Effective project management includes the ability to anticipate and forestall problems that could derail your project. The project manager’s success is often linked to his or her ability and skill in managing risk and minimizing the impact of changes to both the project scope and product scope. Usually this ability is developed and the skills hones only through prolonged exposure to the project management environment. This presentation will give you a head start at developing the necessary trouble-shooting skills you need for effective Project Management.
This presentation will include an overview of the following topics:
- The key elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, and how to use them as a tool for tracking and monitoring the health of a project.
- How to identify key indicators and predictors that trouble is brewing with your project.
- How to identify potential problems in project scope, quality, communications, human resources, risk management, procurement management, and integration management.
- The most effective strategies and techniques to use to avoid problems and mitigate risk.
- The most effective approaches to project problem solving; what change management is and how to use it effectively during a project.
- What to look for and what questions to ask to get a true picture of the status of your project(s).
Presenter: Doug Land
Presentation length: 3 hours (including question period)