Introduction To Project Management for the Everyday Project Manager

This course is specifically designed for personnel who will be required to plan and manage projects, but are not experienced project managers.

Workshop Content

  1. Introduction
  • Introduce the Facilitator and participants
  • Define session objectives.
  • Define the processes for working together through the session
  1. The Starting Point
  • What is Project Management?
  • What are the Benefits of Project Management?
  • Project Management Driving Forces
  • Project Management Success Factors
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Projects Mapping
  • Characteristics of an Effective Project Managers/Project Team Members
  1. Project Initiating
  • The activities and responsibilities to correctly initiate a project
  • Defining the project scope (What, When, Where, Problem to be solved, Needs to be satisfied)
  • Developing Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time- dimensioned goals (S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Identifying Key Stakeholders
  1. Project Planning
  • Prioritize performance factors / constraints
  • Brainstorm, explore, and manage possible hotspots and alternatives (Risk Management).
  • Develop a Communications Plan
  • Break projects into manageable pieces.
  • Determine task durations.
  • Clarify task dependencies.
  • Determine resources and budget.
  1. Project Executing and Controlling
  • Time Management
  • Recurring Project Status Reporting
  • Project Review Agendas/Minutes.
  • Change Control
  • Communication Planning, participants review:
  • The project manager’s roles as a communications hub
  • The techniques for information distribution
  • Reporting against the baseline plan
  1. Project Close
  • Evaluations
  • After Action reports, Archiving Documents