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The Three Keys to Managing a Project Successfully

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Projects come with many moving parts, unknown variables—and landmines. No project manager has a crystal ball to predict and manage the risk ahead. But it may be mitigated. Be ready by mastering the three most important skills that will help you manage and control projects and achieve success. Attend this one-day course and learn how to plan a project, handle risk and manage communications with the stakeholders who need to stay informed.

First, you’ll learn how to create a project plan that guides the execution and control of your project. You’ll identify the components of a solid plan and the various areas it must cover. You’ll then learn how to build a work breakdown structure and use it to organize your project and its diverse tasks. Next, you’ll address how to identify potential risks, where they can emerge and how to apply proven risk-management tools to eliminate them early on. The third skill you’ll learn is how to build a communication plan and leverage it to identify stakeholders and make sure communication with them is efficient and timely.

Templates will be provided in this course that you can scale for use on your own projects, large and small. Learn-by-doing techniques will be used to introduce and reinforce the skills and techniques you learn.


Gwenn Carr

Gwenn Carr, a Project Management Professional (PMP®), has been a project manager, consultant and educator for over 25 years. She has worked with many companies in various industries and is the co-author of chapters in “The Field Guide to Project Management.” Her interest in improving the skills of project teams grew from her frustration while working with teams who had been assigned to projects and had received no training or guidance. A kinesthetic learner, Ms. Carr uses “learn by doing” techniques in her seminars and workshops to introduce and reinforce project management techniques and...Read more

Gary Englehardt

Gary Englehardt, a Project Management Professional (PMP®), has been involved in projects for over 30 years as a project engineer and consultant. He has helped numerous companies in the process industries improve the skills of their teams and obtain better project results. He has co-authored chapters in several respected project management books.Read more

Fred Williams

Fred Williams, B.S., PE, Senior Project Management Consultant, The Pegasus Organization. Mr. Williams is an experienced Project Manager and Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  His clients have included chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as energy and electric and gas utility organizations.  Project areas have included work management, engineering, auditing, procedure development, supply chain management and process development. He has been an instructor for the Pennsylvania State University’s Project...Read more

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