Foundations of Project Management I
When: Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: Sandman Signiture Lethbridge Lodge, Popular Room III (320 Scenic Dr S)
Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page here.
Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.
Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:
- Gain a clear understanding of foundational project management principles
- Have an emphasized understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines
- Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
- Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict
- Personal styles of learning and problem-solving
- Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
- Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
- Planning and conducting effective project meetings
- Role of the leader in decision making
- Modifying leadership behavior to meet the needs of the situation
- Developing and building effective project teams
- Project planning and scheduling: basics of the critical path method (CPM), work breakdown, time calculations, and shortening the project
- Collaborative techniques and processes for planning and scheduling projects, establishing positive project practices and procedures, and the monitoring and reporting of progress
- Risk assessment on the projects planned
- Providing constructive criticism for positive results
If you have any questions please contact the Training team at firstname.lastname@example.org.