Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide to Leading Successful Projects

$265.00

Credit

35 PDUs – PMI Category A / 10 Technical, 17 Leadership, 8 Strategic

Start Date

New students may begin right now!

Recognized

PMI Global Registered Education Provider

Successful projects don’t just happen—they are made to happen. With this course, Neal Whitten takes leadership and project management to a personal level to reveal leading-edge best practices that make the difference between leading consistently successful projects and playing the victim with troubled projects.

This course focuses mostly on leadership and soft skills but also includes hard skills and life skills. The course also reveals behaviors to adopt that are invaluable in helping a person become a more successful project manager and leader. No theories here—this stuff works!

Description

Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide to Leading Successful Projects provides concrete guidelines for leading project efforts. This course is not about theories or history. Rather, it is about giving project managers the answers they want and need. It is a how-to, real-world, no-nonsense, no-fluff or beating-around-the-bush practical guide to leading consistently successful projects.

With Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide to Leading Successful Projects you can:

  • Recognize the key soft skills that will help you to become a more effective leader
  • Implement real-world best practices for planning more successful projects
  • Execute the best known practical methods of managing both projects and people
  • Clearly delineate the critical roles and responsibilities of various project leaders
  • Discover how to conduct post-project reviews and apply lessons learned on future projects.

Sample Topics: Leadership Styles; Being Too Soft; Managing Priorities; Fostering Interpersonal Communications; Boldness; Escalations; Integrity; Accountability; Professional Behavior and Recognizing Professional Immaturity; Dealing with Criticism; the Alternative to Making Long-Term Project Commitments; Running an Effective Meeting; the Need to Fail; Dealing with Difficult People; Duties of the Effective Project Manager/Resource Manager/Project Sponsor; Giving Customers What They Need—Not What They Want; How Much Contingency Buffer Is Enough; Three Critical Actions that Are Overlooked on Most Projects; and many more specific leadership tips for promoting project success.

Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide to Leading Successful Projects self-paced distance learning format includes:

  • Thirty-five exclusive case studies that reinforce the application of Neal’s professional lessons
  • Comprehensive review questions for each chapter with fully-explained answers
  • Special end-of-chapter answers to some of the most common questions asked of Neal
  • An easy to use participant guide and course on CD
  • Unlimited 1-on-1 instructor interaction
  • And much more…

Project Management Professionals (PMP)® earn 35 Category A PDUs upon course completion

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the personal attributes—leadership and soft skills—that contribute to a project’s success as well as a project manager’s success.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of effective project managers, project sponsors and resource managers.
  • Summarize how lessons learned and culture creation are utilized during project initiation.
  • Explain Neal Whitten’s six practical lessons to apply toward a project’s planning effort.
  • List strategies that every project manager should implement during a project’s execution.
  • Describe how to effectively conduct a post-project review.

Testimonials from this course:

 

“I really liked the conversational approach and practical examples. The Q & A sections at the end of each chapter offer great practical advice regarding ‘how’ to manage in a project situation. This is also an excellent course for Resource Managers and Sponsors.”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Dottie Cooper, PMP

“The direct application I can make from the course material to my duties as a project manager is what I apreciated the most about this course. I will definitely use the course guide for reference.”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
David Harper, PMP

“This course included excellent information that I can utilize in every project I manage.”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Donna Powell, PMP

“I like the fact that each chapter pertains to my day-to-day operations as a software project manager. I can apply these lessons to solve my problems – this is a wonderful class!”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Wuthichai Lee

“The casr studies were very relevant and I found I could relate these scenarios to my current work environment”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Sherri Drisdelle, PMP

“The course was well organized and provided great insight into how I can achieve results in my career.”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Ken Manford

“The many real-life examples presented in the book helped to reinforce the lessons being taught.”
-Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Guide
Karen Ciardi

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We are so confident in our courses we offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our distance learning courseware we will provide a full refund upon request.

Visit our FAQ page for Frequently Asked Questions:

 
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Satisfaction Guarantee:

 
We are so confident in our courses we offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our distance learning courseware we will provide a full refund upon request.

Additional information

Credit

35 PDUs – PMI Category A / 10 Technical, 17 Leadership, 8 Strategic

Start Date

New students may begin right now!

Recognized

PMI Global Registered Education Provider