Successful Project Management is designed to provide insight in developing, planning, and implementing projects of all types. The tools for scoping a project, planning and scheduling, and developing project costs are covered in a clear and logical fashion. This session also stresses the “people side” of project management including identifying and engaging stakeholders at the outset.
A simple case study is used to demonstrate the skills and techniques that can dramatically improve the quality of your project outcomes. Most importantly, there will be an opportunity to apply the ideas to the current project situations in which participants are involved.
Why you should Attend
It’s extremely difficult to get project results without a disciplined approach to planning, implementation, tracking, and evaluation.
Most project teams under-perform when they lack a common language and a common approach.
When projects are not properly scoped it will usually result in failing to meet the needs of the project sponsors and stakeholders.
When the costs of a completing a project are not detailed there is little chance of meeting the explicit or implicit budget targets.
The inability to develop and to manage a project schedule has serious consequences. Wasted time generally translates into wasted money.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Understanding the project management process
- Developing project goals and objectives
- Identifying project stakeholders
- Specifying project deliverables and outputs
- Understanding the role of project managers
- Using project management software
Who Will Benefit
- Anyone who manages or works on projects
LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.
His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.
LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.
Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice
as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.
LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.