Managing Projects Effectively™ (MPE)


Program Features    

  • Objective: Maximize Project Productivity
  • Program Length: Two Days/Flexible Training Options
  • Learning Track: Leadership

Managing Projects Effectively™ (MPE) from Richard Chang Associates, Inc. (RCA), shows you how to maximize project productivity. Since a well-planned project is "50%" done, this highly-focused packaged training program concentrates on the first critical phase of managing projects: planning. Through this program, you develop project plans that result in accurate resource allocation, rapid project deployment, minimal time/budget variation, and value-added evaluation. In short, more effective management.

Working with our proven process, you will learn essential strategies and techniques for:

  • Developing practical, result-oriented plans that align with organizational priorities
  • Defining and scoping projects correctly
  • Organizing and scheduling project components
  • Assessing project risks and constructing contingency plans
  • Gaining executive commitment and on-going support
  • Using standardized processes, forms, and tools
  • Building the skills and confidence needed to set up a project from start-up to finish

Systematic Approach Optimizes Results—The practical, highly-interactive MPE Packaged Training Program provides participants with the critical management concepts, skills, and tools to develop "work-related" project plans and position projects for successful implementation back on the job. Training incorporates real-life examples, skill application exercises (using actual work situations), personal action plans, and reference tools that can be put to use immediately.

Skill-Based Program Content

  • Project Management Principles
  • Need: Why do the project?
    • Problem definition/desired state
    • Project statement
    • Project objectives
  • Data: Are the project requirements identified?
    • Project assumptions
    • Project facts
  • Economics: Is the project ROI acceptable?
    • Project justification
    • Project budget
  • Tasks: How will the project get done?
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Project team assignments
  • Time: When will the project get done?
    • Project schedule
    • Network diagram
    • Gantt chart
  • Project Risk Assessment And Strategy

Project implementation and evaluation support is provided through RCA's VITAL Curriculum and/or customized training programs—designed to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Flexible Faciliatation Options

The Managing Projects Effectively Packaged Training Program is designed to transfer knowledge to project teams, project managers, executive sponsors, and management teams, typically in sixteen hours. Flexible facilitation options are available, including:

  • "Intensive" learning approachConsecutive two-day session
  • "Interval" learning approachFull-day or half-day sessions with on-the-job application between sessions
  • "Just-in-time" learning approachTargeted learning and application sessions, scheduled on an "as needed" basis during the project planning phase

Comprehensive And Integrated Program Materials

Facilitator KitOur easy-to-use Facilitator Kit provides internal trainers and consultants with step-by-step instructions, comprehensive program content, and all the tools needed to conduct successful and highly-interactive training sessions. This kit includes the materials listed below and must be purchased to order Participant Kits:

  • Facilitator Guide:
    An essential component, this guide aligns with the Participant Workbook and contains knowledge, delivery notes, activity instructions, exercises, discussion questions and answers, and transitions between points to complete MPE learning objectives.
  • Implementation Guide:
    Comprehensive resource materials help you market and conduct the program as well as evaluate the program’s success. They provide the facilitator with the tools to become an organization’s internal consultant and team builder.
  • Online Tools:
    Available as a CD or an e-mail attachment, this complete collection of visual aids (including a PowerPoint® Presentation) and electronic forms increases the impact of your MPE training.
  • Quick Start Guide:
    Handy reference quickly familiarizes the facilitator with the MPE program components and helps prepare for training.
  • Participant Kit:
    Designed for reference, this kit contains all the participant materials listed below.

Participant Kit*Contents include a powerful collection of practical, value-added tools aligned with our MPE methodology. Kit contains:

  • Participant Workbook:
    Workbook includes complete MPE program content including all necessary application tools and reference materials required to learn the subject matter and use it on the job.
  • Two Practical Guidebooks:
    • Team Decision-Making Techniques
    • Meetings That Work!
  • Online Tools:
    Available as a CD or an e-mail attachment, this handy collection of electronic forms and reproducible worksheets support ongoing application.
  • Certificate of Completion:
    Pre-printed certificate (with space provided for participant’s name and facilitator’s signature) provides post-training recognition 

    Online Preview of Participant Workbook 

Implementation Support Options

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