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Project Management: TRAINING

Book Description

Effective project management skills are essential to every employee in an organization from the CEO to a line manager. Here is a book that will allow you to quickly create comprehensive half-day to two-day training programs that provide skills your learners can put to use immediately. All the tools you need are in this handy, practical guide from classroom handouts to customizable presentations.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. The ASTD Trainer’s WorkShop Series
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction: How to Use This Book Effectively
    1. Everyone’s a Project Manager
    2. 12 Common Myths about Project Management
    3. How to Make the Most of This Workbook
    4. What’s in This Workbook and on the CD?
    5. Icons
    6. What to Do Next
  5. Project Management for Everyone
    1. The Accidental Project Manager
    2. The “No Time for Planning” Trap
    3. The Project-Oriented Organization
    4. Common Tools, Common Vocabulary, Exceptional Results
    5. What to Do Next
  6. Getting a Reading on Your Project Management Training Needs
    1. Avoiding Analysis Paralysis
    2. Identifying Real Needs
    3. The Project Office: Its Important Role (and What to Do if You Don’t Have One)
    4. Defining the Scope of Your Project Management Training Effort
    5. Identifying Your Project Management “Angels”
    6. Defining Absolute and Relative Project Management Training Success Factors
    7. Short-Term and Long-Term Training Goals
    8. Planning Ahead to Demonstrate ROI
    9. Methods of Information Gathering
    10. Reporting Your Findings and Getting Approval
    11. What to Do Next
  7. Designing Your Project Management Training
    1. Targeting a Wide Audience
    2. Applied Learning Theory 101: Matching Delivery to Learning Preferences
    3. Revisiting Short-Term and Long-Term Training Goals
    4. Crafting an Effective Project Management Curriculum
    5. Scaling the Training to Accommodate Hectic Schedules
    6. Project Management Training at the Speed of Light: Creating a Project Management E-Course
    7. What to Do Next
  8. Facilitating Your Project Management Training
    1. Facilitation: Making the Difficult Seem Easy
    2. Why Facilitation Is So Important in Project Management Training
    3. Collaborative Learning in Project Management Training
    4. Facilitation Times Three: Three Platforms for Facilitating Project Management Workshops
    5. Anticipating and Addressing Problem Situations and Problem Participants
    6. What to Do Next
  9. Evaluating Your Project Management Training
    1. What Should Evaluation Measure?
    2. An Important Evaluation Model You Should Know
    3. Using and Adapting the Sample Evaluation Forms Provided in this Workbook
    4. Evaluation Do’s and Don’ts
    5. Using the Evaluation Process for Continuous Improvement in Your Project Management Training Effort
    6. What to Do Next
  10. Half-Day Session: Project Management Overview
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. CD Resources
    4. Sample Agenda: Half-Day Session
    5. What to Do Next
  11. Full-Day Session: Project Management Jump-Start
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. CD Resources
    4. Sample Agenda: Full-Day Session
    5. What to Do Next
  12. Two-Day Session: Project Management Essentials
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. CD Resources
    4. Sample Agenda: Two-Day Session
    5. What to Do Next
  13. Topic Modules
    1. CD Resources
    2. Adapting Modules
    3. Adding Modules
    4. What To Do Next
  14. Learning Activities and Training Instruments
    1. CD Resources
    2. What to Do Next
    3. Learning Activity 11–1: Ice-Breaker Mini-Project for One- and Two-Day Session
    4. Learning Activity 11–2: Defining Project Management
    5. Learning Activity 11–3: Using the Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas
    6. Learning Activity 11–4: Post-Project Review Preview
    7. Learning Activity 11–5: Weighted and Unweighted Selection Criteria
    8. Learning Activity 11–6: Using Forced-Pair Comparisons
    9. Learning Activity 11–7: Case Study Introduction—Beginning the Project Charter
    10. Learning Activity 11–8: Writing SMART Objectives
    11. Learning Activity 11–9: Applying the Triple Constraint
    12. Learning Activity 11–10: Identifying Project Stakeholders
    13. Learning Activity 11–11: Project Stakeholder Good Twins and Evil Twins
    14. Learning Activity 11–12: Creating a Product or Service Context Diagram
    15. Learning Activity 11–13: Creating a Project Scope Diagram
    16. Learning Activity 11–14: Managing Project Risk
    17. Learning Activity 11–15: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    18. Learning Activity 11–16: Planning Project Communications
    19. Learning Activity 11–17: Creating a Network Diagram and Calculating Critical Path (Party Exercise)
    20. Learning Activity 11–18: Creating a Network Diagram and Calculating Critical Path for Case Study
    21. Learning Activity 11–19: Project Execution Simulation
    22. Learning Activity 11–20: Creating a Personal Action Plan
  15. Project Management Training Instruments
    1. CD Resources
    2. What to Do Next
  16. Using the Compact Disc
    1. Contents of the CD
    2. Computer Requirements
    3. Printing from the CD
    4. Adapting the PowerPoint Slides
    5. Displaying the PowerPoint Presentations
  17. For Further Reading
  18. About the Author
    1. Publications, Professional Services, and Seminars