Project Management

Course Description:
Formal leaders and associates need to manage projects with increasing frequency, since getting work done with project teams is a definite trend in organizations today. The objective of this program is to provide project leaders with planning skills, and the confidence to effectively manage project teams of one or twenty – even when there is little formal authority over human and other resources. This workshop is highly interactive and discussion-oriented. Participants are encouraged to plan a near-term project that they will manage. Topics covered in this program: Project Management Skills Inventory, Understanding the Project Life Cycle, Conceptualizing Your Project, The Project Charter, Understanding Purpose, Scope, and Authority, Clarifying Objectives and Responsibility, Building and Managing Project Teams, Managing with Limited Authority, Project Planning Tools, Work Breakdown and Sequence, Setting Objectives with Project Members, Team Meetings, Controlling Work in Progress, Decision-Making, Progress Reporting, Evaluating Your Project, Pitfalls of Project Management Intro to Microsoft Project (3rd day) (WIA Approved)

Date(s):Session 1 – January 13, 14, 17, 2014
Session 2 – March 17, 18, 21, 2014
Session 3 – June 25, 26, 27, 2014
Schedule:8:30 – 4:30
Location:ITBD – 185 Main St., New Britain
Contact Hours:24
Participants:Open to all. Minimum of 5 participants

Mike Schulde, Principle of Quality Leadership Network, has over 25 years of experience in leadership development, supervisory training, executive and management coaching, and team development at all levels of organization in many business sectors. He received a BA in Economics from Providence College and a Master’s in Organizational Behavior from University of Hartford. He attended Tavistock Institute conferences for advanced study of group psychology and organizational behavior. He has been an adjunct professor at various universities teaching courses on management, business policy, organizational behavior, process improvement, and human resource development. Mike served on the Education Committee for the CT Quality Council, directed the CT Manufacturing Supervisors Council, and served on the Board of Examiners for the CT Award for Excellence.

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