Project Management Three Day Workshop

In this course, participants will learn necessary skills and tools to ensure successful projects. They will have the opportunity to practice their new skills by creating and managing a project. This will include developing a team, outlining project scope, and projecting program outcomes.

Length:

Three days, Monday- Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dates: TBD (based on demand)

Audience:

Project managers (and their managers), contributing project team members, and managers who provide resources to project teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and recognize the critical elements of a correct project measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the major deliverables required to achieve a project’s measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a project scope statement that will provide clarity and reduce the chance of scope creep.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and use of the common techniques for planning and scheduling project work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the critical path for a simple project.
  • Demonstrate methods for compressing the time required to complete a project.
  • Describe the benefits of establishing a project baseline.
  • Describe the critical elements of risk identification, mitigation, and control.
  • Describe a method for managing project changes.
  • Describe methods for developing and implementing project lessons learned.
 

Certificate:

Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate showing they have completed 24 project management education contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a Project Management Institute Exam.

Program Description:

Day 1

Manage Yourself

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.

Day 2-3

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.

Location:

Front Range Community College

Prospect Center
1501 Academy Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Room: PR7 (south entrance)

See map & directions

Parking: Free

Cost:

$1,500.00 per person (includes all materials)

Visa, MasterCard, or American Express accepted

Materials: Provided by Corporate Solutions (laptops are optional)

Registration:

To register, please contact:
Jo Ann Haussler
(970) 204 - 8130 | Email 

Minimum enrollment needed for class to run

Other Information:

Trainer: TBA

Lunch: 30-60 minutes, negotiable with instructor. Eat-in, have lunch delivered, or go out. Microwave is available in student lounge.

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Contact:

Jo Ann Haussler
(970) 204 - 8130 | Email