Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don't need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation will provide the basics of managing projects - regardless of their size or complexity. Webinar attendees will be provided a variety of tools, techniques, and best practices to enable them to manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy-in from others.
Course "Project Management for Non-Project Managers" Has Been Pre-Approved by RAPS as Eligible for Up to 12 Credits Towards a Participant's RAC Recertification Upon Full Completion
This webinar will provide a simple step-by-step process for managing your projects. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of documents - scope statements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers, and change management plans - in order to better manage their initiatives. Additionally, the importance of socializing initiatives as well as managing stakeholders to ensure commitment to initiatives and support needed to achieve goals will be discussed.
Challenges in managing projects will be covered as well as how to best address those challenges to keep your project moving forward. Other topics covered in this webinar to enable increased effectiveness in managing projects and meeting project goals include: developing the project business case, effective project planning with the team, five stages of team development, driving decision-making from stakeholders, and facilitating effective team meetings.
Leave this webinar with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.
Why you should Attend:By attending, you will understand how to do even more effectively:
- Scale Project Scope Statements
- Develop the business case for your own projects
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Develop your Project Plan
- Itemize your Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
- Enhance your Communications Plan
- Identify, plan and manage project risks
- Manage changes to the project
- Report on status
- Drive decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
Are you concerned about people on your project teams not knowing enough about how to effectively manage a project? What about you?
Would you like some help managing your projects more?
Would you like to manage others' expectations?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you should join us!
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Project Scope Statements
- Developing the business case for your own projects
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Developing your Project Plan
- Itemizing your Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
- Enhancing your Communications Plan
- Identifying, planning, and managing project risks
- Managing changes to the project
- Reporting on status
- Driving decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
SpeakerChris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle's clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.
He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance.
He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues.
He has served or is currently serving as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster's International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader.
Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation.
He has assisted these organizations in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, developing project management, sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.
Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.