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Using Project Management Best Practices to Get Work Done

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Product Id : 701255
Instructor: Gina Abudi

  Duration: 60 Minutes  



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Overview: Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, 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 be provided a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to enable them to more effectively 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 a simple step-by-step process for managing your projects. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of documents - scopestatements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers and change management plans - in order 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.

Leave this webinar with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.

Why should you attend: We are all doing more with less these days no matter what our role. It's difficult to keep up with it all unless you are organized with processes, procedures and best practices in place to get the work done. By applying project management best practices to getting our work done - regardless of the complexity of the task involved - we are better able to get done the many tasks, assignments and day-to-day work which we are assigned.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Project scope statements
  • Developing the business case for your own projects
  • Socializing projects to get commitment from others and keep them engaged
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Developing your project plan
  • Developing the Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
  • Communications planning
  • Identifying, planning for and managing project risks
  • Managing changes to the project
  • Reporting on status
  • Driving decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
  • Effective project meeting facilitation strategies

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR Professionals (Managers, Administrators, Learning & Development Staff, etc.)
  • Business Line Managers
  • Individual Contributors
  • Anyone who is interested in learning how to better manage their workloads
Gina Abudi, MBA has 20+ years’ of experience in helping global organizations develop and implement strategy around projects, processes and people. This includes both consulting as well as training at global organizations. Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC and an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College (NH) teaching in both the Masters of Project Management and Masters of Leadership graduate degree programs.

Gina writes a number of white papers, case studies, and articles on various management and project management topics, which can be found on her blog: She is lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015.) She is a contributing author to Project Pain Reliever (J. Ross Publishing, 2011). Gina’s next book on Organizational Change Management will be published by J Ross Publishing in the summer of 2016.

Gina received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management.

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