Getting Project Management Basics Right


Getting Project Management Basics Right
Practical project management for everyday use

Like a cohesive soccer team, a project team does its best when it executes the basics well. Whether you are a project manager or team member understanding and practicing the basics of good project management will make the effort more fun and much more successful. This seminar will take you through the basics in an interactive and informative way so you understand the concepts. It will provide a good basis for contributing to your current or next project and growing your skills. The principles covered apply to all projects but particularly those one-month to one-year projects that are the basis of much of our work and do not demand the heavy application of project management tools and controls. A simple set of basic techniques well applied is fundamental to project success.

This seminar interactively engages the participant to address specific concerns and elements of interest to the group. The topics build from the foundations of the project management process through scheduling, estimating and building an effective team. Points are illustrated through practical examples and real life stories. A critical part of the discussion will be the balance between the implementation of tools versus keeping it simple and only applying as much management as needed to be successful. Each participant will go away with a playbook of concepts discussed and a tool set to assist in the practical application of what is covered.

Attendees will receive Certificate of Attendance and IEEE CEU/PDH education credits
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  • Date: 08 Nov 2014
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 301 N King Street
  • Student Center, third floor conference room
  • Shepherdstown, West Virginia
  • United States 25443
  • Building: Shepherd University, Student Center
  • Room Number: Third floor conference room
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  • For questions about the program or arrangements contact Doug Holly at Attendees will receive Certificate of Attendance and IEEE CEU/PDH education credits Please register at there is a registration fee to cover meals. IEEE members $20, non-members $25, IEEE Student members $15
  • Co-sponsored by Shepherd University Student Branch, Northern Virginia & Washington Sections
  • Starts 26 October 2014 11:00 PM
  • Ends 06 November 2014 10:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Doug Holly of Eagle Management Group


Getting Project Management Basics Right

Getting Project Management Basics Right, Practical project management for everyday use See details above.

Biography: Doug Holly has over 30 years experience in project management ranging from software and product development to mergers and acquisitions. As a student of project management he has synthesized the essential lessons learned into a core set of practical practices. In this engaging and informative seminar Doug provides the participants with a useful set of basic practices and tools for the projects generally encountered in business.

Doug is currently a Principal Consultant at Eagle Management Group helping businesses with performance optimization, strategic planning, M&A and project management. He is also an Affiliate Professor at Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business with a focus on Innovation. He has worked at IBM, JDSU, Acterna and TTC in the fields of telecommunications, avionics, system integration and services. He has held a number of roles from director of engineering for test equipment and avionics to executive leading a global program management organization and a merger and acquisition practice.

He is a senior member of IEEE and chair of the Washington/Northern Virginia Technology Management Council and past chair of the Washington Communications Society.


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Doug Holly of Eagle Management Group


Getting Project Management Basics Right



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Topics covered:

1. Project management and the project management process

2. Setting clear expectations – the charter and requirements

3. Identifying and working with stakeholders

4. Building the project plan – tasks, schedules, costs, estimates and risk

5. Getting the project done – achieving objectives, solving problems and keeping track of progress

6. Building the team and keeping them engaged

7. Closing –finishing the project and learning for the next one