Project Management - Leading Successful Projects

Smeal College of Business

Smeal College of Business

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Who should attend

  • Senior Leaders who want to create a consistent foundation of supply chain strategy, language, and principles across their team.
  • Leaders in business units that interact and intersect with the supply chain
  • Newer and high-potential supply chain leaders
  • Managers addressing both strategic concepts and tactical application throughout the end-to-end supply chain.

About the course

Today’s projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers. Project management is no longer a task but a profession. Whether or not it is a formal part your role or included among one’s “other duties as assigned,” it seems that most everyone will manage a project sometime during his or her career. Our Leading Successful Projects track is designed to provide both PM professionals and beginners a thorough understanding of project management principles with a practical orientation, allowing participants to quickly put proven project management concepts to work.

Program Benefits

  • Accelerator courses - leverage the same expert instructors that you expect from the #1 ranked supply chain department in the country
  • Participate from any location – all you need is access to the internet and a web browser
  • Focus on learning tracks - select what aligns with your organizational responsibilities
  • Develop a new network - Connect live with supply chain experts and other participants from across the country - learn how others are addressing similar issues
  • Develop a new level of understanding – we help you make the connection between concept and application to deliver immediate impact in your workplace

Program Content

Weeks 1-3: Leading Successful Projects

Modern projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers.

Projects are unique activities and fall outside of typical day-to-day business processes. The ability of organizations to successfully execute these high stakes, “one-off” projects that they haven’t done before, requires a thorough understanding of project management principles.

This course provides a framework for effectively managing the uncertainty that’s inherent to projects. You will organize and kick off a project, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), monitor planning and budgets, manage the critical path of a project, and bring a project to a successful completion.

In addition, you will practice:

  • Leading a project from concept to reality.
  • Operating effectively as a project team member and a project leader.
  • Negotiating effectively with project team members and clients.
  • Evaluating the key elements of successful project management.

Outcomes:

  • Manage a project from plan to delivery.
  • Apply project management principles to organizational strategy.
  • Apply negotiation and communication skills to bring a project to a successful outcome.

You will:

  • Evaluate the key elements of successful project management.
  • Create a project plan, Work Breakdown Structure, and critical path.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn how to lead a project from concept to reality, operating effectively as a project team member and a project leader.
  • Understand the role of negotiating effectively with project team members and clients and evaluating the key elements of successful project management.
  • After completion you’ll be able to manage a project from plan to delivery, apply project management principles to organizational strategy and apply negotiation and communication skills to bring a project to a successful outcome.
  • The course provides a framework for effectively managing the uncertainty that’s inherent to projects. You will organize and kick off a project, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), monitor planning and budgets, manage the critical path of a project, and bring a project to a successful completion.

Experts

David Huff

Professor Huff began teaching college courses while still just an undergraduate student himself. While a sophomore attending Utah State University he was asked to be the instructor for a section of College Algebra, Math 101, and has been teaching ever since. While finsihing his Ph.D., David spent...

Edward Reutzel

Edward T. Reutzel is an Associate Professor of Management Science. He has served as the Coordinator of the Smeal Junior Core, as Interim Chair of the Management Science and Information Systems Department. He has taught courses in Quantitative Decision-Making and Operations Management at both the ...

Project Management - Leading Successful Projects at Smeal College of Business

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