Time
5 hours 14 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
10

Video Description

Vincent McKeown is originally from Buffalo, New York. He joined the US Navy right out of high school. During his first two years in the Navy, he learned about electronics and communications. Following this experience, he sailed the world and then went onto a White House Communications Agency where he assisted the President, Vice President and First Lady in their daily communications. He has a bachelors and masters in management as well as a second masters in IT management, which inspired him to get into project management. Obtaining a PMP certification gave him the knowledge necessary to learn about the processes that help move a project along from start to completion. [toggle_content title="Transcript"] Welcome to Cybrary. My name is Vincent McKeown. I'm the subject matter expert for the project management professional certification. A little bit about myself; I'm originally from Buffalo New York. At 18 I joined the navy and I spent my first two years learning electronics and communication. After that I went on US navy for 4 years where I sailed the road. Then after that I ended up going to the Whitehouse communication it's where I supported the president, and the first lady as far as communication. I got off the navy, I ended up getting my bachelors and masters in management and then shortly after that ended up getting another masters in IT management. So what really made me get into project management? As a kid I always enjoyed the Lakers, I always enjoyed building things. Then the time at the navy I also enjoyed running projects. The thing I realized before I had the PMP, I would always do projects but they weren't really formalized. They were very basic. I knew I needed to get something done. With the PMP certification it gave a foundation on processes in place and how to execute those processes. My projects went from having a very high level time course scope of what was going to be done. I now had information and knowledge in ten areas in which to run a project. I was able to take a project from the very beginning, from project charter all the way to closing. I had knowledge in each one of these processes and how to execute it efficiently, to having projects that had a course baseline had a scope requirement with the baseline. I was able to monitor and to make sure that I was meeting my baseline along the way. I was able to finish projects on budget and on time. [/toggle_content]

Video Transcription

00:04
Welcome to Cyber. My name is Vince McEwen. I am the subject matter expert for the project management Professional Certification.
00:11
A little bit about myself. I'm originally from Buffalo, New York, at 80 and I joined the Navy,
00:15
and I spent my 1st 2 years learning electronics and communications.
00:19
After that, I went on the USS Normandy for four years where I sell the world.
00:24
And then after that, I ended up going to the White House communication. You can see where I support the president, the vice president, the first lady as Faras Communications.
00:32
And
00:34
I got all the Navy. Um,
00:36
I ended up getting my bachelor's and master's management and then shortly after that, ended up getting another Masters in 19 management.
00:45
So what made me get into project management? So as a kid, I always enjoyed, Blade goes. I always enjoyed building things. And then the time the Navy, I also enjoyed running projects.
00:56
And
00:57
the thing I realized
00:59
before I had the P. M. P, I would always do projects, but they weren't really formalized.
01:03
They were very basic. Um, I knew I needed to get something done with the PNP Certification gave a foundation on processes in place and how to execute those processes.
01:15
So my projects went from
01:18
having a very high level, time cost scope of what was gonna be done.
01:23
I now had
01:26
information and knowledge and 10 areas in which to run a project.
01:32
So I was able to take a project from the very beginning from Project Charter. I'll wait to closing
01:37
and I had
01:38
knowledge
01:40
and each one of these processes and how to execute it efficiently.
01:44
It's going to having projects that
01:46
had a cost. Baseline had a scope requirements with the baseline,
01:49
and I was able to monitor to make sure that I was meeting my baseline along the way,
01:55
and, uh, I was able to finish projects on budget and on time.

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Project Management Professional (PMP) - PMI

Our online PMP training course educates on how to initiate, plan and manage a project, as well as the process behind analyzing risk, monitoring and controlling project contracts and how to develop project schedules and budgets.

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Vince McKeown
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