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Project Management Fundamentals: Lead Successful Teams & Projects


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $699.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Coordinating and executing a project of any size can be a complex, complicated process. How can you be sure your project stays on time, on budget and on target? Gain the skills you need to plan, organize and control projects of all sizes. This 4-part instructor-led training will take you beyond the basic parts of a project and show you how to put all the pieces together to become a disciplined, well-organized and highly effective project manager. Join us to discover:

  • How to effectively manage yourself and others as a project leader
  • Easy-to-apply techniques that cover the entire project management lifecycle
  • Create and implement a plan with any level of project management experience
  • Step-by-step guidelines to reduce risks and uncertainty in projects
  • Instructor-led examples and discussions that bring the information to life!

Program Highlights

  • Project Leadership: Be a Leader, Not Just a Manager (Day 1, Part 1)

    • Why projects fail and what you can do about it
    • What it really takes to lead a project from start to finish
    • Key leadership strategies and how to develop them
    • Project start up: How to clearly define the project charter
    • Keys for identifying your project team and important stakeholders
  • Planning Your Project: Begin with the End in Mind (Day 1, Part 2)

    • Project and product lifecycle management: Putting it together
    • Create a comprehensive and specific work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Setting the boundaries of the scope: Determine what should be in and out
    • Getting your budget approved: How to estimate costs and reserves
    • Strategies to size up the risks and avoid unexpected setbacks
  • Critical Project Management Skills: Keeping Your Project on Track (Day 2, Part 1)

    • Techniques for creating a schedule that accurately tracks your initiatives
    • Best practices for monitoring and controlling the project
    • Design useful reporting and documentation processes
  • Project Performance Management: Techniques for Ensuring Success (Day 2, Part 2)

    • Elements of effective scheduling: Identify milestones and calculate the timescale
    • Performance reporting: Techniques for measuring the earned value of the project
    • Managing risk: How to make quality decisions based on available information
    • Being a "translator": Leading the team while talking to management
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Alana M. Hill, PMP is a passionate speaker, author, trainer, and mentor. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in upstream oil and gas provides a real-world insight into how people and teams can excel. She has been recognized for her excellent communication, leadership, and team-building skills. Her international, cross-functional business knowledge shapes her perspective of talent development. Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and 20 years of leading successful projects.

  • Alana began her career as a Field Engineer in South Texas for Schlumberger, where she led an oilfield services crew. Ms. Hill was promoted to Headquarters after displaying a strong interest in software and workforce automation. In her ten years with the oilfield giant, Alana advanced from Field Invoicing Process Engineer to Program Manager for Training Technologies, leading numerous projects of varying size and scope. In 2006, she established a consulting practice leveraging her expertise in business solutions and training.
  • Alana is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI), Toastmasters International, and the Association for Talent Development. As a strong advocate for corporate and personal philanthropy, Alana donates her time to the Fort Bend ISD School Health Advisory Committee, local school PTA boards, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and other civic and charitable organizations.

Program Benefits

Join project management expert Alana Hill for this live, 4-part webinar and learn the key strategies to plan and execute successful projects whether you are new to project management, or have run projects in the past. Our live, 2-day training session will equip you with the skills you need for project success.