Managing complex tasks, like projects, requires a range of time management skills. Most important is the estimation process for costs and timings. Most project estimations are difficult to forecast, hence a large number of projects that are delivered over-time and over-budget.
The new PD Training Signature series course, Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks, incorporates best practices from a range of professional frameworks like Agile SCRUM, to create a real-world time management training course for the real-world project manager.
We introduce course participants to a range of modern tools including mobile apps, online counters, and timers, which allow you to better leverage your time while at work. Mobile devices can now be important tools when improved productivity is the primary goal.
Learn essential skills like how your personality type can actually impact your personal time management, multiple estimation techniques, delegation of tasks, meeting management, managing a crises situation and much more!
How to use your Personality Traits to improve your Time Management
Learn to Organise the Workspace for Efficiency
Making the Most of Planning Styles and Approaches
Estimating Time for Tasks – using PERT and Planning Poker
What to do if you’re not a “Planner”
Master the Art of Staying Focused
Discover How and When to Say “No”
Master when and how to delegate for maximum productivity
Gain Skills to Instil Good Habits and Eliminate Bad Ones
Gain insightful skills to better manage meetings
Handle high pressure, crisis situations with ease
Discover alternatives to in-person meetings
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 1 My Personality And Time Management
Using my awareness of personality profiles to improve time management
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 2 Laying The Foundations For You And Your Team
5s Counting game my scores
“First, 5s and get clear”
The 5s System
What is 5s?
5s in the digital workspace
Why is 5s necessary
Benefits of undertaking 5s
My 5S take-aways:
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 3 Keeping on Schedule
Which planning style is better?
Planning approaches - top down or bottom up
Planning at work
Plan work and time - avoid oops,use your oppas!
Estimating time for tasks – using pert and planning poker
Project Evaluation and Review Technique (pert) (from PMBOK Project Management)
Planning poker (from scrum project management)
Why fibonacci series is used
Maximise the value – ritualise this process!
Stay ‘switched on’ and creative – use fiba
Ask the fiba questions
Planning for non-planners – “planning by questioning”
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 4 Now Plan
The rule of deadlines – parkinson’s law
How to use parkinson’s law to your advantage.
Feeling challenged? Win with power-plays,
(A Variation On The Pomodoro Technique, Also Known As Time Boxing)!
Your Power-Play Coach Says To Remember To Include S.T.I.N.G. In Every Power-Play
How to deal with interruptions
Interruptions – take control when you can
Handling interruptions efficiently
How to say no… and be loved for it!
The “direct no” approach
Exercise: saying direct no
The “indirect no” approach
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 5 The Art Of Delegation
The Art Of Delegation
Think laterally to be more productive
One person, can’t achieve much on their own
When to delegate
Delegation check List
To whom should you delegate?
The importance of full acceptance
When delegating, remember
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 6 Managing Your Habits
Why do we develop a bad habit?
How to be disciplined
6-Steps to eliminate A bad habit
How to beat the urge
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 7 Meeting Management
Meeting Attitude: A short self-assessment
Deciding if A meeting is necessary
Using the pat approach
Building the agenda
Making sure the meeting was worthwhile
Alternatives to meetings
E-Mail lists and online groups
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 8 Technology
Manage your emails – don’t let email manage you
Manage your inbox with flags and rules
Flag incoming messages for follow-up
Set a reminder for more important items
Your own personal assistant? Yes, you can!
Smart phone or tablet or windows 10
How can they help
Closing the loop
Universal note taking apps
Out of reach, out of sight, out of mind? - not anymore!
Time Management for Managing Projects and Complex Tasks - Lesson 9 Reflections
Create an action plan
Accountability = Action
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| Course || NZD 695|