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Thursday, November 17 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
Project Management Bootcamp - Day 2

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LDI Project Management Bootcamp
(A guided approach to creating a project plan using PMP best practices.)  

Prerequisite:
The basics of how to use a computer.
Laptops are required.

Attendees will develop the skills required to create a practical, flexible and immediately applicable world-class project plan influenced by a PMP. This will become an instant part of your portfolio and templates for all future projects.

Notes on course structure:
This year we are providing an online platform to support the face-to-face presentation.
Provide a WORKSHOP type environment for learning project management.
  1. Provide tools and techniques that are immediately applicable to managing all projects and workflow
  2. Instructor provided feedback on creation of project plan
  3. Access to an online support with all course materials and templates
Rationale for Course:
There are many persons who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found themselves now managing a team without all the project management training that would have been ideal. For persons operating in our industry, the absence of the term “project manager” as a formal title has hidden the need for this training. Many of the activities being done by the members of the target audience involves managing projects even though they are not recognized as “projects”, many of them are in fact projects. This course (taught by a trained PMP, practicing educator, and an entertainment management practitioner for over 20 years) will provide attendee with skills to take on any project with a sense of confidence and provide useful tools and techniques to ensure increased success. It will also show how to assess your progress and alter your approach before it is too late, so that your projects can remain on time and be completed within budget.

Here is what you will get from this course:
  • The confidence, skills and technique to use every day accessible tools to succeed as a project manager, in any industry, by developing a wholistic approach to planning, and executing a project.
  • Develop two project plans which can immediately be use in your portfolio as a testament to your current experience and skills as a manager.
  • Practical strategies for project management and project plan development through an instructor-lead interactive workshop.
Target Audience:
  • Facilities managers for any performance/visual arts venue
  • Managers and leaders in House of worships
  • Technical Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Faculty in technical theatre
  • Students of technical theatre
  • Event producers
  • Middle managers
  • Rental houses team leaders, managers and owners.
Course Schedule
Module 0: Online platform ahead of face-to-face meeting
(This will be accessed via an online platform that will be provided 2 weeks prior to the course)
  • Orientation and platform introduction
  • Course outline
  • Overview of tools to be used
  • Outline of portfolio to be developed
Module 1:Overview on planning a project
  • What is a project and how to define what success looks like on the levels that matters?
  • Initiating a project in a systematic way.
  • Using tools to decompose projects.
  • Gather project requirements.
  • How to define and develop a complete project scope as well as understanding technique to break down (decompose) an established scope in a systematic way, applicable to any project (large or small, in any industry).
  • How to identify and manage the inevitable risks that are associated with all projects.
  • How to gather information to create a realistic schedule and budget.
  • How to be successful when you must “back into a budget”.
Module 2:Overview on managing scope and budgets
  • Using tools to create and manage budgets and scopes.
  • Project Draft
Module 3:Project Schedules
  • Executing a project: A serious look at your workflow.
  • Tips on how to maximize the use of your team.
  • Management of your workflow as a Project Manager, with detailed use of flexible templates that can be personalized for managing your schedules, scope breakdown and budget.
  • Increase efficiency in an age of technology.
  • Templates
  • P.I.T. Stop - Putting It all Together (Schedule planning)
  • Project Draft (add Schedule)
Module 4:Tips for executing a project
  • Executing projects: How to make it happen in an efficient and systematic way.
  • People skills: What is that? How is it applicable to managing an entertainment-based project?
  • Technical skills involved in identifying risks (what can go wrong), on a project and how to prevent them from causing you to fail.
  • Learn where to focus and how to tweak to stay on track.
  • How to assist your technical experts to become great team leaders that you can depend on for both technical expertise as well as project leadership
Module 5:Project Planning and Tracking
  • A look at Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid project methodologies and how these apply to the entertainment industry.
  • Examine tools: EVM, OKR, Scope decomposition and WBS.
  • Closing a project: How to document for future impact.
  • Project 2 Final due.
Module 6:Case Study
  • P.I.T. Stop: Putting It all Together and template for implementation of new information received from seminar.
  • How to apply this information in a systematic way.
  • Tips for creating the required system of checks and balances to deliberately trigger and monitor your growth as a manager.
  • Case Study using popular tools for project planning.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

Director of Training / Project Manager, DGB LIVE, LLC
Rohan Garricks was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, graduated from UMUC with a 4.0 GPA in his MS Project Management program, and completed his PMP certification. He teaches the principles of project management in the entertainment industry and has worked as a technical manager with... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
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