Introduction to Project Management Seminar

Is your company interested in implementing project management techniques? This one-day workshop provides a methodology-independent overview of project management. Anthony Reed developed and taught undergraduate and graduate project management, technology, and business courses.

He combines this theoretical understanding of project management with his real-world experiences as a 25-year, international technology manager and executive. This includes working for a wide range of entities, which ranged from local, regional, and national governments to Fortune 500 companies and consulting firms.

Project Life Cycle Phases

Principles and Definitions

  • What are projects and programs?
  • What is project management?
  • What are the roles of the project manager?

Defining Project Responsibilities

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Responsibility matrix

Managing Stakeholder, Sponsors, and Executives

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Managing expectations

Developing the Project Charter & Scope

  • Tips for writing a project charter
  • Defining scope
  • Process for managing scope changes
  • The approval process

Litmus Test Slide

Defining the Project Work

  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Defining tasks and activities
  • Brainstorming
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Determining task dependencies, constraints, and resources

Managing Project Risk

  • Techniques to identify risk
  • Creating a risk management plan

Managing the Workplan

  • Updating the project plan
  • Status meetings and reports

Managing the Project TeamTeam Tug of War

  • Motivating team members
  • Dealing with issues & personalities

Closing Out the Project

Introducing a Project Management Office (PMO)