Administrative professionals are often asked to take on a project from beginning to end. These projects can range from conferences and physical relocations to major events and change management. To be successful in these assignments, apply the skills of project management. This Project Management training course will provide a practical approach that gives participants with the basic knowledge, processes, skills, tools and techniques, recognized as best practice in the industry, that the project administrator use in order to enhance the chances of project success.
By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:
- Obtain a fundamental understanding of managing projects
- Understand essential project management vocabulary and terminology
- take on increasingly complex projects with confidence
- bring your projects in on time, on budget, meeting expectations
- plan for the unexpected, manage risks and find opportunities for added valuE
- harness the energy of teams to build better projects Manage the on-going needs, concerns and expectations of stakeholders
- Recognise the importance of effective and efficient communication strategy
- Office Administrators, Coordinators, Managers and Supervisors
- Executive Secretaries and Assistants
- Personal Assistants
- Administrative Assistants
- Anyone in an administrative role who wishes to increase their level of contribution within the organization.
What is Project Management?
- What project management is and why it is so common in the workplace
- Who are the players?
- The role of the project manager
How Do I Get Started?
- Getting a full understanding of the project
- Building a project definition
- Sorting out everyone’s roles
- Setting up expectations early
- Getting support and commitment
Developing Your Plan
- Using work breakdown structures
- Getting into detail
- Managing risk
- Setting up a realistic budget
Implementing Your Plan
- Applying your plan
- Forecasting and resolving problems
- Monitoring for variances
Evaluating Reality Against Plans
- Tracking techniques
- Providing feedback
- Using “Lessons Learned” for continual improvement