PDQ project planning
Build Stronger Projects with Simple Tools and Techniques
What This Workshop is About
Project planning is the engine that moves any good idea forward. Winston Churchill once said, “Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.” So, project planning is also the way to manage the unexpected events that always crop.
Project management is not rocket science, yet it often gets dressed up that way. At its foundation it is basic organizational skills that, come to think of it, are often absent. Project planning is just a set of tools – a roadmap that enables managers to guide a project from Point A to Point B and do so effectively (by doing the right things) and efficiently (by doing things right).
In this course, we cover the seven basic project management tasks,
- Defining project objectives and scope clearly.
- Engaging users, stakeholders, and importantly, team members.
- Defining clear roles and responsibilities.
- Planning the right work tasks and scheduling.
- Tracking progress and deliverables.
- Actively managing risks and unexpected events.
- Communicating openly and effectively.
Who This Course is For?
Team leaders, program managers, and executives – anyone who supervises or is accountable for bringing together a project and then making sure it produces a result. If you do the ‘hands-on’ project management or if you supervise others who do this work, this course will help.
What is unique in this course?
This hands-on workshop teaches immediately applicable tools, templates, and proven practices to plan real-world projects.
We consider how successful project management combines tools that support decision making with a set of ‘soft skills’ that are about how to get people to effectively work together.