Project Management - Onsite Offerings (1 or 2 Day Programs)

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Today, almost everyone’s job requires some form of managing projects. The need for a straightforward framework for successfully managing projects has never been greater. In fact, project management skills are being recognized by most leaders of organizations as a top skill for employees to have in their organizations.

A photograph of a group of project managers.

Who Should Attend:

If you are new to project management,  a manager, supervisor, team leader, or anyone that is involved in projects as an additional duty needs to attend this results-oriented workshop.

Program Benefits:

Project management is a very difficult world to navigate especially for employees that have been drafted to take on projects with little or no project management experience or have not been trained on the fundamentals. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of what it takes to guide a successful quality project through its various stages. It is imperative to keep projects on track, delivered on time, and on budget in today's competitive, economic environment. The techniques participants learn they will be able to put to use back on the job the next day.

Other benefits include:

  • Estimate costs with greater accuracy
  • Gain the buy in you need from others
  • Stay in control through the various phases

Format:

1 Day Program:

Introduction to Project Management

  • What is project management?
  • The origin of projects
  • What makes a project successful?
  • Why projects fail
  • Project life cycle –Systematic approach to projects

o   Defining, Planning, Implementing, Closing

  • Project parameters - Quality- Time- Cost

Defining/ Scoping Out the Project

  • Writing a preliminary project definition
  • Developing successful outcomes
  • Scope crepe- outside of the scope of the project
  • Generating strategies and project goals
  • Determining required resources
  • Selecting the project team

Planning the Project- How the Project will be managed

  • Charting the project
  • Determining project specs, quality, budget, schedule
  • Breaking the work down – Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Assigning responsibility
  • Sequencing deliverables
  • Gantt chart

Implementing the Project

  • Key components of a project kickoff meeting
  • Working together as a project team
  • Negotiating resources throughout the project
  • Strategies – if the project starts to fall behind

Monitoring, Tracking and Controlling the Project- Tools and Techniques

  • Project control chart
  • Milestone chart
  • Fishbone for solving problems

Closing the project

  • Project completion checklist
  • Project evaluation

Workshop Wrap Up

 

2 Day Program: Day 1

Introduction to Project Management

  • What is project management?
  • The origin of projects
  • What makes a project successful?
  • Why projects fail
  • Project life cycle –Systematic approach to projects
    • Defining, Planning, Implementing, Closing
  • Project parameters - Quality- Time- Cost

What it takes to be Successful at Project Management

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Encouraging open communications
  • Promoting a positive team environment

Defining/ Scoping Out the Project

  • Writing a preliminary project definition
  • Developing successful outcomes
  • Scope crepe- outside of the scope of the project
  • Generating strategies and project goals
  • Determining required resources
  • Selecting the project team

Defining and Scoping out your Project

Planning the Project- How the Project will be Managed

  • Charting the project
  • Determining project specs, quality, budget, schedule
  • Breaking the work down – Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Assigning responsibility
  • Sequencing deliverables
  • Gantt chart

Planning out your workshop Project

2 Day Program: Day 2

Presenting Your Project

  • Presenting the first two phases of your project (Defining and Planning)

Implementing the Project

  • Key components of a project kickoff meeting
  • Working together as a project team
  • Defining team expectations and communications
  • Managing project changes
  • Negotiating resources throughout the project
  • Interim project reviews and updates
  • Strategies – if the project starts to fall behind

Monitoring, Tracking and Controlling the Project- Tools and Techniques

  • Project control chart
  • Milestone chart
  • Fishbone for solving problems
  • Brainstorming
  • Check sheets

Closing the project

  • Project completion checklist
  • Project evaluation

Workshop Wrap Up
 

Contact:

For more information and custom fees, please call 848-445-9415 or email pgrant@epe.rutgers.edu