IP170 | Length: 0.5 day | Credits: 4 PDUs | Talent Triangle – Strategic
Many learning professionals deal with projects that are of short duration, sometimes less than six months – too big to manage successfully with just a task list on a tablet and too small to benefit from the full array of rigorous, formal project management techniques. This interactive workshop is designed to provide participants with knowledge and practice with using a flexible, efficient ten-step process that provides planning without overkill, and control without being cumbersome.
Using a case study we will review ten steps of project management and focus on five key areas related to managing projects: Initiating, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.
Participants will learn how to:
- Apply a flexible ten-step model that provides a framework with tools and techniques to effectively manage a project.
- Determine project constraints and the impact on the project
- Discuss questions to consider when planning for a project
- Assess how to plan and sequence deliverables
- Apply risk management in the context of managing small projects – so projects don’t go ‘off the rails’!
- Overview a change control process to manage changes and expectations throughout the project
The workshop introduces main process concepts and proven practices from the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® five process groups, Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Control and Closing. The instructor presents each topic in a tell-show-do format using a simple case study. Working in teams of four or five, participants then practice applying the tools and techniques presented in the workshop.
- Individuals with current or future assigned project management responsibilities
- Individuals responsible for managing small projects
- Project leads or team members working on sub-projects of larger projects
- Project clients, sponsors, and other stakeholders who contribute to projects
- Project Management Phases
- Ten Project Management Steps
Initiating the Project
- Components of Initiating a Project
Defining and Planning the Project
- Generating Work Breakdown Structure
- Effort and Duration Estimates
Defining Work Package and Activity Sequencing
- Defining Predecessors and Successors
- Building the Network Diagram
Identifying, Analyzing, and Documenting Risks and Responses
- Identifying Probable Causes and Developing Preventive Plans
- Developing Contingency Plans and Identifying Trigger Points
Tracking and Managing the Project
- Tracking and Managing Changes in the Project
Performing Post-Project Review
- Project Completion Process
PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.