Foundation of Project Management II - Toronto, ON (March 26-27, 2018)

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Foundations of Project Management II – Toronto, ON

When: Monday, March 26, 2018 to Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP on Monday)

Where: Toronto Central Grosvenor YMCA (20 Grosvenor St)

Room: Grosvenor Room

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to interns who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page here.

Foundations of Project Management II - March 26 & 27

Description:

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day workshop. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this workshop will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.

Workshop Objective:

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership identified and applied in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop participants skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.

Learning Outcomes:

You will:

  • Solidify concepts and learning from Level I
  • Broaden your grasp of project planning and implementation
  • Refine your knowledge of CPM applications
  • Effectively integrate estimation and budgeting into project plans
  • Learn planning methods to reduce risk and manage crises
  • Deepen your understanding of team dynamics and the importance of teams
  • Know how to meet project deadlines

Key Topic Areas

Implement the Project Plan

  • The project overview statement
  • Refine the use of CPM: cost and resource planning, resource constrained schedules
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Resource scheduling
  • Project procedures
    • Practices manual
    • Responsibility charting
    • Document schedules
  • Monitor, measure and report
    • Time and cost reporting systems
    • Trend analysis
    • Project change control

Crisis Management

  • Bottlenecks and constraints
  • Positive management of a project crisis
  • Causes of conflict and resolutions
  • Alternative solutions
  • Post-project review

The Ideal Project Culture

  • Collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision making
  • Constructive criticism
  • Situational leadership
  • Group process skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Management styles
    • Making effective use of different personalities

If you have any questions please contact the Training team at training@mitacs.ca

 

Class Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Grosvenor Room, Toronto Central Grosvenor YMCA
20 Grosvenor St
M4Y 2V5 Toronto, ON
Canada