Advanced Project Management for Non-Project Managers
Duration: 90 Minutes
Faculty: Rebecca Staton Course ID: 1025 Level: Advanced
Once you have begun using the basic project management skills and tools, you should be getting better results. However, these basics are not enough for continued success. You must now continually improve your existing skills in project management, communication, understanding human nature, and working across organizational lines. You will have new challenges the more you lead successful projects. You will need to take a deeper dive into current project management standards and learn to use more sophisticated tools. All of this can be overwhelming on top of your many responsibilities and priorities. You will develop a plan to integrate new skills and tools systematically and use references for your own continuous improvement.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Build on your fundamental project management knowledge
- Hone organizational skills
- Communicate even more effectively
- Avoid major project pitfalls
- Meet project objectives
- Bring in projects on time, on budget, & on target
Why should you Attend:
Refine your organizational skills to keep your projects on time, on budget, and on target. You’ve learned the basic techniques of project management. You’ve mastered the planning, executing, reviewing, and revising skills making the difference between success and absolute failure. You are good at getting the different players and stakeholders to provide information or direction and to show up for important milestones along the way. Now you’re ready to hone your organizational skills, communicate even more effectively, avoid major project pitfalls, and work well with others to meet project deadlines and objectives. Build on your fundamental knowledge and expand your capacity to balance day-to-day work and these special PM assignments.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Build on Your Fundamental Knowledge
- What Are Your Strengths and Challenges Managing Projects as an Administrative Professional Now?
- What is a Project?
- Where do PM Standards Come From?
- How Does Something Become a Best Practice?
- Project Life Cycle
- Skills to Lead Project Successfully
- Skills to Manage Project Successfully
- Managing Time Proactively
Communicate Even More Effectively
- What is Your Most Effective Communication Zone?
- Using Active Assertive Communication
- Mastering Active Listening
- Managing Project Communication Through RACI
- Meeting Challenges with Stakeholders, Dispersed and Virtual Teams
Avoid Major Project Pitfalls
- Common Pitfalls and Their Remedies
- Analyzing Risk
- Establishing an Early Warning System
- Escalating Risk Proactively
- Expecting the Unexpected
Meet Project Objectives
- Establishing and Clarifying Concrete Objectives
- Developing More Detailed Plans to Reach Objectives
Bring in Projects on Time, on Budget, and on Target
- Executing Detailed Project Plans
- Managing Exceptions and Deviations from Plans
- What Management Wants to Hear in Your Reports
Continuous Improvement as a Way of Life
- Implementing Lessons Learned Throughout Project
- Going Beyond Lessons Learned
- Keeping Project Data; Key Measurements
Who Will Benefit:
- Any staff member with a large complex assignment
- Administrative Professionals
- Office Managers
- Small Business Owners
- Aspiring Project Managers
- Presidents / VPs
- Anyone in a supervisory position
- Payroll Administrators / Managers
- All Employees
- Departmental Managers
- Leaders in any capacity
- Anyone who has taken a basic project management course
- Experienced Project Managers
- Managers who assign team members to projects or special efforts
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., has been both an accidental, untrained Project Manager and a trained one. She has managed a wide variety of projects and understands the pain of juggling too many tasks, relying on others for information and work with no authority to manage them, and struggling to keep too many stakeholders from spoiling the project.