Project Performance Secrets

Course Number: P-8001
Credit: 8 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard "Dick" Grimes, CPT
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Overview

In Project Performance Secrets, you'll learn ...

  • To analyze typical project work processes for opportunities of process improvement
  • Why a different approach to a situation is required for a different outcome
  • To identify the difference between being productive and busy
  • To express performance expectations in terms guaranteed to result in productive outcomes

Overview

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Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 77 pages

This course is designed for new, "seasoned" or potential project managers who are willing to consider a fresh way of looking at project execution in a search for improving performance. This course can help them avoid many traditional problems that impact a project's performance while learning tips on decreasing the time-to-productivity time gap of new team members.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • To analyze typical project work processes for opportunities of process improvement
  • Why a different approach to a situation is required for a different outcome
  • To identify the difference between being productive and busy
  • To express performance expectations in terms guaranteed to result in productive outcomes
  • To identify opportunities within existing work flows a potential trip wires to stimulate action
  • To explain the benefit of a "Project Emergency Kit"
  • To list elements for inclusion in that Emergency Kit
  • To reduce the typical time to productivity of a new project team member
  • How to lead function leaders within a project in analysis of their work flows for potential problems or delays
  • How to determine whether work flow problems are single events or a dangerous trend
  • How to determine if the project workload is too much for the existing staff or whether they are underproductive
  • How to help talent recruiters find the additional help a project may need
  • How do identify specific behavioral requirements for the job that are not part of the position's technical skills requirement
  • How to analyze team member performance issues to isolate the root cause of the problem
  • How to make sure efforts at solving performance problems to not act as de-motivators for project team members
  • How to determine whether team members are getting appropriate performance feedback
  • When to train, retrain, or terminate team members whose performance is not meeting requirements
  • How to define a project's job description more specifically
  • What kind of term to avoid when interviewing project team applicants
  • What clues to look for in a team applicant's resume that should set off warning alarms
  • To develop a strategy to speed a new team member's assimilation into the project
  • To create a project Who's Who database to improve project internal communication and speed new member assimilation
  • What to look for in the selection of a mentor for a new member on the project
  • How to use the concept of Working Styles to enhance team performance and member interaction

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 45 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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