This section is the shortest yet in some ways it is the most important. Participants will concentrate on establishing the role of the project manager as the Proactive Leader who will deliver what they have committed to – on time, on budget, and to the agreed upon objectives (Measures of Performance).
The result of this module will be a project manager who will be confident they can lead a team to project success. Participants find equal applicability to goal achievement in personal and work settings.
Manage Your Team
This module will focus on the seven keys to effectively select and manage a project team. A team is a collection of individuals who need one another to succeed. Unfortunately, project teams frequently consist of individuals who are unable to succeed because they do not know how to work together and they may arrive with different or even conflicting agendas. Project timelines do not usually permit haphazard, gradual, or "natural" formation of these individuals into a high performing team.
Many projects also have what we call extended team members – vendors, consultants, or suppliers. This requires additional management expertise in order to establish appropriate agreements, build relationships, and monitor work to ensure successful completion. "Manage Your Team" explains the critical steps a project manager can take to quickly build and maintain a high performing extended team.
Manage Your Organization
Appropriate accountability and authority make effective project management possible. There are precise keys to success in the accountability and authority one holds with: project staff, peers, supervisors, project sponsors, steering committees, suppliers, and vendors.
In addition, successful project management requires the ability to influence others with whom one has no direct accountability and authority. Those relationships require skillful application of reinforcement, constructive criticism, and behavior analysis.
Manage Your Work
The backbone of project management is planning, scheduling, and controlling. There are well-established principles, tools, and techniques for taking these critical elements to a professional level of expertise. From the management of small to complex projects, participants will find a proven approach to shorten project duration, manage communication, report status, and keep the project on track for on time and on budget delivery.