Leading Successful Projects Workshop

Welcome to the Leading Successful Projects Workshop! For many organizations, only one out of every three projects is successful. These organizations fail to achieve their strategic goals and fulfill their mission. Furthermore, project managers fail to impact their world and advance their careers.

What You Will Learn

In this four-hour live online course, we will review core project management concepts and then progressively walk through how to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close your projects. You'll learn:

  • The single fastest, easiest, and best way to get everyone on the same page
  • Why interpersonal skills are just as important as technical skills
  • The reasons your project sponsors are critical
  • What to do when you can't pick your project team
  • The truth about planning and being diligent
  • What to do when you're given a challenging deadline
  • Seven reasons successful project managers pay attention to quality management
  • How to minimize the potential of getting caught off guard by your stakeholders
  • The one trick to keep your project from coming apart at the seams
  • Three questions to ask after every project


You won't need any software or materials other than your preferred note-taking device (pen & paper, Evernote, or anything in between). If you don't have experience in managing projects, that's fine. If you do have experience, great - you can apply it to the course for greater benefit.

Who is the Target Audience?

  • Anyone who leads projects
  • Project team members who want to gain a better understanding of how to add value to their projects
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Experienced project managers wanting to review core project management concepts
  • Certified project managers who wish to earn PDUs

"Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another."

- John C. Maxwell-

Project Management Terms and Concepts

  • Review the definition of a project and how it differs from operations
  • Recognize what makes a project successful
  • Describe why projects fail and how to position your projects for success
  • Discuss the application of project management
  • Restate the five project management process groups
  • Review the ten project Knowledge Areas
  • Describe plan-driven and change-driven life-cycles (agile projects)
  • How to Initiate Your Projects

  • Express how to identify and analyze project stakeholders
  • Cite the purpose and the elements of a project charter
  • Discuss the role of the project sponsor
  • Practice writing project goals
  • Review the role of a project selection committee and the creation of project portfolios
  • How to Plan Your Projects

  • Describe what’s included in a project management plan
  • Discuss how to develop a schedule management plan, cost management plan, scope management plan, and quality management plan
  • Review the schedule development process
  • Discuss ways to estimate projects
  • Discuss ways to shorten your project schedules
  • How to Execute Your Projects

  • Express the value of interpersonal skills
  • Cite the differences between management and leadership
  • Describe how to lead project teams
  • Discuss how to manage communications
  • Discuss how to manage quality and improve project processes
  • Discuss ways to improve the performance and productivity of your meetings
  • How to Monitor and Control Your Projects

  • Describe what it means to monitor and control a project
  • Discuss how often to measure progress
  • Cite different control tools and techniques
  • Describe the change control process and who approves change requests
  • Cite what to include in a change request
  • Discuss change control systems
  • How to Close Your Projects

  • Cite the benefits of closing out a project
  • Describe how to conduct a lessons learned meeting
  • Discuss the importance of archiving project documentation
  • Professional Development Units

    This class is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Upon successful completion of this class, you will qualify for four PMI Technical PDUs.


    What people say about Harry. . .

    “Harry has been a very influential person in my career. When first venturing into the world of project management, he provided me with the guidance and education I needed from day one.” -DAN JONES, PMP

    “Intelligent leadership, creative communication and depth of technical skill all describe Harry Hall.” -JOHN BARTUSKA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    “Harry does a great job of boiling down the complex issues facings PMs today and presents solutions in a way that even a novice project manager can understand and apply.” -JEREMY CAUSEY, PMP

    “Harry is a wealth of knowledge and experience.” -ALISON MILLS-LONG, PMP

    “Harry’s interactive approach is very entertaining and conducive to learning.” -JODI WISOR, PMP


    Ready to talk? Email me at hhall@projectriskcoach.com and let's discuss your next project management event. Your contact information will not be used for marketing purposes.

    Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP

    Hi, I'm Harry Hall, the Project Risk Coach. Many project managers spend their time putting out fires, rather than proactively moving things forward. The results are a loss of time, missed dates, frustrated team members, and adverse impacts to your project management career. Hey, I can help! In this workshop, you will learn what's necessary to consistently deliver successful projects.