A few skills need to be imbibed by professionals, even if they are out of their domains or area of expertise. This is because when it comes to handling crunch situations; one cannot expect a manager to throw up his arms and say that nothing can be done. Just some knowledge of the work could ease the tenseness of the situation to a considerable extent.
Project management is one such skill. Knowledge of at least some aspects of project management can help a non-project manager take over the reins in the absence of a project manager, if only to keep the project going, till the next project manager arrives. Having a standby project manager, even if this job is not her cup of tea, will go a long way in ensuring that an emergency does not stall a project.
Putting a project on hold, especially if the manager is not available, is one of the worst things an organization can do. If it is unable to deliver its project due to this reason; it is a very bad commentary on its ability to deliver. It stands to suffer a loss of reputation, and deservedly so. This is why organizations need to develop non-project managers, who may have to be called in to put in some extra effort to save the organization the embarrassment and subsequent damage arising from non-implementation of a project.
More felt in the globalized workforce
This need is all the more acute in today’s setups, in which many organizations employ globally located workforces. These employees may be called upon to collaborate with remotely located colleagues and interact with them to deliver the goods. When there is absence of project managers, it can throw the work out of gear. This is a typical situation in which a non-project manager can be a great asset.
Having specific knowledge of the aspects of the project, the wavelengths of the employees working on it, the various elements and dynamics of the project, the culture, time zones and the language of the remotely located employees -all these are important aspects of project management.
A seminar on the project management skills needed for non-project managers
All these points about project management for the non-project manager will be taught at a two-day seminar that is being organized by GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance. At this session, Charles H. Paul, who is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc., a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm; will be the Director.
Please visit Project Management is important for non-Project Managers, too to enroll for this seminar and derive the benefit of the experience that Charles brings into project management. This seminar has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant’s RAC recertification upon full completion.
Elucidation of all the principles of project management
Emphasis will be placed at this seminar on the concept of the Triple Constraint, the most basic of all project management principles. Explaining this concept that examines the three most significant aspects of any project, namely scope, schedule and cost in detail; Charles will offer examples and tools, using which non-project managers can blend these principles into any project management process.
He will also offer a detailed explanation of each stage of project management, so that non-project managers can get an idea of how projects work:
- Monitoring and Controlling
Charles will enliven the teaching by providing activities involving each of these steps and the key concepts behind them, which will help participants practice this newly acquired skill. He will also cover other areas of project management, such as project planning and scheduling, at which too, participants will be given a mockup; team development and the most important of all-closure.
Personnel whose work involves project management, or those who may be called up to perform project management roles in some situations, such as Senior Directors, Directors, Supervisors, Engineers, Scientists, Managers and Associates, will derive high value over these two days.