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From Idea to Execution: An Introductory Guide to Project Management

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This webinar is designed to unravel the essence of project management, providing a solid foundation for aspiring project managers and team members alike. This class is your gateway to understanding the definition of a project and gaining a high-level comprehension of the project lifecycle.

In today's fast-paced work environment, doubt often looms around projects due to a lack of a structured management approach. By delving into the core concepts of project management, individuals equip themselves with the knowledge to navigate through the complexities of transforming ideas into tangible outcomes efficiently.

Moreover, a profound understanding of project management doesn't just enhance project success rates; it opens avenues for personal and professional growth. Individuals with a firm grasp of project management principles often find themselves entrusted with more challenging and engaging work. This newfound expertise and responsibility can potentially translate into higher earning opportunities, making this course a wise investment for a promising career trajectory.

The ripple effect of proficient project management extends beyond individual benefits. It cultivates a culture of excellence within teams and organizations, driving them towards a higher success rate in project deliveries.

This webinar is not merely a learning experience; it's a career-altering venture.

Why should you Attend: In the dynamic realm of organizational operations, projects are the engines driving innovation and growth. This webinar is crafted to provide a view of project management, from inception to fruition. It is your gateway to understanding the essence of projects and the structured approach required to manage them effectively.

What is a Project?
Learn the definition of a project. Unlike routine operations, a project has a definite beginning and end, often constrained by time and resources. It's the vehicle that transforms ideas into reality, fueling an organization's progress and competitive edge.

What is Project Management?
Project Management is the art and science of orchestrating the various elements of a project to meet its objectives within the defined scope, time, and cost constraints. It's about leading a team through a structured journey from the project's initiation to its successful closure, ensuring stakeholder satisfaction and value creation.

How Do You Know You Need a Project?
The inception of a project often stems from a recognized need, a problem to solve, or an opportunity to seize. Learn how to recognize when a project is needed and how to get started.

Project Management Lifecycle Overview
The project management lifecycle is a structured framework ensuring a systematic progression through the project phases. It encompasses:
  • Initiation: The birthplace of the project where its value and feasibility are evaluated
  • Planning: A phase where detailed planning regarding scope, timelines, costs, quality, communication, risk, and resource management takes place
  • Execution: The action realm where the project work is performed to deliver the required outcomes
  • Monitoring and Controlling: A continuous process ensuring the project stays on track, adjusting the sails as necessary to mitigate risks and address issues
  • Closing: The phase where the project is finalized, ensuring all work is completed satisfactorily and objectives are met
Project Management and AI
In the modern era, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has intertwined with project management, offering tools and insights that significantly enhance decision-making and efficiency. We’ll talk briefly about tools that could help the new project manager.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • How do you know you need a project?
  • Project management lifecycle overview
    • Initiation
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Closing
  • Project Management and AI

Who Will Benefit:
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Specialist
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Lead
  • Project Director
  • Project Officer
  • Project Planner
  • Project Controller
  • Project Management Officer (PMO)
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Associate
  • Project Support Specialist

Deb Schaffer , PMP is President of ProProject Manager. She has over 25 years of experience in technical writing, project management, corporate technical training and instructional design, marketing, and process management. Deb has worked for large, Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin as well as small startups. She specializes in teaching technical topics to non-technical professionals, including ChatGPT. She teaches classes for Colorado Free University and is an active member of the Mile-Hi Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

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