Project Management Best Practices: The 8 Keys To Bring Every Project In On Time and On Budget
Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm that focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger, and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted with government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom.
He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity, and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers, and team leaders improve performance.
He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change, and other topical business issues. He has served or is currently serving as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, Sales, and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International, and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster’s International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist, and Webinar leader.
Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, customer service, and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care, and Marriott Corporation. He has assisted these organizations in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, developing project management, sales, customer service, and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and developing management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.
Chris holds degrees in management
studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has
traveled to 22 countries and 47 states over the course of his
Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don't need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation will provide the basics of managing projects - regardless of their size or complexity. Webinar attendees will be provided a variety of tools, techniques, and best practices to enable them to more effectively manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy-in from others.
This webinar will provide a simple step-by-step process for managing your projects. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of documents – scope statements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers, and change management plans - in order to better manage their initiatives. Additionally, the importance of socializing initiatives as well as managing stakeholders to ensure commitment to initiatives and support needed to achieve goals will be discussed.
Challenges in managing projects will be covered as well as how to best address those challenges to keep your project moving forward. Other topics covered in this webinar to enable increased effectiveness in managing projects and meeting project goals include: developing the project business case, effective project planning with the team, five stages of team development, driving decision making from stakeholders, and facilitating effective team meetings. Leave this webinar with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.
- Project Scope Statements
- Developing the business case for your own projects
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Developing your Project Plan
- Itemizing your Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
- Enhancing your Communications Plan
- Identifying, planning, and managing project risks
- Managing changes to the project
- Reporting on status
- Driving decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
Course Level - All levels
Who Should Attend
- Senior Vice President
- Vice President
- Executive Director
- Managing Director
- Regional Vice President
- Area Supervisor
Why Should You Attend
By attending, you will understand how to even more effectively:
- Scale Project Scope Statements
- Develop the business case for your own projects
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Develop your Project Plan
- Itemize your Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
- Enhance your Communications Plan
- Identify, plan and manage project risks
- Manage changes to the project
- Report on status
- Drive decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
Would you like to get more (or all!) of the projects you manage in on time and on a budget? Are you concerned about people on your project teams not knowing enough about how to effectively manage a project? What about yourself? Would you like some help to more effectively manage your projects? Would you like to more effectively manage others’ expectations?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should join us!
Managing projects can be a big headache sometimes; well, our Webinar is the perfect prescription! Our Webinar will provide the best practices of managing projects – you will receive tools, techniques, and best practices to enable you to more effectively manage the projects you are assigned successfully – on time and on budget.
We will facilitate better understandings of process and project documents – including scope statements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers, and change management plans - in order to better manage your initiatives. We’ll also discuss approaches to better identifying and engaging stakeholders. We also will review consistent Key Project Challenges and Best Practices to Solve Those Challenges. We will address meeting project goals, developing the project business case, effective project planning with the team, five stages of team development, driving decision making from stakeholders, and facilitating effective team meetings.
You will take away a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.