Are you an “accidental” project manager in a small business? Do you have project management responsibilities in addition to your “real” job? Need to run better projects? Here’s your opportunity to get help – attend this four-hour project management workshop.
Who should take this course?
This course is for anyone interested in improving their project management skills. It is aimed at both small businesses, and small departments within large organizations (e.g. human resources, marketing).
Where is this course offered?
We are not currently providing this course in our public classrooms, but it is available for clients to schedule as an on-site course. Depending on your location, 4 or 5 people might be enough for us to cost effectively bring this course to you. Contact us for more details.
By the end of the course you will be able to :
- Develop better project plans, and reduce project risk.
- Quickly define the scope of your projects.
- Avoid being overwhelmed by the unknowns in your projects.
- Capture the complexity of your projects, and explain them to others.
- Stay on top of a projects when they’re underway.
- Spend less time “fighting fires”, and more time on your business.
- Present a more professional management image to your clients.
- Complete your projects on time, and to budget.
- Length: 4 hours.
- Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
- Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual.
- Format: Classroom. No computers required.
- Prerequisites: None.
- What is a project ?
- What is project management ?
- Areas of project management
- Project balance
- The role of the project manager
- The Basic Project Management Process
- Project charters
- Project scope
- Work Breakdown Structures
- Managing change
- Network Diagrams
- Estimating durations
- Scheduling – ES, EF, LS, LF
- The importance of Total Float
- Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
- Collecting progress information
- Adjusting the plan
- Project closure
- Common project pitfalls
PDF Course Description
Project Management for Smaller Organizations course outline, suitable for saving or printing.