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.
- 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.
- 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
- Team leaders
- Team members
- Facilitators and consultants