4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
|Introductions. Program Overview and Interactive Group Exercise
|Kickoff Exercise – The Frame
|Identify communication behaviors in a team-building exercise.
|Reinforce the Importance of Communication, Cooperation, and Collaboration
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
|Management AND Leadership
|Define characteristics of a “good” project manager.
|Differentiate between leadership and management.
|Understand the keys to leading well.
|Relate the importance of motivating and energizing your team.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
|Project Start Up
|Generate and gain positive project momentum.
|Identify and share key project issues, strategies, methods and milestones.
|Make use of checklists.
|Initiate effective communication with the project team.
|Create and maintain a cooperative team environment.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
|Develop a complete end-to-end project delivery plan
Organize and structure project plan information for communicating with project team
|Effectively document the project plan
|Identify, address, manage and understand project plan attributes
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
|Introduce course “projects” and allow teams to develop an initial plan.
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
|Define and understand the value of the customer.
|Use tools to develop an appropriate, client-centered response to issues.
|Implement a customer-focused strategy for your project and firm.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
|Ethics and Integrity in Project Management
|Leverage the project management role into a key client relationship anchor
|Build relationships with existing clients leading to repeat work opportunities
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
|Revisit lessons learned and key takeaways from day one
8:00 – 9:45 a.m.
|Project Level Financials (Billings, Cash Flow and Closeout)
|Continually monitor and act on the current cash situation
|Billing accurately and promptly
|Learn to drive everything on a project to closure
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
|Understand that it’s about self-management more than time management
|Discover the keys to delegation and prioritization
|Understand the importance of Life Balance and its contribution to our overall productivity
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
|Change Order Management
|Identify and evaluate all changes
|Identify cost and schedule implications of changes
|Use changes as an opportunity to sell increased value
|Maintain an appropriate balance between capturing all changes and maintaining positive client relationships
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
|Standards and Best Practices
|Explain the benefits of identifying and using standard procedures derived from best practices
|Communicate standard procedures to project teams
|Establish a team culture in which best practices are embraced and leveraged
|Identify situations in which it is appropriate to use non-standard procedures
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
|Revisit lessons learned and key takeaways from day two.
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
|Project Lessons Learned
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
|Stand and Deliver
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
|Develop Your Personal Action Plan
|Write specific action items that will be tracked and monitored over a specified period of time
|Differentiate between personal action items and items that will be addressed organizationally as suggestions for your firm
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|Graduation & Wrap Up
|Improve the use of your own personal style to lead others to make changes back on the job
|Use the participant manual by adding to it and referring to it
|Refer to the PMDP Handbook for articles that will guide you as you try out your toolbox
|Understand and believe that each participant now has the tools and potential to not only lead projects, but be recognized as a leader in their firm