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|