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Intermediate Project Management In Government Organizations

A 3 Day Workshop for Government Employees

This workshop shows you how to firmly control any size project. Learn how to get results — consistently. No theories . . . this workshop firmly focuses on practical, How-To aspects of managing your projects with real-world examples. Gain powerful new skills to use today to control high-demand projects. The free handbook you receive in this workshop is a powerful guide you will use to get immediate results your management will notice, and one you will consult for years to come.

Topics Covered —

Establishing priorities

  • What is a Project/Program?
  • Why have Project/Program Management?
  • Project or Functional Management?
  • Real importance of Vision and Mission statements

Initiating the Project

  • Using the Project Management Toolkit
  • The 5 steps shared by all successful projects
  • The importance of understanding requirements & specifications
  • Details of cost & schedule estimating
  • Two major reasons projects overrun
  • Issues for the project manager
  • Performance assessments (Cost, Schedule & Task)
  • Responsibility, authority, influence and accountability

Successful Project Planning

  • Developing the project objectives
  • The role of your customer
  • Scope definition
  • Structure of a plan
  • Techniques for developing a solid, integrated project plan
  • Refining initial cost & schedule estimates
  • How to build a truly useful Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work packages
  • The right level of detail
  • Implementing your plan
  • Delegation with authority to succeed
  • Setting measurement criteria
  • Identifying and managing risk
    • Risk mitigation techniques

Scheduling the Project

  • Formulating the project schedule
  • Schedule logic
  • The role of the WBS in developing accurate and detailed schedules
  • Schedule techniques
    • Bar charts, PERT, CPM, Milestone, Hybrid schedules
    • Pro’s & con’s; principles for selection
    • When & how to use them; how to keep them current
  • Selecting key milestones
  • Importance of securing plan buy-in from stakeholders
  • Baseline schedules—what are they, how to build them, how to use them
  • How to integrate project cost, schedule, resources & quality
  • Identifying and adjusting inconsistencies
  • Coordinating other peoples time & resources

Organizing the Project

  • Tactics
  • The most important factor in organizational structures
  • Types of organizations
  • Identifying the best resources for the job
  • Dealing with resource limitations
  • When should alternative approaches be considered?
  • Handling conflict

Creating an Environment for Successful Projects

Directing the Project

  • Managing the plan
  • The project management control cycle
  • Coordinating task interfaces
  • The importance of identifying interdependencies
  • Tracking, evaluating & adjusting performance
    • Keeping solid project control
    • Selecting & monitoring key indicators
  • Project analysis methods
  • The necessity of Meeting and how to make them effective
  • Corrective action techniques
  • Developing indices & trend analyses
  • Project problem solving techniques
  • Formulating recovery plans
  • How to integrate and handle multiple high-priorities
  • Getting top performance from people—even if they don’t work for you
  • Barriers to projects—and how to avoid them
  • Why work doesn’t get done and what to do about it
  • Controlling project changes
    • Criteria for baseline changes
    • Integrating changes
    • Calculating the impact
    • Understanding of what information is required to evaluate status
  • Solid techniques for reporting and briefing project status
  • The importance of financial data and its proper use
  • The main reasons Projects/Programs fail