About this Quick-Start Workshop

A Project Health Check is a reflective learning exercise - a snapshot of the status of a project or program in order to identify what is going well and what areas need improvement. It enables Project Managers, Project Sponsors and the project team who are often so involved in the day-to-day activities the ability to recognize the true status of a project.

The focus of the Project Health Check Quick-Start workshop is to partner with the Project Sponsor, Project Manager and team to gain an independent assessment of how well the project or program is performing in accordance with the project’s stated goals and objectives.  The assessment provides early warning indicators of project risks and barriers that may lead to poor performance while recognizing the strengths and enablers of the team to achieve success.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Review (or restate) the project goals, objectives and key performance measures
  • Distribute and analyze a project health survey of common risk factors among IT Projects (i.e. scope management, roles & responsibilities, cost & time management, available resources, contingency planning, governance, etc.)
  • Analyze survey results and prepare key findings report
  • Distribute report to project sponsors, project team and key stakeholders
  • Facilitate discussion of project strengths and performance enhancing opportunities

Workshop Duration

Over the course of four days, our expert facilitators will help you and your team work through the key steps and activities required to complete a Project Health Check Report for your project. 

Meet our Workshop Facilitator, Gary Green

Gary specializes in needs assessments, developing roadmaps, and coaching leaders to help navigate the technology challenges within an organization. With a nearly 30-year history in consulting and leading IT organizations, Gary is widely recognized for his ability to connect people, processes, and technology to enhance and drive IT value within an organization.  Gary has held business planning consultant and subject matter expert (SME) positions with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Lilly, Kraft Foods, Frito-Lay, T-Mobile, and Safety-Kleen. and Hewlett-Packard (HP) where he consulted with Fortune 500 company leaders to develop mobile strategies, roadmaps, advised and lead key projects.

Why QuickStart Workshops?

1) Get More Done in Less Time.

Our QuickStart Workshops are designed to help your IT Project team get more done in less time.  In the workshop, your team will spend 4 intense and focused days working with an expert facilitator to help your team make key decisions and complete best practice templates and tools necessary to achieve the key objectives of the workshop.

2) Save Money.  Reduce Hassle.

No need for long consulting assignments or contracting with expensive staffing agencies to get your IT project started.  Our flat rate of $12,000 per workshop can help you complete the key deliverables needed to plan and implement a successful IT project.

3) Experienced Facilitators.

Our QuickStart Workshops are facilitated by specialists in IT Project Management who have an average of 10 years experience in successfully planning and implementing IT projects.

4) Leverage Best Practice Tools & Processes.

For each QuickStart Workshop, we provide up to five workbooks to enable your working team to quickly complete the key deliverables of the workshop.

Our workshop materials are based on extensive research of best practices that are aligned with the PMBOK Guide and Standards from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

5) Results-driven.

QuickStart Workshops are designed to complete specific deliverables required to plan and implement a successful IT Project.  Each workshop is carefully planned and tested to accelerate communication and decision making with the team.

World-Class Workshop Facilities

For hosted in-person workshops, Darby Consulting provides a 20,000-square-foot training center located in the Energy Corridor of Houston, TX.  Our recently remodeled facility includes a large computer-based training center, break-out rooms and commissary kitchen.

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