Project Management For Non-Project Managers

  • Overview
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Project Management For Non-Project Managers

Training Workshop – Module Overview

Innesskirk’s innovative “Project Management For Non-Project Managers” is an intensive program addressing key project management and project delivery skills, with clear, practical guidelines every step of the way.

Tutorial sessions, case studies, practical exercises, presentations and syndicate work make this a proactive, hands-on course. Delegates will be asked to identify a project where the techniques and skills learned during the course can be implemented within an identified period of time.

Workshop Objectives - Delegates Will Be Able To…

  • Grasp techniques to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Direct a project from start to finish utilizing professional tools and programs
  • Identify the different stages of the project cycle, being aware of the tools available for each project’s cycle
  • Manage time, budget and quality variables for projects
  • Employ critical path analysis to determine project task priorities
  • Comprehend and apply common project management terminology
  • Understand the use of applications, such as MS Project™ contribute to the success of project management

Post Workshop - iIMPACT™ Program

iIMPACT™ Project – Delegates identify a work-related project during the last hour of the training that will be used as a measurable indicator of successful application and implementation of the training content.

iIMPACT™ Coaching – The delegates participate in custom-designed coaching sessions to facilitate the completion of their iIMPACT™ Project.   Delegates document the project’s life cycle and all related issues in the provided coaching booklet.

Course Outline : 

Workshop Agenda – Day One


Introduction And Course Objectives
Agenda begins with the introduction of course, material, methodology and pedagogy. Instructor coordinates introduction of delegates through icebreaker activity.

Project Management Overview
This segment includes an introduction to project management, the role of the Project Manager, project manager and team qualities, as well as project failure and success factors.

Project Management Stages
Delegates will discuss the project management model with four stages, including the project charter; scheduling; execution; and conclusion.

Project Setup Stage
Instructor will guide teams in the appropriate structure and content of a project charter. Items discussed range from objectives, stakeholders, cost-benefits, assumptions, to project justification.


Project Planning And Scheduling Stage
Discussion targets approaches to plan and schedule a project; use of work-breakdown structure; activity matrix; critical path; scheduling techniques; and the use of Gantt charts as communication tools.

Setting Up And Scheduling A Project
Each team chooses a project to setup, plan and schedule. This is a hands-on activity that includes a review of each element and the delivery of the project schedule, step by step.

Project Execution Stage
Project execution is covered in detail including: use of monitoring activities, common project meetings and use of milestones, and project change management.

Review the main points of interest of the day, identify possible work-projects, preview day two.


Workshop Agenda – Day Two


Cost Management
Overview of the use of budgets to manage project costs, along with the practice of earned value management.

Quality Management
Delegates review the practice of quality assurance, quality control systems, quality specifications and quality documentation systems to effectively manage quality.

Risk Management
Instructor led discussion of methods to deal with risks inherent in any project, including risk registers, risk planning techniques, risk mitigation, transfer and monitoring processes.


Project Conclusion Stage
Conclusion processes comprised of: close-down meetings; project analysis requirements; and the sign-off process.

Project Management Tools
Overview of project methodologies, project management office tasks, computerized project management programs and applications, and project management qualifications.

Cultural Impact On Project Management
Delegates discuss the influence of culture on project management, the importance of organizational culture and cross-cultural influence on effective and efficient project management.

Identification Of iIMPACT™ Project
Delegates are assigned to groups and asked to identify a project which will require the use of the new knowledge and information received during the workshop. This will allow the delegates to transfer the new knowledge into skills and effective work habits.

Review the main points of interest for the course, deliver course administration like evaluation, action plan, certificates.

2 Days

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