This one-day workshop will help you teach participants:
- Understand what is meant by a project.
- Know how to use simple tools to keep your project on track and on task while identifying risks.
- Be able to develop a simple small project communications plan.
- Understand simple tools to manage change and issues in your small project.
- Know how to conduct an effective status meeting.
- Be able to close out a project and determine lessons learned.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Project Management Review
In this session, students will look at the Project Life Cycle and compare project plans for common elements.
Executing the Plan
Executing the plan is the heart of any project and it gets a close inspection here. Students will learn the types of tasks a Project Manager needs to complete. Also, they will look at how to keep on track, on task, and how to monitor a project.
You can’t successfully follow through with a project without having a communications plan in place for all stakeholders. This lesson delves into such plans with a focus on Who, When, What, and How.
Changes and Project Tracking
There has hardly been a project that hasn’t dealt with changes during the course of its execution. With that in mind, this session shows students how change requests and change request tracking keep a project focused.
Status Meetings and Issues Management
Status meetings and issues management are tools to keep a project running smoothly and they are in the spotlight here. Students will learn how to develop an issues log and conduct a status meeting.
Closing the Project
When the project is completed, you just can’t walk away and hope for the best. Proper procedure includes closing the project with a project summary and a lessons learned document.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.