Project Management 101

Update 2/27/19 @ 9:00am:
Based on weather forecasts, this workshop will be delayed one hour and start at 10:00am.

The registration desk will open at 8:30am.

Lunch will be shortened to 30 minutes and we will have you on your way home by 3:30pm.

Where: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Campus Center
First Floor Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA  01003
Directions and Map

Carpool information to this event can be found here.

When:  Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizers:  Pat Coogan of Dartmouth College & Susan Zaslaw of Princeton University

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member:$145
Non Member $290
Your registration includes am break and lunch

Event Overview
You’ve been asked to manage a project in your organization, but you have no project management experience or training.  Where do you start and just what does the Project Manager do – or not do? This hands-on workshop is designed for newcomers to project management. We’ll track the process of managing a project through its lifecycle, review tools and techniques along the way, and apply them to different project situations. Using a standard project management framework, we’ll help you bring structure and organization to your project, manage your team and the work that needs to be done, and map out a framework for communicating with your stakeholders to keep your project on schedule. Last, we’ll provide an overview of different project management tools and that you can use to keep your project on track.

Session Outcomes:
- Examine the role of the project manager and how a project management framework contributes to success across a variety of project types.
- Develop a Project Brief that defines the project and guides project activities.
- Discuss the activities associated with the phases of the project lifecycle using the “waterfall” project management approach.
- Explore different project management tools and methodologies.

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