Who should attend
Anyone who desires to improve their project management skills to better meet business objectives, even if they’ve never managed a project before.
About the course
In this immersive, online workshop you will learn and practice project management principles and best practices that can enhance efficiency and productivity in your everyday work.
Through discussions and small group breakout sessions, you will practice a simple framework that can help a project of any size get done faster with less scope creep while reducing project meeting fatigue. You will also receive a variety of tools and resources aligned with best practice project management business practices and methods.
Prior to the beginning of the program, you’ll be asked to complete Module Zero, an introductory module that outlines program expectations and allows you to test the online video conference technology. This module will also prepare you for the Tower Building Exercise in Module 2. You will be asked to bring common household items such as pasta noodles, marshmallows, paper, and tape to the session. Technology Requirements: The program uses Zoom and Canvas. You will be sent access instructions for both platforms prior to the start of the program.
How You Will Benefit
- Learn the critical question that leaders need ask at the beginning of a project to determine an implementation approach, cost, schedule, and conflicts to expect throughout the project lifecycle.
- Practice and use a simple three-step framework to reach project success.
- Understand how the three-step process is in alignment with more formal methodologies such as phase-based waterfall project management, Agile project management, and continuous improvement activities such as Lean and Six Sigma.
- Use and apply 10 streamlined tools and templates that can help a project of any size get done faster, lessen scope creep, and reduce project meeting fatigue.
- Gain insights from practitioners on how the tools and templates are used in a variety of project scenarios.
Module 1 – Introduction and Review of Project Complexity Module 2 – Dealing with Project Challenges Module 3 – Managing Scope by Understanding Constraints Module 4 – Project Initiation Tools Module 5 – Project Planning Tools Module 6 – Planning Tools Module 7 – Project Execution and Working the Plan Module 8 – Project Closure and Program Wrap-Up
Scott Converse is the director of project management and process improvement programs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Business. In addition, he developed and directs the Technical Leadership certificate series, a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and the ...
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