Mitacs Step: Foundations of Project Management I - Kingston (Feb 12-13, 2013)
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: February 12: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration begins at 8:00am)
February 13: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Queen’s University, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), 87 Union Street
Room: McLaughlin Room
Learn to plan and work with others to get things done!
We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience firsthand the power of effective project management! From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed!
All students in the Mitacs network are invited to attend this two-day Project Management Workshop. You will learn to fine-tune your ability to organize and complete your work and research.
Session one (two consecutive days)
Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.
Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
Principles of project management and team building
Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict.
Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
Project planning concepts
Using Critical Path Method (CPM) to schedule project activities
Collaborative project planning - teams will follow an interactive agenda to develop plans for selected projects
Risk assessment on the projects planned
Review and discussion of learning