Managing Multiple Projects
Managing multiple projects and work teams requires strong time management and scheduling skills. Learn multi-project techniques to prioritize your work and keep your projects on track.
Improve your project management abilities with this fast-paced program using a mix of interactive teaching methods.
In today's project driven corporate environment it is not uncommon for project leaders to end up managing five to 10 projects all at once. How do you handle competing priorities? How do you effectively schedule and manage multiple projects?
This intermediate seminar is ideal for project managers who are faced with juggling multiple projects, and need the understanding and skills to function effectively. Basic project management knowledge is a prerequisite.
The Best Part:
Learn practical personal time management techniques that will help you to achieve realistic goals.
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Who Should Attend
Today's fast-paced business environment demands that managers have formal project management training. This course is vital for:
- Project managers needing additional tools to juggle projects
- New and functional managers
- Senior executives with business planning responsibilities
- Systems, manufacturing and operations personnel
- Engineering professionals
- Technology and research managers
What You Will Learn
- How to analyze multiple project situations
- Techniques for successful management of task-oriented projects
- How to prioritize resource workloads across projects
- Discuss the role of the project sponsor
- How to create realistic schedules using effective PM methods
- How to prevent the domino effect between the projects
- Recognize the impact of organizational structure
- How and when to escalate a project
Understanding the Multiple Project Environment
- Analyzing the makeup of your current portfolio
- Categorizing projects by size and type
- Using tools and templates to manage multiple project ripples:
- Scope statement
- Risk template
- Change request
- Communication plan
- Project end evaluation
Managing Task Oriented Projects
- Personal organization and readiness
- Time management skills to help you achieve personal peak performance
- Prioritizing task oriented projects
Challenges in Managing Multiple Projects
- How organizational structure impacts personal influence and authority
- Identifying and communicating with project sponsors
- Prioritizing tasks and projects in accordance with corporate strategy
- Using a prioritization scorecard
- Tailoring the PM methodology to fit the project
Scheduling Techniques for Managing Independent and Interdependent Projects
- Understanding the implications of different types of deadlines
- Examining critical path method
- Understanding critical chain scheduling
- Avoiding the pitfalls of safety nets
- Improve efficiency by
- Reducing multitasking
- Using four types of buffers
Key Learning Objectives
- Learn personal time management techniques that will help you to achieve realistic goals
- Become familiar with advanced scheduling techniques that reduce the domino effects between projects
- Develop an awareness of organizational challenges that program managers must deal with
Sandra Martyn is a highly skilled instructor that specializes in project management and business administration for the Schulich School of Business, York University. Sandra has over 20 years of experience managing projects. As a respected trainer in project management in North America, Sandra consistently receives the highest ratings from her clients for the value she provides in her courses. Sandra adheres to the methodologies set out by The Project Management Institute, but provides value by combining project management theory with “real life” experiences.
She makes difficult project management concepts seem easy as she delivers her training in clear and easily understandable terms. She helps course participants avoid common project management mistakes in planning and scheduling work and resource allocation issues. She loves what she does and that is clearly evident in her enthusiasm and humor in sharing her knowledge.
Kathryn Pottruff is a strategic thinker who translates corporate vision into tactical project plans. She gets results by communicating essential project management ‘know how’ through a practical hands-on approach.
Kathryn is an internationally recognized speaker. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada and the Middle East, and regularly conducts seminars for business executives from Beijing, China. She works in diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, utilities, government, IT, and telecom.