project management

Pro-Active Project Management

Pro-active project management is a dynamic approach that can be implemented on any project. The objective of the approach is to prevent problems rather than working to solving them as they occur. The principal focus of the approach is to minimize re-active decisions and maximize pro-active strategic decision making. Using an array of custom designed and innovative structured activities the course provides participants with an opportunity to practice and learn state of the art tools and processes that enable project managers to identify, categorize, evaluate, select, prioritize, authorize, terminate and review various portfolio components to ensure their alignment with current and future business strategy and goals.

Through the courses dynamic and highly interactive format participants will engage in addressing strategic planning approaches, project risk assessment and management alternatives, developing stakeholder relationships, understanding internal and external customer needs, building project team leadership, organizing and managing multiple projects; managing enterprise-wide initiatives, pro-active scheduling, controlling and managing contracts.

The course also describes ways to develop comprehensive pro-active project management metrics that insure project success. It demonstrates how to link the efforts of individual project team members with the overall success of the project, thus promoting teamwork and improving project team morale. It identifies the best practices of successful project leaders and key important lessons that have been learned from recent studies. It helps project managers not only focus on “doing work right,” but also on “doing the right work.”

 

Course Topics Include:

  • Strategic approaches and alternatives for project planning
  • Designing project communication and reporting systems
  • Developing contingencies and alternative project scenarios
  • Latest industry approaches for pro-active project cost control
  • Pro-active techniques for managing project teams
  • Methods for implementing pro-active project controls
  • Guidelines for developing pro-active CPM schedules
  • Developing project milestones and performance goals
  • Identifying and analyzing project risks
  • New software and field technologies
  • Creating pro-active quality control systems
  • Establishing pro-active project performance metrics
  • Building productive project relationships
  • Pro-active approaches for resource allocation