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Project Management for Technical Professionals. Presented to TECH 6300 Class March 8, 2004 Presented by Dr. Karla M. Back [email protected] or 713.743.4077 College of Technology. Session Objectives.

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Project management for technical professionals

Project Management for Technical Professionals

Presented to TECH 6300 Class

March 8, 2004

Presented by Dr. Karla M. Back

[email protected] or 713.743.4077

College of Technology


Session objectives
Session Objectives

  • Demonstrate awareness of knowledge, skills, processes, and tools required to be an effective Technical Professional Project Manager

  • Ability to describe the value of developing Project Management skills

  • Awareness of future trends in the job market and increased need for Project Management skills

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Description
Description

  • Best Practice Project Management processes, tools, and techniques

  • Use of assessments and other tools in project management field

FOR MORE INFO...

Check out www.pmi.org (International Project Management professional association)

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Project management process
Project Management Process

  • Step 1 – Define the Work

  • Step 2 – Build the Work Plan

  • Step 3 – Execute

  • Step 4 – Manage Scope

  • Step 5 – Manage Time

  • Step 6 – Manage Communications

  • Step 7 – Manage Quality

  • Step 8 – Closure, Wrap up, Debrief

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Project management process phases
Project Management Process & Phases

Phase I

Initiate Project

Phase V

Close Project

Phase II

Project Plan

Project

Management

Phases &

Processes

Phase IV

Control Project

Phase III

Execute Plan

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Techniques to execute control successful projects
Techniques to Execute & Control Successful Projects

Manage Scope

Manage Team

& Client

Communication

Manage Time

Manage

Purchasing

Processes to

Control &

Execute

Projects

Manage Cost

Manage Risks

Manage Quality

Manage People

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Project management competencies
Project Management Competencies

  • Analytical thinking skills

  • Systems thinking skills

  • Problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Quality/continuous improvement skills

  • Results oriented

  • Customer focus

  • Engagement & communication skills

  • Organizational agility and influencing ability

  • Team and personal leadership skills

  • Developing others and team development

  • Self directed learning; learning organization capabilities

  • Project Management skill sets

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Unique challenges to training project managers the need to be a whole brain thinker
Unique Challenges to Training Project Managers – The Need to be a Whole Brain Thinker

Your Profile Preference Code corresponds to the degree of preference for each quadrant. Your preference code is provided to give you a frame of reference of the group or family of profiles to which your profile belongs.

Each Quadrant Score can range from under 10 to over 150. The higher your score in a quadrant, the stronger your preference for thinking in that quadrant. Your preference code is determined by the magnitude of preference in each quadrant, either primary (1), secondary (2), or tertiary (3).

A QuadrantLogicalAnalyzerTechnicalMathematicalProblem Solver

D QuadrantArtisticHolisticImaginativeSynthesizerConceptualizer

B QuadrantOrganizationalAdministrativeConservativeControlledPlanner

C QuadrantInterpersonalEmotionalMusicalSpiritualTalker

FOR MORE INFO...

More information on Whole Brain Theory & Assessment – see Ned Herrmann at Hermann International www.hbdi.com

Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


Project management publications
Project Management Publications to be a Whole Brain Thinker

  • Numerous – Two Internationally referred journals in the area:

    • Project Management Journal (Published quarterly by the Research Division of PMI)

    • International Journal of Project Management (Published 8 times a year)

  • Others – PM Network Online

  • PMI Today

  • Publications in many of the PM Specialty areas

  • Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


    Final thoughts on project management
    Final Thoughts on Project Management to be a Whole Brain Thinker

    • Competencies Required for Technical Professional Project Managers

    • Core Project Management Processes

    • Resources, Tools, Methods, & Publications

    • Future of Project Management as a Career Area & Alignment to the Technical Professional Career Field

    Dr. Karla Back - Tech Prof PM


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