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Project Management Tips, Techniques and Best Practices for HR, Administrative Professionals and Non-Project Managers : Boot Camp


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People in many job titles are asked to take on "other duties as assigned." Learn to manage these special assignments successfully using the techniques and approaches of formal Project Management. You do not need a title to acquire and master these processes effectively and efficiently. Enhance your skills and get the results your organization expects of you.

In today's highly competitive work environment, after years of “right-sizing," many operations formerly performed by experts or even whole organizational units, no longer have these resources. Management calls on individuals to perform these special assignments. Learn to apply the organizational techniques and approaches of formal project management.

These management skills for administrative professionals and non-project managers and HR professionals have a track record of success on most types of "extra" work you are assigned. Follow the clear roadmap of tasks and use simple tools to plan, execute, monitor, and control your work and also to learn effective time management skills.

Draw on readily available resources to complete your work to management's satisfaction and praise. Formal project management is designed for efficiency and effectiveness and you will benefit not only in your project work but in your regular assignments.


You do not need to reinvent the wheel, struggle to get results on time and on budget, or depend on a "to-do list." The Project Management Body of Knowledge has been established by expert project managers around the world and in every economic sector. Benefit from their knowledge and experience as you adapt proven approaches to understanding the business problem you are being asked to solve, organizing and planning the work, monitoring your progress and delivering the products, services, or information you were asked to produce.

Build effective time management skills and other skills you can apply to every task, daily routine, or special assignment.


  • Context for Project Management
    • What are projects and where do they fit?
    • Project success factors and pitfalls
    • Using established standards; guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge
    • Managing time and deliverables; knowing your "Time Type"
  • Project Initiation
    • Articulate project business problem
    • Challenges managers face in the workplace
    • Perform stakeholder analysis
    • Develop a business case and project charter
    • What are your management and leadership roles?
    • Build a virtual or real team
  • Planning and Scheduling
    • Discover requirements
    • Analyze scope, avoid scope creep
    • Analyze constraints and assumptions
    • Create work breakdown structure and action plan
    • Manage the critical path
    • Estimate activity duration
    • Manage with an RACI diagram
    • Schedule, assign responsibility, and track
  • Cost Management
    • Manage your budget strategically
  • Risk Management
    • Analyze risks and prioritize
    • Track and manage risk; escalate risk proactively
  • Human Resources and Communication Plan
    • Manage people and communication effectively
    • Enhance communication skills with aligned assertive communication and active listening
  • Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control
    • Manage and monitor scope, schedule, cost, quality
    • Lead project review meeting
    • Lead milestone meetings
    • Practice excellent meeting management
    • Using spreadsheets and other simple tools
    • Effective time management skills
  • Project Closure
    • Presenting project deliverables and results to management for maximum understanding
    • Apply lessons learned for continuous improvement
    • Continuously improving all PM skills


As a result of this project management skills training, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the crucial “business problem” you will solve
  • Throw out your “to-do” list and organize tasks easily into logical groups in a plan
  • Build your fundamental project management knowledge
  • “Manage” your project “team” of critical stakeholders
  • Track progress and get back on track quickly when things slip
  • Demonstrate successful project completion
  • Apply lessons learned to the next project
  • Hone organizational skills and effective time management skills
  • Communicate even more effectively
  • Avoid major project pitfalls
  • Meet project objectives
  • Bring in projects on time, on budget, & on target


  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Executive Assistants
  • All Non-Project Managers; anyone with special assignments
  • Managers who assign special assignments to non-project managers

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