Advanced Project Management Course
Advanced Project Management trainers provide participants with the critical final tools, skills and techniques that project members and emerging project managers need. Learners/Participants should already have a thorough understanding of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project, which can be found in our Project Management Fundamentals and Intermediate Project Management training courses. Participants who have completed the three-day intensive Project Management Training course to further develop their skills do not need Advanced Project Management, except as a refresher.
This one-day course will help you learn/teach participants how to: think critically when choosing a project team; make the best of an assigned project team; help teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning unit; maximize productivity at team meetings; reward and motivate a team; develop and execute a communication plan; communicate with sponsors and executives more effectively; identify strategies for working with team members who cause problems.
Customizing this courseto include projects that learner/participants are working through in their real jobs will open a bevy of skill development opportunities that might not have been available otherwise. You can also add your logo, brand the package, and select the sessions that are most relevant to your students. Training materials include a comprehensive learner/instructor’s guide, student workbook, pre-formatted slides, assessments, a quick reference guide, and more.
How to Use This Guide
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: Choosing the Project Team
Choosing the Team
Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
Session Three: Building a Winning Team
Why is Teamwork Important?
The Stages of Team Development
Session Four: Managing Team Meetings
Starting on the Right Foot
Making Committees Work
Session Five: Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
Session Six: Developing a Communication Plan
The Five Components
Session Seven: Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
Session Eight: Dealing with Problem Team Members
When to Walk Away
When Things Don’t Work
Recommended Reading List
Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
Personal Action Plan
Our Learner/Instructor Guides are the core of each training course. They lay out the training in simple, easy-to-follow instructions. You can also customize the Learner/Instructor Guides in order to personalize your training.
Each Instructor Guide – for each course – is paired with a Student Manual that you can present to your participants. This customizable Student Manual gives each participant the student version of the course you will be learning/teaching.
Whether or not you choose to introduce exercises into your learning/training is up to you as the learner/facilitator. In case you want to do this we offer you an Exercise Workbook (also customizable) that is specific to the course you are offering.
Each course title comes with a Lab Workbook loaded with activities and exercises to practice and reinforce the learners’ understanding of the course objectives. Pre-made Sample Exercise Files are provided for use with the Lab Workbook so that you, as the learner/trainer, do not have to prepare activity working files.
The course is designed to give you everything you need for use in the classroom or workshop. This includes the PowerPoint versions of all the courses, prepared for you in advanced.
Quick Reference Guides are a favourite tool for learners/trainers to provide to their learners. Each Quest Reference Guide summarizes the most important elements in each course title down to two pages.