An effective project management process begins with planning and ends with lessons learned. There are many stops along the way from start to finish. While the project management process can be standardized, managing projects requires human intervention by your managers. All the process in the world can’t help, if the manager can’t execute effectively and efficiently. Through two, three and five-day workshops, your team can learn how to:
- Develop a comprehensive lifecycle project management plan for success
- Assess and mitigate risk that can derail projects
- Manage to the project management plan by reacting to variances
- Develop customized project management reports to meet organizational information needs
These skills combined can help your team to manage projects by taking a holistic approach throughout the entire project management lifecycle.
Project leadership requires the recognition that processes can be managed, but people must be led. When people are involved in projects, leading projects becomes more complex because people don’t always react or behave the way it is expected. Through two, three and five-day workshops, your team can learn how to:
- Identify and develop relationships with all project stakeholders
- Plan for human resource developmental needs
- Communicate effectively with all project stakeholders
- Recognize and systematically plan for effective interactions among project team members
These skills combined can help your team to lead projects by putting people back into the equation and remembering that success does not come from process alone.
There are several processes that the best managers master. Achieving mastery level skill is not easy. There are several elements that can get in the way. Through effectively managing processes your best managers excel. Scope, Time, Cost and Quality don’t manage themselves and they are all critical to management success. Through two, three and five-day workshops, your team can learn how to:
- Envision and manage the scope of an effort from start to finish
- Describe and manage the time needed to successfully meet deliverable schedules
- Estimate and manage the cost of the effort
- Plan and manage the quality of the effort to meet or exceed client expectations
These skills combined can help your team to manage organizational engagements by actively managing the critical processes that lead to success.
“Time can be managed, money can be managed, resources can be managed, but people must be led.” Management comes from a control perspective, leading people comes from the recognition that people are not processes. People ultimately cannot be controlled, but they should be freed to create, to develop and to deliver. Through two, three and five-day workshops, your team can learn how to:
- Discern the differences between leadership and management
- Recognize that self-awareness drives effective leadership
- Practice the key leadership behaviors that drive engagement and loyalty
- Teach their employees how to exercise leadership within their sphere of influence
These skills combined can help your team to be recognized for their leadership abilities and to be called upon by clients far and wide when they have needs that require solid leaders.