Project Management for Team Members

Audience: Project Team Members

Level: Foundational

Outcomes: Learn the project management skills to be a proactive team member - understand the desired outcome of the project, push information to the project manager in a timely manner, and prioritize your work appropriately. Understand the nuances of project plans, and be a more effective problem-solver. This will help you to contribute to the project’s success and be a valued contributor.

Delivery Options: On-Site (1 day), Virtual Classroom (Four 90-minute live sessions), Hybrid (Three weeks)

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Introduction to Project Management

Audience: People who are looking for the basics, are new to project management, or lead small project teams.

Level: Foundational

Outcomes: This course covers the key activities of the project management process – identifying stakeholders, scoping the project, assigning roles and responsibilities, creating a simple schedule, and assessing project health. Invite project managers, team leaders, and team members to start building a culture around project management in your organization.

Delivery Options: On-Site (1 day), Virtual Classroom (Four 2-hour live sessions), Hybrid (Four weeks)

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Everyday Project Management

Audience: People who are new to project management, looking to deepen their skills, or lead small to mid-sized projects.

Level: Intermediate

Outcomes: This course covers the complete project management lifecycle, focusing on the practical and high-impact techniques needed to lead a project – charting the project, establishing governance, scoping the project, assigning roles and responsibilities, creating a deliverables-based schedule, addressing risks, assessing status, and responding to changes. You will learn techniques for communicating effectively with stakeholders, keeping team members engaged throughout the project, and being an effective project leader. Invite your project managers and team leaders to improve your organization’s project management capabilities.

Delivery Options: On-Site (3 days), Virtual Classroom (Eight 2-hour live sessions), Hybrid (Six weeks)

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Essentials of Project Management

Audience: Project managers / professionals who are managing projects as one part of their job

Level: Intermediate

Outcomes: This course provides a detailed examination of the fundamental processes of project management and meets the 23 contact hour training requirements for PMI®'s Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® exam.

Delivery Options: Offered through Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

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Applied Project Management

Audience: Project managers with at least three-years' experience leading projects

Level: Advanced

Outcomes: This course explores project management terms, concepts, techniques, and tools to ensure the aspects of a project are organized and managed properly. Integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement management topics are reviewed. This course satisfies the 35 hour project management education requirement for PMI®'s Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

Delivery Options: Offered through Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

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Practical Project Planning

Audience: Project managers familiar with project management fundamentals.

Level: Advanced

Outcomes: This course results in participants completing a comprehensive set of project plans, learning and applying practical techniques. Using hands-on activities, case studies, and their own projects, they will improve their planning capabilities.

Delivery Options: Offered through Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

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Soft Skills for Project Managers

Audience: Project managers familiar with project management fundamentals

Level: Intermediate

Outcomes: This course will help the participant improve the essential skills needed to be an effective project manager: communication, relationship-management, conflict resolution, decision-making, and team motivation.

Delivery Options: Offered through Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Digital Books

Our digital books - which present content through readings, videos, audios, and examples - are excellent resources for building your and your team's skills. Use them for self-study, in book clubs, or as part of your professional development programs.

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    Project Management from Start to Finish

    Project Management From Start to Finish describes a practical, scalable, and holistic approach to project management. Written by Lisa-Ann Barnes, an experienced project management consultant, this book balances the mechanics of project management with the strategic and leadership skills needed to manage projects in today's complex environments. The activities and deliverables of each phase of the project management process are detailed from a practice-based, not theory-based, perspective. Guidance is provided for tailoring the process to ensure the project manager is always adding value to the project. Best practices, examples from real projects, and downloads to a set of integrated templates make this book a useful reference. This digital book delivers content through text, videos, audios, reflection questions, and self-check activities.

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    Project Management for Team Members

    Project Management for Team Members – written by Lisa-Ann Barnes, a practicing project manager – contains the best practices and techniques project team members need to interact with the project manager and to work together as participants in the project management process. This book provides the project management skills needed to be a proactive team member: understanding the desired outcome of the project, prioritizing work appropriately, sharing progress information, understanding the nuances of the project plans, collaborating with other team members, and being a more effective problem-solver. This book is intended for the: person new to working on projects who wants to understand their role as project team member, project team member who wants to be more effective at fulfilling their responsibilities, and the project manager who wants to improve how they interact with their team members. The book can be read by an individual at their own pace, by each team member as part of a project kick-off phase, or in a cohort as part of a book club, general employee onboarding, or development program.

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IreeTec courses and books are part of the BluePontoon comprehensive project management curriculum. BluePontoon publishes professional development online training programs and books.