About this Quick-Start Workshop
The focus of the IT Project Schedule Quick-Start workshop is to create an IT Project Schedule that can be used in conjunction with scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, Primavera or other applications (this document is also called a project plan). The project schedule acts as a baseline plan for the project by providing the basis used to regularly assess the time performance of the project. The Project Schedule includes a complete list of the activities required to complete the project, as well as the milestones, dependencies, resources and timeframes involved in undertaking the project.
- Identify all phases, activities and tasks involved in undertaking the project, along with key project milestones
- Create a comprehensive Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Identify critical path of activities (CPA)
- Quantify the human resources required to carry out each activity listed
- Create a detailed project schedule by listing the phases, activities and tasks required to complete the project, as well as the dependencies, sequencing and resources involved
- List any planning assumptions and constraints
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 an initial draft of a Project Schedule for your project. Each day of the workshop is designed to help your team develop the most important content areas utilizing our our best practice tools, templates and processes.
Is your IT project highly complex? Ask us about our time extension packages available.
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).
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.