NEW for 2012
Note: This workshop is capped at 20 participants.
Categories: Administrative Skills and Organizational Development
To maximize the collaborative learning, please review your calendar before registering to ensure you can attend all sessions.
Total Workshop Time: 12 Hours (four 3-hour sessions)
Make-Ups: There are no make-up sessions for this workshop.
Pre-requisites: TD1066: A Plan with a Purpose
Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning a proven project planning method.
Workshop Description: This multi-session workshop will teach participants a four-step process for managing projects, large or small. This proven approach helps project managers and their teams craft and deliver projects on time and within budget.
- Provide tools and knowledge to develop a smart project plan.
- Execute the right tasks at the right time, thereby decreasing project costs.
- Recognize potential problems and issues related to project planning.
This Multi-Session workshop will include:
- Session 1: Introduction to Project Planning and Foundational Concepts
- Identify the level at which you can influence others in project management skills.
- Define what a project is and identify what makes a project successful.
- Identify ways to develop project ideas.
- Learn a creative approach for exploring project thoughts, ideas, possibilities and plans.
- Learn how to identify a project’s supporting values and long-range goals.
- Practice brainstorming project ideas
- Identify how the 7 Habits can apply to project management.
- Session 2: Visualization and Introduction to Planning
- Identify the role “Visualize” plays in effective project management.
- Identify and interview project stakeholders to determine their expectations.
- Visualize and define a project’s desired end result.
- Clearly identify and write a shared project vision statement that meets the SMART criteria.
- Identify potential problems and develop contingency plans to manage those problems.
- Plan a project by breaking it into manageable pieces.
- Identify major and minor pieces and tasks.
- Determine a detailed timeline and budget.
- Identify the skills and equipment necessary to complete the project successfully.
- Use the plan to determine whether the project is worth continuing.
- Session 4: Implementation, Closing and Conclusion
- Manage projects and daily workload.
- Coordinate and track information and tasks with project team members.
- Use a personal planner to help manage the project.
- Delegate and communicate effectively.
- Assign and track accountability for changes.
- Evaluate project performance.
- Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.
- Improve future projects.
- Prioritize projects.
Presented by: Judy Rannow, Training and Development Professional Development Specialist & FranklinCovey Project Planning Certified
Thursday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM