management and peers your commitment to your project management career.

Learn At Your Pace

Course is accessible 24/7 on virtually any device, including PC,, tablets, and smartphones.  You learn anywhere and anytime when you are able.

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On completion of the course and spending at least 23 hours engaged with it, you will earn your Project Hero social badge from Accredible and complete your training requirement for the CAPM® certification.

While you may be able to complete the course in as few as seven days, you will have access for six months, including any changes, updates, upgrades, and new materials made during that time. You keep all downloaded materials. Sounds fair?

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Don't let people cause your project to fail. Discover how to work with people to achieve project success.
  • Eliminate unnecessary project work. Identify the right project and find hidden project needs, even with difficult stakeholders.
  • Organize project scope, time, and resources into actionable plans people will want to follow.
  • Build a dream team - it's not just about what they know. Effectively work with physical and virtual teams.
  • Eliminate project issues and make execution effortless. Delegate and give feedback to optimize performance.
  • Measure project results and take corrective actions without over-steering. Provide regular updates and manage change.
  • Eliminate client rejection even if the project isn't 100%. Transform the team and be ready for the next project.

Module #0

Become A Project Hero
  • Study Guide explains how to complete the course
  • Accidental Project Manager eBook (Secure PDF)
  • Welcome Aboard, Meet Rhett Sero, & Become a Project Hero videos
  • Module 0 Knowledge Nuggets (tips and resources)
  • Module 0 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • About Rhett Sero, the main character of the book
  •  Definitions of key project management terms
  • The meaning of the PROJECT Methodology

Module #1

Powered by People
  •  Identify the Impacted, Pick the Right Team, & Communicate videos
  • Experiential assignments: stakeholders & project communications plan
  • Stakeholder Identification & Communication Plan Templates
  • Module 1 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 1 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • How to identify people impacted by the project – the stakeholders
  • How to choose the best project team members
  • Communications is a large part of the work of project management

Module #2

Dig for Requirements
  • Plan Your Treasure Hunt, Dig, Common Elicitation Problems, & Finding Treasure videos
  • Requirements Plan & Requirements Documentation Templates
  • Module 2 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 2 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • How to plan for requirement elicitation
  • Three key tools for eliciting requirements
  • Common requirements issues you will need to solve
  • How to organize and document requirements

Module #3

Organize Objectives
  • Write the Recipe, Easy Estimation, Project Constraints, Risk Management, & Creating Your Milestone Plan videos
  • Experiential Assignments: risk identification & milestone plan creation
  • Risk Log & Milestone Plan Templates
  • Module 3 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 3 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • How to document project scope with a Work Breakdown Structure
  • How to estimate project for time and costs
  • How to incorporate project constraints into planning
  • A basic methodology for identifying and managing project risks
  • Documenting project plans with a milestone chart

Module #4

Jell with the Team
  •  Achieve More Together, Obtain Buy-in, Manage by Influence, & Managing Virtual Teams videos
  • Project Kickoff Meeting & Virtual Team Contact Templates
  • Module 4 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 4 quiz 
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • How teams can achieve more than individuals
  • How to get team and customer buy-in
  • Secrets of managing without authority
  • Secrets of managing virtual teams

Module #5

Execute Effortlessly
  •  Diligently Delegate, Follow Up, Give Feedback, & Hold People Accountable videos
  • Experiential assignment: practice delegation
  • Module 5 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 5 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  •  Secrets of effective delegation
  • How to follow up appropriately to assure work is completed
  • Methods for giving both positive and negative feedback
  • How to appropriately hold team members accountable to complete their tasks

Module #6

Control Casually
  •  Measure Your Variance, Master Change, Telegraph Your Experience, & Steering videos
  • Experiential assignment: project change requests
  • Change Request, Status Report, & Control Chart Templates
  • Module 6 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 6 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • How to create a project baseline and measure variance from it
  • Mastery of change management – dealing with requests for project changes
  • How to develop project status reports and effectively communicate status information
  • Secrets of taking the right project corrective actions

Module #7

Transfer & Transform
  •  White Glove, Red Carpet Treatment, Measure Your Delivery, Evaluate the Team, & Lessons Learned videos
  • Experiential assignment: project change requests
  • Lessons Learned & Team Evaluation Templates
  • Module 7 Knowledge Nuggets
  • Module 7 quiz
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • ​ How to deliver a completed project meeting all requirements
  • How to approach and develop team evaluations
  • How to conduct an effective Lessons Learned meeting

Module #8

Course Wrap Up
  • Continue Your Hero Journey video
  • End of Course Test
  • End of Course Survey
πŸ›ˆ Some Cool Stuff You'll Learn:
  • Next steps in project management career development


John Watson, PMP, PMI-ACP

John Watson, PMP, PMI-ACP

This course makes Project Management less intimidating, in fact more inviting, encouraging  and friendly and helps set reasonable and realistic expectations for those who find themselves becoming a new or accidental project manager.

Lalita Bharatula, E.I.T.

Lalita Bharatula, E.I.T.

I am a recent chemical engineering graduate looking to start my career as a junior project engineer and I found this course to be very useful to provide me not only understanding but also practice for the basics of project management.

Dr. DeasΓΊn Γ“ ConchΓΊir CEng FIET FIEI PMP

Dr. Deasún Ó Conchúir CEng FIET FIEI PMP

Those of us who actually started as "Accidental Project Managers” (but maybe slow to admit it) would have benefited from this this book when we ourselves made the transition from subject specialist to project manager.  Much to be recommended.

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