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 Project Management for Smaller Organizations 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 Project Management for Smaller Organizations 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. You might also be interested in our 8-hour Project Management Introduction course.
Project Management for Smaller Organizations Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to :
- Understand more about project management.
- Produce better project plans.
- Reduce project risk.
- Capture the complexity of your projects.
- Stay on top of your projects while they are underway and through completion.
- Waste less time and money fighting fires.
- Present a more organized and professional management style.
- Have more success completing your projects on time, and to budget.
- Utilize a project management concept known as “float” to better manage your projects.
- 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.
Project Management for Smaller Organizations Course Content
- What is a project?
- What is project management?
- Who uses project management?
- Who is the Project Management Institute?
- What drives the need for project management?
- Areas of project management
- Project balance
- The role of the project manager
- The Basic Project Management Process
- Assembling a team
- Project charters
- Phase exit checklists
- Project scope
- Work Breakdown Structures
- Network diagrams
- Estimating durations
- CPM Scheduling
- The importance of Total Float
- Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
- Issue tracking
- Adjusting the plan
- Project closure
- Common project pitfalls
- Next steps
Project Management for Smaller Organizations PDF Course Description
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