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Successful Project Management (2-Day Program)

May 9 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 4:00 pm CDT


Managers are constantly called upon to manage projects or to be part of a project team. The effective management of projects – completion within a deadline and a budget, subject to performance criteria – is the cornerstone for business success. All projects are undertaken to achieve specific results and need a framework to help accomplish an important new objective; face new challenges and organizational structures, define objectives, communicate and instruct.

Day 1
What is a “Project”?
What is a “successful” project?
Why do projects fail?
The Project Lifecycle

The Triple Constraints to Projects—Scope, Time, Cost

Processes and Practices

Scope, Time, Cost, Quality Management
Risk management
Communications management
Managing the Scope

Defining the objectives of the project
Defining the work to be done
Work Breakdown Structure
Managing scope changes
Managing Project Time

Estimating time to complete project tasks
Resource loading and leveling
Controlling project costs
Day 2
Managing Project Quality

Project specifications
Quality assurance and control
Managing Risk Management

Risk identification
Planning for risks
Responding to risks
Managing Project Communications

Who needs what, when, how, etc.?
Reporting project status
Measurement metrics
Earned Value
Managing Multiple Small Concurrent Projects

Managing multiple independent projects
Small concurrent projects
Organizing for Project Management

Traditional and matrix organizations
Project office
The Successful Project Manager

Roles and responsibilities
Qualities for success
Project Infrastructure

Change management system
Project management information system
The Project Team

Reasons teams fail
Situational leadership
Creating shared commitment
Instilling team values
Stages of team development
Project Closeout

Overcoming the “90% complete” phenomenon
Exit reviews
Methodology – Putting it all together

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