Mitacs Step: Foundations of Project Management I - Vancouver (October 30-31, 2012)
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Time: Oct 30: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration at 8:30am)
Oct 31: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus
Room: Thea’s Lounge
This session is being offered in collaboration with the Graduate Pathways to Success Program (GPS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The GPS program hosted by UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies is a palette of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed to complement a graduate student’s academic curriculum and mentorship experience. GPS personal and professional development offerings aim to support graduate students in achieving graduate school success. Students are also given opportunities to mature the skills and competencies needed to thrive as professionals and make meaningful contributions to society.
Learn to plan and work with others to get things done! We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience firsthand the power of effective project management! From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed.
All students in the Mitacs network are invited to attend this two-day Project Management Workshop. You will learn to fine-tune your ability to organize and complete your work and research.
Session one (two consecutive days)
Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.
- Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
- Principles of project management and team building
- Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict.
- Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
- Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
- Project planning concepts
- Using Critical Path Method (CPM) to schedule project activities
- Collaborative project planning - teams will follow an interactive agenda to develop plans for selected projects
- Risk assessment on the projects planned
- Review and discussion of learning