Project Management 101
A powerful one-day seminar designed just for leaders
When most people think about project management, they think about core technical skills such as Gantt charts, PERT charts, dependency sequencing, and resource leveling. But successful project managers will tell you that effective project management is far more. It’s also the essential soft skills of communicating consistently, building teams, managing time and dealing with organizational politics, to name just a few. And when you add in the possibility that you're often working with borrowed resources (people, expertise, funding) that could get pulled with no advance warning, the difficulties start to multiply. Add in the biggest complaint heard from most project managers – “I get all the responsibility but not the needed authority” – and you can see why project management can be challenging.
Buckle your seat belts! In this fast-paced and content-rich day, leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji will cover all these aspects of project management – the nuts-and-bolts skills combined with the non-technical components, the details tied into the big picture. This program is designed specifically for those who want to gain the benefit of best practices in project management in the shortest time possible without spending months in formal project management training.
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Merge Gupta-Sunderji turns managers into leaders. A highly-respected leadership expert and columnist, Merge gives people specific and practical tools to achieve leadership and communication success. Over 68,000 managers in eight countries have attended her fun, content-rich keynotes and facilitated workshops. A leader at one of Canada's premier oil and gas companies for over fourteen years and a Board leader at a Credit Union for three, she offers a unique blend of realism and humor that consistently engages and entertains her audiences! In addition to being a regular columnist for The Globe & Mail, she’s an award-winning published author of over 100 articles in numerous magazines, twenty-two audio CDs and two books. Her latest book is a handy reference guide titled Generations Exposed: Unexpected Insights Into the People You Work With.