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If you're just starting out as a project manager, need some re-grounding in the basics, or have any kind of project effort to drive, this is the series for you.  Available individually or as a package, every webinar i

s recorded and available to you after the presentation.

We won't be scheduling live webinars again until next year, but you can get the whole series of recorded webinars plus access to the Practical Project Management: The Basics Q&A Session (November 16, 2016) any time! 

 

 

The Lingo

What It Is: Basic concepts of project management (in plain English)

What You Get: By the end of the session, you'll

  • Understand the terminology and translate it successfully
  • Walk through the major steps of creating a project plan
  • Understand the need for goals and the guidance they provide
  • See the danger of unstated assumptions (and know how to draw them out)

 

  • Know the roles and responsibilities of the players in a project

 

 

 

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The Parts

What It Is: The building blocks to create a project schedule

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Know how to break a project into tasks
  • Understand when sub-tasks are a good thing
  • Be able to identify resources for your tasks
  • Understand how dependencies work

 

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The Core

What It Is: The meat of creating a project plan - scheduling, percent complete, new news

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Be able to put a schedule together from your tasks and dependencies
  • Understand how and when percentage completion is useful
  • Have a guideline for dealing with changes in the project

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Dimensions and Changes

What It Is: Major project dimensions (4 Dials), Change management, and contingency planning.

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Understand the four main parameters of any project and how to identify them
  • Know the basics of managing the inevitable changes to a project
  • Be able to identify the need for contingency planning and provide it

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Tools

What It Is:Explore some of the tools available for documenting and tracking a project plan (traditional methodologies - a list of Agile tools will be provided for those who are interested but they won't be explored in the webinar)

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Have a list of possible tools
  • Understand what the tools look like and what they will do for you
  • Have options for picking a tool that works for you

 

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Running the Gamut (End to End)

What It Is: Set up and run an entire project from beginning to end

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Understand how all the project pieces fit together
  • Have a working model for your own projects

 

 

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General Information

Cost: Each webinar is $20 (payable at registration)

Series The full series is available for $100.  If signing up after the scheduled date of any of the webinars, you'll be provided with the recording of those missed.  Until the next series is scheduled, you can get the whole recorded series plus access

 

The Making of a Professional Project Manager: Advanced Concepts series are for folks who have already been through the basics (either the webinar series or in real life).  You have the mechanics down cold, now it's time to take it to the next level.   Available individually or as a package, every webinar is recorded and available to you after the presentation.

 

We will be scheduling more live webinars in 2016.  In the meantime, you can get the whole series' recordings plus a live Q&A session.  Check the bottom of the page for details.

 

Relationships: The People Part of Project Management

What It Is: Identify and manage key relationships

What You Get: By the end of the session, you'll

  • Understand why one unhappy person can ruin your beautiful plan
  • See the need for establishing and managing relationships within the project team
  • Have techniques at hand for establishing and maintaining project relationships
  • Understand the basics of learning styles and their application

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Risk: Find it, Manage it, Make it Yours

What It Is: Risk analysis, assessment, and management

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Know where and how to look for risk to your project
  • Have a handle on how to report risk
  • Understand the need for (and value of) risk mitigation and contingency planning

 

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Communication: The alternative to micro-management

What It Is: Project communication including stats reporting and effective meetings

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Have formats for different kinds of reporting - to the team, to management, to stakeholders
  • Be prepared with strategies for communicating among distributed teams, even across multiple timezones
  • Hold effective meetings no matter what the subject
  • See the finer points of nagging

 

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What Just Happened? (Root Cause Analysis)

What It Is: Root cause analysis - the need for it, riggers, timing, and methodologies

What You Get: Know when to perform a RCA and who to involve

  • Be able to work through your own RCA using tools and techniques presented

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Making it Better: Retrospectives and Process Improvement

What It Is: There's always room for improvement.  How to recognize the opportunities, determine process improvements, and roll them out

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Know the best way (and time) to run a retrospective review (AKA post-mortem)
  • Recognize opportunities for both wholesale change and minor process tinkering
  • Understand the flip side - knowing what's working
  • Have options for documenting and rolling out improvements

 

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Seeing the Whole System: Systems Analysis Basics

What It Is: Concepts, tools, and uses of systems analysis  to understand how multiple systems interact and what effect changing one will have on another

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Understand what systems analysis is all about
  • Know how business and process analysis work with systems analysis
  • Be able to identify/build a data flow diagram and know why it's useful

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Traditional Project Management Techniques: Waterfall/Spiral

What It Is: Standard, traditional project management techniques have very specific rules. We'll cover the basic Waterfall model and a few Spiral modifications in this webinar. These techniques are in widespread use and are particularly helpful when trying to adhere to a strict set of requirements.

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Be able to identify the steps in a standard Waterfall model
  • Know what a Spiral Waterfall model looks like
  • Be able to apply both models easily
  • Know the rules of the game

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Agile Projects

What It Is: Agile project management techniques grew out of software development but are hugely useful for any kind of project where the requirements are changing and evolving.

What You Get: By the end of the session you'll

  • Understand how Agile project management differs from more traditional methodologies
  • Know when Agile is a good fit for a project
  • Be able to apply the basics of Agile project management

 

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General Information

Cost: Each webinar is $20 (payable at registration)

Series::  The full series is available for $150.  If signing up after the scheduled date of any of the webinars, you'll be provided with the recording of those missed.

 

  Next session: October 12, 2016

f you've ever…

 

  • Delivered a project on time for an impossible schedule – but it was, shall we say, somewhat imperfect – and your management was not pleasedalt
  • Thought you knew what was important to finish and were unpleasantly surprised by information you *should* have had during the project but learned about after the fact
  • Lost sight of exactly what you needed to build while fighting the inevitable project fires
  • Lost confidence while a tough project hit bump after bump, or
  • Hired someone to do something for you and had the result not match the picture in your head

There’s a fix for that!  Join Kim Wasson of IvyBay Consulting to learn about the easy 4 Dials technique in this free webinar.

June 10 at 10:00 AM Pacific time. (If you can't make the time, sign up and we'll send you a link to the recording of the webinar.)  Sign up here!

 

 

 

Feedback on the Webinar:
  • Tanya (Senior Project Manager): "The webinar was really great! Content is valuable, I’ve tried it to live almost immediately, on one of the projects I manage and it works! Thanks Kim for simple and depicting examples, it is easy to explain to clients this complicated choice to make in 4 Dials, and finally get cleared direction in day-to-day small decision making all if us responsible for in project development.And I like the chat thing and question-answers section during webinar, helps to get answers to question you just got on the content, and gives this “classroom presence” feeling where you communicate to tutor and definitely know something new at the end of the session."
 

 

 

 

You have successfully registered for IvyBay Consulting's webinar series Practical Project Management: Basics!

The webinar you registered for is just a container (you don't need to show up).  We'll get you set up for each of the individual webinars and you'll get separate notifications for each.

If you've already missed any of the webinars, we'll be sending you the link to the recording for each.  Recordings for all of the webinars are available to the participants shortly after they have finished.

As a reminder, the series includes:


*  The Lingo
*  The Parts
*  The Core
*  Dimensions and Changes
*  Tools
*  Running the Gamut

 

We're looking forward to seeing (hearing?) you at the webinars!