This is a one-day introduction to the basic elements of a project, intended to familiarize the participants with common project management terms, current thinking about projects, and the nuts and bolts of project management. Topics include: project management basics; the project life cycle, work breakdown structures (WBS), the role of a project manager, project goals; planning tools and closing out a project. Participants will prepare for and conduct a project presentation. Participants will develop their own personal action plan. Instruction consists of PowerPoint, structured activities in small and large groups, discussion groups and individual Action Plans. Pre-Assessments are used to identify areas for participant skill development. Post-Assessments are used to measure participant knowledge transfer and identify areas for further study. The course is very interactive.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand what is meant by a project
- Understand how projects differ from other kinds of work
- Understand the benefits of taking on a project
- Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time
- Know simple tools and techniques for planning and tracking projects
- Have a better ability to sell ideas and make project presentations
- Develop an Action Plan for further skill development
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