Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to regular job duties, people are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.
This workshop is not intended to take participants from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these three days will familiarize them with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.
In this workshop, you will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on the results. They may still have to cope with the unexpected, but they’ll be better prepared.
This two-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
- Understand what is meant by a project.
- Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.
- Sell ideas and make presentations.
- Use simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking a project.
- Use methods for keeping the team focused and motivated.
Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects would be preferable.
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: What is a Project?
Session Three: Project Management Basics
Session Four: Assignment Review
Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?
- The Benefits of Projects
- Case Study: Mary Marvelous
Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle
Session Seven: Selling a Project
- Tom Peters
- The Priority Matrix
Session Eight: Preparing Your Project
Session Nine: The Role of a Project Manager
- A Project Manager’s Skills
- Key Skills
Session Ten: Project Goals
Session Eleven: Laying Out the Project
- The Statement of Work
- Individual SOW
- Project Planning Worksheet
- Writing Reports
Session Twelve: Project Risks
- Risk Tolerance
- About Risks
- Reducing Risks
Session Thirteen: Contingency Planning
Session Fourteen: What Really Needs To Be Done?
- Beginning to Plan
- Preparing a Basic Schedule
- Other Scheduling Factors
- Scheduling My Project
Session Fifteen: The Work Breakdown Structure
Session Sixteen: Planning Tools
- Two Basic Tools
- Gantt Charts
- The Network Diagram
- The Flow Chart
Session Seventeen: Budgets
Session Eighteen: Teamwork
- Why is Teamwork Important?
- Building a Winning Team
Session Nineteen: Developing Teams
- Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
- Team Development
Session Twenty: Aspirinia
- Decision Information
- Individual Action Steps
Session Twenty-One: Communication Tips
Session Twenty-Two: Closing Out a Project
Session Twenty-Three: Team Meetings
Session Twenty-Five: Project Presentations