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PLEASE NOTE: Foundations of Project Management I is a pre-requisite for this workshop. You will not be allowed to attend if you have not completed this pre-requisite. This course uses the same binder of materials given to you in FPMI and it is your responsibility to bring this set of materials with you to this course.

Description:

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day workshop. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this workshop will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.

Workshop Objective:

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership identified and applied in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop participants skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.

Learning Outcomes:

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will: 

  • Solidify concepts and learning from Level I
  • Broaden grasp on project planning and implementation
  • Refine knowledge of CPM application
  • Be able to effectively integrate estimation and budgeting in to project plans
  • Learn planning methods to reduce risk and manage crisis
  • Have a deepened and continued understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines

Key Topics Areas:

Level I: review and discussion on success and application of skills introduced in Level I

Project Plan Implementation

  • Preparing a project overview statement
  • Refinements in the use of CPM: cost and resource planning, and resource constrained schedules
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Resource scheduling
  • Project procedures: developing a practices manual, responsibility charting, and document schedules
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting: time and cost reporting systems, trend analysis, and project change control

Crisis management

  • Buffering or protecting bottlenecks or constraints
  • Positive management of project crises
  • Causes and ways of resolving conflict for mutual gains
  • Conducting comparative analyses to evaluate alternative solutions
  • Conducting a post-project review or critique of project practices

Creating the ideal project culture for creativity, innovation, and productivity

  • Collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision-making
  • Giving and receiving constructive criticism
  • Situational Leadership
  • Group process skills, resolving conflict, personal management styles, and working effectively with different personalities
  • Managing contract relationships whether client or contractor

Personal Planning

  • Learning, review, action planning and project closure