Presenter: Jay Johnson, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Ohio State University
About the course: Whether you lead a project, are part of a team, or are sponsoring a project, this course will provide you with the concepts, tools and terminology that will assist in project success! This interactive training seminar will help participants understand the skills necessary to ensure project goals are met along with the abilities to be successful in the management of projects and people.
Outline of activities:
• Overview of project management terms and conditions
• Project management as a discipline
• Roles and responsibilities of a project manager and project team
• Using project management principles now in postdoctoral role and in future work environments
• Building a project work breakdown structure (WBS)
• Developing a project schedule
• Analyzing and evaluation project performance
Participant Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the criteria for project management success
- Evaluate current project management practices
- Learn techniques and tools for ensuring that projects meet their goals
About the Instructor: Jay Johnson is the Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining OSU, Jay was a senior technical project manager for an IT consulting company, and the former Director of the Higher Education Information System at the Ohio Department of Higher Education. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), Jay has led technical and non-technical projects in higher education, state government and industry environments. As a lifelong learner, Jay enjoys sharing best practices from the Project Management Institute as well as from his own catalog of project success (and failures!).