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

    June 20 – Spoke to a sold out, enthusiastic group at the local chapter of the PMI on The Future of Project Success (it’s Already Here)!

    Whitepaper available here!

  • 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 is a man of integrity. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of software development, deployment and project management. He has a great deal to offer as a mentor and thought leader. It is always a pleasure working with Jim.

    — Jas Madhur, Director of Quality, MDSI