Project Management 101: Creating an Action Plan That Works

, President, Perform to Potential, Inc.

You may not think of yourself as a project manager, but at work or at home, if it takes more a few simple “to-dos,” it probably requires a plan. Professional project managers know that the planning phase largely determines the success or failure of any project. In fact, they say that one hour of planning can save 20-100 hours of execution!

You don’t need to be an expert to learn and apply some of the basic tools and techniques the professionals use to plan and break down even the biggest projects into manageable, sequential steps. In this class you’ll learn:

• The critical elements of planning
• The most important skills for managing projects at work
• How to analyze and prioritize the sequence of tasks
• How to create a timeline to keep the project on track

This is a basic class in a complex discipline. We’ll focus on the most important concepts you need to know to manage personal or professional projects, for yourself or with your team.

This is a great follow-up class to Mind Mapping. You’ll learn exactly how to get that idea into a detailed action plan.

Pauline Kehm

President, Perform to Potential, Inc.

Pauline Kehm is a corporate coach, trainer and workshop leader who helps ambitious professionals figure out what they want, create a plan to get it, and deal with the all reasons they find not to do it.

Pauline has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Formerly with Lehman Brothers, she’s been a VP of marketing and corporate communications; interim head of marketing, Asia; and a business development strategist in Europe. She’s organized annual investor conferences attended by thousands, promoted the firm to the VC community in Silicon Valley, and helped senior executives around the world create client acquisition and retention strategies.  She's also trained corporate groups and entrepreneurs in sales, leadership, client relations and project management.

Now a credentialed professional coach, Pauline finds common challenges among the clients she works with, whether they’re executives, new hires, or small business owners.  They want more control in their careers and more reward from their hard work.  They want more clarity on how to succeed on their own terms, and they want to find satisfaction and meaning in what they do.  Pauline’s workshops and programs help her clients achieve those goals by learning new skills, applying new strategies and cultivating a mindset of confidence and success.

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