Successful organizations are becoming increasingly project-driven. Because of this, projects are more frequently being assigned to technical professionals, subject matter experts, knowledge workers, and operations professionals. In order to avoid cost and schedule overruns, while maintaining a high level of quality and customer service, your organization needs project management skills. Unlike many traditional disciplines, effective project management is not a skill set that is easily filled by simply looking for it on a candidate’s resume. The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) can work with you to expand and advance project management skills in every level of your organization.
Project Management Essentials
Not every project within your organization will have a full-time project manager. Giving all employees the skills to effectively lead cross-functional project teams allows them to perform at higher levels while ensuring small and intermediate sized projects see positive outcomes.
Agile Project Management
Innovative projects bring a high level of uncertainty. Not only are front-end project requirements continually shifting, but often, backend technology is new and unfamiliar. These factors create a significant amount of risk. Agile project management will help your employees adapt when project uncertainties become known.
Leading Project Teams
A significant portion of a project manager’s time is spent managing stakeholders. Leaders need the skills to influence others and resolve conflict.
Managing Project Risk
Project managers need to identify risks that haven’t yet occurred and build those risks into the total cost and schedule of a project.
Business Requirements Gathering
An evidence-based, business analysis approach to gathering business requirements gives your team a proven way to ensure project success.
Project Portfolio Management
Organizations can become crippled by projects that are over budget and over schedule if teams can’t manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Join us at the Fluno Center
In addition to our Custom Development Solutions, we offer more than 70 sessions of professional development programs at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin. These interactive, hands-on courses give your employees the opportunity to practice and develop their skills alongside a community of peers. Relevant courses include:
Instructors with Real-World Experience
Instructors for the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development blend world-class research with practical, real-world experience. Our instructors are hand-selected and continuously evaluated to ensure your modern learners leave the experience with practical skills they can implement immediately.