Have you ever been involved in a project where the goals were unclear or impossible, the specs kept changing, or resources were given then taken away? Much of what affects a project cannot be helped, but there are many obstacles to productivity and success that can be prevented, anticipated, or eliminated.
"Everybody knows" you're supposed to communicate when working as part of a team and "everybody knows" what happens when we make assumptions and don't take the time to check them out with others. Everybody also knows how much poor communication can cost in time, resources, customer satisfaction and team morale. But knowing all this doesn't always ensure that people do communicate or check out assumptions, or even that they have the skills and framework within which to do so.
Using a mix of presentation, group interaction, experiential exercises, and real-world application to your own projects, this powerful 2-day course gives you and your team the common framework, skills, methodology and language to generate the accountability and superior results you know are possible. It gives you access to real data, not just opinions or "gut feelings," that you can use in your interactions with project sponsors and customers to negotiate and set expectations for achievable results.
This course provides 13.0 hours of training, applicable for those seeking Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. For those who already certified, this class awards participants 13.0 Project Management Institute (PMI)® PDUs.
Day 1: Define and Organize the Project
Day 2: Plan and Manage the Project
Plan the Project
Manage Progress to Plan
Great class, instructor and content. Anritsu, Financial Analyst
Definitely recommend! This course will help any non-manager or project leader to create a sound project plan and to enhance or improve the plan to complete a project. NETGEAR, Sr. Test Dev. Engr.
PATRICK NEAL has a passion for helping people and organizations reduce costs, improve productivity, and shorten time-to-market by developing organizational and individual competence in project management. He has worked with more than 200 organizations including IBM, AT&T, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and PG&E. More than 10,000 project managers have attended his training classes.
Patrick was a member of the Hewlett-Packard Project Management Initiative which was credited by an industry study with developing the best high-technology approach to project management. He founded the Project Management Office at Agilent Technologies.
Patrick has a doctorate in Organizational Communication and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
After building a successful career in systems engineering, software development and systems integration, Payson worked as a project manager, troubleshooter and reviewer on a variety of large-scale projects in the public and private sectors. He now welcomes the opportunity to provide training skills on strategic planning, portfolio management and project selection, management and execution.
Payson has a B.S in Computer Science from California State University-Sacramento.