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Successful Project Management (2-Day Program)

Managers are constantly called upon to manage projects or to be part of a project team. The effective management of projects – completion within a deadline and a budget, subject to performance criteria – is the cornerstone for business success. All projects are undertaken to achieve specific results and need a framework to help accomplish an important new objective; face new challenges and organizational structures, define objectives, communicate and instruct.

Day 1

  • What is a “Project”?
  • What is a “successful” project?
  • Why do projects fail?

The Project Lifecycle

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Closeout

The Triple Constraints to Projects—Scope, Time, Cost

Processes and Practices

  • Scope, Time, Cost, Quality Management
  • Risk management
  • Communications management

Managing the Scope

  • Defining the objectives of the project
  • Defining the work to be done
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Managing scope changes

Managing Project Time

  • Estimating time to complete project tasks
  • Resource loading and leveling
  • Controlling project costs

Day 2

Managing Project Quality

  • Project specifications
  • Quality assurance and control

Managing Risk Management

  • Risk identification
  • Planning for risks
  • Responding to risks

Managing Project Communications

  • Who needs what, when, how, etc.?
  • Reporting project status
  • Measurement metrics
  • Earned Value

Managing Multiple Small Concurrent Projects

  • Managing multiple independent projects
  • Small concurrent projects

Organizing for Project Management

  • Traditional and matrix organizations
  • Project office

The Successful Project Manager

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Qualities for success

Project Infrastructure

  • Change management system
  • Project management information system

The Project Team

  • Reasons teams fail
  • Situational leadership
  • Creating shared commitment
  • Instilling team values
  • Stages of team development

Project Closeout

  • Overcoming the “90% complete” phenomenon
  • Exit reviews

Methodology – Putting it all together

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May 09 - 10 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806


Missouri SBDC at MSU
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