Foundations of Project Management I – Kingston, ON
When: Wednesday, January 29 – Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration begins at 8:15am on Wednesday)
Where: Queen's University, John Deutsch University Centre
Room: Robert Sutherland room
Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step 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 students who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page: http://step.mitacs.ca/faq
Learn to plan and work with others to get things done! We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience firsthand the power of effective project management. You will learn to fine-tune your ability to organize and complete your work and research. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed!
Session one (two consecutive days)
Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.
- Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
- Principles of project management and team building
- Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict.
- Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
- Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
- Project planning concepts
- Using Critical Path Method (CPM) to schedule project activities
- Collaborative project planning - teams will follow an interactive agenda to develop plans for selected projects
- Risk assessment on the projects planned
- Review and discussion of learning