As organizations become more project-oriented, responsibilities for leading those projects is pushed down to more junior levels. The ability to manage projects using limited, “borrowed” resources is fast becoming a critical competency.
For people with limited business experience, new to project management, from all functions in any organization, including engineering and non-technical disciplines.
Foundations is a “hands on” learning experience providing a common language, 5-step methodology, basic tools and techniques. Teaches how to plan, schedule, resource, influence, track, report and complete any size project – in any area. Features action learning, individual team exercises and a mini-simulation of a project on which participants practice skills and get immediate feedback on results. Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®‘s “A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK® Guide).
Participants learn, practice and get feedback by using the electronic application package, The Bottom-Line Tool Kit, on the simulated project. This way they already know the tools they will use the Monday after graduation on actual projects.
Key Learning Points:
Speak and apply a common language – use basic terms, answer key questions
Create scope statement and project charter
Organize via PMI®‘s initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing processes
Apply 5-step methodology to plan, organize, resource and implement any size project – in any area
Develop and apply three key visual tools to plan, balance and track performance
Resource, staff and complete projects with limited “borrowed” resources
Teamwork and influence skills – How to get timely help
Control costs against project budget
Report progress to stakeholders
Apply Bottom-Line Tool Kit to current projects
Working “shirt sleeves” project managers, professional large project teams and individual contributors, with business experience but little formal project management training, who do part of the project themselves and use borrowed resources to do the rest.
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