October 31, 2019
Vancouver Campus | 9:30am–12:30pm
This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.
*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.
We will review and apply relevant time management processes within a project management context. We will also cover successful productivity optimization and performance improvement tactics. We will focus on professional scenarios from individual and team perspectives.
The tactics shared in this course can improve your ability to focus, follow through, take effective action, manage your energy, schedule with increased accuracy and agility, and help ensure a more successful outcome.
You will learn to:
Optimize your professional days and weeks
Effectively define targets and goals so that they are clear and sustainable
Accurately estimate activity duration
Improve focus and better manage interruptions
Reduce corrective communication
Better defend project schedules without sacrificing relationship quotient
Improve and leverage personal energy for sustainable follow-through on activities
KEY TOPIC AREAS
Defining time management:
PMI definitions and process review
Identifying key symptoms of poor time management
Key differences between individual and team-based approaches
Defining Goals with clarity to uncover potential costly assumptions
Action Logic: Breaking Down Work effectively to better organize action
Designing Activities for effective follow-through
Estimating Duration more accurately
Visual Plotting techniques and tools
Dynamic Iterative Planning
Activity Optimization: Top Tactics for personal & professional success
5 Keys to action follow-through
Improving Focus Management - Tactics
Reducing Corrective Communication Time (Written & Meetings)
Reducing Overallocation & Scope creep: Assess Before Yes
Review & Rank 3 key tactics to apply over the next 21 days
For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17486-time-management
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