National Seminars Group
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Successful Strategies of Project Management On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A 2-day course for new and experienced project managers

Course Description/Agenda


When Good Projects Go Bad

It seems like you are finally getting your chance to show everyone just how good you are at your job. Your boss has given you the opportunity to manage a project that is extremely important to your company and may be the key to your future success. Congratulations!

Now what?

You have the deadline. You have the budget. You have the people. Where do you go from here?

You put together a plan that may seem like it is flawless. While it may be incredibly well thought-out and forward-thinking, chances are problems will arise that you didn't previously think about. Lapses in communication, procrastination among team members, confusion, and forgetfulness are all things causing your project to turn from the dream opportunity to days and nights filled with worry and stress.

The Key Is: Work Smarter, Not Harder!

This brand-new workshop gives you the tools and techniques you need to get your priorities, people, deadlines, and budgets in line so you stay in control of the project.

Prioritize for Less Stress!
An incomplete project is not an option. How do you get from Point A to Point B as smoothly and efficiently as possible? The answer is strategically planning and prioritizing every facet of the project. Our workshop is designed to help you create the perfect plan to help you and your team prioritize your goals and achieve them.

From laying the foundation of the project to determining the scheduling, we will show you exactly what you need to do to succeed. Met goals mean less stress. And less stress means a happier, more productive team.

Lead With Confidence and Ensure Success!
A good team comes from a good leader. You have to have a clear vision, patience, and solid communication skills in order to keep your project moving from start to finish. Our workshop will give you the tools to help you communicate clearly and effectively to ensure your team maximizes productivity.

This workshop helps you plan ahead and deal with problems efficiently and successfully. That's why you can't afford to miss the crucial information and skills presented in our two-day Successful Strategies of Project Management workshop.

Agenda:

Lay the Foundation of Your Project

  • What defines a project? The common characteristics
  • The recipe for a successful project: basic guidelines that will keep things on target
  • The difference between a functional manager and a project manager and why you need to know
  • How to clearly define your client's needs so you deliver what's expected
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis so you can keep key people in the loop along the way
  • Define your project: What are the objectives and deliverables?
  • Write a solid project goal statement
  • The Triple Constraint: Determine your time, costs, and performance
  • Clearly define your project's scope so you stay on target and avoid unexpected surprises

Plan Your Project

  • Determine the tasks for your project
  • Perform a task analysis
  • Conduct a feasibility study to be sure the project can be accomplished
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate time
  • Scheduling: Build a Gantt Chart
  • Real-life scheduling: Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Estimate your project's costs: payback period, discounted cash flow, and cost-benefit analysis
  • How to develop realistic budgets
  • Assess and manage risk: creating contingency plans
  • Determine the skills needed for the project
  • Assemble a project team

Implement Your Project

  • Project manager communication skills:
    • How to use power and authority
    • How to manage through influence
    • How to motivate through the tough times
    • How to communicate key information throughout the project
    • How to run effective team meetings
  • Team problem-solving guidelines
  • Team project reporting
  • Steps to successful negotiation
  • Keep the project on track

Monitor Your Project

  • Monitor your project: progress reports, milestones, and the importance of action items
  • Write solid progress reports that contain just the right level of detail for each of your audiences
  • Documentation you must maintain to keep the project under control
  • How to monitor the triple constraints: performance, cost, and time
  • How to troubleshoot and make adjustments along the way
  • How to avoid scope creep and its potentially devastating effects
  • Customer changes along the way? How to document with a Notice of Change or Change Order

Complete and Evaluate Your Project

  • Finalize deliverables and close accounts
  • Checklist to be sure all the bows are tied and your project is fully completed
  • Accurately measure your project's outcome - did it succeed?
  • Conducting the post-project analysis or postmortem
  • How to write a close-out report
  • Team celebrations - the important final step of any project

 

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