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 seminar.
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?
The course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, and Renton, Everett, Federal Way, Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ, (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Spokane, Anchorage, Portland, Olympia, Boise, Fargo and Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the country.
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.
- Format: Classroom – no computers required.
- Prerequisites: None.
- What is a project ?
- What is project management ?
- Why are small organizations different ?
- What is PMI ?
- What is the PM process ?
- Project Charter
- Define Project Scope
- What is a WBS ?
- Construct an Initial Plan
- Network Diagrams
- Durations - Effort/Time
- Calculating the schedule
- The importance of "float"
- Obtain Stakeholder Buy-in
- Publish the plan
- Collect Progress Information
- Percent Complete
- Remaining Duration
- Analyze Current Status
- Critical Path
- Adjust schedule - compression, parallelism
- Close Project
- Lessons Learned
- Common Project Pitfalls
View a PDF course description for the Introduction to Project Management for Smaller Organizations course, suitable for saving or printing.
Call 1-866-PM-ASSIST to discuss this course.
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