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Project Management Workshop for Team Members


1 Day Experiential-based Workshop

 

This exciting hands-on workshop provides project team members with an understanding of their role in supporting the strategic success of their organization.  They participate in a realistic project simulation as they apply practical and proven techniques for planning and managing projects.  Working in project planning workshop, they develop a project charter, a detailed work breakdown structure and assign ownership through a responsibility matrix.  We demonstrate how deliverables are translated into project schedules.  Students will track actuals and estimates to complete into Clarity and then see a demonstration on how the project manager uses the resting information to replan their project to get it back on track.

They also learn how to proactively identify risks and issues and how to escalate the information to their project managers.  Throughout the training we use team exercises to reinforce learning points and to foster teamwork skills.

Students leave this workshop with an understanding and appreciation for project management and with skills, tools and techniques that will help them be more productive and effective as project team members.

 

Agenda

 

8:30-9:00 Overview of Project Management and the Project Management Lifecycle
9:00-9:30 Problem Solving Exercise – Why do projects fail?
        9:30-10:00 Introduction of the Class Project and Developing the Project Charter
10:00-10:30 Demonstration of the Work Breakdown Structure
10:30-11:30 Project Planning Workshop – Developing the WBS
11:30-12:00 Assigning ownership with the responsibility matrix and bottom up estimating
12:00- 1:00 Working Lunch
1:00-1:30 Identifying risks and issues
1:30-2:30 Risk Exercise
2:30-3:00 Translating deliverables into the project schedule
3:00-3:30 Tracking actuals and estimates to complete into Clarity
3:30-4:00 Demonstration on how the project manager uses the tracked actuals to replan their projects to get them back on schedule.
4:00-4:30 Exercise – How can team members assist each other and the project manager to help ensure success?

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Very worthwhile program from many views, hands-on training combined with foundation of document tools was most useful. Excellent instructors! Learning team dynamics and leadership skills was an excellent experience!

Melissa May

Business Analyst/Project Manager / Cingular Wireless

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