Project Management 101: 5 Steps to a Successful Planning and Implementing a Successful Project
Professional project managers have spent decades developing proven techniques and disciplines that help ensure the success of projects large and small. The basic tools and techniques are easily adaptable by any individual or team to get projects done on time and on budget.
Regardless of your role in the organization, you are involved in managing projects at some level. If you're an executive, it's your responsibility to oversee the series of complex, interrelated activities that it takes to grow your business. As a manager, you coordinate the efforts of many people, often in different departments, time zones or even companies. And as a team member, your multiple tasks and priorities can be confusing and overwhelming. Face it-you're a de facto project manager, and it's likely that you regularly juggle multiple projects at once.
Why should you attend:
A successful project is one that gets done on time, on budget, and that meets the quality standards your clients expect and deserve. If you don't have the basic tools to manage this, you face the danger of wasting those resources as well as the morale, engagement, and mental and physical energy of yourself and your team.
Learn how the basic tools and techniques used to build complex systems and structures can help you manage your workload, reach your business (and personal) goals, improve your communication skills and engage your team members.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- An agreement on the project's purpose and objectives
- Defining it's scope-what it will and will not include
- Determining the main deliverables, and the tasks it will take to complete them
- Understanding the relationship between the deliverables
- Getting the expertise you need to make informed decisions
- Prioritizing the tasks by understanding dependencies
- Estimating resources: time, money and people
- Managing "scope creep"-when it takes longer or costs more than budgeted, or the client requests more
- Keeping everyone engaged and in the loop
- Business Owners
- Vice Presidents
- Team Leaders