Project management tools and techniques have been used for decades on projects in all industries. This course presents proven techniques and terminology adapted to typical internal business projects.
Students gain an overall understanding of the role and value of project management to their own work. Hands-on activities teach specific techniques setting goals, building stakeholder relationships, and creating detailed project plans. Emphasis is placed on how to perform the technique, and how each technique contributes to more effective leadership and a successful project outcome.
The course is not a traditional leadership course. But, because anyone in a project management role is in a leadership role, the leadership aspect of each technique is emphasized. Participants learn how the project management tool set enables them to satisfy all their stakeholders -- sponsors, management, customers and the project team.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Identify five project success factors that apply to every project.
- Describe the standard project management lifecycle.
- Identify the benefits of project manager’s partnership with a project sponsor.
- Describe the cost, schedule, and quality constraints and tradeoffs for their projects.
- Recognize, avoid, and manage problems with project scope
- Develop a detailed baseline project schedule and use it to track project progress
- Plan stakeholder communication based on stakeholder authority and involvement.
- Understand the relationship between the science of project management and the art of leadership.
Joel Dotterer has more than twenty-five years experience in project and program management, diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as leadership and team dynamics. A retired Army officer and former Chief Diversity Officer, Joel has experience in the military, governmental, and corporate sectors. He has degrees in Business Management and Human Relations. He is a certified Project Management Professional.