The Three Keys to Managing a Project Successfully | AIChE

The Three Keys to Managing a Project Successfully

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how to develop a project plan.

  • Build a work breakdown structure.
  • Discuss how to idenfify and manage risks.

  • Identify the stakeholders.

  • Create a communications plan.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for professionals involved with managing projects of any size or level of complexity. It will also be of interest to engineers who lead project teams.  

Day One

Introduction to Project Management

  • Definitions, benefits, process groups


  • Project plans, Work Breakdown Structures, Communications management, risk management


  • Statusing, reporting, cost control, scope management


  • Meeting management, conflict management
  • Contract administration


  • Documentation, lessons learned


  • Styles

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