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Project Management: Success Principles

Dates & Locations:

Date:          To be announced

Time:         8:30am-5:00pm

Room:       To be announced

Location:  To be announced

Cost:           $1,500.00 / per person (includes all materials)

Attendance: Minimum enrollment needed for class to run

 

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Manage Your Work

The backbone of project management is planning, scheduling and controlling. There are well-established principles, tools and techniques for taking these critical elements to a professional level of expertise. From the management of small to complex projects, participants will find comfort and value in the application of the knowledge gained in this section.

This section requires no expertise in project management software. However, students who do use project management software will find themselves much better armed once they understand the concepts behind the software, as they are taught in “Manage Your Work.”

 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and recognize the critical elements of a correct project measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the major deliverables required to achieve a project’s measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a project scope statement that will provide clarity and reduce the chance of scope creep.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and use of the common techniques for planning and scheduling project work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the critical path for a simple project.
  • Demonstrate methods for compressing the time required to complete a project.
  • Describe the benefits of establishing a project baseline.
  • Describe the critical elements of risk identification, mitigation and control.
  • Describe a method for managing project changes.
  • Describe methods for developing and implementing project lessons learned.

 

Manage Your Team

A team is a collection of individuals who need one another to succeed. Unfortunately, project teams frequently consist of individuals who are unable to succeed because they do not know how to work together. Worse, they may arrive at the project with different or even conflicting agendas. Project timelines do not usually permit haphazard, gradual or “natural” formation of these individuals into a high performing team. Indeed, the “teaming” of these individuals must be engineered, and swiftly, by the project manager.

Many projects also have what we call extended team members – vendors, consultants or suppliers. This requires additional management expertise in order to establish appropriate agreements, build relationships, and monitor work to ensure successful completion. “Manage Your Team” explains the critical steps a project manager can take to quickly build and maintain a high performing extended team.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the possible stages of team development.
  • Describe the seven things a project manager can do to quickly build and maintain an effective team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively handle behaviors that negatively affect project meetings.
  • Demonstrate a structured method for team problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between when one would and would not use a structured brainstorming technique, and how to use that technique.
  • Describe the critical elements of successful vendor/supplier management.
  • Demonstrate techniques for establishing and maintaining effective relationships.

 


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Westminster and Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, and north Jefferson counties

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Front Range Workforce Solutions

Our short-term, skill-based training programs allow individuals to quickly gain skills employers are looking for. The healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industries are experiencing record job growth and our programs are designed to prepare people for these in-demand jobs. Programs are delivered at a business facility, on-site at one of the FRCC college campuses, or at a community partner location.

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