Learning objectives for this course
Value of project management
Managing projects that are simple or complex
What is Project Management?
Where does PM fit?
Common PM methods & phases
Scope – Define the Goals (and Boundaries) of Your Project
Documenting requirements and needs
Working with key stakeholders to identify Project Requirements
Communicate the Scope
Introduce the Change Control System
Schedule – What Needs to Happen and When?
Building the Project Schedule
Determine Activities or Tasks
Budget – How Much Will It Cost?
Building the Project Budget
Applying Rates to Resources
Cost - direct/indirect
Tracking project performance
Control – Track Progress and Manage Change Requests
Monitoring what’s important to your key stakeholders
Create a process for managing change requests
Examples of Change Control Systems
Risk – What if Something Bad Happens…?
Examples of a Risk Register
Communication Excellence – a Vital Trait of Top Project Managers
Fundamentals of Successful Communications
Identify & overcome barriers and filters
Setting expectations with the Communications Management Plan
Establishing Communication Ground Rules with the Team
Leading a Team – the Essence of Project Management
Successful Project Managers
Traits of Strong Leaders
Leading without authority
How to influence those who don’t report to you
The Project Review
Course Review and Wrap-up
Document Personal Plan for Improvement
Where to go from here? Opportunities for growth
What lessons have you learned?
About your strengths, weaknesses, tendencies
About practical tools or techniques
What practices will you implement in your next project?