Project Management for the Occasional Project Manager
Learn Easy to Use Planning and Monitoring Techniques to Manage Projects
Most professionals manage projects within their normal job responsibilities. Most of these projects are small (80-500 hours, 1-6 team members). We call these professionals occasional project managers, and what they need are practical and easy to remember tools and processes. They can’t be burdened with all of the details and sophistication required of full-time project managers. This “how to” two-day course equips them with what they need and only what they need.
Manage Basic Projects without adding complicated procedures and time consuming activities.
This course is tailored to the specific needs of the manager and team members who are not full-time project managers but occasionally manage small projects. The objective is to provide a set of tools and processes that add value to the management of small projects without adding cumbersome overhead activities. In providing this minimalist approach, none of the principles, concepts or best practices of project management have been compromised. Above all else, flexibility, adaptability and value-added practices are central to the theme of this course.
Who Should Attend
Professionals from any discipline whose job responsibilities include completing small projects and need a value-added approach to effectively manage these projects. Prior knowledge of project management or experience as a project manager is not required.
The course serves as an introduction to project management for those whose professional development includes project management. It is also an excellent entry point for those who aspire to full-time project management at some later point in their professional career.
A rewarding experience for those involved in new product development, marketing planning, business process design and development, continuous quality improvement programs, training design and development, special events planning, conference planning, revision and updating of corporate procedures, and a host of other applications.
- Develop an effective approach to managing projects for the occasional project manager
- Be able to manage projects successfully without over burdening yourself with process
- To gain a set of tools, templates and processes consistent with your small project needs
- To have a scalable project management approach for more challenging projects
Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided
- To identify the special challenges of managing a small project
- To develop a command of the project management vocabulary
- To understand how project characteristics define the best project management approach
- To adapt the tools and processes of project management to small projects
- To explain the relationship between scope, quality, time, cost and people resources
- To describe the five phases of the project life cycle
- To clearly define requirements and deliverables
- Be able to use small project planning tools
- To apply the concept of a work breakdown structure (WBS) to a real project
- To apply the six criteria for completeness of the WBS
- To have a working knowledge of several methods for building a WBS
- To understand and be able to use six simple methods for generating task estimates
- To build, analyze and use dependency diagrams for project scheduling
- To create a resource schedule
- To understand scope change and how to effectively manage it
- To gain a basic understanding of managing a small project over its entire life cycle
To receive more information about this Project Management Course call toll free at 877-385-5515.