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Managing Projects in the Real World

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lodestone Program

University of Southern Maine

Abromson Center

      This session will introduce participants to the process of Project Management and its application to IT. Participants will become aware of the defined set of practices that guide the successful management of teams to achieve predictable outcomes in creating innovations amidst complexity and uncertainty, while controlling time and cost.  

      The session will include real-world examples of IT projects from the instructor's years of experience in the field.   At the conclusion of this session participants will have a basic understanding of how to:

  • analyze project situations through a practical problem-solving method
  • establish dependable commitments among diverse stakeholders
  •  create practical plans and work assignments
  • manage scope and risk effectively
  • organize and lead project teams
Organizations need frequent tune-ups to maintain effective workflow amid change. Jim has long experience – plus creative tools -- to help executives analyze their organizations, then design and implement better ways.
Project Management is the 21st-century model for managing complex, risky innovations to on-time outcomes within budget. Jim Milliken offers workplace-tested designs in customized formats for onsite implementation and classroom training.
Communication is the lifeblood of human organization, in small partnerships and large corporations – and the pipeline to their markets. Jim provides practical approaches to all the oral and written forms.
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