Portinars Presents

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Taking Projects From Concept To Fruition

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Learn the secrets to successful project management … how to create a plan, implement it, monitor progress, correct as necessary and deliver as promised.

 

Projects represent much of the work done in today’s organizations. Unfortunately, many organizations devote valuable resources, including employees’ time, to poorly conceived and implemented projects that do not achieve meaningful goals or are never completed.

 

In fact, a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that fewer than 3 percent of companies successfully completed all of their projects. The effects of poorly conceived and implemented projects can be devastating to company success. The Harvard Business Review reported that the failure of IT projects in the United States costs $50 to $150 billion each year. Effective project management is essential if organizations are to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive environment.

 

Learning to manage projects effectively not only benefits your organization, it benefits you. Today’s organizations rely on employees who can carry a project through from inception to completion, on time and on budget, making a more efficient use of resources and achieving a quality outcome. Thus, being able to manage projects successfully makes you more valuable to your organization and improves your career prospects by providing you with a critical skill. This three hour-program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

KEY TOPICS COVERED

  • Identifying the project outcome and how it can best be achieved

  • Translating tasks and activities into S.M.A.R.T goals

  • Identifying stakeholders and selecting the right people for the project team

  • Creating a project schedule that includes timelines, milestones, and responsibilities

  • Planning for contingencies and handling project barriers

  • Providing a sense of completion once the outcome has been achieved

  • Evaluating the process to increase the success of future projects

  • Carry out the four stages of a project.

  • Understand what makes a project succeed.

  • Initiate and define a project.

  • Plan steps to move a project forward.

  • Keep a project on track.

  • Bring a project to a close and evaluate its success.

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN

  • Key considerations for project managers

  • The 6 unique characteristics that distinguish project management from other responsibilities

  • Mastering the 6-stage project management process

  • Recognizing the “triple threat” constraints you face with every project you start

  • Why deadlines are missed—how to avoid, up front, the single biggest obstacle to meeting the schedule

  • Avoiding the 4 most common problems that plague projects

  • How to identify and avoid the 3 biggest pitfalls that can keep a project’s outcome from living up to expectations

  • The 10 commandments for successful project management

  • The SMART approach to setting clear goals

  • The fundamentals of project planning

  • The basic purpose of planning

  • How to recognize and overcome the barriers to good planning

  • When planning really is a waste of time

  • The one rule to use for determining how much time to allow for planning

  • How to use a simple planning “safety net” to make sure nothing falls through a crack

  • Planning the time dimension—how to use PERT, Gantt, CPM—choosing the technique best suited to your needs

  • How to estimate a project’s cost—4 straightforward methods

  • There are 3 commonly accepted ways to provide for contingencies in project plans—we’ll show you which one top project managers prefer

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Consultants

  • Employees

  • Executives

  • Leaders

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic desktop, laptop or tablet

  • Microphone and speakers or headset with microphone

  • Webcam (optional)

EACH COURSE INCLUDES

Thoroughly researched and unabridged course materials

Course handouts delivered via email

Expert teaching, troubleshooting and in session coaching

Helpful, self-assessments to evaluate your performance session by session

Action time where you’ll get clarity on how to apply what you’ve learned

Spotlight sessions to diagnose trouble spots

An unforgettable experience

Portinars completion certificate

This course is offered in 2 different formats

Virtual Instructor Led Training

Self-Directed Training

*Discounted bulk classes are available by request

Course Time

8am-12pm  

or

 1pm-5pm

Course Length

3.5 Hours

Class Size

20 Seats Max

Format

Virtual

Interaction

High

Price

$200 per 

student

Course Time

60 Days

Course Length

3 Hours

Class Size

N/A

Format

Self-Directed

Interaction

Low

Price

$150 per

student

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING...

"I wanted to thank you again for your workshop today! It was hard to delve that deep into my own emotions…..I feel like it will help me to be a better people manager in the long run."
André J. Lacour, Pebble Labs USA

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