Organizations today face enormous costs owing to bad project management. The reason for this is that many projects either fail to have a clear scope or have project plans that lack sufficient detail. This is usually because there is no clear process for managing projects within the organization. What`s necessary is a process that is simple yet ensures that all projects, whether they are managed by an individual or in a team, are successful.
Yet most organizations do not have full-time project managers. Managing projects is usually part of an employee’s overall job responsibilities. However, without project management skills, it can be stressful to manage projects and also get through your other job requirements because you may not have the necessary skills, time or resources available. Your projects may be any temporary endeavor you undertake to create a unique product, service or other measurable end result. This may include: developing a marketing plan, organizing an event, creating a new product or service, developing a new process, or creating a new web site.
You will go through an actual project simulation to create a project team, develop the project scope and a detailed project plan. You will get a great immersed into what’s required to successfully manage a project; whether it’s a small or large one. You will learn how to develop your project team, project scope and detailed plan using an actual project. As a result, you`ll increase your skills, knowledge and experience about project management so that you can apply it consistently to help you effectively manage all of your projects.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who leads or executes projects as part of their job; but is not a full-time project manager.
- Manage an entire project from beginning to end.
- Manage a project as an individual and on a team.
- Form the project team and identify the project team roles.
- Apply the Project Life Cycle.
- Delegate tasks to others responsible for the completion of the project sections.
- Identify the project’s stakeholders and maintaining a customer and quality focus throughout.
- Develop the project scope statement.
- Develop the work breakdown structures as part of scope definition.
- Estimate the duration of all tasks in the project plan.
- Determine the resources, both internally and externally, required to complete each task in the project plan.
- Develop the network diagram to identify all of the task dependencies.
- Determine project milestones.
- Identify, review and modify the critical path.
- Manage project change.
- Present and report to management on the project’s progress.
- Communicate with the project team on an on-going basis.
- Implement and manage the entire project once the plan has been developed and agreed upon.