Upcoming 4-Session Virtual Program Options:
Mornings: October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 10am-12pm ET SOLD OUT!
Afternoons: October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 2pm-4pm ET SOLD OUT!
To bring this program in-house or to register multiple participants email info1@VivoGroup.com
This program is designed to enable those working in life science organizations to lead small projects efficiently and effectively. The workshop provides an overview of essential project management skills, such as managing scope, schedules, resources, and risks. The highly interactive format includes analysis of case studies, small group discussions, and practical tools that can be implemented in the workplace now.
Attendees will gain the ability to initiate, plan, and execute projects that align with company objectives and meet critical deadlines. Participants will also develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic project management tools and techniques to increase their effectiveness. Upon successful completion of this program, scientists will be able to apply basic project management skills, concepts, and techniques to manage projects within their organizations.
The program format is highly interactive, and involves small-group discussions of case studies using examples that are specific and relevant to participants. Attendees will also have opportunities to apply tools and techniques to their own projects and receive feedback from the facilitator.
Who Should Attend
Star Dargin, PCC, CPCC is an expert on project management skills who taught project management at Boston University for 20 years. She has experience working in software engineering, project management, and product development, and has logged over 5,000+ hours of executive and leadership coaching. Star Dargin is affiliated with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is author of the book Leading with Gratitude.
Four-session workshop takes place virtually Thursdays Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EST. (Optional Q&A with facilitator from 4:00pm-4:30pm.)
2. Overview of Life Science Project Management
a. Definitions of project and program elements and life cycles
b. Role and impact of project managers
c. PMI, Agile, Lean Six Sigma frameworks and standards
d. Applying the ‘Iron Triangle’/Triple Constraint framework
3. Project Planning
a. Tools to estimate time and resource needs
b. Building the project team and responsibility matrix
c. Evaluating and planning for risk
d. Establishing requirements, schedules, and work break down structures
4. Project Initiation
a. Best practices for kicking off projects
b. Identifying stakeholders and establishing communication plans
c. Setting clear roles and responsibilities
d. Creating project processes and project repositories
5. Project Execution
a. Tools to monitor and track progress
b. Motivating and getting buy-in from team members
c. Implementing change control and base level updates
d. Ways to address problems as they arise
6. Project Completion
a. Ensuring effective wrap-up of project
b. Engaging stakeholders and framing success
c. Closing out and archiving projects
d. Seeking feedback and performing assessments of lessons learned
7. Wrap up
a. Individual commitments
b. Resources for continued learning
c. Project Reviews and Q & A
Certificate of Completion
Participants who participate in all sessions are eligible to receive a form confirming attendance of the program.
Note to MA Companies:
Most Massachusetts companies under 100 employees are eligible for 100% reimbursement for this training through the Express Fund with Course ID#1137291. Applications to the state must be filed at least 21 days in advance of start of training to be eligible.
Upcoming Virtual Zoom Sessions:
October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 10am-12noon ET REGISTER HERE
October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 from 2pm-4pm EST REGISTER HERE
"Really approachable and understandable overview of PM."
"I was provided a huge package of resources that I can look up as I continue to learn about project management "
"It is relevant to many aspects of my job, not just projects."
"The program was interactive and interesting."
"I valued the real-life examples."
"Each topic builds upon the information presented before it. The class flows well."