Participatory Project Management Part 1: Project Design

Description: Teaches a two-phase approach to design a project with 8 – 30 planning participants. Project Design integrates the team’s thinking into a consensus project framework, so everyone is clear on the scope and level of effort needed. Project Planning develops the plan for a project or prototype that is launched in a coordinated and efficient manner. Students use the project development framework to create a project plan using a relevant or real project. Teaches how to harness participation to produce outstanding results.

Part One: Project Design is devoted to teaching the ToP® Project Design methodology, clarifying project expectations, creating a vision and success indicators, and developing a realistic scope of work.

Outcomes:

  • Fully developed design for a project.
  • Valuable planning process that can be applied to many other projects.
  • Full buy-in from the planning team about how to approach major projects.

 

Benefits:

  • Frames the project expectations and scope in a concise manner.
  • Creates a project vision and success indicators while honoring all ideas.
  • Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the team to accomplish the project.
  • Evaluates the benefits and dangers of project success.
  • Develops a realistic scope of work.

 

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Those who need to align teams to create an inspiring and doable project scope of work
  • Business leaders
  • Local, state, and federal leaders and program managers
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Team members
  • Facilitators and consultants

 

Course Length: Half-day

Prerequisite: None