Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Duration: 
1 days

Overview

This fun and highly interactive day uses a team based simulation to take you through the challenges of selecting, prioritising, and implementing service improvement projects in a way that lets you see immediately the organisational impact of the decisions you make.

Audience

Each participant will leave with a recognised certificate

Course Outline

  • You will work in small teams in a safe but competitive environment and you will be amazed at how your confidence and performance improves dramatically as you move through the day. You will also see how the increase in personal performance delivers significant business benefit and so experience first hand why good project management is so crucial to delivering successful outcomes.
  • We will strip away the mystique and jargon and give you simple project techniques that you can apply immediately in your workplace to improve your personal effectiveness and increase the success of your key initiatives.
  • This event is equally powerful as a public course drawing together experiences from disparate participants, as it is providing a launch event for project management within a single organisation
  • How will my company benefit?
  • This highly energetic and enthusiastic day will give non-project managers a greater appreciation of the benefits of project management and of working as part of a project team.
  • Staff will become better able to plan and control their own work, be more focused towards the achievement of business objectives and produce more positive outcomes.
  • How will I benefit?
  • You will see how your actions and decisions impact the ability of others to produce results and how when everyone works together in a coordinated and transparent fashion suddenly great things can start to happen. You will learn and practice the basics of project management, acquire simple new tools as results see how you can immediately start to better plan your own and other people's work. You will also see how a small amount of process applied intelligently can produce great benefit for your project and your organisation.
  • Introduction & Welcome
  • Participants will be introduced to one other and to the format of the day. The event uses a group simulation run over three rounds throughout the day, allowing participants to apply what they are learning and immediately see the impact.
  • Round 1 - Simulation
  • This session covers the first run of the simulation. Each participant will have a part to play within the team. Allowing them to not only experience a dynamic, time driven project environment first hand, but also to potentially do so from a completely new perspective.
  • During the course of the simulation participants will be encouraged to note down areas for personal and team improvement.
  • Round 1 - Debrief
  • Following round 1 of the simulation there will be debrief of lessons learned, particularly looking at:
  • How objectives were set and communicated.
  • How work was divided up and the need for defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Lines of reporting
  • Personal and team performance in a fast moving project. Although the simulation will be used as the basis for discussion examples of similar situations will be drawn from the participant's day-to-day work. Round 2 - Preparation Preparation for Round 2 will focus on looking at how work can be broken down, allocated to resources and scheduled. Participants will be encouraged to use the techniques discussed to build on the lessons learned in Round 1, as well as considering how they could be applied back at work. Consideration will also be given to different approaches for estimating. Round 2 - Simulation The second 30-minute round of the simulation will be run, using the feedback from the first round and the improved planning of the preparation time. Round 2 - Debrief Following round 2 of the simulation there will be debrief of lessons learnt, particularly looking at:
  • How the planning and preparation improved performance
  • The impact of unexpected events...

The need to manage and communicate changes.

Again examples will be drawn from the participant's day-to-day work.

Round 3 - Preparation

Preparation for Round 3 will focus on looking at how we can identify and plan for uncertainty in a project. This will include looking at the degree to which risks can be reduced or removed from a project or encourage project opportunities. Consideration will also be given as to how to deal with potential changes to a project.

Round 3 - Simulation

The third 30-minute round of the simulation will be run, using the feedback from the first two rounds and the improved planning for change and uncertainty.

Round 3 - Debrief

Following round 3 of the simulation there will be debrief of lessons learned, particularly looking at how the consideration of change and uncertainty improved performance. Again examples will be drawn from the participant's day-to-day work

Implementing Key Ideas

Breaking into sub-groups the participants will consider what they believe are the key lessons they have personally learnt from the day. They will then present to the group those lessons, as well as practical ways in which they will implement them upon returning to work. This part of the event will also allow for the group to celebrate their achievements.

This highly energetic and enthusiastic day will give non-project managers a greater appreciation of the benefits of project management and of working as part of a project team. Staff will become better able to plan and control their own work, be more focused towards the achievement of business objectives and produce more positive outcomes.

This session covers the first run of the simulation. Each participant will have a part to play within the team. Allowing them to not only experience a dynamic, time driven project environment first hand, but also to potentially do so from a completely new perspective. During the course of the simulation participants will be encouraged to note down areas for personal and team improvement.

Personal and team performance in a fast moving project.

Although the simulation will be used as the basis for discussion examples of similar situations will be drawn from the participant's day-to-day work.

Round 2 - Preparation

Preparation for Round 2 will focus on looking at how work can be broken down, allocated to resources and scheduled. Participants will be encouraged to use the techniques discussed to build on the lessons learned in Round 1, as well as considering how they could be applied back at work. Consideration will also be given to different approaches for estimating.

Round 2 - Simulation

The second 30-minute round of the simulation will be run, using the feedback from the first round and the improved planning of the preparation time.

Round 2 - Debrief

Following round 2 of the simulation there will be debrief of lessons learnt, particularly looking at:

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Midlands Birmingham1 485 £485 2020-01-03
London London1 485 £485 2020-01-23
Midlands Birmingham1 485 £485 2020-01-23
London London1 485 £485 2020-01-23
London London1 485 £485 2020-03-20
London London1 485 £485 2020-03-20
Yorkshire Leeds1 485 £485 2020-04-09
Midlands Birmingham1 485 £485 2020-04-27