This one-day workshop will help you teach participants:
- Understand what is meant by a project
- Distinguish between a Project Charter and Statement of Work (SOW)
- Use a SOW to begin project planning
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure to determine tasks needed to complete a small project
- Create a project schedule based on project tasks and resources
- Create a Resource Breakdown Structure to determine specific resources needed to complete a small project
- Complete a Project Planning Worksheet to act as a touchstone for project completion
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 Basics
This session gives students a look at the Project Life Cycle, which is a common factor in any project, regardless of the size. Also considered in this session is the definition of a project manager and the role and skills of a project manager.
Beginning the Project Planning
In this session, your students are given the chance to develop a Project Charter from a case study and will also create a Statement of Work (SOW) for creating a commercial vegetable garden.
The Work Breakdown Structure
Here, your students will learn about Work Breakdown Structures (WBS). They will use the commercial vegetable garden SOW to create a WBW of all the necessary tasks for that project.
Preparing a Basic Schedule
This session looks at creating a basic schedule and how to use that skill to develop a schedule for the commercial garden project using the WBS that was previously developed.
Resource Breakdown Structure
Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS) are the focus in this session. Students will build upon their skills that were acquired earlier in the course to create an RBS for the commercial garden project.
Project Planning Worksheet
This final session gets your students to use information from the SOW, WBS, RBS and schedule to created Project Planning Worksheet.
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.