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.
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.
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.