Project Management for Project Champions, Sponsors and Steering Committee Leaders

Remove surprises on projects! Project Management is a process is intended to bring cross functional teams together to achieve a measured business goal.  Understand the project process and its use to efficiently engage the right people, making the right decision, at the right time.  The process will help to manage risk more effectively on route to delivering new business or customer results.

This course will give the leadership team the tools needed to understand project management roles, process, and line of sight that achieves business results every time or provides clear indicators of when intervention is needed.  The process removes surprises by setting clear definitions and structures while providing a controlled process with specific decision points that keep the project on track.

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Duration

1-day format / 4-hours/day

Online Classroom-Delivered Course

Price

$179.00

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(Group discounts available. Contact Lee at 920.246.3434)

Instructor

Mark Swiderski, PMP, Lee Young, PMP
  • Target Audience
  • Student Job Aids
  • Prerequisite
  • Purpose & Objective
  • Benefits
  • Course Outline

The is intended for one of the follow project roles:

  • Project Champion – Project Champion is the role that is responsible for the business results of the project, budget and schedule.
  • Project Sponsor – Project Sponsor assures that the project is aligned to the organization’s strategic purpose and allocates resources to the project.
  • Steering Committee or Success Criteria Owner – These roles aid the Project Champion in assuring that the key business measures are attained for the project by taking accountability for them.

The student will be provided with the following job aids and class materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Key Reference Materials:
    • Project Process Overview Chart – A chart describing the key facilitations and deliverables on a project.
    • Project Process Chart – A chart describing the processes within each project facilitation
    • Project Roles & Responsibilities – A document describing project key roles and their key responsibilities
    • Glossary of Project Terms – A document describing key term definitions

Prior to the course, the student should have:

  • Reviewed the meeting facilitation roles and determine if there are any questions about them
  • Choose a meeting that they are currently working on

Students should bring to class:

  • A prepared agenda for their meeting

Purpose: To be able to demonstrate how to efficiently plan and deliver a meeting that achieves its intended meeting purpose every time.

Objective: Following this session students will be able to:

  • Describe meeting facilitation roles
  • Prepare Process:
    • Define a meeting purpose statement
    • Define items and processes to conduct a meeting
    • Determine the audience and prepare them for a meeting
  • Welcome Process:
    • State the meeting purpose
    • Set effective meeting ground rules
    • Ready a team to achieve the meeting purpose
  • Conduct Process:
    • Better manage the meeting
    • Handle meeting dysfunction
    • Keep the meeting participants energized
  • Follow up Process:
    • Close and follow up a meeting to assure the purpose was attained

Employing these new skills will result in:

  • A higher level of meeting purpose achievement
  • Less time spent in meetings
  • Better agenda and meeting participant preparation
  • Clarity of meeting purpose
  • A reduction in meeting conflicts and dysfunctions

The course outline is as follows:

  • Overview
    • Our Project (provides a brief description of the project)
    • The project process (provides a brief overview of the major facilitations and their purpose) and decision guides
    • Project Roles
    • Project Line of Sight
  • Initiate Process Group
    • Describes the process group, when it is used, the facilitations within it and the key output
      • Exercises: SMART Objective, Constraint Priority, Process Owner impacts, Project Governance, Success Criteria
    • Plan Process Group
      • Describes the process group, when it is used, the facilitations within it and the key output
      • Exercises: Critical Path Comprehensive, Establishing project reserves
  • Execute Process Group
    • Describes the process group, when it is used, the facilitations within it and the key output
      • Exercises: Change Development and acceptance
  • Close Process Group
    • Describes the process group, when it is used, the facilitations within it and the key output
      • Exercise: Identifying Valuable implementable ideas

Upcoming Classes

Course Dates

To Be Announced

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Remove surprises on projects! Project Management is a process is intended to bring cross functional teams together to achieve a measured business goal.  Understand the project process and its use to efficiently engage the right people, making the right decision, at the right time.  The process will help to manage risk more effectively on route to delivering new business or customer results.

This course will give the leadership team the tools needed to understand project management roles, process, and line of sight that achieves business results every time or provides clear indicators of when intervention is needed.  The process removes surprises by setting clear definitions and structures while providing a controlled process with specific decision points that keep the project on track.

Course Dates

To Be Announced