Project Management 101: Develop a More Successful Team With ROCKET

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Project Management 101: Develop a More Successful Team With ROCKET

This On-Demand event was originally presented on March 9, 2022 (60 min)


Project management seems complicated and scary, but it is FUN!  Really! Project management is a critical aptitude that can be used by anyone who knows the four steps, including L&D (learning and development). It’s just common sense. You can’t get projects done if you are unable to get the right people, objectives, and influencer (for example, project sponsor). When teams are working together, whether virtual or face-to-facesimple project steps keep teams glued together and effective.

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Get your people and teams to work together.
    What are the roles that you will need for your project? Start with the project sponsor – this is the leader who likely asked for the project and is now overseeing the project. The project sponsor is more effective when he/she is not working on the project, just overseeing the management of budgets and constraints. The project manager who usually reports to the project sponsor is responsible for tracking all the moving pieces as the project is built. Note that it is usually best to have ONE project sponsor and ONE project manager. Finally, the project team acts as the working assets that create and build. There will likely be a lot of those in and out of the build.
  • Learn, collaborate, and launch needed projects.
    Projects are very much like puzzles.  When a project team is working together, there must be constant communication.  If the people involved are not communicating well, the project will be challenged.   All the people working on the project must be flexible while also playing within their roles.  It’s always tempting to jump into something on a project that is not yours – don’t do it.
  • Differentiate between projects, processes, and roles.
    This one can be a bit confusing at first because the titles seem the same. A project (for example, building a new workshop), has a beginning and end but a process (for example, payroll), goes forever – it doesn’t end. Weird, right?


Projects start with people who need something done. In business, we have to balance key criteria: quality, speed, and realism. You’ll never get everything you want done, but you will learn how to prioritize these three.

We use four key phases to identify the four parts of a simple project: Define (Sketch the Charter), Plan (Build the Pieces), Manage (Work with Others/Compromise), and Review (Learn from the Past). We also remind ourselves that the same first four letters (DPMR) can be used to DARE to PROPERLY MANAGE RESOURCES on all the work we do.
We recommend project management webinars.

Attendees will learn

  • How to define the roles of the project manager, the project sponsor, and other key people.
  • How to build a stakeholder communication and governance plan.
  • How to document business and project objectives.
  • How to document the risks and constraints.
  • How to document the scope of the project.
  • How to build a Project Charter.
  • How to work back from date constraints.
  • How to choose the appropriate tasks and activities for each project.
  • How to perform a post-project review for every project to ensure that project management competence improves.
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HRDQ-U is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP®️ or SHRM-SCP®️ recertification activities.
Project Management 101: Develop a More Successful Team With ROCKET


Lou Russell is the director of learning services at Moser Consulting. As an executive consultant, speaker, and author, she channels her passion to create growth in companies by growing their people. Lou inspires greatness in leadership, projects, and teams. She is the author of popular books on leadership, teams, and project management. Lou blends her stories with practical ideas, so you solve complex problems. Encouraged by Lou’s upbeat and practical style, you’ll leave with new tools and renewed hope. You will be laughing, participating, and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.

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“I used to struggle when I had to work on a project but after this webinar, I should be fine, the presenter made this very simple and easy to work on!”

Miriam V.
UITS Finance Office
University of Arizona

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“Thank you for offering this opportunity for professional development! I am looking to transition to Project Management from HR and this was an excellent 101 course. I will definitely use the knowledge and skills I acquired during this webinar in my work in the future.”

Chloë E.
HR Specialist
Arizona State University

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“This was a great presentation on Project Management that kept things simple with a great Project Charter Template to keep the team on target to meet the goal.”

Helen S.
Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach


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