A seat of the pants approach to project management is no longer viable. Today’s trainer is taking on truly unique projects—and often many at once. Whether you’re developing materials on unfamiliar topics or writing courses for others to deliver using new technology, now is the time to strengthen your project management process.
Seasoned learning and leadership expert Lou Russell offers a structured approach to moving projects from conception to completion. In Project Management for Trainers, you’ll discover how to maintain a clear focus on client goals no matter how many changes they request or how many people get involved. This refreshed second edition also guides you through managing consulting projects and suppliers.
This book is an essential guide to:
• Building a project charter to document business objectives, project objectives, scope, risks, and constraints.
• Creating a project schedule to determine task order, establish milestones and due dates, and assign task owners.
• Conducting a post-project review to capture lessons learned.
Praise for Managing Projects
"No one knows more about project management than Lou Russell. Her easy coaching style paired with specific methods makes this book a real winner. This is one book all leaders, managers, supervisors, and project leads will use as their essential 'go to' resource."—Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc.; bestselling author, The Business of Consulting
"Lou Russell has done it again! Managing Projects is comprehensive, practical, and easy to understand and apply to your projects, big or small. The book gives helpful tips and definitions that will enable the reader to move through the project management process with ease. Thanks, Lou, for creating such a great resource." —Amy L. Dinning, manager of Leadership and Talent Development, Saint-Gobain North America
"Managing Projects is more than a book. It is a workshop between the covers, with one of the finest learning facilitators as your guide. If you find yourself dealing with projects in your work (and whether you know it or not, this is you), using the techniques in this book will make you less stressed and more successful." —Kevin Eikenberry, bestselling author, Remarkable Leadership
"As the leader of an international logistics company, I know how critical project management is to meeting the needs of our customers. To hit their due dates we have to hit our own, with no excuses. Lou's practical approach to project management fits well into our time-constrained, date-focused workplace. It's simple, it's real, and it works." —Cathy Langham, CEO, Langham Logistics
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