The Effective Project Manager

The Effective Project Manager
The Effective Project Manager

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Regardless of the size or complexity of a project, project teams must work together effectively to create needed change and add value. A successful project manager, who often works without functional authority, leads project team members in ensuring that the three major parameters of a project (quality, time, and cost) meet or exceed stakeholder expectations. If you want to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of projects within your organization, The Effective Project Manager can help!

The Effective Project Manager helps individuals develop their understanding of the two key factors in effective project management—the task and the people. Participants learn a basic process for leading project teams and increase their skills through interactive activities.

Participants learn and apply project planning tools and techniques, practice opening project planning meetings, identify problems that can arise during the implementation phase of a project, and acquire techniques for handling problems appropriately. Participants have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on their demonstration of skills learned.

Program Outcomes

The Effective Project Manager focuses on the typical project life cycle, critical project parameters, and essential project management tools. It develops the key role of a project leader through the stages of project team development. The program gives individuals a proven approach for completing projects on time and with the best use of resources. This will help them build a reputation as competent and successful project managers. Understanding how to engage the right people in the right way at the right time will help to ensure success in the most complex and difficult projects.


The Effective Project Manager is a one-day foundational program delivered as an instructor-led solution.

This enables:

  • Face-to-face interaction among the participants and with the facilitator
  • True-to-life skills practice with immediate in-person feedback
  • The opportunity for real-time commitment to action

Participants learn and apply several project planning tools and techniques, including Work Breakdown Structures, Project Schedules, Gantt Charts, Affinity Diagrams, and Budget Spreadsheets. Meeting Checklists are also included.

Enabling Improved Performance

To ensure improved performance, The Effective Project Manager provides a Planner in hard copy and electronic form. The planner helps participants effectively implement projects after the session and enables them to hone newly acquired skills and behaviors upon returning to work.

Measurement and Evaluation

Wilson Learning will partner with your organization to measure the initial behavioral changes and business results. Our common interest is to make sure that The Effective Project Manager delivers the results you seek. We are committed to helping you succeed, and we will work with you to set up evaluation systems to help move desired change forward and sustain the momentum of your implementation.

To learn more about measuring the impact of learning, visit Measurement and Evaluation Services.

This offering, like all others from Wilson Learning, can be customized to reflect your organization's environment and business priorities and can be integrated with your processes.

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