Learning to Manage Intangible Projects
The project management discipline was created for tangible products - bridges, buildings, and nuclear powered warships. The current growth of project management is in intangible products: organizational redesign, recruiting strategies, and compensation plans for a few examples.
At Versatile, we've delivered project management training to construction firms and public school administrators. Our current growth audience is Human Resource professionals. So how do we help these knowledge workers bridge the gap between tangible and intangible products?
When an HR team recently attended our project management training in Seattle, they brought their projects with them. We used their projects in class, breaking down their end goal into major steps, then into specific tasks.
Every introductory project management class should teach you to clarify the tangible outcome of every task, even if that outcome is a recommendation or decision.
Thanks to Mark Mullaly, for posting on www.ProjectManagement.com to get me thinking about this.
Save Money: Attend Microsoft Project Training
How much does re-work cost you? When you miss a deadline is there a penalty?
I make it a habit to fix problems – and better yet prevent them. Microsoft Project training is an investment in avoiding problems related to performing work out of sequence or falling behind because the schedule doesn’t make sense.
Yes, it costs money to attend Microsoft Project Training. How much does it cost NOT to attend?
After Your Project Management Training, Which Tools Will You Use?
One of the most common questions we hear in Versatile’s project management classes is “what is the best tool?”
First, there are tools for all kinds of project management activities – scheduling, resource management, communication, etc.
Versatile is focused on Microsoft products. So we offer Microsoft Project training and support, including Microsoft Project Online. SharePoint is also a good tool for managing projects. Watch this video!
Here’s a great blog post from PMI on the topic of Project Management tools.
Pick the Right Projects and Measure the Benefits!
Terry Schmidt will be leading a must-see webinar.
People who attend project management training learn that efficiency is wasted when working on the wrong projects!
Terry has a sure-fire method for tying strategy to action.