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.

  • What’s Happening

  • 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:

    • Blissfully at home in Vancouver, BC over the summer!
  • What People are Saying

    Jim was the head instructor for the Certificate Program in Project Management at Sauder School of Business, UBC. I had the privilege of benefitting from his vast experience and great patience as he guided us to the successful completion of this challenging program. Jim was able to de-mystify the sober and precise task of project management creating a fun learning environment based on constructive collaboration and interaction.

    — Philippe Antes