Project Management for the Rest of Us

The role of the Project Manager is often placed on a pedestal, surrounded by certifications and a decreed ‘ownership’ of major initiatives, but in reality we are all involved in projects, every day. Indeed, the most effective projects are those where everyone involved works together toward a solution, rather than having one leader drive the masses.

This interactive session – scalable from 2-4 hours in duration – explores the key elements of project management, and helps us understand that while it may take training and experience to master all the nuances, the core elements are easily within anyone’s grasp. We recognize that much of what we do can be packaged into projects and identify a subset of important activities that are critical for any project.

With this knowledge, we can all look at everything on our plate in a different way, become more focused in our efforts, and reap many of the benefits of project management (without the challenge of certification). Much of the session will be based on your experience, whether in formal projects or in the rest of your life, so be prepared for interesting and engaging discussion.

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  • What’s Happening

    September 15, 2016: Thanks to the Vancouver chapter of the IIBA for inviting me to present a talk about Real Analysis agility - the bottom line is thoughtful application of effective analysis over Cargo Cult application of the latest fashionable approach! - fabulous interaction, great feedback!
    November, 2016 - A workshop series to help you develop resilience in the workplace and in your life!
    Next open enrolment sessions start soon - contact us to get involved!
  • On The Road Again

    Jim frequently travels across Western Canada for engagements, and welcomes opportunities to meet, run a workshop, Diagnostic or Lunch and Learn session.


    Contact Jim if you would like to connect around any of the upcoming dates:

    • March 1-3, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB
    • March 6-8, 2017 - Edmonton, AB
    • March 15-17, 2017 - Victoria, BC
  • What People are Saying

    In our brief one day session with Clarrus, we identified the key areas to focus on, and drilled down to discuss the best approach to take in each area. Rather than a sanitary discussion of best practices, we arrived at a practical, specific set of items to implement – I think we made significant progress as a development group.

    — Daniel Miller, CEO, Miller Software