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Project Management: Start Strong, Finish Stronger

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Project Management: Start Strong, Finish Stronger

Hone and refine your project knowledge increasing the probability for quick, easy and successful completions.

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This class meets two consecutive days.

May 14 and 15, 2024

It’s more than time, cost and quality; success must be defined from a strategic perspective.  This can be especially important for complex projects where the final outcome may not be clear when the project begins.  This highly interactive class will help project managers think strategically as they lead projects and facilitate the decisions of their project teams.

The objective of this session is for experienced project managers to view the entire process from a strategic point of view, identifying and acknowledging the critical points that may need intervention.

Review of the fundamentals

  • PMI processes
  • Managing competing demands
  • The role of the project manager
  • Working at warp speed


From vision to project

  • Strategic planning process
  • Portfolio management
  • The role of the PMO
  • The role of the sponsor


Choosing the right tools and techniques

  • Dealing with complexity
  • Global projects
  • Virtual teams
  • When to select Waterfall vs. Agile
  • Managing stakeholder needs and communication


Setting the team up for success

  • Deciding how to decide
  • Keeping conflict constructive
  • Culture training
  • Kickoff meeting


Finishing strong

  • Official closure
  • Lessons learned
  • Post project review

Project Management: Start Strong, Finish Stronger workshop is designed for individual’s committed to improving their organization’s efficiency through better project management. The curriculum assumes participants have a basic foundation in project management processes and are ready to broaden and sharpen their knowledge and skills.

Substitutions are free and must be done prior to the start of the class or certificate program.

Cancellations or rescheduling must be received in writing and full refunds will be given up to four business days prior to the start of class.

Any cancellation or reschedule submitted with three or less business days notice is subject to a $35 charge on 1 or 2 day classes and a $75 charge on certificate programs.  

No refunds after the first day of the class or certificate program.

This class can be done on-site, customized for you project managers. Give me a call to see how easy and economical on-site’s can be.  Paula.Seiwert@wichita.edu

Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide). 

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