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People in Projects: Foundation for Project Success (FPS)

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Detailed Course Outline


  • Sources of project success
  • Human Factors at work
  • Why people are the source of project success and failure
  • Critical role of the Project Manager
  • Leveraging the power of each project role
  • How to survive in a dysfunctional organizational culture

Project Initiation

  • Human Factors approach to defining a project
  • Distinguishing project objectives from Business Value
  • Surviving the lunacy of project estimation
  • Managing expectations
  • The Project Charter – essential tool for gaining consensus

Project Planning

  • Objectives, Best Practice and Roles
  • A Human Factors view of project planning
  • Enhanced Stakeholder Analysis
  • Good Meetings Practice
  • The Leader / Manager in each of us
  • The Energized Project Team
  • Client Rapport
  • Impact of organizational culture on project planning

Project Execution & Control

  • Objectives, Best Practices and Roles
  • A Human Factors view of project execution and control
  • Effective Project Status
  • Finding Opportunity in a Sea of Risk
  • Leading people to embrace change
  • Getting decisions when you need them
  • Impact of culture on project execution and control

Project Close

  • Why Lessons Learned Aren't and what we can do
  • Getting credit for work well done
  • The Art of Celebration
  • Impact of culture on Project Close

Wrap-Up Discussion


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