Project Management Skills for Non Project Managers

Course Overview

From managers to staff members, the need to assume leadership responsibilities for projects is always needed, regardless of your job title. This course will teach you how to make a meaningful contribution by
leading others through the stages of planning, executing, and completing a project.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course is intended for a wide range of managers and staff members who need to successfully manage small- to medium-sized projects.

Course Outline

Course Introduction 3m

Lesson 1 – Planning the Project 1h 6m
Planning the Project
Define the Project Requirements
Key Area Analysis: Things to Consider
Questions to ask yourself?
Criteria for Judging a Project
Stages of the Project
Defining the Project Requirements – Real Life Example
Defining the Project Requirements – Assessment Activity
How to Define the Project Requirements – Guidelines
Create Your Project Plan
Benchmarks Real Life Example
Team Development
Project Plan
Sample Microsoft Project Plan
Sample Project Plan
How to Create Your Project Plan – Guidelines
Lesson 1 Reflective Questions
Lesson 1 Review

Lesson 2 – Implementing the Project Plan 1h 9m
Implementing the Project Plan
Execute the Project Plan
Kick-Off Meeting
Kick-Off Meeting – Real Life Example
The Limitations of the Project-Management Role
How to Execute the Project Plan – Guidelines
Executing the Project Plan – Assessment Activity
Monitor the Progress of the Project
Time-Management Tools
Performance Gaps
Common Performance Problems
Common Performance Problems – Real Life Example
How to Monitor the Progress of the Project – Guidelines
Monitoring the Progress of the Project – Assessment Activity
Negotiate for Success
Red Flags
Troubleshooting Strategies
Negotiation Strategies
How to Negotiate for Success – Real Life Example
How to Negotiate for Success – Guidelines
Evaluate the Process
Close-Out Meeting
How to Evaluate the Process – Guidelines
Evaluating the Process – Assessment Activity
Lesson 2 Reflective Questions
Lesson 2 Review

Course Closure

Total Duration: 2h 18m

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