Understanding Project Management

 

Understanding Project Management

Introduction

Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you 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 you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these three days will familiarize you with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.

How You Will Benefit

  • You will understand what “projects” are and how they are becoming a part of organizational thinking.
  • You will identify your role as project manager and the skills required of you.
  • You will recognize the steps you must take to keep budgets on track and on budget.
  • You will identify techniques for helping your project team work together.
  • You will identify the key factors in project success.
  • You will establish guidelines for building and controlling a budget.
  • You will become more skilled at presenting ideas and asking for feedback.

What You Will Cover

  • Defining a project
  • Project life cycles
  • Selling your own project ideas
  • Role & skills of the project manager
  • Setting project goals
  • Why projects fail and how to avoid this
  • Risk and contingency planning
  • Creating network diagrams
  • Building a winning team
  • Managing meetings
  • Building a budget and controlling costs

What's Included

  • Duration: Three Days
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes
  • Specialized manual and course materials