Our short (up to a half-day) workshops pack in a lot of content, can be delivered to large groups, and provide an excellent and very cost effective opportunity to upgrade the knowledge of your staff.
Workshops can be scheduled any time during the day, or as breakfast or “Lunch and Learn” sessions.
Participants in our short workshops will be able to claim 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) per workshop hour (please use Category 4 when claiming PDUs).
Breaking the Rules of Project Management
To be a good project manager you must understand the rules and practices of project management. To be an excellent project manager, you must know when to follow those rules and when it makes sense to bend or break them.
This two hour workshop is designed to provide participants with an appreciation for the “gray areas” which exist in real world projects, insights into how to know when to follow and when to break the rules of project management, and some reassurance regarding your own experiences in breaking the rules.
Creating a Successful Matrix Organization
Working in matrix organizations can be tough. They are often complex, poorly understood, and more often than not, managed poorly. They are also the most common way for most organizations to staff their project teams.
Through a series of discussions and exercises, this two hour workshop provides participants with a better understanding of the problems associated with a matrix organization, and provide specific actions which can be taken to improve project success when operating in this context.
PM Refresher: A Booster Shot for PMs
Its been how long since you took that last project management course?
Hey, we all need a little booster shot now and again to keep us vaccinated against bad project management practices!
This half-day workshop is designed for teams who have received project management training in the past. In addition to providing a brief review of good project management practices, the course also challenges participants to articulate what aspects of their project management approach have worked and have demonstrated clear value, and what aspects of their project management approach have not yielded positive results.
At the end of the workshop, participants will generate a series of action items on how to move forward.
Practical Risk Management
This two hour workshop explores attitudes commonly held by people and organizations regarding risk as well as the organizational culture which must exist for meaningful risk management to take place.
We will take a look at the theory of risk management as applied to project management and explore the value of identifying both general as well as project-specific risks. Finally we will have an exercise in which we develop a risk checklist which we can then use to help proactively identify, assess, and manage risks common to the projects in which we are involved.
Boosting the Bottom Line through Project Management
This is an executive-level two hour workshop which clearly demonstrates how the corporate bottom line is directly affected by an organization’s project delivery capabilities.
The workshop also provides specific recommendations on what executives can do to support a sustainable culture of good project management practices in order to achieve tangible results.
Agile for Executives
There is a lot of hype, myth and misinformation circulating about agile and this is especially true around the executive table!
If you are considering leading an agile transformation at a department or company-wide level, you owe it to yourself to attend this half-day workshop to understand what agile is (and isn’t) and to better understand your role in the transformation.
Project Planning & Estimating Techniques
Does your organization need to improve their project planning, scheduling and estimating skills? Numerous surveys of project management professionals have revealed that a key factor in achieving project success, is starting with a proper project plan. This 1-day course is designed to provide participants with a foundation for the successful management of projects by enabling the participants to properly plan and estimate their projects.
- Establish the bases for project planning at the start of the project by capturing and getting alignment on key high-level project requirements
- Scope planning and WBS development
- Time planning – project scheduling
- Cost estimating and budgeting
- Quality planning
- Risk response planning and Risk Register
- Procurement planning
- Project controls planning
For Project Team Members ONLY
Are you or your team members asked to:
- Provide realistic duration or cost estimates with little or no information provided regarding the task requirements?
- Work on projects while still completing your operational responsibilities?
- Reduce what you consider to be realistic estimates in order to meet an imposed deadline?
These are just some of the challenges which project team members typically face on a regular basis.
This half-day workshop focuses specifically on the issues and responsibilities project team members (not project managers) face when involved in a project. The course helps team members contribute to a greater degree of a project’s success while at the same time creating a less stressful and more rewarding experience.
Want to know more or have a topic in mind which you don’t see here?
Call us at 905-660-7184 or toll free at 800-214-8096. You may also send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org