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Project Management Essentials: The Must-Know Tactics for Success (for Non-Project Managers)

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 10:30 am

Why does it seem like such a struggle to get our projects across the finish line?  Why do project tasks always seem to take longer than they should?  How do we manage and adapt to changing conditions that arise during a project?  These are common challenges faced by anyone who leads or manages projects in their workplace.  The good news is that there is a highly effective methodology around managing projects that can greatly improve your project delivery success!

This 3-Part interactive workshop is geared toward non-project manager professionals who manage or lead projects in the workplace.  The essentials skills and knowledge you will gain in this series will help you better manage your own day to day project work, enhance your ability to lead team projects effectively, and experience greater success with your project outcomes.

Part A

  • Understanding the phases of the project management lifecycle
  • Identifying key project roles and accountabilities
  • Effectively determining project scope, timing, and deliverables
  • Defining what success looks like
  • Using project management templates and tools to ensure success

Part B

  • Understanding and addressing common challenges and constraints
  • Identifying and mitigating common project risks
  • Adapting to changing conditions and effectively pivoting to address evolving needs
  • Addressing project derailers to get back on track

Part C

  • Conducting effective project team meetings
  • Managing project team dynamics and cultivating a constructive team culture
  • Working a project plan successfully start to finish
  • Post-project evaluation: Successfully closing a project and identifying lessons learned
  • Advancing your project management knowledge and skills


Three sessions – February 20, 21, and 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am CST


SBDC at UW-Madison
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