This course introduces students to the foundations of successful project management, especially in a technology environment. Students will learn key project management concepts, then immediately apply them in a hands-on team simulation.This course approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project that is small to medium in size. It takes students through the project life cycle in the same sequence they would face when managing a real project in the workplace.
By the end of this class, you will understand how to manage a project from beginning to successful completion.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the role and value of project management.
- Recognize common causes of project success and failure.
- Balance competing priorities.
- Identify individual and team skills that affect the success of a project.
- Initiate a project using chartering and a project kickoff.
- Set stakeholder expectations early.
- Identify deliverables and requirements, and create plans for managing them.
- Perform the activities needed for a successful project planning phase.
- Break down deliverables into tasks and activities using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
- Identify dependencies between tasks and estimate the effort required to complete the tasks.
- Develop a schedule, resource plan, and budget that fit the project.
- Identify and manage risks.
- Plan for communication, quality, scope changes and procurement.
- Monitor project progress, steer a project during execution, and take corrective action.
- Increase team motivation and performance.
- Close out a project with requirements verification, acceptance and handoff.
- Complete a lessons learned review.
Who Should Attend:
Engineers, scientists, clinicians, researchers, administrators, continuous improvement specialists, quality assurance personnel, or other technical professionals who are responsible for product, process, or test development, improvement who must organize and manage small to medium-sized projects.
Previous experience in a project environment is helpful, but not required.
Cost: 2-day class
Location: Location and driving directions will be emailed separately upon registration.