Workshops

Doing is the best way of learning - getting both practice and answers on something just learned in a book or a class.  

IvyBay Consulting, LLC, offers workshops in our specialty areas of Project Management, Business Analysis, and Time Management.  We are experienced and adept at providing remote, distributed workshops; however, arrangements can be made for on-site workshops.

 

Workshops contain a mix of instruction, interactive/guided discussion, and practical exercises.  Each workshop contains specific basic content and is tailored prior to delivery to incorporate our clients' needs, processes, participants, and corporate cultures. 


Materials are provided for all workshops.

Subject:

Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) knowledge, tools, and techniques in managing people and balancing individual needs with group and company goals.

Description:

By definition the most important part of management is working with people.  There is balance with company needs, budgets, and all the administrative needs running a department.  There are hundreds of tools and techniques for managing people, but without applying basic emotional intelligence concepts the standard tools won't work.  Achieve balance in  your organization by understanding concepts and techniques associated with Emotional Intelligence in a practical and immediately applicable workshop.

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Learning styles
  • Employee development plans
  • Working with other groups
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Celebrations
  • Communication and connections
  • Working with geographically distributed teams
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Balancing people management and emotional intelligence with company goals and requirements

Customizations:

 

  • Tailoring for sponsoring organization geographic make-up

 

About the Workshop Presenter:

Kim Wasson has been working with emotional intelligence tools and principles for over 15 years.  She has presented emotional intelligence sessions at the last two PMI Global Conferences.

 

 

Subject:

Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) knowledge, tools, and techniques in managing projects

Description:

One unhappy person can ruin your beautiful plans.  The process side of project management is disciplined and relatively finite - the real challenge comes with managing the people involved with the project and their day-to-day motivations, interactions, and issues.  Emotional Intelligence tools and techniques can help manage the people side of the equation and make following processes easier for your team.  Cultural Intelligence (CQ) plays an important part in managing the people side of project management, even within co-located teams.  

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Learning styles
  • Effective meetings
  • Working minutes and reports
  • Team involvement
  • Working with other groups
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Celebrations
  • Communication and connections
  • Working with geographically distributed teams

Customizations:

  • Using the resources of the sponsoring organizations
  • Tailoring for sponsoring organization geographic make-up
  • Food as a project management tool

About the Workshop Presenter:

Kim Wasson has been working with emotional intelligence tools and principles for over 15 years.  She has presented emotional intelligence sessions at the last two PMI Global Conferences.

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.

 

 

Subject:

This workshop is tailored to an organization's specific project management needs and questions

Description:

Every organization has specific project management challenges to overcome as well as areas of skills development important to the project managers in the organization.  This workshop is completely customized to the sponsoring organization's stated needs.

Example Topics:

  • Personnel moves/retraining from other organizations (Support, Engineering, etc.)
  • Difficult situations in project management
  • Metrics
  • Contractors and/or turnover issues
  • Characterizing projects and/or clients
  • Project management expectations
  • Team management
  • Project management trends
  • Selected topics from other IvyBay Consulting workshops

 

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.

 

Subject:

Advanced topics in project management - you have the schedule, now what?

Description:

Once a project manager masters the mechanics of scheduling and tracking, there remains a world of more complex skills to address.  This workshop covers the basics of risk analysis, root cause analysis, communication and other people skills, and methodology comparison selection.

Topics:

  • Root cause analysis
  • Risk analysis including risk registers, risk statements, and ongoing risk assessment
  • Contingency planning
  • Communication
  • Selection of a development methodology
  • 4 Dials
  • Bug Triage
  • MoSCoW prioritization
  • Project charters

Customizations:

  • Include sponsoring organization tools
  • Focus on sponsoring organization processes

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.

 

Subject:

Introduction to project management, with emphasis on planning and tracking

Description:

Project management is a tough discipline to master.  There are principals and tools that can and should be applied, but some aspects are situational and people-oriented.  This workshop introduces basic project management tools and processes.  We cover basic terminology and definitions, project initiation, scheduling, and tracking. 

Topics:

  • Definitions in plain English
  • Standard concepts and mechanics
  • Task breakdown
  • Dependency tracking
  • Gantt charts
  • Tracking

Customizations:

  • Incorporate requirements/practices of sponsoring organization
  • Use sponsoring organization's preferred tools for demonstrations and exercies
  • Add Business Analysis basics
  • Add Time Managment

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.