Practical Project Management

intergenerational group of business people planning a project around a tablePractical Project Management is a comprehensive course that provides useful skills for managing projects in the real world. This concrete and targeted approach will meet you where you are and quickly propel you forward in your project management practice. Practical Project Management is the course for you if you are new to project management, have done a few projects and want to build your effectiveness, or if you’re an experienced project manager looking for new tools and techniques to optimize your practice.

We’ll walk through a project from start to finish, defining and initiating our project, determining scope, then building a work breakdown structure, project plan and Gantt chart. Along the way, we’ll talk about communication plans, time management, negotiation, conflict, stakeholders and team building. We’ll also take time to discuss project management concerns that are timely or interesting to you. Bring your hot topics and real-life examples. Our best class discussions are driven by participant interest and curiosity.

When our time is done, you’ll walk away with a stack of tools to apply to your project management practice, a book to enhance your learning, and a whole class full of colleagues to call on when you get stuck. 

 

MODALITY

Currently, we plan to hold this course in person, utilizing strict social distancing measures. If the situation changes, we will not be holding this course online. We’ve expanded our refund policy. Please contact us for more details.

                                               

PROGRAM BENEFITS 

  • Increase your ability to drive a project to completion
  • Understand how to design a successful project
  • Learn how to manage the key stages of a project
  • Recognize common project management pitfalls and how to steer your project team around them
  • Redefine what successful projects look like at your company/organization

 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Project Management Tools & Where to Find Them
    • Scope Statement
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Plan
    • RACI Assignments
    • Communication Plan
    • Gannt Chart
  • Project Management Skills
    • Team Building
    • Schedule Management
    • Time Management
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Project Tracking

 

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Do you plan, implement, manage and analyze projects at your job? You could benefit from this course. We all do some form of project management in our work. Participants from a variety of fields will benefit from this dynamic program, including

  • Aspiring, new or established project managers
  • Business owners
  • People managers
  • Project stakeholders
  • Technology professionals
  • Nonprofit workers

 

INSTRUCTOR

Photograph of instructor Angela WheatonAngela Wheaton, M.A. A longtime resident of southern Maine, Angela Wheaton (M.A., P.M.P., C.S.M.) currently lives in Portland. Wheaton has a Master of Arts degree in theology and counseling, is certified by the Project Management Institute, holds a Scrum Master certification and is a certified Facilitative Leader and Trainer. She has leadership experience in the retail, banking, education, technology, social service and healthcare fields. Her passion is for completing projects, building teams, and motivating people. Angela enjoys house projects, spending time with friends and family and traveling, recently visiting Iceland, Portugal, and hiking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

 

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES

Dates: Oct 2, 9 & 16

Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

PROGRAM FEE

$495, catered continental breakfast and lunch are included. Need-based scholarships for Knox and Waldo County residents who plan to use the skills gained in the course to benefit their community. More information about need-based scholarships is here.

 

LOCATION

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave (Rte 3), Belfast, ME 04915

 

CLASS CAPACITY

20

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

2.3 CEUs/23 contact hours

Certificate for completing the entirety of this course.

For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator, um.fhc.pd@maine.edu; 207.338.8002.