Two-Day Virtual Seminar: Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers: Best Practices for Success (August 24-25, 2022) –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers: Best Practices for Success” training has been added to from offer.

This virtual seminar will address the critical project management tasks within each project phase that must be executed flawlessly for effective project execution to occur and will provide the foundation and direction for future study of the topic.

It is not possible to present a complete treatment of project management in the space of 8 hours. However, it is possible to focus on the most important aspects of project management that are essential to the success of any project. Without basic tools, it is not possible to effectively manage a project until the predetermined end date without turmoil and chaos.

We’ve distilled the key aspects of project management into three two-hour virtual seminar segments that will logically move attendees from the beginning of the project management process to the end – from project initiation to project closeout.

The seminar is designed to develop a practical understanding of the subject and for a quick start for unforeseen project management assignments.

Topic Overview

What are you doing? Here is a common scenario. You’re three years out of college in your first engineering job. You attend a meeting regarding the introduction of a new packaging line in your pharmaceutical plant. You half listen to the presentation while thinking about some of the other work you need to do on different topics. The installation will take a year to complete and will require the coordination of several functions inside and outside the company.

Suddenly, the engineering manager turns to you and says, “Allison, this would be a great first opportunity for you to manage a very interesting project. Let’s meet tomorrow and discuss your initial plans to get started.

It’s all too common in today’s business environment.

Now more than ever, the job titles we hold don’t fully reflect the work we do. Global teams and collaboration often place those in team leadership positions with the least foundation to manage all facets of complex projects. Project management requires specific knowledge of key facets of the project that must be managed with care. Interactions between different business functions, culture, language and time zones all pose unique challenges to the new project manager.

Unfortunately, project management is not a topic that gets much attention in college and university these days. The answer? Get training – understandable basic project management training that will provide you with a solid foundation for managing that first project or simply honing existing project management skills.

It’s not just important to learn project management – project management has its own body of knowledge – its own set of standards that all project managers follow, called the project management body of knowledge. Any valid training must teach/present the content of this body of knowledge.

Who should attend:

  • Any member of a cross-functional project team who has the potential opportunity to lead this project.

  • Engineers

  • Marketing Associates

  • Product Managers

  • Program managers

  • Contract managers

  • Project managers

  • Research and Development Associates, Managers and Directors

  • Design engineers

  • Manufacturing Managers

This virtual seminar crosses all industries and functions, however it is particularly suited to the health sciences where much of the project work is accomplished.

  • Medical device manufacturers

  • Pharmaceutical and biotech organizations

  • Cosmetics and food manufacturers

  • All other sectors

Main topics covered:

Session start time: 12:30 p.m. EDT

1 – Introduction to Project Management – An Overview

  • What is a project ?

  • What is Project Management?

  • The role of the project manager

  • What is effective project management?

  • The five stages of a project

  • The triple constraint, collaboration and flexibility

  • The pitfalls of project management

  • Determine and specify the business need

  • Identify project expectations, resources and budgets – project scope statement/project charter

  • Determine the audience for your project, i.e. project stakeholders, initiator and champion(s)

  • How to work and interact with your audience

  • Determine/develop project objectives

  • What are the constraints of the project?

2 – Specify the project work to be done and establish the project schedule and resource requirements

  • Develop the work breakdown structure

  • Name key tasks

  • make assumptions

  • Special Project Situations

  • Long term project planning

  • Viewing the work breakdown structure

  • Categorize project work

  • What to document

  • Purpose and function of the network diagram

  • Read and interpret a network diagram

  • Creating the network diagram

  • Develop initial schedule

  • Determine activity durations

  • play calendar

  • Determine which team member skills are needed

  • Estimate human resource needs

  • Meeting resource commitments

  • Troubleshoot resource overloads and conflicts

  • Management of several projects

  • Budget preparation

3- The risk, the project team, the management and the control of the project

  • Risk factors and risks

  • Identify risk factors

  • Types of risks

  • Risk assessment and weighting

  • Determine consequences

  • Develop a risk mitigation strategy

  • Develop your risk management plan

  • Project Management Organizational Structures

  • Define the key players and their roles

  • Roles and responsibilities of team members

  • Assignment of project tasks

  • Authority versus responsibility

  • The RACI table

  • Developing operational strategies and procedures for the team

  • Management of team activities

  • Develop your team

  • Managing the performance of the team and individual team members

  • Intercultural work

  • Collaboration and flexibility – how are they executed and managed successfully

  • Scope creep and how it is handled

  • Monitoring and progress report

  • Work effort tracking

  • Manage the budget

  • Communicate effectively – how to make it work

  • When things go wrong – planning alternatives

Q&A session

  • Certificate given to all participants

Session end time 4:30 p.m. EDT

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