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Foundations of Project Management I
When: Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.)
Where: Sandman Hotel Lethbridge Lodge
Room: Poplar Room III
Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for senior undergrads, 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.
This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.
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
Key Topics Areas:
Principles of project management and team building
- 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 behaviour to meet the needs of the situation
Project planning concepts
- 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
Review and discussion of learning
- Providing constructive criticism for positive results
Register Here by August 15th.
Class Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.Location: Sandman Hotel Lethbridge Lodge / Poplar Room III320 Scenic Drive SouthT1J 4B4 Lethbridge, ABCanada
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