How You Will Benefit
Project management is a lot like spinning plates. There is a fine balance of energy, focus and control to keep projects on track. Some projects gain momentum as others lose steam. In every project manager’s dream all projects meet all expectations, are finished on time and are under budget. But in the real world, inevitably all project managers will have to face missed deadlines, tightened budgets, difficult clients, and unachievable visions.
One aspect of bad project management is taking on too many projects. In one study, Pricewaterhouse Coopers reviewed 10,640 projects from 200 companies in 30 countries and across various industries. Shockingly, only 2.5 percent of the companies successfully completed all of their projects.
Another project kerfuffle comes when budget planning is way off. A Harvard Business Review study analyzed 1,471 IT projects. All but one in six projects had a cost overrun of 200 percent on average and a schedule overrun of almost 70 percent!
This course will help participants develop a real-world approach to project management, including creating realistic goals, setting-up a budget, and understanding a typical project cycle. Ad a result, participants will be able to meet deadlines, satisfy clients, increase rate of project completion, and stay within designated budgets.