Advanced Project Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Think critically when choosing a project team
  • Make the best of an assigned project team
  • Help teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning unit
  • Maximize productivity at team meetings
  • Reward and motivate a team
  • Develop and execute a communication plan
  • Communicate with sponsors and executives more effectively
  • Identify strategies for working with problem team members

 

COURSE OVERVIEW & CONTENT:

The Advanced Project Management training course is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to take their project management skills to the next level. This course is designed to build on the foundations of project management and provide learners with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead complex projects and teams.

It’s easy to forget the “manager” part of your “project manager” title among the other range of activities you are responsible for. However, your Management Skills are an important part of your success as a Project Manager, so it is crucial that you grow both of those skill sets. There are also some advanced project management techniques that you can master to help bring your projects to successful completion.

This workshop presumes that participants have a thorough understanding of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project.

Choosing the Project Team

  • Choosing the Team
    • How to Make the Best of an Assigned Team
  • Issues to Address with Project Teams
    • Assigning The Project Work
    • Negotiating For The People You Want
    • Preparing For Team Problems

Building a Winning Team

  • Why is Teamwork Important?
  • The Stages of Team Development
  • Tuckman and Jensen’s team development model:
    • Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning

Managing Team Meetings

  • Starting on the Right Foot
  • Making Committees Work
  • Making Connections

Easy Ways to Reward Your Team

  • How to Keep the Team Motivated During the Project
  • Ways to Keep the Team Moving and Performing at Their Best

Developing a Communication Plan

  • The Five Components
    • Who, When, Why, What, and How
  • Case Study

Communicating with Sponsors and Executives

  • Communication Excellence
  • Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Sponsor and Executives
  • Making Connections

Dealing with Problem Team Members

  • Developing Understanding
  • When to Walk Away
  • When Things Don’t Work
  • Tips for Managing Difficult Conversations
  • How to Handle Escalating Situations

Course Price:

$1,395.00