This past year has shown us the need for numerous projects and the need to manage those projects in a unique way. Project management is a way of thinking and has proven to be an important path to increased success. Most of the largest organizations have embraced project management due to its being considered a “best practice” way to manage. Many of the smallest organizations might practice management, but without an organized plan and system. This course is designed to help the finance professional of a smaller organization practice project management in the finance function and also be familiar with the theories and practices making her more valuable on a project team. In an effort to avoid talking theory without concrete examples, we will often use examples born from projects needed as a result of our experiences with COVID-19.
Understand when and when not to apply project management thinking, Know how to define success in a project, Understand how to manage project stakeholders, Understand the theory of constraints in project management
Project management is a way of thinking and managing, Identifying project needs and objectives, and deliverables, Project feasibility evaluation, Life cycle of a project, What causes projects to fail, Establishing the project scope and preventing “project creep”
Closing the project, Measuring project success.
CFOs, controllers, and finance professionals
Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company