Sound project management lies at the heart of any work in organizations in any industry. This is because most work that gets done in organizations are projects in one or another sense. Any work, minor or major, works like projects, and take the same route in which projects are created and completed. This is why project management methodology is very important for organizations. This is the essence of project management.
When organizations take up projects without the right tools and the right plans, projects end up becoming more of wish lists than plans. So, what is project management, and what does it involve? This learning will be taught at a three-day seminar on project management that GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance, is organizing.
At this seminar, Mary McDonald, CEO, McDonald Consulting Group, will be the Director. A Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management instructor with over 25 years’ experience in Project Management and Improvement at both with large multinational corporations and smaller groups; Mary has helped many organizations manage their projects by breaking them down into language that is understood easily by those who have not had formal Project Management training.
In-depth understanding of project management skills
Projects need to be understood from various perspectives such as the size, the resources needed, the way of implementing it, the way of achieving the outcomes, and so on. At this seminar, Mary will explain the concept of project management in detail and why it needs to be understood thoroughly, and will provide tools that help in professionals understand and participate in a project.
Mary will take up a step-by-step approach to project management. The elements of a project start with writing a well drafted, clear and concise project statement. Mary will explain the ways of doing this. She will then explain the basic phases of Project Management, and show how to set up the project with measurable outcomes.
Nothing reinforces learning better than examples. Keeping this in mind, Mary will offer a relatable, real-life example of how to set up the schedule and break a project down to manageable tasks. She will also describe what it takes to work on a project in the midst of workloads and will show how to maintain existing and ongoing work while working on projects.
Handling risks in projects
Tracking the progress of a project is very important to the outcome. Mary will show how to do this effectively. She will also explain another very crucial aspect of project management, namely assessing and mitigating the risk associated with the Project. Finally, she will also show how to review a glossary of Project Management terms.
In this course on project management for professionals at beginner level that want to understand project management, as well as those who need to refresh their project management skills so that they may explain these to the rookie, Mary will cover the following areas:
- Write a clear and concise project statement
- Define the Four Phases of a Project
- Set up and monitor Project measurables.
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of each member in the Project Team
- Break down a Project into smaller tasks
- Schedule the work around existing commitments
- Discuss tools for Project Management (Visio and MS Project)
- Identify and mitigate risks associated with the projects
- Define Project Management terms and concepts.