This introductory project management course will:
- Provide an overview of the project management process.
- Introduce a range of project documents and templates.
- Suggest tactics for dealing with scope creep.
- Prepare participants to manage common issues that most project teams encounter at some point.
Since the beginning of time, project management has existed in some form or another. Think about it; the ancient ziggurats didn’t materialize overnight. They required thousands of man-hours to construct, and you can bet there was a project manager of some sort at the helm of the operation. No matter the era, moving activities from point “A” to point “Z,” or for that matter point “B,” requires discipline and a plan. This interactive workshop focuses on the basic components of project management and skills people need to drive work forward.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Explain the importance of clearly defining a project, identifying sponsors, and generating buy-in.
- Gather project requirements.
- Craft a project charter.
- Articulate assumptions, risks, milestones, and other elements associated with a project.
- Create a work breakdown structure.
- Apply techniques for dealing with scope creep and changing priorities.
- Employ a range of interpersonal skills to further a project’s goals.
- Develop an action plan to address project shortcomings.
- Close out a project.
The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).
Defining a Project: Examining the Essentials
Pre-Flight Preparation: Before a Project Takes Off
Cats and Dogs: The Importance of Clear Communication
Get It In Writing: Essential Project Management Documents
Work Breakdown Structures (WBS): The Nitty Gritty
Scope, Hope, and Effort: Avoiding the Creeps
Rapport Report: Maintaining Relationships
Don’t Go Yoko!: Breaking Up
Upon completion of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of running a successful project.