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Is project management an area where you would like to develop more skills? This fall, we have two opportunities for you to learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success, presented by UBC’s MOST Program together with Lynda.com, an online collection of instructional videos designed to provide just-in-time training in a variety of areas (available at no individual charge to UBC staff and faculty).
Practical Project Management (MOST)
When: Dec. 7-8, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their ‘day job’ responsibilities. Tackling today’s project-focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.
Those attending Practical Project Management workshop will learn how to:
- Establish effective communication lines from the start
- Develop concise outcomes
- Build a Project Charter
- Create Network Diagrams & Work Breakdown Structures
- Sequence tasks
- Establish a Critical Path Methodology to complete projects on time
- Recognize and prevent common Project Management problems
- Use criteria to measure and track your project
- Identify and evaluate risks and contingencies
- Effectively determine resource requirements
*Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. The PD funding programs are designed to support eligible UBC staff members who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and work performance. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here
For more information, or to register, click here.
Project Management Fundamentals (Lynda.com)
Duration: 2hours 7m
Format: Online Self-Paced
Cost: No charge to UBC staff and faculty
Discover how to more efficiently manage your business projects. Author Bonnie Biafore lays out a set of principles and examines the concepts behind project management, from defining the problem, establishing project objectives, and building a project plan to meeting deadlines, managing team resources, and closing the project. The course also provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance
- Understanding projects and project management
- Exploring project management software options
- Gathering requirements
- Identifying deliverables and success criteria
- Creating a scope statement
- Identifying stakeholders
- Building a work breakdown structure
- Identifying resources
- Building a schedule
- Creating a risk management plan
- Developing a change management plan
- Understanding team dynamics
- Gathering data
- Evaluating project schedule and cost performance
- Documenting lessons learned
- Closing contracts, accounts, and transitioning
As an added bonus this lynda.com course qualifies as a continuing education credit with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® .
Contact Colin Hearne, Program and Registration Coordinator, in Human Resources.