PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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 Event Basics 

When:   Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion 
Where: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union, Phoenix Room B
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311
Directions and Maps 
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More 
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments 
Register: (920)593-3408
bjohnson@titletown.org

There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop. 

EVENT OVERVIEW

 Project Management for Young Professionals

Most organizations require people outside of the job title of project manager to perform many project management functions. This workshop will help familiarize you with basic project management best practices. A project management roadmap and workbook for project planning will be provided to participants. We will demonstrate the concepts through experiential learning via the Project Risk board game.

The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

  • Requirements gathering
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Risk management
  • Project monitoring and controlling
  • Earned Value status – an introduction to a visual method of project status reporting

 Who should attend?

Knowledge workers, managers, supervisors and individual contributors who are looking for nontechnical tools and techniques to successfully manage projects and project teams. People who struggle with balancing the complex demands of project work while maintaining daily work load. People who are looking for the basic techniques to manage and maintain project success. People who enjoy experiential learning.

The Benefits of Improved Project Management include the following:

 Stakeholder benefits

  • Better scheduling and budgeting
  • Better cost containment
  • Better communication throughout project including process mapping and progress reporting
  • Better change management processes including configuration management
  • Better quality planning, quality assurance processes and quality acceptance steps
  • Earlier attention paid to “red flags” – project problems that may be indicators of more trouble to come

 Team member benefits

  • Allows the creative team the freedom to focus on the activities most aligned with their talents and passions
  • Less rework
  • Better definition of work requirements
  • Better understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Improved productivity of work through

 Functional manager benefits

  • Better allocation of resources
  • Better communication throughout the company
  • Improved work instructions
  • Allows functional manager to focus on the department resource leveling, staff retention and training, and quality processes for their specific area
  • Improved project documentation processes and expansion of the organizational retained best practices

 Senior manager benefits

  • Better use of company resources
  • More attention to risk management
  • Better project cost and schedule estimating
  • Better project monitoring and control

 ABOUT THE SPEAKER

 Kay Wais

President/Founder

Successful Projects

Kay Wais is the director for the UW-Green Bay Certificate in Project Management Program and the owner of Successful Projects. She has a PMP, a master’s degree in project management and bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has been a small business owner since 1988, when she cofounded The AVS Group in La Crosse.

She has presented numerous project management workshops and classes including programs in Singapore, Trinidad and in many states around the U.S. She has trained many other project management instructors and leads a group of 13 project management instructors associated with Successful Projects. She has been an adjunct project management instructor at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

She founded the La Crosse PMI Chapter, became its first president and has served in other positions on the board. She is a current volunteer for the International Project Management Day global effort. Kay says that her biggest accomplishment has been the establishment of global Successful Project’s licensees and distributors around the world, including locations in the UK, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Panama and Qatar.

Follow Kay on Twitter @KayWAis

Connect with Kay on LinkedIn

Sponsors

Event Sponsors:

  • Associated Bank
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Small Business Development Center
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

 Sustaining Partners

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Prevea Health
  • US Bank