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Effectively Managing Multiple Projects/Contracts and Time Management Techniques

Duration: 1 Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours: 8

Workshop Description:

In today's "do more with less" world, project (PMs) and contract managers (CMs) are feeling the pressure as they are increasingly assigned multiple projects/contracts. Often this brings with it competition for organization resources among these projects/contracts, and challenges associated with "keeping all the balls in the air" in managing staff and meeting all project/contract milestones. In this class, we will discuss the challenges that cause this overly constrained situation involving multiple projects/contracts, common mistakes made in attempting to deal with this situation, ways of improving productivity for a PM/CM, best practices for planning and conducting multiple projects/contracts, and close with presenting a reading list of additional sources for PM/CM who want more on this subject. Students will reinforce techniques presented in-class practice exercises.

Who Should Attend:
  • Anyone who creates or manages contracts, or is involved in planning, executing, or managing projects.
  • Anyone looking for efficiency techniques useful in organizing their assignments.
Course/Workshop topics:
  • Understand the business environment that promotes the assignment of multiple projects/contracts to a PM/CM.
  • Describe the challenges faced by PMs/CMs dealing with multiple projects.
  • Recognize the common mistakes made by PMs/CMs in attempting to handle multiple assignments.
  • Understand "best practices" winning strategies for successfully performing in an overly tasked environment.
  • Describe steps to improve productivity in an multiple project/contract environment.
Benefits of Attendance participants will:
  • Determine priority setting techniques for multiple coincident efforts.
  • Understand the reality and effects of "multitasking" through demonstration exercises.
  • Identify and realize the impact of overtasking on the triple constraint (schedule, budget, scope).
  • Utilize "best practices" for organizing and managing multiple assignments.
  • Realize the steps to improving personal efficiency in day-to-day activities.

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