Successful Project Management – Virtual
Practical Project Management in four sessions of two hours each
Successful Project Management is an eight-hour virtual course taught in four segments of two hours each that provides participants the skills and techniques needed to more effectively participate in the definition, planning, and management of projects. Intended for project managers as well as senior project team members, the course combines lecture, discussion, demonstrations and hands-on exercises to communicate and reinforce key concepts while providing basic tools and models that can be immediately applied in a professional setting.
The course focuses on practical results with a goal of introducing and reinforcing project management concepts and skills. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will:
• Understand basic concepts and techniques needed to plan and manage projects
• Share a common project management language with their peers
• Have improved their project & task definition and estimation skills
• Be better prepared to plan and manage projects in the real world
Instruction is organized in four sessions that focus on different project management activities:
1. Defining Project Objectives - Emphasizes the importance of clearly defined objectives and provides usable tools to assist the project manager in organizing a team to determine objectives and construct a comprehensive charter that addresses the schedule, scope and resource targets and constraints of the project.
2. Building Plans - Presents a process to support the creation and refinement of credible plans to accomplish project objectives. Particular emphasis is placed on task definition, schedule creation, and estimation.
3. Optimizing Plans – Introduces risk management, techniques for making trade-offs among schedule scope and resources to explore ways to meet project goals and emphasizes communication between the project manager and project sponsors to facilitate informed decision-making.
4. Doing, Managing, and Closing a Project - Shows how to use work products from planning to assist with tracking progress, assuring work product quality, supporting informed decisions and recommendations, coordinating the activities of the project team and external entities, identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for process improvement, and communicating project status. Then outlines a process for efficiently closing a project administratively while assuring that the sponsoring organization benefits from lessons learned.
The Project Management Institute has discontinued its Registered Education Provider program. All participants will receive a certificate showing 8 hours of technical project management education.
7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27 from 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time.
Workshop is offered to groups of 12 to 30 persons at a per student price of $300. This includes the cost of all participant materials.