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Project Management: Optimize Processes & Performance



This workshop reveals a proven process to review and manage your suppliers’ contract performance and scopes of work. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, students will be better prepared to initiate a project of any size and position it for success. Templates will be provided and the workshop format allows students to spend time “doing”, while longer case studies highlight the templates’ benefits.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for the non-project manager, but even your internal business partners and your project managers will get new and important information from this course.

You will earn 14 CEHs for this seminar

You will learn

  • Project management dos and dont'sA process to review and manage suppliers’ contract performance and scopes of work
  • How to ensure that the supplier is on-time and on-budget, even when the needs of the company change
  • How to manage risk as performance occurs
  • The importance of planning
  • How to adhere to best practices, proper use of supplier evaluation techniques and impactful reporting
  • To initiate a project, of any size, and position it for success
  • How to use the proper templates to ensure performance
  • How to properly deal with stakeholders, including project managers

Course Outline

  1. Hot Topics
  2. Project Management Basics – Core Competencies; The five-phase contract process; Key contract terms; Bidding the contract properly to ensure performance; Supplier management best practices; KPIs; How to hire the right person for the right job; Time and materials; Statements of Work; Agency Law; How to properly use independent contractors; Phases of a project; Characteristics of good contract management systems
  3. Getting Started with Project Management – Identify the characteristics of a project; Initiating a project correctly; Project size and scope; Project Management Life Cycle; Teams and tasks; Who will be your leader?; Role of internal stakeholders; Identify the role of a project manager
  4. How to properly manage deliverables, dollars, time and risk – Analysis of risk and risk management; Determining project costs; Linking payment to deliverables; Long term vs. short term projects; Creating a project schedule; Progress payments; Create a work breakdown structure; Sequence the activities; Incentives and penalties; Assignment of duties and responsibilities; How to properly pay suppliers; How to handle problems often encountered in project management
  5. Communication, and Change Control – Create a communication plan; Plan and implementation of change control; The change order process; Communication with internal stakeholders; Changing the change process; Project rating system; Documentation Managing a Project – Properly starting the project; Development and execution of a project plan; Tracking project performance; Putting out fires; Reports and forms; How to close a project; Creating a final report
  6. Monitoring performance – Measuring and managing performance; Rating the supplier; Enforcement and remedies; Contract closeout; Getting fair treatment by the supplier; Ensuring the internal customer is happy; How to make sure you do not waive your rights
  7. Exercises and Templates


Upcoming Dates & Locations

July 24-25, 2018 New York, NY Mark Grieco Register