Successfully Managing Projects is Not Just About Meeting Deadlines

Project Management

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.” ~ Walt Disney

Mr. Disney probably never considered himself a project manager, but he’s offered a pretty good definition of the term. For modern project managers, handling all the diverse aspects of a project is no different from running a business — you are responsible for the budget, people, timeline, and the overall quality of the final product.

The key to project management success? Developing outstanding organizational, leadership and communication skills.

This BRODY program covers the various steps involved in overseeing a project — from initial planning to successful outcome. It stresses the people and communication aspects of project management, as well as providing a review of useful, time-saving project management tools. The concepts learned in this program can be translated to all project sizes and types.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants who complete this program will be better able to…
• Practice winning project management behavior, including handling conflicts and keeping team members motivated
• Apply the critical success factors for each phase of the project life cycle
• Use the tools and techniques of project management

Target Audience:

Those responsible for overseeing projects/team projects and those who would like to learn more about managing projects. Hours are approved by PMI for certification.

Content:

• Introduction to Project Management
O Process, Roles & Parameters
• Initiation Phase
O Setting goals and objectives
O Establishing a strategy and charter
O Identify stakeholders
• Planning Phase
O Planning scope, time/schedule, and cost
O Planning quality, risk, and communications
• Execution Phase
O Project monitoring and control
O Project reviews and feedback and taking corrective action
• The Human Side of Project Management
O Team development, managing teams
O Handling conflicts
Closure Phase
O Client acceptance
O Evaluation and follow-up

Materials:

Customized workbook and Critical Communications: Strategies for Success “mini” book by Marjorie Brody

Discover the strategies for effective project management in business—contact BRODY Professional Development directly at (215) 886-1688 to discuss your needs!