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The Power of Creative Project Management

(1-day, 8 PDUs)

Course Overview:

Build excitement and enthusiasm with your team by learning creative techniques that geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci have been using since the beginning of mankind. Learn how to differentiate yourself and your project by managing creatively. Spawn solutions that engage and excite your team and that will awe your stakeholders.

This fascinating session covers how to infuse creativity into your project work and everyday life. It will embolden team members to be more innovative by using creative techniques that improve team performance throughout the project life cycle. Learn how to conduct creative team sessions and collect your team’s ideas using project journaling. Apply mind mapping techniques to breakdown work tasks and determine risks. Use vision boards to communicate goals and to get everyone fired-up for a successful project completion.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Kick off your project in a new and fun way
  2. Learn new brainstorming techniques
  3. Explore Mind Mapping
  4. Employ tips from geniuses
  5. Use visual problem solving methods
  6. Learn your brain dominance (right or left)
  7. Know how to deal with creative and logical minds
  8. Feel comfortable saying what needs to be said
  9. Tell the story of your project
  10. Leverage artistic techniques that make deliverables design appealing
  11. Implement strategies for dealing with change and stress

Course Agenda:

  • What you need to know about Creativity and Genius
    • Eight simple practices to use everyday
  • Visual Problem Solving Methods
  • Project Case Study
  • Project Differentiators
    • Principles of design
    • Elements of art
  • Mind Mapping
  • Pursuit of Whole Brain Thinking
    • Creativity test
    • Conflict resolution
    • Change management
    • Stress relief
  • Corporate Creativity
    • Corporate collage
    • Project vision
    • Project journaling

    Supplies Needed:

    Pencil, drawing pad, fresh notebook or journal, ink pens (black, red, blue), map pencils, markers, scissors, glue and a couple favorite magazines.

Who Should Attend:

  • Project stakeholders who are responsible for, or participate in, planning and managing projects.
    • Project and Program Managers – Senior, Associate, In-Training
    • Project Coordinators
    • Project Sponsors and Executives
    • Senior Business Analysts
    • Those interested in having fun
    • Looking to be more creative
    • Seeking ways to inspiration themselves and others
    • Interested in mind mapping
    • Want to learn art techniques
    • Willing to be adventurous with painting and writing
    • Open to new possibilities

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Live Online Classes

Attend our On-Line (Live) classes from the comfort of your home or office (No dress code!). Interact with the instructor and other class participants. See live video of the instructor as they present their presentation slides, video and examples. Two audio options: 1) Through your computer with headset (VOIP), or 2) Dial-in over your phone (additional charge applies)

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Recorded Classes

Attend our On-Line (Recorded 24/7) classes from the comfort of your home or office any day at any time – day or night. Take up to 30 days to view.

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On-site training

These on-site courses – which are available in a public, group format or private, one-on-one training – are an in-depth presentation of the Top Ten Causes of Project Failure, a standard 5-Phase IT Project Life Cycle, and Methodology and Project Management Processes, Techniques, Tips, and Tools.

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PMP Exam preparation

This 5-day (or 10 half-day) covers everything you’ll need to know to qualify for, take and pass PMI’s PMP exam. Classes are offered live on-line, recorded on-line and on-site at your organization. Study materials and practice questions are available.

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