Project management skills are a required core competency for growth and quality-oriented organizations. This two-day workshop breaks down the process of planning and implementing projects into easily mastered steps. It will focus on the concepts, practices, and tools of real-world project management. You'll learn how to determine when to use project management, define project boundaries, establish the project's structure, develop an effective team, create the project charter or description, define project scope, create the work breakdown structure, determine the sequence of project work, create a realistic schedule, monitor progress, and communicate project status. To enable learning these skills participants will be working in teams on a case project that can be a team member's live project.
(This is part of the Project Management and Grantsmanship Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
Intro to Basic Project Management
“Enabling organizations to confidently create continuous desirable business change.”
The principles presented in this course are the culmination of over 35 years of experience in research, training, and coaching a broad spectrum of organizations to plan and implement successful projects.
Our specialty is information technology and organizational change projects. Through many years of experience, we have developed a comprehensive set of practical models, methods, tools, and training material. Our philosophy is based on the belief that high performance is achieved when the organization’s technical, social, and individual systems are developed in a balanced manner.
It’s all about desirable results. Period.
Project Management Overview:
What is a project?
Benefits of Project Management
Why is Structured Project Management Becoming More Popular?
Project Management is for Managing Business Change
Operational Management vs. Project Management
Why do Projects Under-perform?
Project Management Methodologies
Stephen Stofanak is a senior management consultant with over 35 years of business experience. He started his career as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation spending 23 years in various technical and management positions in the field as well as at Corporate Field Service and Corporate Manufacturing & Logistics. While at Digital he helped develop the Digital Program Methodology which was used by Digital's consultants for planning & implementing customer projects. He had his own consulting company delivering project and organizational change management training, consulting, and coaching to over 300 companies throughout New England. He worked with such companies as Fairchild, The Jackson Laboratory, Public Service of NH, Cornell University, Laconia Savings, Felton Brush, Kennebunk Savings, York Hospital, Saint-Gobain, and St Joseph's Hospital/Bangor.