Project Management

Workshop Description

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Bring a real project from your workplace and leave with a thumbnail plan for further elaboration.

This workshop will appeal to leaders who are or will be working on projects, or as a prerequisite to computer-based project management courses. It is organized in a manner consistent with established project management standards and addresses six essential questions every project team needs to answer. These answers address key points in a project’s life cycle, especially in:

  • Clarifying the language and concepts of project management
  • Building a project commitment
  • Establishing team roles
  • Determining the logic of the project
  • Controlling and tracking the project's progress
  • Learning from the project experience

Strong emphasis is placed on the use of tools to guide and track a project. These help complete projects in a cooperative manner, on time, on spec and on budget.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to address the six essential project management questions to:

  • Build project commitment - complete with a project charter.
  • Use critical path and critical chain methods to establish a project’s logic and to produce a project plan.
  • Apply scheduling techniques to achieve key project milestones and to assign and adjust resources.
  • Monitor and track project performance.
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative project evaluations.
  • Use project management tools to guide them through the project life cycle.


Process

Participants will prepare a project plan – either a real project from their workplace or one assigned by the instructor. They will also be invited to participate in a series of discussions designed to explore and practice the topics covered.

Duration

2 Days


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