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Project Management Advanced Topics (Nova Scotia Boatbuilders)

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22 & 23, 2011

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

Information: www.nsboats.com


Project Management


Advanced Topics, Managing Risk & Fixing Tough Projects


              Modern Project Management is based upon a series of sensible steps to identify, specify, organize and track the activities of complex innovations. The aim is to produce predictable outcomes with control of budget, schedule and risk.  

              Sometimes that works; often it doesn’t. There usually are numerous bumps in the road, some of them substantial. The process can be frustrating, exhausting and ultimately disappointing. Depending upon your standards, the project failure rate in all fields runs from 30 to 70 percent.

              It doesn’t have to be that way. When Project Managers effectively engage the real issues of their projects in a timely fashion, they produce quality results, on time and within budget.

This two-day interactive workshop engages participants in an examination of the workplace realities that people must deal with, and the process essentials they must adapt and practice amid uncertainties and changing circumstances.

              Major topics are:

              The six-stage process for planning and organizing a successful project:

                            Establishing the foundation

                            Organizing the Project Team

               Conducting the Work Breakdown Structure process

                            Specifying and assigning the Project tasks; installing Quality Management            

                            Setting the Project Schedule and identifying the Critical Path

                            Establishing management plans for risk, communication and resources

              Major issues in team leadership and stakeholder management.

              Management of Project Implementation Projects.                                                           

              Understanding and rescuing troubled Projects.



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.
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