Project Management for Everyone (A non-technical approach)

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Course description

Increased productivity, reduced stress, and greater confidence — these are the benefits of gaining control of your projects. This course provides practical skills and experience that allow you to clarify a project's description and outcomes, break a project into manageable tasks, avoid crisis management, and effectively manage multiple projects while maintaining a daily workload. The goal of the course is to enable you to learn and practice a simple, nontechnical, step-by step process for project management.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include those:

  • Whose job responsibilities include some management of projects
  • Whose organizations/departments do not have any formal project management procedures
  • Who want formal project management training using simple, user-friendly terminology and techniques
  • Who are NOT interested in becoming PMP certified
  • Who do not need or want to know the meaning of PMBOK®, PMI®, and PMP®

What you will achieve

  • Build greater confidence in defining, planning, and managing projects.
  • Reduce stress and gain greater control of multiple projects and daily workload.
  • Achieve greater project success by reducing wasted time and maximizing resources.
  • Develop experience in using a simple, step-by step process for project management.

What you will learn

Key Takeaways
  • Write clearly defined project statements.
  • Clarify project objectives with measurable outcomes.
  • Break a project into manageable tasks.
  • Create a realistic timeline and use effective planning to reduce time wasted.
  • Identify necessary resources for the project.
  • Avoid potential problems through planning and communication.
  • Manage multiple projects while maintaining daily workload.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities to improve team performance and accountability.
  • Delegate assignments that minimize individual and team conflicts and maximize productivity.
  • Design communications plans for your project team to follow during the course of the project.
  • Evaluate the project's success and lessons learned.
Course Prework

During the course delivery the participants have an opportunity to work on a real-world project — either independently or in small groups. Prior to the workshop, participants will have the option of downloading the templates that will be introduced during class. This will allow them to apply real-world project intelligence directly to the templates during class.

Course Outline
Module 1: Foundation
  • Objectives
  • Process vs. Project
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Time Management
Module 2: Clarify Phase
  • Interviewing
  • Clarifying Process
  • Stakeholders
  • Scope Statement
  • Description
  • Justification
  • Requirements and Deliverables
  • Objectives
  • Triple Constraint
  • Assumptions
Module 3: Planning Phase
  • Project Mapping
  • Planning Process
  • Sample Project Planning
  • Project Outline
  • Project Gantt Chart
  • Risk Analysis
  • Issue/Risk Log
  • Risk Matrix
Module 4: Execute Phase
  • Change Requests
  • Communication Plan
  • Weekly Planning
Module 5 Closing Phase
  • Project Closure
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Closure Checklist
  • Project Documentation File
  • Action Plan
  • Definitions and Reading
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