Project Management Skills for Administrative Professionals
Manage Increasingly Complex Projects with Confidence
Administrative professionals are often asked to take on a project from beginning to end. These projects can range from conferences and physical relocations to major events and change management. To be successful in these assignments, apply the skills of project management.
The skills of project management are designed to give you the rigour and discipline required to deliver your project on time, on budget and meet expectations.
This workshop will be an opportunity to work on your own projects during the session. You’ll be able to return to the work place with your projects ready for implementation.
At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Take on increasingly complex projects with confidence
- Bring your projects in on time, on budget, meeting expectations
- Plan for the unexpected, manage risks and find opportunities for added value
- Harness the energy of teams to build better projects
- Track your projects to identify variances and adjust appropriately
- Use the language of project management and demonstrate your new capacity
What is Project Management?
- What project management is and why it is so common in the workplace
- Who are the players?
- The role of the project manager
How Do I Get Started
- Getting a full understanding of the project
- Building a project definition
- Sorting out everyone’s roles
- Setting up expectations early
- Getting support and commitment
Developing Your Plan
- Using work breakdown structures
- Getting into detail
- Managing risk
- Setting up a realistic budget
Implement Your Plan
- Applying your plan
- Forecasting and resolving problems
- Monitoring for variances
Evaluating Reality against Plans
- Tracking techniques
- Providing feedback
- Using “Lessons Learned” for continual improvement
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Anyone in an administrative role who wishes to increase their level of contribution within the organization.
This workshop addresses:
- Achievement / Results Orientation
- Adaptability / Flexibility
- Analytical Thinking
- Change Management and Leadership
- Computer and Digital Technology
- Decision Making / Decisiveness
- Document Use
- Engagement and Motivation
- Innovation and Initiative
- Planning / Organizing
- Problem Solving
- Project Management
- Reading Skills
- Research, Analysis and Evaluation
- Working with Data and Numbers
- Working with Others
- Workload and Time Management
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