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Best Practices for the Accidental Project Manager

OnDemand Webinar (60 minutes)

Gain an understanding of how to manage projects even when you're not a project manager.Accidental project managers often fail at managing a project before they seek help. Sometimes they may receive the support of their employer, but more often, they simply do not know where to start. This presentation will help accidental project managers understand that project management best practices can avoid project failure. This information is critical for accidental project managers and the senior executives, managers, and others that manage project managers.

Authors

Ray W. Frohnhoefer, MBA, PMP, CCP, PPC Group, LLC

Agenda

Overview

• What Are Project Management Best Practices?

• Who Are Accidental Project Managers?

• Five Challenges Accidental Project Managers Face

Challenge/Best Practice #1 - People Power Projects/Engage All Stakeholders

• Stakeholder Analysis/Matrix

• Project Communications Plan

• Use of Business Analysis and Business Analysis Planning

Challenge/Best Practice #2 - Dig for Requirements/Use Business Analysis and Manage Change

• Ensure Alignment With Strategy and Do the Right Project

• Use of Business Analysis and Business Analysis Planning

• Change Management

Challenge/Best Practice #3 - Organize Objectives/Use Resource Scheduling Tools

• Understand Requirements and Develop a Resource Breakdown Structure

• Improve Estimation

• Schedule With Who Does What When

Challenge/Best Practice #4 - Control Casually/Know When to Take Action

• Measure Progress Weekly

• Potential Corrective Actions

• Provide Regular Status Updates

Challenge/Best Practice #5 - Transfer and Transform/View Projects as Opportunities

• Deliver the Fully Tested and Measured Project

• Give the Client the White Glove, Red Carpet Treatment

• Be Ethical

Conclusion and Wrap up

• Summary of Best Practices

• Challenge - How Will You Advance These in Your Organization?

• Questions and Answers