The Project Managers Impact

The impact of a great project manager on the successful implementation of new projects is huge and this course offers you the opportunity to take your project management skills to the next level. If you have been managing projects for many years yet feel there must be something new you can do, sign up for this course to refresh and enhance your skills, update your knowledge on the latest trends in project management and become an asset to your company because of you ability to manage projects and people together to make something happen.

Learning Outcome 1. Outline the role of the project leader by demonstrating insight into the 8 steps of project management.

Name 1 of the 8 sequential steps to project management?

A project manager needs to be agile, intuitive and very dynamic as he/she ensures that a project is well initiated, planned, designed, briefed,  implemented, monitored and evaluated to meet the sponsors objectives. A project manager needs to be able to listen well, ask good questions and influence people at all levels of a business.

Having a good in depth understanding of the eight sequential steps to project management is essential to the success of the project. Frequently many projects will be handled simultaneously and the manager needs good systems to keep every stage on track.

The diagram here outlines 14 attributes a company looks for in their project managers and work needs to be done to develop all areas. (the Diagram did not copy onto this format. Not sure how to fix that!)

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Following the Eight steps of successful project management as shown in diagram 2 will ensure a company of the successful execution of projects. It is key to start with a very clear, detailed scope that represents information obtained from all the key stakeholders. The work breakdown is included in the scope and time is spent setting the project specifications for each sub-unit in the work breakdown. The sub-units are then sequenced and time allocated to each step. A critical path is created. The cost of each sub unit is determined and a budget drawn up and risk assessed. Then the important step of assigning responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities.  Controlling work in progress or the quality  is now critical and mechanisms used to control the progress. Communicating progress, giving feedback and handling re planning takes place if problems arise. Wrapping up the project with sound evaluating the effectiveness is the final stage.

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Here is a detailed example of a specific project management process that is used by many companies. This example gives some insight into how to increase depth of knowledge and apply enhanced processes to the steps.

  • creating a training program
  • Planning the Cost
  • Control work in progress
  • have a performance discussion with team members