Advancing Technical Teams – PM & People

Technical professionals are different. Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists, Project Managers and Technical Team Leaders’ responsibilities do not follow the typical hierarchical nature of organizations. Technical education and experience, and logical thought processes need to be enhanced with people skills to effectively manage dynamic projects of national and multi-national scope within time constraints and budgets. These courses focus on their specific needs.
Technical Project Management – 3 Day Program
  • Understand
  • What is Project Management?
  • Your role as a Project Manager
  • Getting Buy-In and Commitment from Teams
  • Identify and rank key stakeholders
  • Write a professional Project Charter
  • Nail down Project Scope early
  • Identify ALL tasks and deliverables
  • Conduct thorough Risk Analyses
  • Accurate Time & Cost Estimation
  • Create realistic schedules
  • Create Quality Management Plans
  • Write Project Communication Plans
  • Change Control and stopping Scope Creep
  • Creating effective Project Reports
  • Variance Reporting & Earned Value
  • Multi-Project Management
  • Close the project and final signoff
Mastering People Skills – 3 Day Program
  • Effective Leadership Strategies
  • Interpersonal Communication and Listening Skills
  • Creating an effective Team Environment and dealing with dysfunctional teams
  • Motivating technical teams and underperformers
  • Dealing with conflict and diffusing conflict situations
  • Handling difficult people and situations
  • Coaching and Feedback skills
  • Negotiation skills for dealing with customers, stakeholders, managers and peers.
  • Strategies, tactics, games & dirty tricks to watch out for
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