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Intro to Project Management: The Menlo Way™ Workshop (Private)

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What does joy look like to our clients’ project managers? We’ve found it looks something like this: transparent control over the project with predictable outcomes. At Menlo, our clients have complete control of the project’s direction. At any given moment, they know exactly where the project stands—how much progress has been made, the estimated cost for each step, and how the budget is holding up. They can change direction quickly and see the end point. Meanwhile, for the project team joy looks like knowing what’s expected of them—what they need to work on each day, what’s a priority and what isn’t. They’re given the tools they need to be successful and communicate often and meaningfully with decision-makers. And they can stop work at 5 PM.   

Whether you're a Jira or Microsoft Project expert or have your own advanced Excel spreadsheet system, many project managers struggle to keep the train on the tracks when it comes to the tasks their teams are (or should be) working on daily. Structured using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide and standards, this interactive virtual workshop will give you the tools to more effectively collaborate and drive alignment between stakeholders. You will experience working on projects, Menlo style, from beginning to end, including estimating project time with your team, planning for both long-term project milestones as well as short-term incremental next steps, building work authorization boards to track status, and communicating project status with clients and teams in real time.  

Every participant will also be provided with takeaway materials to guide you through implementing these practices in your own work environment!

You will come away knowing how to:

  • Achieve total transparency throughout the entire project lifecycle, eliminating surprises and gotchas
  • Use visual management to track and plan projects through what we call “planning origami”
  • Build flexible project teams to mitigate typical project risks and be more equipped to meet project milestones
  • Quickly change project direction to accommodate changing business needs and goals
  • Provide your managers with tools that empower them to take the reins and steer a project
  • Effectively collaborate with other stakeholders to prioritize features and bring everyone onto the same page
  • Manage the budget with realistic estimates at a granular level as well as at a bird’s-eye view

The Intro to Project Management: The Menlo Way™ Workshop is best for teams and leaders interested in learning tools for clarifying priorities, aligning stakeholders, and improving project visibility.

This workshop is for 6+ participants, or less than 6 paying the cost equivalent of 6 participants. Full-day workshops at Menlo include breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

Completing this workshop satisfies the PMP® requirements for earning 8 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

We’re currently scheduling private workshops at a date and time that works for you. Workshops can be virtual or in-person at Menlo – or we can come to your office at an extra cost. Please reach out to us using the form below or schedule a meeting by emailing experience@menloinnovations.com or calling 734-665-1847!

Less than 6 people? Check out our options for a virtual public workshop by clicking here!

Duration:  8 hours

Location:  Virtual, at Menlo, or at your office

Cost:  $800/person

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