Event Profile

Project Planning, Organization, and Execution - CANCELLED

October 13 — 14, 2020
DoubleTree Seattle Airport
18740 Pacific Hwy South
Seattle, WA 98188 


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Any employee responsible for organizing and/or managing projects.

Course Overview:

The ability to create and lead successful projects is no longer left solely to professional project managers. These skills are now required by the vast majority of positions as projects have become more complex and increasingly important.

Well-run projects depend on the foundation laid in the initial planning stages; care and precision in project organization; and excellent teamwork. This two-day course will start by reviewing what a project is; the fundamental elements of managing a project; and an understanding of how to initiate and plan a project. The course will then focus on managing projects, which involves establishing and motivating a team, working closely with stakeholders, and paying attention to all the things that make a project successful. The course will wrap up with a review of what needs to take place to close the project.

Course Objectives:

Introduction to project management

  • Introduction to project communication
  • Tasks, projects, portfolios, and programs

Initiating a project

  • Scope, cost, and schedule
  • Project charter and delegation

Project planning

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Sequencing tasks and determining task duration
  • Scheduling with the Gantt chart, budgeting, stakeholder management, and risk management

Executing, monitoring, and controlling the project

  • Identifying risks
  • Performance issues
  • Coordinating change: communication and status reports
  • Quality and tracking issues

Project closing

  • Handing over the deliverables and supporting documentation
  • Lessons learned
  • Celebration

Course Instructor:

Ron Sarazin, Olympic Performance

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

DoubleTree By Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 246-8600

Room rate: $145 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than September 12, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Parking: $12 local and overnight

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available. The shuttle leaves the hotel every 20 minutes from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. Follow the "courtesy vehicle" signs in baggage claim. The white DoubleTree shuttle displays a large #1 in the front window.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/12/2020): $770
Utility Member Standard: $845

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/12/2020): $1,155
Associate Member Standard: $1,230

Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/12/2020): $2,310
Non-member Standard: $2,385

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

No session information available at this time.

Ron Sarazin
Organization: Olympic Performance, Inc.

Track information is not available at this time.

Sponsor information is not available at this time.