On-demand Webinar

Project Management Best Practices

Speaker : Chris DeVany
Training Level : Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced
Duration : 90 Min
Webinar ID : W18005

Did you know? For every Billion spent on projects globally, enterprises lose about 97 million dollars due to poor project performance.

Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complicated, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don't need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation will provide the basics of managing projects - regardless of their size or complexity. Webinar attendees will learn a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to enable them to more efficiently manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy-in from others. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.

Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complicated, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don't need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation will provide the basics of managing projects - regardless of their size or complexity. Webinar attendees will learn a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to enable them to more efficiently manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy-in from others. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.

Why you should attend

This webinar will provide a simple step-by-step process for managing your projects. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of documents – scope statements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers and change management plans - to better manage their initiatives. Additionally, the importance of socializing initiatives as well as managing stakeholders to ensure commitment to initiatives and support needed to achieve goals will be discussed. Challenges in managing projects will be covered as well as how to best address those challenges to keep your project moving forward. Other topics covered in this webinar to enable for increased effectiveness in managing projects and meeting project goals include: developing the project business case, effective project planning with the team, five stages of team development, driving decision making from stakeholders and facilitating effective team meetings.

Areas covered in webinar

  • Project Scope Statements
  • Developing the business case for your projects
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Developing your Project Plan
  • Itemizing your Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
  • Enhancing your Communications Plan
  • Identifying, planning and managing project risks
  • Managing changes to the project
  • Reporting on status
  • Driving decisions from the team and key stakeholders

Who’ll benefit from this webinar?

Job roles that can benefit from this webinar include, but are not limited to:
  • CEO
  • Senior Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Executive Director
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Vice President
  • Area Supervisor
  • Manager

Speaker Profile:

Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, has helped and continued to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance. Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.

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