Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Relationships, Resources and PPRs

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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This class is two days, offered in a highly participatory, live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic. It is also a required part of the Project Management Certificate.

Get more information on the PM Certificate.

Advance your project management skills by diving deep into some of the critical components of managing a project. Building teams and helping them perform effectively has dividends for both the project and the organization. Effective resource management is a critical piece of project budget management and plays a role in enterprise level resource optimization. Making sure that there is a comprehensive risk register that's appropriately weighted allows for better control of the impacts on a project's progress and creates a higher margin of safety leading to greater confidence in the delivery plan. Capturing lessons learned in a disciplined manner through post implementation reviews helps an organization build a knowledge base of best practices that enhances its execution capabilities and improves the probability of ongoing success. Going beyond the basics of project management creates a culture of learning, accountability, transparency, high performance and successful delivery.


Learning Objectives

  1. Plan for, acquire, develop and manage project teams with appropriate roles and responsibilities
  2. Create strong relationships within and around the project, effectively resolve conflicts, strengthen communications, and thus enable a high-performance environment
  3. Develop a robust Risk Management plan by identifying negative as well as positive risks, and doing a thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis, to monitor and control the risks to stabilize the project’s risk profile then proactively.
  4. Enable continuous improvement of the project management practice within the organization through disciplined and methodical post-project reviews.

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 12
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Meet your instructor(s)

Jim Padley

is the IT Manager, serving in the central administrative office to create and maintain IT service quality across all the technologies used by DCS. James has over 30 years of IT experience working with both large and small clients to enable business solutions that leverage information technology. He has experience implementing both large scale infrastructure projects, packaged implementations, and large and small scale software development (agile and waterfall). He brings the ability to provide a strategic roadmap and then implement that roadmap consistently in sometimes difficult situations.

Guy Vanrensselaer

(BS, UW-Madison) has spent more than three decades in performance excellence, leading projects for nearly every City of Madison department, and providing consultant services in strategic planning, customer research, performance measurement, change management, and organizational alignment.