About this workshop
Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their 'day job' responsibilities. Getting your project off to the best possible start is essential for success and tackling today's project focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.
This two-day workshop provides practical, effective tools and proven processes that ensure your projects get off to a clear and solid start, ensuring they stay on track, and your deliverables are achieved on time and on budget.
Establish effective communication lines from the start;
Develop concise intended outcomes and deliverables;
Build a Project Charter that is simple, yet effective in getting your projects off to the right start;
Use the most common tools used in Project Management including Network Diagram Dependency Charts, Gantt Charts and Work Breakdown Structures;
Sequence tasks to determine start dates, finish dates and milestones;
Use Critical Path Methodology to ensure projects are completed on time;
Recognize and prevent common Project Management mistakes;
Use criteria to measure and track your project;
Identify and evaluate risks and develop contingency plans
Effectively determine resource requirements
This session is designed for anyone who is involved in projects, as either a team member or project manager, and wants to learn the core basics and proven tools to help achieve more consistent project outcomes.
Workshop Registration & Payment Guidelines
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You will need your Campus Wide Login (CWL) to complete your registration.
About the facilitator
Grant Penner is a founding partner of The Berrant Group, an international business training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver, B.C. Since 1995 The Berrant Group has been helping organizations develop their strategic, operational and project plans while providing learning and development support for their people.
He has developed over twenty different training workshops and delivered them to thousands of participants in a wide variety of organizations.
Grant strongly believes that training and development needs to be fun to be effective and participants enjoy his engaging presentation style.
Ian Berry is a founding partner of The Berrant Group, an international business training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver, B.C. Since 1995 The Berrant Group has been helping organizations develop their strategic, operational and project plans while providing learning and development support for their people.
Ian particularly enjoys working with leaders and decision makers in the organization to help them align their leadership activities to their long term goals and objectives.
His style encompasses a mix of creative approaches to traditional issues with proven tools and processes. He has found that helping people find a blend of creative approaches to business combined with good solid managerial practices is genuinely appreciated by his clients.
Professional Development Funding Opportunities
Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here
For more information, please contact Workplace Learning Associate Sara Sawatzky