Project management is a mass of contradictions. You have to create a comprehensive and detailed plan but at the same time be flexible enough to deal with the unexpected. You have to keep the big picture view focused on that final goal while taking care of the small but critical details that keep everything on track. And you need the compassion and energy to inspire your team and the courage to challenge you supervisor when necessary.
As a project manager, you'll need people skills, communications skills, planning skills, vision, and common sense. Luckily, you probably already possess some or all of the skills you need to manage your next project. And even if you think you've never run a project before, chances are you have.
You've met deadlines and stayed within budgets. You understand how to adapt to unexpected problems and events. You have the skills you need to be a team player, and you're probably very aware of the pitfalls to be avoided.
This workshop will cover the following steps for project management:
- Determine the real problem
- Identify Stakeholders
- Define project goals & objectives
- Task analysis
- Cost-benefit analysis of options
- Analysis of process
- Team building
- Recruiting & hiring
- Develop overall plan
- Review & approve work-in-process
- Deliver project milestones
- Manage development process
- Communicate progress & problems to stakeholders
- Evaluate performance
- Close out project
- Debrief lessons learned with team
- Create follow-up plan
- Review results with stakeholders
- Using Microsoft Project
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