Project Management

A Powerful Integrated Approach to Projects and Daily Operations

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Effective project management is an important professional competency that relates directly to organization and individual productivity.  Whether you will be involved with the hands-on detail work of projects or you will be overseeing the process, this program will give you the skills and perspective to ensure project management success.

PRO78 1.2 0.5 1.02
Two 8-hour sessions
Steve Roussas

Any individual who would like to learn and practice the basics of project management for use with special projects and for daily operations as well.

  • Greater effectiveness as a project manager/project team leader.
  • Projects that are completed on time, on budget, and with "zero defects."
  • Greater efficiency and less stress in carrying out daily operations.
  • A reputation for results and reliability.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by an integrated approach to project management.
  • Develop and manage project scope.
  • Develop and execute a project plan.
  • Develop a project budget and manage project costs.
  • Plan, organize, staff, coordinate, control, and lead a project and project team.
  • Design, maintain, and improve a system or process.
  • Understand and use the principles of effective time management.
  • Assess project risk and develop risk-management plans for the project.
  • Assess project performance.
  • Assess people's performance.
  • List and discuss common project management software applications.
  • Describe common project management pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • Explain what is meant by the "behavioral factor" in successful project management.
  • List project manager job competencies.
  • Apply project management principles to any activity.
  • The technical (or process) aspect of project management
    • The project management process
    • Facilitating project management processes
    • Project definition
    • Project management life cycle and organization model
    • Organizational structure and project management
    • Project initiation
    • Project integration
    • Project authority
    • The project management process
  • The behavior aspect of project management
    • Leadership
    • Team formation
    • Team development
    • Team performance
  • The project manager
    • Skill competencies
    • The role of the project manager
    • Competency-development action planning