GSB Leading More Successful Projects (2-Part Series)

$545 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:00 PM Register

Formal project management techniques improve an organization’s chances of completing projects successfully. We’ll review research-based techniques that you can use when managing and when sponsoring projects that will lead to successful outcomes.  This course is designed to provide tools and techniques for successfully managing a medium to large-scale project and how to monitor the “health” of your project throughout the process.

In session 1, we’ll review the elements of a project that will expose you to many of the common problems that can occur in medium to large-scale projects. We’ll then use this experience to highlight current research on how to avoid common project pitfalls.

Topics explored include:

  • Managing the classic constraints of project management: schedule constraints, budget constraints, and scope of deliverables and the quality of the deliverables.
  • Managing and scheduling staffing resources throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Techniques that can help teams identify the most important business requirements of any future system.
  • Managing projects that include new technologies.

In session 2, we’ll explore common causes and symptoms of project failure and introduce a framework that can be used to measure the “health” of your projects. The framework can be used as a tool to help with project selection or as an instrument to detect that the project is in trouble.

Topics covered include:

  • Signs of trouble for large, intermediate, and small projects.
  • Risks associated with projects that can lead to troubled projects.
  • Steps you can take to start to get your troubled projects back on track.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the best, research-based, techniques for managing a project
  • Understand and manage constraints throughout the project process
  • Assess the “health” of a project throughout the project lifecycle

Target Audience: Any employee involved in project management in the bank

Presenter: Shawn Belling, Madison College

This two-part program will be presented live on April 6 & 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time

Recording available through: July 8, 2021

$545 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:00 PM Register