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Project Management from Start to Finish

In a world where change is constant and resources limited, the ability to respond to new challenges has become more difficult.  Managers are expected to continuously improve and deliver quality products and services with lower budgets, fewer people and more complex technologies.

Project management is one of the most efficient ways to do business and thrive in this demanding work environment.  It is the process whose prime objective is to get the job done, on time, within budget and according to specifications.  The study of projects has shown that the two most common causes of project failures are lack of planning and communication.  How we define project failure can be misleading.  In both well-managed and mismanaged projects, both may appear to get the job done, but at what cost?  When you account for the cost overruns of mismanagement, the hidden cost of turnover, burnout and low morale and when you compare the quality of the work, efficient project management becomes a necessary survival skill.

In this workshop, you will learn about planning:

  • Defining the four phases of a project
  • Writing a clear, concise project definition statement
  • Establishing the scope of the project
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Identifying competencies needed and assigning resources to complete the work
  • Writing detailed task descriptions
  • Estimating time, establishing deadlines and milestones
  • Creating PERT and Gantt charts to represent the sequence and timing of activities

You’ll learn about managing:

  • Tracking and progress reporting
  • Contingency planning -- preparing for “what if?”
  • Monitoring results and keeping the project on schedule
  • Completing your projects “cleanly”, with no loose ends
  • Building a unified project team
  • Influencing team members who don’t usually report to you
  • Recognizing and rewarding team members for special project contributions

You’ll learn about communicating:

  • Preparing presentations for status updates
  • Holding productive meetings
  • Keeping team members, clients and management informed and updated
  • Evaluating and presenting completed project results

Who should attend: Project managers, individuals who supervise special projects.
Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Program Length: Two 8-hour sessions, without PC training. Five 8-hour sessions  includes Project Management Software training

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