Today Administrative Professionals perform many operations once performed by specialists. These activities are actually "projects." Because management doesn't recognize these assignments as projects, few Administrative Professionals receive training or tools to help manage the work efficiently and effectively. Work is added to an already full schedule, major decisions have been made elsewhere, and you have no "team" to help. Administrative Professionals can and do plan, execute, and manage projects to get desired results on time and on budget. Adapt widely-used approaches to manage projects successfully while avoiding the biggest pitfalls for any project manager. You do not need to be called a project manager to be a successful one. Carry these new skills into all your assignments to enhance your existing good performance. Prepare to take on more advanced work and demonstrate your value and progress.
Objectives of the Presentation
As a result of this webinar, Administrative Professionals will be able to:
- Articulate the crucial "business problem" you will solve
- Throw out your "to-do" list and organize tasks easily into logical groups in a plan
- "Manage" your project "team" of critical stakeholders
- Track progress and get back on track quickly when things slip
- Demonstrate successful project completion
- Apply lessons learned to the next project
Why Should you Attend
Faced with a large new assignment and no experience of working on this type of activity or anything this large, it is easy to lose confidence. As you move forward and hit roadblocks or potential risks become reality, you may be ready to quit. Mastering the c, used by millions of people on millions of projects throughout the world, you will be in a strong position to prevail and prosper. Banish your doubts with proven techniques that help you get the successful results you need.
- Context for project management
- What are projects and where do they fit?
- Project success factors and pitfalls
- Project Initiation
- Articulate project business problem
- Perform stakeholder analysis
- Planning and scheduling
- Discover requirements
- Analyze scope, constraints, assumptions
- Create work breakdown structure and tactical plan
- Manage the critical path
- Schedule, assign responsibility and track
- Cost Management
- Manage your budget
- Risk Management
- Define risks in a risk impact matrix
- Track and manage risk; escalate risk proactively
- Human Resource and Communication Plan
- Manage people and communication effectively
- Project execution, monitoring, and control
- Manage and monitor scope, schedule, cost, quality
- Project closure
- Apply Lessons learned for continuous improvement
Ms Rebecca Staton-Reinstein,
Advantage Leadership, Inc
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., president of Advantage Leadership, Inc. As president of Advantage Leadership, Inc. Rebecca works with leaders around the world, who want to grow their organizations and improve their bottom lines through strategic leadership and planning, engaged employees, and improved critical processes.
She works with leadership teams to develop robust strategic plans and, more importantly, execute them. She helps these teams become more strategic and critical in their thinkingand to apply approaches to problem solving with a track record of success. Rebecca has a Ph.D. in organizational development and is the author of 3 books on strategic leadership. She is an MBTI Master Practitioner, an elected foreign member of the St. Petersburg Engineering Academy, and has been honored by organizations on four continents.