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Project Management
Description
Organizations initiate projects to change the way they do business, introduce a new product, conduct a special event, or create any unique end result.  Unfortunately, many of these well-intentioned efforts suffer from unmet expectations, as well as schedule and budget overages.  This workshop introduces proven tools that project managers and team leads can use to define and deliver successful project results.  These basic tools are applicable to all projects, regardless of size or business area, and enable project managers to improve project productivity and deliver to satisfied clients.
 
Length
6 Hours
 
Audience
For managers and individual contributors  
 
 Learning Objectives
  • Creating a framework for project success
  • Defining the project objective, scope, and deliverables
  • Identifying and organizing the tasks
  • Establishing roles and responsibilities
  • Determining risk strategies
  • Creating a realistic schedule
  • Managing changes
  • Collecting lessons learned 
Methodology
The facilitator uses a variety of training methods to introduce and re-enforce basic project management concepts and tools.  Class exercises and group discussions allow the students to experience project management pitfalls and contrast poorly managed with well managed projects.  Students participate in team building exercises that define and schedule project tasks.  Students experience creating the following tools: Project Charter, Work Breakdown Structure, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, Project Schedule Baseline, Top Ten Risk List, and Lessons Learned.  Class size should be kept to a maximum of twenty students whenever possible to ensure individual attention and sufficient time to interact and collaborate as a group.
 
Facilitator
The Lead facilitator,MS, PMP, for this workshop, is a project management consultant and trainer specializing in practical management processes for technology and process improvement projects. She has more than 25 years of experience in both the technical and management aspects of software projects and has implemented project management processes and training for leading computer software and hardware manufacturers as well as government organizations.  She has led cross-functional project teams to accomplish information technology strategic planning, requirements definition, business case analysis, feasibility studies, and software development.  As a project management consultant, she has worked with Project Management Offices (PMOs) to implement standard project management best practices and software development methodologies. These processes have enabled clients to improve their productivity, reduce rework, and deliver solutions that meet their customers’ needs.